Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment
In recent years, doctors have learned that the body has the ability to heal itself. Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a treatment method that can harness those abilities and amplify the natural growth factors your body uses to heal tissue.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses concentration of a patient’s own platelets to accelerate the healing process of different conditions. Some doctors are now using platelet-rich plasma therapy or PRP injections for several reasons, from encouraging hair growth to promoting soft tissue-healing.
What is plasma and what are platelets?
Plasma is the liquid portion of whole blood. It is composed largely of water and proteins, and it provides a medium for red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets to circulate through the body. Platelets, also called thrombocytes, are blood cells that cause blood clots and other necessary growth healing functions.
Platelet activation plays a key role in the body’s natural healing process.
The vampire facial, also known as the platelet–rich plasma (PRP) facial, includes drawing blood from your arm, separating the platelets, and then injecting them into your skin via microneedling. Medical esthetician runs the needle pen over your face while squirting the platelets into the mini injection holes. Since the platelets are high in growth factor, and the microneedling stimulates the skin to regenerate, the entire procedure is meant to aid cell turnover.
Price: Starts from $599/treatment