Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
What is PRP or Vampire facial
Platelet-rich plasma known as the “Vampire Face Lift” or “Vampire Facial”, this is a non-surgical facelift and rejuvenation process. The process includes taking a blood sample and then centrifuging and mixing it with growth hormones to obtain a highly nourishing potion. The potion is used with micro-needling to create controlled micro-wounds through which the plasma can penetrate, helping to boost the skin rejuvenation process.
What are the benefits of PRP?
This is an easy and promising cosmetic technique to help with fine skin line, helping the skin laxity and restore the skin tone and color. The concentrated growth hormones and focus nutrient are injected into the outer layers of the skin using meso injection gun. This will give double benefits, it will deliver the PRP plasma into the skin in a robust pattern, and it gives the microneedling benefit of the meso gun. The suction will reduce the bruising expected after the treatment.
Platelet-rich plasma or Vampire facelift can be injected under the eye and applied as a mask to reduce the downtime of Fraxel laser and Fractional microneedling. It can also be used to enhance hair growth, stop hair loss and stretch marks.
There are different kits available for Platelet-rich plasma or Vampire facelift. We at Albany and Laser Center in Edmonton used a special kit from Regenlab. This Plasma Kit is fortified with multivitamins and minerals to give better results with skin laxity. This Kit we use is from Regen lab, which is the best and most expensive kit in the market
Can I combine my PRP with different treatment?
It has been shown by different studies that Vampire facial and PRP treatment reduce the downtime of all fractional treatment such as Fraxel laser and fractional microneedling. These studies have also shown that PRP and Vampire facial increase the efficacy and the end results of different treatment and minimize the risk of side effect such as PIH (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation).
Why is Vampire facial or Vampire facelift terms are more famous than PRP?
Vampire Facelift in Edmonton has got very popular since Kim Kardashian embraced the name and started to advertise it heavily on the Instagram. later one she came in to regret having the treatment as she was pregnant and was not allowed to use the numbing cream. As a result, the platelet-rich plasma treatment was painful.
I am scared of needles, can still have PRP?
Yes and No, the main step for the treatment is to have growth factors prepared from your own blood, so the health professional has to perform venipuncture to withdraw blood. After this step, vampire facelift can per performed as a mask or using the needle-free injection system.
What is Vampire facelift in Edmonton is good for?
Due to the harsh weather and high UV exposure in Edmonton, our skin tends to age faster with wrinkles and pigmentation and poor skin texture. This is an excellent treatment to help skin tightening and skin rejuvenation in general without having specific indication or risk of side effects.
How soon do I see results of the vampire facelift and how low does it last?
It is important to understand that it takes time to see results after applying the treatment. Think of PRP as a multivitamin you take, but instead of swallowing it, you apply it on the skin. The instant results you usually see in the picture is due to edema and inflammation after the microneedling. The results are mainly noticed after 2 months and the sessions should be repeated every 6 months if you wish to keep the results.
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