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How does PRP (vampire facelift) work ?
PRP is one of the newer techniques to slow down the aging process of skin: a treatment with PRP makes the skin tighter again and gives us back that natural youthful look.
PRP is the abbreviation of Platelet Rich Plasma: blood with a high concentration of platelets. These platelets contain numerous growth factors that stimulate the production of collagen in the skin and promote the recovery of the skin. When this treatment is applied to the face it is also called Vampire Facelift. PRP can also be applied to hair treatments.
What is PRP used for?
There are several indications where treatment with PRP gives nice results:
3 sessions with an interval of 4-6 weeks
- Skin improvement of the face and neck
- Skin improvement of the lower eyelid/tarrow gutter
- Soften scars (e.g. acne, postoperative scar,...).
Stimulation of hair follicles
- Stimulation of hair follicles, which can lead to hair recovery in case of initial baldness, hair loss or after a hair transplant to maximize the result: 4 sessions with an interval of 4-6 weeks
- Stimulation of hair follicles in combination with hair transplantation: 1 session 4 weeks before the transplantation and then 2 sessions after the transplantation
Shortly before treatment, the patient should not take blood thinners or anti-inflammatory drugs. The time to stop the blood thinners should be discussed beforehand.
During the treatment:
In a treatment with PRP, only your own blood is used. A small amount of blood is taken, after which it is processed by a centrifuge to separate the blood into blood cells and plasma. This plasma is injected back into the skin. These PRP-injections give the skin a boost, as it were: the skin gets better blood flow, gets more resilience and fine lines and wrinkles fade.
- After the injection, a pressure bandage is applied, which may only be removed after 24 hours.
The side effects of PRP are minor if performed by an experienced physician.
- Because it is a proprietary treatment, no allergic reaction can occur.
- Haematoma due to puncturing of small blood vessels
- Temporary or permanent nerve pain. Puncturing a nerve can cause numbness.
How long will the results last?
The effect of the treatment lasts up to 12 months in a full cycle consisting of 3 treatments.
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