For years, we’ve been hearing about the “vampire facial,” a skin treatment that involves drawing blood from a patient and reinjecting it under the skin in order to achieve a healthy, youthful glow.
In a recent episode of her new reality television show, Kim Kardashian and close friend Jonathan Cheban visit a clinic for a facial where Kim undergoes a vampire facelift. (or blood facial as described by Kim.)
The treatment is gaining popularity because of its organic and natural looking results. The treatment works by utilising the body’s own healing processes to rejuvenate the skin. Addressing numerous skin concerns; from acne to signs of ageing, Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment is proving an effective treatment.
The episode see’s Kim visit her doctor for the treatment. Blood is extracted from the patient and placed in a centrifuge. This process separates the red blood cells from the platelet rich plasma or PRP. It is this PRP that can synthesise the body’s own healing processes to improve anything from fines lines and wrinkles to scarring caused by acne.
How Does It Work?
Platelet rich plasma skin rejuvenation is the perfect treatment for those who feel the more commonly used dermal fillers aren’t for them.
The treatment has shown a particular efficacy when used alongside fractional CO2 laser treatment. The application of PRP dramatically reduces the downtime associated with more ablative lasers whilst improving collagen synthesis beneath the surface of the skin. This also allows more sensitive areas such as the neck and eyelid to be effectively treated and managed post treatment.
The results are better and the recovery time is markedly shortened. Together these treatments can be used to achieve smoother, better texture, healthy and youthful skin in a safe rapid and reliable treatment.