PRP Cosmetic (Vampire Facelift®)
Platelets are an important component of our blood, encouraging proper clotting and wound healing. Each tiny platelet also houses a number of growth factors. When isolated and added to damaged skin, our own blood platelets can smooth away lines and wrinkles, soften scars, refine rough skin, and even replace lost volume. This technique is called platelet-rich plasma therapy, or PRP, and because it uses the patient’s own blood platelets, it’s remarkably well tolerated — even for individuals who are sensitive to other injectables.
In keeping with our philosophy of moving forward and providing a leading-edge approach, we now offer hcPRP, which is highly concentrated platelet-rich plasma therapy. We use a patented form of hcPRP which injects platelets in a concentration of 23-90x. Other treatments use concentrations between 2 and 8x, making our version one of the most potent forms of platelet-rich plasma therapy available in greater Vancouver.
To learn more about how PRP can use you own platelets reveal an attractive, glowing complexion, request a consultation online or call Vancouver Laser & Skin Care Centre at 604-708-9891.
Benefits of hcPRP
- hcPRP is the HIGHLY CONCENTRATED version of PRP
- Absence of significant adverse consequences
- Safe -no risk of immune or disease transmission
How hcPRP therapy works
The theory behind PRP is that it may affect tissue healing via growth factors that are released after platelet degranulation. Because of this potential benefit we now inject hcPRP for the treatment of fine lines, wrinkles, folds and collagen loss. And although it can be injected in to the same areas as common cosmetic fillers, it cannot compensate for major volume loss.
What to Expect
Following a consultation to determine if you are a suitable candidate and if you choose to have the treatment, we will first take a few vials of your own blood. We then spin it in a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the other components. Then we inject the concentrated platelets in the area we wish to optimize in terms of benefits. In theory, the growth factors that the platelets secrete (not including human growth hormone) will spur tissue regeneration and the growth of collagen. The autologous nature (using your own blood) of PRP eliminates the risk of immune rejection or disease transmission.
Depending on the degree and extent of the wrinkles or folds, typically one to three treatment sessions are required. Injections are usually spaced 4 – 6 weeks apart.
There is minimal discomfort at the time of injection because we do numb the area being injected. The area may feel slighty swollen and tender. Minimal discomfort may persist for 2 -5 days. The regenerative repair process takes weeks to months.
There have been no reported complications with PRP therapy.
Feel free to call us for a consultation 604-708-9891 to determine whether or not you are a candidate. At the time of the consultation you will be given an estimate as to the cost of the actual treatments, depending on the number of injections that will be needed.
We are proud to be part of pioneering work being done around the world. We are hoping and expecting exciting data to be coming out soon.