Vampire Facial: Innovative Treatment Uses Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to Prevent Aging
It seems everyone today is looking for ways to turn back the clock on aging, but not everyone wants to “go under the knife” to look younger. A safe, effective option has been dubbed the “Vampire Facial,” which uses the power of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) derived from the your own blood to rejuvenate tired, aging skin.
This procedure has garnered ample attention in the media, especially after Kim Kardashian posted a video of herself undergoing the technique. Despite the hype and the trendy name, the use of PRP to stimulate collagen production is grounded in solid medical research. Although innovative, this type of therapy is not new. PRP was initially developed in the 1970s and was first used during a heart operation in 1987. PRP is also commonly used in sports medicine throughout Europe, and has gained popularity as a cosmetic treatment in the US during the last decade.
According to Los Angeles OB/GYN Dr. David Ghozland, this innovative therapy is ideal for anyone who wants to look younger without the expense and downtime of plastic surgery. The Vampire Facial uses your own blood to prepare a PRP product that is then applied topically to your skin. The collagen-rich treatment is non-invasive, using tiny injections similar to those used in Botox and dermal fillers. The simple, 30-minute procedure treats many symptoms of aging skin, including:
- Crow’s feet
- Dark circles around the eyes
- Fine lines around the mouth
- Poor skin texture
- Sun damage
- Acne scars
- Crepey skin in the eye, neck and décolletage areas
“Anyone who wants to look younger and feel more confident is a great candidate for a Vampire Facial using PRP therapy,” says Dr. Ghozland. “Most patients experience refreshed, natural-looking glow that takes years off their appearance.”
Another benefit of this state-of-the-art treatment is that it requires no downtime and has no side effects. Because the procedure uses a person’s own blood, there is no risk of allergic reaction. And, while results are not permanent, they can last as long as 18 months.
By harnessing the power of plasma and utilizing the body’s natural ability to heal itself, the Vampire Facial using PRP therapy is helping patients of all ages restore a youthful glow to their skin. Contact us today to learn more about how you can benefit from PRP therapy or to set up a consultation.