Is your skin tone just not as bright, healthy, and firm as it used to be? Are you seeing fine lines and sagging around your mouth, cheeks, and eyes? Are you noticing dark circles under your eyes? If you’re looking for the fountain of youth you may not have to go far. The key to turning back the clock may very well be found in your own blood. PRP, which stands for Platelet Rich Plasma, called “liquid gold” by some doctors, is made up of fundamental protein growth factors which aid with cell growth, skin tissue repair and collagen production. It has also been used to stimulate hair growth. It is also known as the Vampire Face Lift. It involves blood being drawn from a patient, and the blood is then put into a centrifuge to separate the platelets and serum from the blood cells. The resulting concentrated solution is enriched in platelets and growth factors. Once this solution is injected into the skin, it can dramatically aid in tissue repair and promote collagen.
When PRP is combined with Microneedling, the results are dramatic and can be seen after only one treatment! What is microneedling? This minimally invasive technique involves a series of tiny, very fine needles which are passed over the skin, creating micro-injuries which trigger new collagen and elastin synthesis as the skin begins to naturally repair itself. These micro-injuries also create channels that allow various substances – serums or your own plasma – to penetrate deeper into the skin resulting in better product efficacy.
Appropriate for all skin types, celebrities have been jumping on the bandwagon for this so-called vampire facial which counts Kim Kardashian and Bar Rafaeli are among its devotees. Nor is the procedure limited to the face. It can also be used on numerous body parts including the neck, décolleté and arms.
Advantages of PRP Combination Therapy.
One of the main advantages of this procedure is that there is no risk for an allergic reaction because it uses your own blood. PRP Facial is a highly effective treatment for both men and women.
- Improved skin tone and texture
- Improved overall volume and fullness
- Reduction of acne scars and stretch marks
- Tightened skin
- Softened lines and pores
- Increase in collagen and elastins, so skin can naturally repair itself
- No risk of allergic reaction because it uses your own blood
- It’s safe, non-invasive and non-surgical procedure
- Only minimal pain or discomfort
- Has little or no side effects
- Requires fewer treatments
- Causes no harm or injury to surrounding skin
Who is a good candidate for the Vampire Facial?
Do to the non-invasive nature of the treatment, there are few contraindications for the treatment, making most people an excellent candidate for the treatment. Those guests with age spots, acne scarring, wrinkles, scars, large pores and stretch marks looking for a treatment to help restore youthfully thicker skin and reduce signs of aging.
Is it Painful?
The procedure does involve injections. Any discomfort is generally brief and minimal.The filler is formulated with lidocaine, a pain-reducing medication, to make the injection a more comfortable experience. Unlike a surgical procedure such as a face lift, you will not be under general anaesthesia unless requested if you are most sensitive to injections.
How many treatments will I need?
While some clients may only require one treatment, others may require up to three. Treatments are completed approximately 1 month apart. For optimal results, clients are encouraged to continue with physiotherapy over the course of their treatments.
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Edmonton and Calgary
A consultation is required before treatment. Currently available at our South Edmonton Common, West Edmonton Mall, Southcentre and the CORE locations.
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Beauty MD Clinical Consultants.
Edmonton Beauty MD Clinical Consultant: 780-424-5666
Calgary Beauty MD Clinical Consultant: 403-571-5666