Bruising and swelling
Avoid touching or makeup for six hours
Initially three sessions are required to build up towards the desired results
While ageing is inevitable, there’s a lot we can do to delay it – literally by using our body’s own natural resources.
By that we mean PRP, or Platelet-Rich Plasma, the concentration of our body’s own platelets in a small amount of blood plasma.
One of the many functions of these platelets is to heal wounds. Whenever any of our tissues are damaged, they are recruited to the damaged area to stop bleeding and promote healing by releasing what are called ‘growth factors’.
While our bodies do not actively combat the signs of ageing in the same way they handle wounds, we can use this technique to trick them into doing so.
We draw a tube of blood from the patient so the platelets can be concentrated – spun with a Cellenis centrifuge to separate the plasma and platelets that contain these growth factors – and injected into the target area using a series of superficial injections.
PRP can be used for many things, including skin rejuvenation, hair restoration, acne and psoriasis or to merely soften hyperpigmentation and blemishes.
To get the most out of the treatment in terms of quality and longevity, a typical PRP vampire facial routine involves three sessions one month apart. You can choose to have additional treatments at six or 12-month intervals.
Is a PRP vampire facial better than Botox and Fillers?
Both are effective when delivered by an expert such as Dr Joshua, although there are some people who are drawn to PRP because it doesn’t involve foreign elements being injected. There’s also evidence that the results can last longer.
How long can I expect the healing period to be?
That depends on the length of the needle involved and the amount of pressure applied. On average, two or three days can be expected for refresher treatments, although initially, it’s more likely to be around a week.