Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment
Specialist Platelet Rich Plasma Clinic (Perth)
AKA PRP, Blood Facial, Vampire Facial, Vampire Face-Lift
Great For Thin, crepey skin, fine lines, skin rejuvenation
Areas Treated Under eyes (tear troughs), around eyes, face, cheeks, neck, chest (decolletage), back of hands
Down Time 1 - 5 days, dependent on bruising
Results Duration A course of 3 treatments is recommended, then a single treatment every 12 months
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
Your blood is made up of red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and plasma (the liquid part). Platelets form a vital part of the body's healing process, when they release growth factors which stimulate collagen production and cell renewal. PRP is plasma from which the red and white blood cells have been removed, and the platelets concentrated. It is then injected into the skin (or applied with a MicroPen) to stimulate collagen production and to re-energise your cells into rejuvenating themselves. The product injected is 100% your own blood by-product. PRP is a natural cell stimulator, not a filler. It works to increase collagen and thicken your skin to give a firmer and younger looking appearance. The effectiveness of PRP is determined by a number of things, including the existing condition of the skin and the overall health of the client.
Before and after Platelet Rich Plasma*
*Individual results may vary
What is PRP treatment like?
After your consultation, local anaesthetic cream is applied to your skin for 30 minutes. Just before your treatment a small amount of your own blood will be taken (about 10-20mls). This is then placed in a centrifuge to separate out the plasma and platelet portion using a special gel filter. The platelet-rich plasma component is then injected into your skin in small amounts using a very fine needle. Most people find this treatment very comfortable.
After the treatment the skin will appear swollen pink and you will feel some warmth in the area. This will settle over the next 12 - 24 hours. Bruising is also common, particularly around the eyes. Results take 2-3 weeks to see, with improvement continuing over several months. Great results can be seen by combining PRP with Fraxel Laser, IPL Rejuvenation or MicroPen.
How many PRP treatments will I need?
This will be dependent on your age and the health of your skin. For best results, we recommend three treatments, four weeks apart. Results are long lasting, but will differ from person to person. After your initial course of treatments we recommend a "birthday" treatment once a year to maintain results.
The price for PRP depends on the area treated and the number of vials used.