Also known as a vampire facial the PRP aesthetic treatment is currently gaining a lot of attention and interest. But what is this treatment and what kind of benefits can you expect from a PRP procedure?
What is a PRP treatment?
PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma and this is a treatment that involves combining microneedling, or injections, with plasma from your own blood, which is rich in platelets. This is where the term vampire facial has emerged from, although your own plasma is a golden colour, and not red like blood.
How does PRP treatment work?
This treatment works by first drawing a sample of the patient’s blood, and separating this using a centrifuge. Only the golden coloured plasma will be applied to the face, much like applying any topical treatment. At this point, the microneedling will begin, which will cause tiny, invisible perforations in the skin, allowing the PRP to enter deep into the tissue layers and begin to make repairs. This will also increase collagen and elastin production.
So, why should you choose a PRP treatment?
A PRP facial treatment can bring a wide range of benefits and advantages, including:
- Skin rejuvenation- the collagen and elastin increase associated with the PRP procedure can help to completely rejuvenate your skin, as older cells are replaced with new ones. This can thicken and tighten any thinning skin, effectively smoothing wrinkles and fine lines while also improving skin texture.
- Completely safe and fully natural- A PRP treatment uses natural elements from your body and so it is very safe for everyone to use. In fact, this type of treatment has been used in hospitals and sports medicine for more than 50 years! In addition,because the platelet rich plasma is drawn from your own body, before being reinjected back into the treatment area, this is a treatment process that uses no chemicals or acids, and instead is completely natural.
- Long lasting results- the results from a PRP treatment can take between three to four weeks to appear, as the body builds the collagen and elastin it needs. Despite the long wait time for results, once they are noticeable, they are incredibly long lasting. In fact, after the initial treatment, you can expect to see the results for between 12 to 18 months!
- Reducing the signs of ageing- fine lines and wrinkles are the most common and noticeable sign of ageing that naturally occur when the body reduces the production of collagen and elastin. As a result, a professional PRP treatment can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by triggering the production of collagen and elastin cells, in specific areas. This can leave you with younger looking skin.
Professional PRP treatment from Aesthetic Julie Edwards
Here at Aesthetic Julie Edwards we are the leading aesthetic practitioners across Lytham St Annes and we provide a wide range of effective aesthetic procedures, including PRP treatment. As qualified and trained professionals we can help you achieve stunning, natural looking results. Why not get in touch to find out more?