Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Injection
The “Vampire Facelift” – A breakthrough in filler technology using your own DNA and blood
A natural filler with no risk of allergic reaction. The “vampire facelift” or the “Dracula facelift” where the person’s own blood is used to rejuvenate their appearance in a way like popular fillers such as Restylane. This procedure is not a surgical facelift nor does it create the same effect as a facelift. The procedure helps restore or enhance areas which require volume. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) can be used for deep fold, wrinkles and acne scarring.
The procedure helps restore or enhance areas which require volume. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) can be used for the following:
Glabellar lines (the number 11 sign between the brow
- Forehead lines
- Periorbital lines (crow’s feet)
- Nasolabial folds
- Smile lines
- Treat acne scars
- Vertical lip lines (lipstick lines)
- Marionette lines (the ones from the corners of the mouth to the chin)
EB Medical has been using the process of platelet rich plasma to enhance and restore the skin of the face and hands. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) contains growth factors which stimulate your body to repair and restore tissues using your body’s own natural processes. The technique is able to rejuvenate your skin by isolating elements from your blood which can then be injected below wrinkles, folds and even acne scars.
Platelet rich plasma(PRP) systems produce a platelet rich fibrin matrix (PRFM) from your own blood. This PRFM contains the growth factors your body uses to initiate and control wound healing. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) will improve wrinkles, folds and scars (including acne scars) on your face in combination with or without surgery or lasers.
A small amount of your blood is drawn (like having routine blood tests in your doctor’s office), platelet rich plasma (PRP) is is extracted from the blood. An FDA cleared device to separate the elements of your blood in a specific way to generate a platelet rich plasma.
This primarily contains fibrin, a natural blood protein, and platelets, the part of your blood chiefly responsible for stopping bleeding. However, in addition to this function, platelets also contain growth factors, proteins which signal cells in your body to perform tasks such as producing or reorganizing collagen, developing blood vessels, etc.
It is believed that these growth factors stimulate the cells in the tissue treated, such as those below wrinkles, folds, laugh lines and acne scars, to rejuvenate the skin over the next few weeks.
After determining that platelet rich plasma (PRP) is right for you, a small amount of your blood will be drawn, similar to having basic blood tests at your doctor’s office. This will then used to prepare the in a 6 minute process. During that time, the areas of the face to be treated will be cleansed and numbed, either with a topical cream.
Once this is done, the platelet rich plasma (PRP) is injected into the skin to be treated. Cool compresses are then applied to these areas. The entire process typically takes no more than 15-20 minutes.
What to Expect Afterwards
Immediately after treatment with platelet rich plasma, the treated area is slightly red; this typically fades in a few hours. There is usually very little bruising, which is generally limited to a few “points” and can easily be covered with make-up. There is some mild swelling, which in most patients fades in a few days.
Beyond this, there is usually some “settling” of effect over the first 1-2 weeks, after which the improvements noted are long-lasting. PRP provide a natural-looking improvement using your body’s own capacity for repair and regeneration.