PRP & Vampire Facial Treatment
What is PRP/vampire facial treatment?
Are you looking for a way to rejuvenate your skin? Have you tried everything and you’ve lost hope? Well, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy could be the answer and treatment for you. Celebrities like Kim kardashian have done this treatment and if that doesn’t convince you, I don’t know what will. PRP, also known as a ‘vampire facial’ is a popular and well-known facial treatment. The procedure consists of using a person’s own blood, where it is placed into specific test tubes. These tubes are instantly rotated so that the red blood cells can be separated from the Plasma, which generates a yellow serum identified as Platelet Rich Plasma. The nickname, vampire facial, can come off as intimidating but nevertheless many people are unaware of what this procedure involves and its benefits. Overall, you shouldn’t let the name scare you, as it is a natural procedure and the injections carry minimal risks.
What do I need to know?
When it comes to PRP, the whole procedure normally takes about 45 minutes to 1 hr. With this treatment, you will witness an instant reaction; which will settle and then effects become more noticeable in a couple weeks after your treatment. Normally, 2 to 3 treatments are recommended, although more may be required for some patients. Enhancements usually become noticeable after 6 to 12 weeks, and it is expected to for about a year. In addition, touch up treatments can be completed a year after the original session of treatments, in order to improve and sustain the results.
What does PRP treat?
So what can PRP be used to treat? It is known to help treat a number of bothersome skin issues. It can help decrease frown and forehead lines, decrease wrinkles around the eyes, decrease nasolabial folds also known as smile or laugh lines, fill in acne scars, decrease the marionette lines (the ones from the corners of the mouth to the chin), sun damage, decrease neck rings and bring back a more young-looking look to the neck, reduce tear troughs (hollow under the eyes), kindle hair growth resulting from hair loss and last but not least wrinkles on the hands.
What are the benefits of PRP?
PRP is a treatment that you have nothing to worry about as it is harmless, a chemical-free organic option compared to artificial fillers. As mentioned PRP draws on your own blood and there is minimal risks of allergy or lumps at the affected area. The enhanced results of PRP carry forward to improve your skin over a progression of time, distinct from fillers, which reduce as the filler breaks down. One of the best parts of this treatment is that the recovery time doesn’t affect your everyday life and schedule. You are able to return to work and carry on with your regular day-t-day routine directly after the treatment. But there could be slight redness or bruising in the affected area, but nonetheless, this normally diminishes in a few hours of the treatment. In regards to any minimal swelling that occurs, it can be treated with a cold compress or ice pack following the treatment. For optimum care, it is advised that if you take blood thinners that you stay away from blood thinner 2 weeks before your procedure in order to decrease your chance of bruising. If you are looking to benefit from premium and results that last long, it is advised that you don’t stay out in the sun for too long and if you are exposed to the sun to use an SPF 40-45 sunscreen, as this will help to protect your skin.
If you are interested in learning more about PRP, and whether PRP is the right procedure for you, you can give us a call or check us out at Mederm Esthetics & Laser in Woodbridge, Vaughan, Concord, Richmond Hill and all over the GTA to book a free consultation today. During your free consultation, one of our experts will give you all the information you need to know regarding your skincare concerns and whatever questions you have. You’ll be able to find out if you are a contender for PRP. Lastly, we will then present you with a clear-cut price quote contingent on your healthcare circumstances, skin type and recommended treatment arrangement.
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