Platelets play an important role in clotting and in healing, stimulating the production of growth factors as well as collagen. PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is a concentrated form of plasma that contains a much higher number of platelets. During the procedure, a small amount of blood is drawn from the person and placed in a centrifuge which separates out the different parts of the blood. The platelets and the plasma, or the clear fluid, split from the red and white blood cells. The plasma now includes a larger than normal amount of platelets, referred to as platelet-rich plasma. This serum can help to improve skin texture, minimize fine lines, lessen the appearance of scars, and improve skin tone. The office can also isolate platelet poor plasma or PPP), to fill in wrinkles and other areas which have lost volume.
A vampire facial is a rejuvenation facial treatment using PRP injections. It is often suggested as a less invasive treatment to have instead of a full surgical facelift and is most effective on people with mild to moderate signs of aging. The vampire facial combines PRP with traditional dermal fillers like Juvederm® or Restylane® to combine the plumping benefits of the filler with the stimulation of collagen production and the body’s natural healing abilities of PRP injections. The whole process takes approximately 45 minutes.
For most people, a vampire facial or PRP injections result in a rejuvenated, smooth, and youthful appearance. Most patients see results immediately with full effects noticeable in w months. Individual results will vary because each patient’s concerns are addressed differently. If you are concerned about the signs of aging, make an appointment with Dr. Aronowitz to discuss PRP injections, vampire facials, or other treatments that can reduce wrinkles and fine lines.
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