What is a Vampire Facial or PRP treatment?

Dr. Barbara Sturm, a German aesthetics doctor, is known as the inventor of the “Vampire Facial” that celebrities like Kim Kardashian are so fond of.  The term was coined and trademarked by Dr. Charles Runels, a plastic surgeon. The idea of using your own blood is to stimulate a response that tricks skin into thinking that it has been damaged and helps tissue regeneration leading to increased collagen production in facial skin. A vampire facial is basically a nonsurgical PRP procedure done on the face. It is not a facial but a medical procedure, as opposed to a cosmetic one.

At our clinic we use a micro needling device to administer the PRP on the entire face, and neck area if requested.  The micro needling device creates tiny holes to allow diffusion of the platelets into the skin.  If a more youthful look is your desire, and you prefer a non-surgical procedure, then the PRP skin rejuvenation procedure is ideal. The procedure will allow facial rejuvenation to happen with increased collagen production and improved elasticity of the facial skin.  The procedure is safe, has little down time, and virtually no pain.

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Treatment length: 30-60 minutes

Price: $497 for a face or hair treatment Package of 3 - $397x3 = $1190 (SAVE $300 OFF!) monthly injections for three consecutive months.

3 to 4 treatments at 4-week intervals are recommended for best results. Results typically last a minimum of nine to 18 months. After these treatments are complete, some patients may require maintenance therapy once or twice a year depending upon the severity of hair loss.

Is the PRP Procedure painful?

Our patients were pleasantly surprised that the treatment was not painful. The initial blood work may be unpleasant to some, but there is little discomfort when the PRP treatment is applied topically using a micro needling device.  There is no down time post treatment, and patients can return to their regular scheduled day afterwards.  The whole procedure takes approximately 45 minutes from bloodwork, centrifugation, to micro needling.

PRP (Skin) works to:

  • Improve dull skin tone
  • Improve skin texture
  • Increase collagen production
  • Reduce wrinkles
  • Enhance skin elasticity, tone, and thickness 

During a PRP treatment the platelets and growth factors in your blood are centrifuged using a centrifuge machine, separating the red blood cells from the platelets.  Using a micro needling device, the platelet portion of the blood us extracted and applied into your skin using a micro needling device.  This releases growth factors that stimulate and increase the number of reparative cells your body produces.

According to Dr. Kristina Goldenberg, of Goldenberg Dermatology in NYC, “Micro needling stimulates collagen production and breaks up acne scarring.  It also helps the epidermis to refresh and recycle itself, promoting shedding and stimulation of new, healthier keratinocytes to grow.

PRP Hair

PRP, which stands for Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, is an effective, natural option for treating thinning hair. Thinning hair is a prevalent concern and frequent source of embarrassment amongst both men and women in the Greater Toronto Area; in fact, it is estimated that approximately 70% of men and 50% of women will struggle with hair loss at some point in their lives. Today, people are seeking natural, safe and effective hair loss solutions. 

Source: Healthline

Who is suitable for PRP for Alopecia?

Both men and women suffering from androgenic alopecia can be good candidates for PRP.  It is a very safe procedure and effective therapy for hair loss.  However, if you have underlying health issues, such as lupus or thyroid disease, then PRP is not recommended.  Patients taking blood thinners should also avoid PRP.

PRP for hair loss is a simple, cost-effective treatment option for both men and women suffering from androgenic alopecia.  If you are experiencing thinning hair, now is the time to act to help restore your hair and gain your confidence back.

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