With a name like Vampire facial, Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) really is a treatment of almost mythical results. Due to its drastic effects, over the past couple of years, PRP has become one of the most sought after treatments within the aesthetic industry. If like most of us your first introduction to PRP was the infamous “vampire selfie” taken by Kim Kardashian in 2013, then your understanding of its effects have merely scratched the surface of why PRP has had such a tight grip on the Aesthetic industry. And why it is a part of so many peoples holy grails of skincare.
Method to the madness
PRP therapy stands for platelet-rich plasma, which is the process of using one’s blood plasma to heal their area of choice. By placing a clients blood into a centrifuge, the blood cells and plasma are separated. This golden serum is brimming with proteins which are part of the bodies healing process. Blood platelets themselves are high in growth factors which are proteins that are integral to healing. PRP utilises the body’s natural healing process but pinpoints the area that needs healing precisely such as the scalp, neck and most popularly the face.
PRP treatments can be carried out by dermal pen or used as an injectable on the skin. They are carried out solely through injectable when treating hair loss. It is done by small incisions within the skin becoming sites for the PRP to be absorbed. This makes the area heal faster. Simultaneously the act of boring holes into these sites signals the body to create more white blood cells at the place of the incision and boosts collagen production. This in turn speeds up the healing process and is what makes PRP have such fabled results.
So why is PRP so popular?
Although its effects seem as mystical as magic itself, PRP is a relatively common treatment that can be found in most aesthetic clinics. It’s not exactly the fountain of youth. However, its ability to combat skin conditions, hair loss and ageing could give the fountain a run for its money.
Our bodies create collagen and elastin which keeps our skin plump and wrinkle-free. But as we reach the age of 25 the production level of elastin and college dramatically decreases- meaning our skin visibly begins to age. The process of PRP stimulates collagen and elastin production which thickens and tightens thinning skin, smoothing wrinkles and repairing damaged skin cells such as scars. PRP also increases collagen levels which improve skin texture, uneven skin tone and skin conditions like rosacea or acne. So although it may be the fountain of youth it’s about as close as we are going to get in 2021.
Liquid gold effects
PRP treatments are favoured among aestheticians and patients alike because it is a holistic treatment that is tailored to each client. The choice of dermal pen or injectable is solely dependant on customer preference. The effectiveness of PRP also depends on the specific depth that the plasma is placed back into your skin. So if your laugh lines or crow’s feet are the bane of your existence, a PRP injectable treatment will seemingly turn back the hands of time. At The Vale Aesthetics, we offer four PRP treatment options, including hair, stretchmark, vampire facials and vampire facials including the neck area. What better time is there to visit us and treat yourself to the legendary Vampire facial than October, It is spooky season after all.