You may be interested in knowing that Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy was first developed for orthopedic surgery. Today it’s been made hugely popular by the likes of Kim Kardashian and numerous other celebrities. Is it all hype? What are Platelets anyway? Platelets are an important component of your blood. Their job is the promotion of clotting and healing. In Platelet Rich Plasma treatment, the patient’s own blood plasma is extracted, prepared, and then replaced into the patient’s skin. In orthopaedics, where it is injected into the body, the Platelet Rich Plasma helps patients to heal from surgery or trauma.
Cosmetic practitioners have dubbed the aesthetic facial treatment the Vampire Facelift and it’s recently become a global hit. In this treatment, the platelet-rich plasma is injected into the patient’s face to address wrinkles or folds, and improve the overall skin condition. The Platelet Rich Plasma encourages the skin to produce collagen and added growth factors. These, in turn, lead to a more supported skin structure. This makes skin appear fuller, tighter and more youthful. From our own respective experience the results can vary from the subtle extra youth boost to the extremely more younger looking skin.
The benefits of the Platelet Rich Plasma treatment or Vampire Facelift have been well publicised in the media. However, media reports can be filled with misinformation or distorted facts. It is important to understand just how the treatment works.