PRP, also called “vampire therapy”, is one of the most popular procedures used to rejuvenate the skin of the face, neck or even the hands. The treatment is based on plasma enriched with platelets extracted from the patient’s blood. This platelet-rich plasma stimulates the formation of new cells as well as collagen production, resulting in tissue regeneration – the appearance, texture and elasticity of the skin is visibly improved.
PRP therapy and slowing down skin ageing
It is no secret that ageing causes aesthetic changes to the skin of the face, neck and hands. In addition to the natural processes occurring in our body that cause skin ageing, such as a decrease in collagen and elastin production, there are certain unhealthy habits that accelerate the appearance of these signs of skin ageing (smoking, chaotic eating, stress, prolonged exposure to the sun without sun protection, sedentary lifestyles, inadequate hydration, etc.). These signs are visible – facial wrinkles appear, the skin of the neck loses elasticity and the skin on the hands becomes atrophic.
PRP therapy works to fade the signs of skin ageing and slow down the process. Platelet-rich plasma stimulates the body to fight free radicals and harmful external factors that have led to skin damage in the past.
What does vampire therapy involve?
PRP therapy or ‘vampire therapy‘ involves going through three steps: taking blood just like a blood test (don’t worry, you don’t need a huge amount of blood – no more than 20 ml of blood), centrifuging it to obtain platelet-rich plasma and injecting it into problem areas. Of course, before the first PRP therapy session, a specialist will make sure that the patient’s health allows the procedure to be risk-free.
How is PRP therapy targeted?
You can opt for such a treatment at the Deluxe clinic if you have a dull and lifeless skin, if you are unhappy with the texture of your skin, if you have wrinkles and fine expression lines, if you are experiencing the first signs of skin ageing or, on the contrary, if you have a mature complexion that requires such an intervention to restore its radiance.
An important thing to note is that PRP therapy produces results over time, unlike other rejuvenation treatments such as botulinum toxin or hyaluronic acid injections, which produce immediate results. People who have had PRP therapy have noticed that their skin looks better and better as time goes by. The results are not instantaneous because stimulating collagen production and new cell growth is a long-term process, lasting months or even weeks, depending on the individual case.
There are also some contraindications when it comes to PRP therapy. People who suffer from thrombocytopenia (a drop in platelet count below normal), who are hemodynamically unstable, who are experiencing an acute or chronic infection or who are on anticoagulant therapy may not opt for such rejuvenation treatment.
We look forward to seeing you at Deluxe Clinic where a specialist will assess the condition of your skin and recommend suitable treatments for the problems identified!