Try not to wince when you hear the name, but a PRP facial is also often called a Vampire Facial®.
Originally developed and trademarked by endocrinologist Dr. Charles Runels, the so-called “vampire facial” leverages platelet-rich plasma (PRP) technology. PRP has been used for many years by orthopedic surgeons on patients’ joints to help them quickly recover from injuries — it does wonders for the face as well.
PRP lets IV Vitamin Therapy help clients pursue a youthful appearance without intrusive plastic surgery. Instead of a surgical facelift, we instead remove a small amount of blood and put it into a centrifuge to remove the platelets from the rest of your red blood cells. The high concentration of platelets is then injected directly into the skin by a technique known as micro-needling. The result?
PRP facial treatment is also referred to as a “vampire facial” because it removes blood from the body and uses it to make you look younger.
Fortunately, unlike a real vampire, you don’t have to drink the blood. The tiny injuries from the micro-needling combined with platelet-rich plasma from your own body trigger stem cells to start the natural skin rejuvenation process.
PRP uses a special motorized micro-needling pen utilizing a combination of 12 tiny needles to create micro-injuries to the desired area. These micro-injuries trigger the body to increase blood flow to the area as well as stimulate collagen and elastin production.
Microneedling treatment allows our physician to target specific areas and inject plasma-rich platelets into the skin with great precision — without using more invasive procedures such as Botox, dermal fillers, and chemical peels.
Each micro-needle allows the physician to inject plasma-rich platelets into the skin with great precision. The precise micro-needles also avoid needle scars that are typically left behind by larger needles. Because PRP micro-needling reduces external damage during injecting, recovery time is minimal. Improving the skin’s external recovery time makes it possible for the body to focus on healing and repairing deep tissue layers.
This state-of-the-art, modern treatment plan has a distinct advantage over chemical facials because PRP cells come directly from the patient’s body. PRP injections directly activate the production of collagen and encourage tissue repair from within.
Platelets are the body’s main line of defense in the repair and healing process. They are full of growth factors and proteins that speed up tissue repair — and are conveniently found just floating in the bloodstream. Our trained physicians draw blood and remove unnecessary cells, creating a high concentration of healing cells. This platelet-rich plasma is then injected into the face via micro-needling.
A PRP facial only requires withdrawing a small amount of a patient’s blood to create the PRP. These healing cells are directed to troublesome areas during the PRP facial to encourage the body to begin repairing physical problems that haven’t responded to more traditional methods.
Because PRP uses the patient’s own blood, there is no risk of allergic reaction. Due to this, the restorative power of PRP treatments has become very popular in the medical field. The PRP treatment has been proven to be a successful therapeutic process and has helped millions of patients to quickly repair and restore physical ailments.
Capitalizing on the effectiveness of PRP injections for facial repair is the ideal way to improve complexion, resurface acne scars, and reduce wrinkles, fine lines, and dark circles without the need for cosmetic surgery.
Patients may experience fatigue or lightheadedness; to reduce these symptoms, patients are encouraged to drink plenty of water and consume a healthy meal before each session. The micro-needling treatment gives the skin a temporary red and flushed appearance. Patients may also experience mild swelling, tightness, or slight peeling temporarily. Usually, these symptoms subside within three days.
The PRP facial is a non-surgical procedure that is usually completed within an hour to 90 minutes. Our physicians reduce discomfort and promote healing during each PRP session — typically by treating the area with a numbing cream.
It is always important for a patient to discuss their medical history before undergoing new medical treatments. The following medical issues may interfere with this or similar procedures:
Although each patient’s results will vary, the result is typically a smoother and brighter facial tone. Utilizing your own body’s natural healing to improve skin’s texture, complexion, and overall look is an ideal option for those who have suffered from severe sun or acne damage or the natural aging process.
PRP technology provides advanced anti-aging results without the pain and downtime of plastic surgery.
Patients of any age may benefit greatly from PRP therapy.
IV Vitamin Therapy is in an upscale boutique-style medical spa. After consulting with a physician, you will be prescribed a single nutrient or a cocktail of nutrients depending on your health history and goals. Sessions typically take between 20 and 60 minutes, and patients are conscious of the entire procedure. After the initial painless pinprick of a needle at the site of injection, the nutrients are allowed to flow into the bloodstream.
Almost immediately after injection, the nutrients injected into the body begin working. Many patients use this time to read or work remotely. Modernly designed and calm, our medical offices are the perfect environment for athletes to receive regular IV vitamin injections.
Busy? We’ll come to you. Many of our clients who prefer to receive injections in the privacy of a home or office can choose our popular concierge house call service.
PRP THERAPY is conveniently located in Beverly Hills and can come to your home or office throughout the Los Angeles area. We serve patients near Beverly Hills, Bel Air, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, Culver City, Hollywood, Venice, Marina del Rey, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Downtown Los Angeles, Encino, Woodland Hills, Sherman Oaks, Calabasas, Burbank, Glendale, Hidden Hills, Agoura Hills, Northridge, North Hollywood, Topanga, Canoga Park, Reseda, Valley Glen, Chatsworth, West Hills, Winnetka, Universal City, Silverlake, Echo Park, and many more.
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