PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Facial Rejuvenation and Hair loss treatment
It’s a procedure in which platelet rich plasma is drawn from your own blood to be used for medical treatments such as hair loss, nerve damage, bone repair and regeneration, dental and cosmetic procedures. Over the past years, PRP injection procedure had also been recognized as useful and effective in Dermatology.
By injecting into the skin, PRP is useful in cell restoration and in speeding up the healing process. The result is youthful, rejuvenated skin. PRP skin rejuvenation is commonly applied to the face, neck, chest, and hands. Common skin problems in the face and neck area such as wrinkles, photo damage, and discoloration can be treated by PRP injections.
Want to turn back the hands of time?
Reverse sun damage?
Erase deep wrinkles and crow’s feet?
How about erasing deep acne scars and pitting?
Finally, there is a surgical free option that achieves all these goals. The Vampire Facial also known as PRP- Platelet Rich Plasma utilizes your own bodies healing ability to stimulate skin recovery and smoothing. Available as both an injectable and topical, PRP is on the cutting edge of regenerative therapies.
The Vampire Facial Procedure is an autologous platelet and fibrin processing system, which uses your own blood to prepare a product enabling the administration of your concentrated platelets and tissue building elements (Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP). In the Vampire Facial, PRP can be injected under the eyes, forehead, and smile lines as well as into deep wrinkles to stimulate collagen regrowth allowing the area to tighten and regain the youthful glow that you once had. Skin rejuvenation with PRP can be done on the neck, Décolleté, and back of hands as well. PRP can also be applied topically and penetrated deep into the skin with the use of DermaPen.
Where is The PRP applied?
The Harvest Tech system collects and processes your own natural tissue building elements for administration. The Vampire Facial prepared PRP can be applied just below the surface of your skin or topically and treated with the Dermapen which allows the PRP to penetrate into your skin.
Is the Vampire Facial System safe?
Used on thousands of patients worldwide, Vampire Facial has been shown to be both safe and effective. Vampire Facial contains only autologous components and no severe adverse reactions have been reported (nodules, bumps or granulomas).
How is treatment with Vampire Facial performed?
Vampire Facial yields a natural biologically-active PRP, loaded with viable platelets that can be applied in a simple, safe, quick, and minimally invasive outpatient procedure.Application typically takes place in the physician’s office. Your doctor/nurse can use a variety of pain management techniques during treatment to ensure your comfort throughout the process.
Are there any side effects?
Since Vampire Facial uses your own blood and does not contain any animal or synthetic components, there is virtually no risk of an allergic reaction and there have been no reported allergic reactions to date. Consequently, skin allergy testing is unnecessary prior to treatment. However, if you have a history of allergies please inform your physician. There have been no known serious side effects reported in actual usage. However, you may experience some common reactions, such as mild irritation, edema, bruising, swelling, itching, discoloration or tenderness at the injection site. These temporary conditions typically resolve themselves within one to two days.
What result can I expect?
The treatment will provide a gradual increase in volume by helping to stimulate your body’s own collagen production. Following your treatment, you will see immediate results.
HAIR LOSS AND PRP
It’s very normal for everyone to shed some hair each and every day, but excessive hair loss is a big concern for both men and women. It can start with a just a few hairs falling out, or losing some when you comb your hair. Sometimes, this excess hair falling off may later progress to baldness. Baldness refers to excessive hair loss from your scalp which can be either inherited or can be due to certain medications. Hair loss can also be a symptom of an underlying medical condition. Men, women, and even children can experience hair loss.
Some people who are less conscious about their appearance do not have any objection to hair loss and they let their baldness run its course without any treatment. However, others who are self-conscious about their thinning hair try to cover it up with hairstyles, makeup, hats, or scarves. Lastly, some are extremely self-conscious about their hair loss and they choose either medications or some kind of surgery that is available to treat their hair loss.
It is normal for us to shed about 50 to 100 hairs a day, and since we have about a million strands of hair on the scalp, this amount of hair loss does not matter and does not cause noticeable thinning of the hair. Also, gradual thinning is a normal part of aging. As one becomes old, the hair naturally starts to thin out. However, you may become bald if the rate of shedding is more than the rate of re growth or when the new hair is thinner than the old hair that is shed.
Mechanism of Action in Hair Restoration
Hair follicles survive through the absorption of oxygen from surrounding tissue. It is conjectured that the introduction of platelets and white blood cells through platelet rich plasma (PRP) would amplify the body’s naturally occurring wound healing mechanism. It is also proposed that PRP can actually stimulate the stem cells (dermal papilla) of the newly transplanted hair follicles.
For the medical treatment of hair loss, some practitioners claim that PRP can be used to stimulate the growth of follicles, thereby reversing hair miniaturization seen in androgenetic alopecia, and even to prevent hair loss.
In hair transplantation, PRP can be injected into or sprayed on the recipient site area to, theoretically, stimulate the healing of the transplanted grafts and into the donor area to facilitate healing of the donor incision and potentially minimize scar formation.
In the medical treatment of male and female pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia), PRP can be injected into the balding scalp to potentially stimulate thin (miniaturized) hair to grow into thicker (terminal) hairs. Patients with thinning, but not totally bald areas would be the best candidates.