The Professional Skin Care Lab is very excited to announce that we, together with Dr Nadine, are now offering PRP treatments at the salon!
The PRP facial, also known as the Vampire Facial, is used to treat skin ageing, rejuvenating the skin and reducing wrinkles. The process we use is to inject Platelet-Rich Plasma into the face to the areas of most concern, with amazing results!
To get you on board this phenomenal treatment, here’s everything you need to know about PRP.
The patient’s blood is drawn (only 15ml), which is then placed in a machine called a centrifuge that spins the blood to extract the protein-rich plasma. Next, the platelets are extracted, and concentrated. These platelets are rich in proteins called growth factors, very important in the healing of injuries. Using plasma with concentrated platelets to inject into the face stimulates collagen production, plumping the skin and improving skin tone and texture.
Is it safe?
This medical procedure is many times safer than surgery and relatively painless. Since the procedure uses the patient’s own blood to produce the platelets, there is no chance of an allergic reaction. Topical anaesthetic is used to numb the skin before the needling starts.
What can I expect?
The plasma is spread onto the face, and we use microneedling to help your face absorb the proteins. The PRP concentration is then injected into areas across the face where wrinkles are most prevalent.
How long does it take?
The treatment takes around 60 minutes to complete, with very few side effects – mild bruising, redness, sensitivity, swelling and mild peeling.
How many treatments are required?
Obviously, depending on the skin type and condition, the number of treatments will vary from patient to patient, but we recommend a minimum of 3 treatments, with at least 6 weeks between each treatment. This will reap results that last for 6-12 months.
Can anyone have PRP?
The results will not be as profound in smokers or people who drink more than 1-2 alcoholic drinks per week. The ‘cleaner’ the lifestyle, the better the results. Anyone on blood thinners cannot have PRP treatment.
What will the results be?
PRP can also be used successfully in the treatment of hair restoration – the platelets stimulate hair follicles – and for the treatment of joint therapy, and sports injuries like muscle damage.
But the big question, is it worth it?
When the compliments start flooding in, you’ll know you made the right decision…