WHAT IS PRP FOR FACE?
PLATELET RICH PLASMA Injections
Also known as the VAMPIRE FACE LIFT, when done on the face.
In common terms, PRP is basically a process of extracting “platelets”, a component of the blood which is responsible for clotting blood after an injury, concentrating it, activating it and injecting it.
These platelets release growth factors which help in repair of wounds so when they are activated by injury or in this case calcium, they release growth factors and this cocktail of growth factors is injected into different areas of the body to give rejuvenating effects.
PRP injection is used in following areas
- Peri oral
- Under eye dark circles
Why PRP for FACE?
PRP is basically a cocktail of growth factors. Once its injected into the area, the platelets release growth factors in the area. This leads to various rejuvenating changes in the skin.
You can notice:
- Improved texture
- Less wrinkles
- Glowing skin
- Pigmentation reduces
- Improves Collagen deposition
- Improves vascularity
Multiple sittings are required and helps keep the rejuvenation going.
Your blood will be drawn by our expert technicians and the processing of the blood will be done. This usually takes about 20 minutes.
A numbing cream will be applied for 45 minutes to the face.
PRP procedure takes about an hour and half .
It can be done by either injecting small quantities of the PRP all over the face and neck.
The other option is using a dermaroller or a Dermapen.
Since it is your own blood, there are no major issues.
But, there can be a downtime for a day or two so it is advisable not to do it just before an event or photoshoot.
Vampire face lift
Vampire face Lift is a common term found when searching for PRP on the net. This is basically PRP injections combined with fillers to give you a more youthful appearance and can be done as a lunch time procedure.
Prepare for your PRP for FACE
- Make an initial consultation with your Doctor.
- Discuss any medications you are taking with the surgeon.
- Discuss a procedure date and understand the process as it is a multiple sitting procedure.
- Book your procedure date
- Pay your deposit to book your date (IMPORTANT) because then we know your serious and we get booked out very fast!
- Get a good night’s sleep don’t be worried. You chose us to look after you!
- Shower and make sure you get to the center with ample time
- Download print and fill the consent form (link) and bring it with you.
- Drink alcohol at least 48 hours before
- Take any blood thinning medications, such as Aspirin or Advil.
- Be nervous you are in safe and experienced hands!
- Arrive at the clinic on time
- Listen to staff instructions
- Stay relaxed
- Settle into your consultation room and take before pictures for reference
- Practice breathing – to relax this will prepare you for your pain management
- The doctor will visit to do their initial assessments and marking
- The admin staff will go over your consent form and make payments
What happens during the procedure?
- Your blood will be drawn by our expert technicians and the processing of the blood will be done. This usually takes about 20 minutes.
- If PRP if for any other area apart from the scalp, a numbing cream will be applied for 45 minutes.
- The surgeon will discuss the target areas with you. She/he will explain any restrictions if there may be.
- To help you with the pain, numbing of the area with Ice will be done and then the injections will commence.
- You might feel some stinging during the injections which will pass very quickly.
- You will stay there for 15-20 minutes to help you recover and feel ok to leave.
- The surgeon will check up on you.
- You will be given prescription medicines if needed and instructions for your fast recovery.
- walk around and be active as soon as you can on the same day of the procedure
- drink lots of water and be hydrated
- take a shower day after the procedure
- Come in for follow ups with your surgeon
- be idle
- feel like you’ve had a big procedure and think you need ‘rest’
- smoke or drink alcohol the day of the procedure.