PRP For Dermatology
Utilize Platelet Rich Plasma for repairing and restoring skin
What is a Vampire Facial?
As we age, our bodies stop being able to repair and maintain themselves. In the skin, this can be seen from the surface (fine lines, wrinkles, poor texture) as the internal structure (collagen & elastin) degrades.
PRP Skin Treatments (commonly referred to as Vampire Facials) involve harvesting the ‘serum portion’ of the blood (platelets) and microneedling to release the platelets into the skin, stimulating the skin to repair itself with new collagen and elastin.
Vampire Facials are beneficial for treatment of sun damaged skin, repairing scars, and restoring youthful skin. The treatment can be done on any part of the body (not just the face!), including stretch marks and surgical scars.
How does the process work?
The Vampire Facial begins by drawing a small volume of blood from your arm and placing it in a medical centrifuge device. The centrifuge spins down the blood to separate the platelets and growth factors from the rest of the blood components. When the process is complete, the resulting highly concentrated platelet rich plasma (PRP) is spread onto the skin. Using microneedling, the fine sterile needles repeatedly pierce the top layer of skin (stratum corneum), producing microscopic “channels.” These small wounds allow the platelet rich plasma to release, stimulating the formation of new collagen, elastin, and neovascularization in the dermis.
What equipment is used?
The quality of equipment is an important factor in determining results. Prestige Regenerative Medicine is proud to offer state of the art technology.
For our medical centrifuge, we utilize the Magellan Autologous Concentration System, fully automated with a closed-loop design for maximum sterility and highest quality cellular concentrations.
For our microneedling equipment, we use the Rejuvapen NXT, the most advanced FDA cleared microneedling device.
How many treatments are needed?
For patients treating acne scars, stretch marks, or sun damage, the standard recommendation is three treatments spaced 4 weeks apart.
When should I expect results?
Immediately after treatment, the skin will be red and tender, and it is important to avoid sun exposure. Once the redness resides, your skin will look and feel brighter, more supple, and refreshed. Though PRP is relatively new in the dermatology world, patients have seen amazing results. It’s important to note that treatment results are not immediate – in fact, the long term collagen stimulation produced by vampire facials can continue over the course of six months to a year after treatment.