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. It’s a revolutionary repair system that places growth factors in the exact location where we want the skin to repair and rejuvenate itself.
What does the treatment involve?
The treatment involves harvesting platelets from the patient’s own blood in order to inject them into problem skin areas.
It starts with the extraction of a minimal amount of the patient’s blood. This is then placed in a centrifuge to spin down the blood which separates the red blood cells from the platelet rich plasma.
Platelets contain a high content of “growth factors” – proteins that help to heal injured tissue or damaged skin. Upon re-injection the platelets release their growth factors which trigger surrounding cells to proliferate, in turn stimulating repair, increasing volume and rejuvenating the skin.
The treatment takes 60-90 minutes.
Who is Platelet Rich Plasma therapy for?
We would recommend this treatment to anyone looking to improve the overall appearance of their skin and address deeper collagen formation.
What are the benefits of Vampire Facial?
Reduced fine lines and wrinkles
PRP stimulates collagen and elastin production which thickens and tightens thinning skin, effectively smoothing wrinkles and fine lines.
Tightens and tone skin and reduce acne scarring
Because it boosts collagen, it’s also a great treatment for improving overall skin texture and tone. It’s particularly good for people who suffer from rosacea or acne.
It treats delicate and difficult to reach areas
PRP is extremely effective for treating difficult to treat areas, such as the delicate under eye area where clients often notice signs of ageing first.
It’s a natural type of cosmetic injectable
PRP uses your own natural element without the addition of any foreign products. The treatment works by drawing a small sample of your blood, which is then spun in a centrifuge for approximately 10 minutes to separate the plasma from other blood particles. The platelet rich plasma is then re-injected back into the treatment area to stimulate collagen production.
The PRP treatment is very effective for hair growth. It increases hair count, hair thickness, and the growth phase of the hair cycle.
Because the treatment uses your own natural elements, RPR is very safe for all skin types. It’s also not a new treatment. It has long been recognised and used in the hospital system and in sports medicine and its effective wound healing properties since the 1970s.
How long do vampire facials last?
Results from PRP take up to 3 weeks to appear and they will continue to improve gradually over the next 3 to 6 months. They typically last 12 to 18 months after the initial series of three treatments.
How often should you get a Vampire facial?
The first three treatments should be every 4-6 weeks then after that 6 monthly to get into the good skin cycle.
Does Vampire facial hurt?
The treatment is a little uncomfortable, but we use a numbing cream is the area of the treatment so there is little discomfort at the time of the treatment.
What’s the downtime after Vampire Facial?
Immediately after the treatment there may be some swelling, redness, itching and dryness of the skin. Bruising can also occur will usually resolve within 5-7 days. The settling down period will vary from person to person.
What’s the aftercare for Vampire Facial?
- Make up can be applied post treatment, once the bleeding has stopped.
- Don’t use any exfoliating or harsh cosmetics on your skin for at least 72 hours.
- Avoid alcohol for 6 hours post treatment.
- Factor 30/50 sun protection should be used at all times.
- Avoid the use of sunbeds, especially on the face.
- Use an ice pack to calm the swelling.
- You can take paracetamol, but not aspirin or anti-inflammatory medication should be taken for at least 7 days post treatment.
How much does Vampire Facial cost?
Prices start from £350.
See our price list for full details.