Would you like to have your own blood applied to your face? It’s not exactly what you think it is. A substance called plasma is extracted from your blood. But do not panic, the amount of blood is quite small.
The PRP facial, also called ‘Dracula facial’ or ‘Vampire facial’, is the latest facial trend taking the UK by storm. I know the names sound scary, and you don’t have to go to a creepy castle of vampires in the middle of the night to get this treatment done. Neither any Dracula performs it. This anti-ageing process is administered by a professional aesthetician, and it is done in daylight, in a clinic.
Much publicised by celebrities like Demi Moore, Angelina Jolie and Kim Kardashian, this treatment can harness the therapeutic properties of the cells to rejuvenate your facial skin. Plasma is a kind of supernatural medicine that heals wounds and injuries. But it sounds very strange to hear someone having their faces splashed with their own blood on their faces. Let’s get rid of this fear first
Can your own blood make you look younger?
Your blood contains proteins or growth factors that are found in the blood platelets. When it comes to healing a wound, these growth factors become instrumental, such as healing skinned knee, repairing your body after surgery or healing a small laceration on your finger. To ignite the healing process, platelets rush to the area where your body perceives an injury.
These growth factors or proteins in blood cells promote clotting, reduce inflammation and stimulate new tissue growth, so you don’t bleed seriously from a minor injury. The same tissue regeneration occurs when your body applies these healing agents to your face.
So, vampire facial or PRP facial stimulates new tissue growth within the deeper layers of your skin. Thanks to the new collagen fibres that grow will rejuvenate your skin from inside out, and your skin will appear firmer and youthful.
Since the 1990s, PRP therapy has been used for healing the injuries and wounds of elite athletes, from basketball greats Reggie Jackson, Kobe Bryant, Isaiah Thomas to baseball’s Alex Rodriguez. PRP has also been used for dental surgery and skin grafts that also shows extraordinary cosmetic results.
What are the key benefits of PRP facial?
- It is natural!
A doctor uses your own blood, takes out the plasma and injects it into a treatable area. What this means is, it is not a chemical-contained facial, and it is the ideal treatment for you if you feel concerned about injecting foreign substances into your facial skin.
- Total rejuvenation
This treatment induces elastin and collagen production, which tightens and thickens skin, effectively smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. As it improves collagen, it is also a great procedure for refining overall skin tone and texture. It is especially good for you if you suffer from acne or rosacea.
- You don’t have to go under the knife
This treatment will certainly keep you from getting surgical procedures, like surgical facelifts. PRP facial can get you results in a short session.
- Treats difficult-to-reach and delicate areas
PRP facial is quite effective for treating hard-to-reach areas of your skin, such as the under-eye area where a laser cannot be applied as it could trigger adverse effects on the eyes.
- Can also treat acne scarring
Acne scarring is a constant reminder of once you had acne somewhere on your facial skin. And I know it is hard enough to go through acne without scarring, and PRP facial is a great saviour that reduces the look of acne scars.
- It keeps contaminations at bay
As PRP facial uses nothing more than your blood, there is no risk of inducing any contamination. In other words, your plasma won’t respond negatively once it is injected.
- A natural cosmetic injectable
Without the addition of any foreign substances, PRP only uses natural elements that work by drawing a small sample of blood from your body, which is then spun for five minutes in a centrifuge to separate plasma. It is then injected into the skin to encourage elastin and collagen production.
- Boosts collagen production
When you age and mature, the body produces less collagen, making the skin thinner, brittle subjected to wrinkling. A new skin growth contains more collagen, which results in youthful-looking skin. This is one of the significant benefits PRP facial has over many other rejuvenation treatments.
- Improves volume in the face
As it helps your body produce more collagen naturally, this can help reinstate volume to the recessed areas of the face.
- A painless, outpatient treatment
Many skin rejuvenation procedures in the cosmetic world are rather complicated, especially invasive procedures. Laser surgery, deep chemical peel and a facelift may involve a long downtime period. With PRP facial, you can resume your normal activities at once. As the results can be immediate, you may also notice results even before your skin fully heals.
It may take a couple of days for the skin to recover. You will see results such as reduced acne, reduced dark spots, and a glowing complexion after the treatment.
On the other hand, it may take about 3 months for the collagen to build up and give peak results fully. After 3 months, you’ll start noticing that you have fewer wrinkles and lines, faded acne scarring, your skin is tighter, and you look more youthful overall.
After a few months, you may require some more follow-up appointments if you want to continue to take years off your face and love the way you look.
If you have questions about the benefits of a PRP Facial or would like to improve your appearance, today! Expert Centre offers free, no-obligation consultations, where we answer all your questions and discuss the best way to achieve your aesthetic goals.