PRP, or Platelet rich plasma, has become very popular in recent years. Now, not only is it well respected for managing numerous ailments in the body such as knee pain, but it has also become a ‘trendy therapy’ in aesthetic treatments.
Some of the aesthetic conditions PRP can be used for include:
- Vampire Facials
- Stretch marks
- Skin and facial rejuvenation
- Hair restoration, hand rejuvenation
- Breast augmentation
- Musculoskeletal regeneration
- Acne scarring
The most popular of these procedures is the Vampire Facial, mostly due in part to popular celebrities touting it on their social media. What is a Vampire Facial? Is it as scary as it sounds? First and foremost, the technical term for Vampire Facial is PRP Micro needling.
Blood is drawn, usually from your arm, and then spun with a centrifuge to separate the plasma and platelets that contain your own growth factors. These ‘growth factors’ are then micro needled into the skin and applied on top of small punctures in your face to help stimulate your collagen production.
Many of our clients have stated that PRP can brighten your skin tone, remove minor acne scars, eliminate stretch marks, and tighten the skin to promote a younger appearance.
Celebrities who have been reported to receiving a Vampire Facial include:
- Angelina Jolie
- Kim Kardashian
- Bar Refaeli
- Jennifer Aniston
- Gisele Bundchen
There has been plenty of scientific evidence that suggest PRP can now promote hair growth.
Some types of hair loss result from damage to hair follicles. Researchers theorized that PRP could help regrow the process that occurs in androgenic alopecia, better known as male or female pattern baldness.
Most of the studies found that injections of PRP reduced hair loss, and increased thickening of the hair for a much denser hair growth. * As with most PRP treatments, your blood is drawn out of your body. The blood sample is then spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelets which contain the growth factors.
A medical professional extracts the platelets with a syringe. The doctor then injects the plasma into the targeted areas of the scalp. The platelets in the plasma then help promote hair growth by prolonging the growing phase of the hair cycle. Patients generally need to receive multiple PRP treatments over time to notice sustained hair growth results.
Many women have searched for safer procedures to augment their breasts. This is where PRP for breast augmentation treatment comes into play. Often referred to as a vampire breast lift, the procedure is commonly known as a PRP breast lift.
Very similar to the vampire facial, blood is drawn out of your body, usually from your arm, and spun in a centrifuge separating the plasma from the blood. A needle is then used to inject the platelet rich plasma into the areas throughout your breasts.
Results many patients have encountered include:
- Lift saggy breasts
- Give your breasts new shape
- Increase the breast size
- Reduce excess skin
- Shift location of the nipple
As with the other procedures involving PRP, there are far fewer complications than surgery. There will also be less pain, and a shorter recovery time over surgery making it the preferred choice for many people worldwide.
If you would like to learn more about PRP Aesthetic treatments in Tampa, Brandon, Riverview, Wesley Chapel, Temple Terrace, West Chase, Carrollwood or anywhere in Hillsborough County, call us today at (813) 968-5404 for a free consultation.