Otherwise known as the ‘vampire facelift’, Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is ideal for patients seeking a facial rejuvenation treatment with multiple benefits. If you are looing for a modern aesthetic treatment to improve the skin that offers the benefits of surgery without the invasive procedures, Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy could be the solution. Here at Elixir Cosmetics in London we offer Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy to patients looking to rejuvenate the face and neck without surgery. There’s multiple benefits to choosing the vampire facelift treatment, including anti-ageing, skin rejuvenation and skin tone improvement which we’ve explained for you below.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, also known as the ‘Vampire Facelift’ or ‘Dracula Therapy’, works on the basis that the body’s own natural healing powers may slow and even reverse the ageing process. The technique is a clinically proven medical procedure that uses the science of stem cells, and the healing factors in your own blood, as a safe an effective alternative to a surgical face-lift procedure. The unique approach combines the proven effectiveness of dermal fillers to restore lost volume, and Platelet Rich Plasma to actually stimulate the regeneration of new skin cells and collagen to create youthful beauty and radiance – in a single doctor’s visit.
PRP can be apply to the forehead, upper eyelid/lower eyelid area to reduce wrinkles, and to the nasal-labial folds and marionette lines to provide volume to this area. Results can be seen within weeks of the procedure and continue to improve for several months to a year. It’s ideal for reducing fine lines and wrinkles as well as tightening and toning skin. Mild collagen and volume loss is possible alongside treating crow’s feet and dark under eye circles. Acne scarring, rosacea and hair loss can also be treated with PRPT. Most people need 2 to 3 treatments, spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart, to receive the maximum benefit.
PRPT offers a versatile approach to skin rejuvenation which can be offered as a standalone anti ageing treatment, or as a bespoke facial rejuvenation plan with treatments like dermal fillers and Botox. PRPT cannot rival the results of a surgical procedure, but for patients seeking a non-surgical and non-invasive solution to ageing skin these treatments may provide a long-term solution to these common ageing concerns. People who are suffering from skin diseases such as SLE, allergies, porphyria, cancer, severe metabolic and systemic disorders, abnormal platelet function, critical thomobocytopemia, haemodynamic instability, anti-coagulation therapy and underlying sepsis cannot undergo platelet rich plasma therapy.
It uses the powerful “growth factors” within your own blood to stimulate the production of collagen, elastin and new blood vessels to promote healthier, younger looking skin. Your blood is made up of cells –red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and the liquid portion known as plasma. Platelets are the specialised cells that promote healing. To create the PRP that is used to return a more youthful look to your skin, we draw some of your blood, which then goes through a process where the growth factors and platelets are separated in a centrifuge, and super-concentrated in the remaining solution, or PRP. It takes around 45 minutes.
It’s entirely non-surgical and therefore requires no downtime. Performed in one session, it offers a rapid recovery time and an almost immediate more youthful “glow” to your skin. Smoother looking skin and increased production of collagen and stem cells over time results in firmer, more youthful looking skin. For some patients, a combination of skin rejuvenation treatments may be the ideal solution, so it’s important to book a consultation.
The treatment does involve injections so it can be a little uncomfortable but topical anesthetic is used to minimise any discomfort and most patients find the treatment very tolerable with many experiencing no pain at all.
Since the PRP facelift is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that involves only injections, recovery time is minimal. You will not have any scars because we do not make any incisions; we only use needles. Also, since the substance used in the procedure derives from the patient’s own blood, there is very little risk of allergic reaction or abnormal response. The patient can return home right after the procedure. You may experience redness, which should go away after a few hours.
Results that can last from 12-18 months.
We understand that when it comes to choosing a cosmetic and anti-ageing treatment it can be a confusing decision, and we are more than happy to offer advice on platelet rich plasma therapy treatments. Please book a consultation with us. Don’t forget we also offer other facial rejuvenation treatments to help improve the appearance of the skin, including and Botox injections.