PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) for Skin Rejuvenation
Published on: July 3, 2019
From Kim Kardashian to Rupert Everett, it seems like everyone who’s anyone these days is getting the PRP skin treatment. But what even is it? You might have heard it by its more commonly used – and kind of creepy – name, the ‘Vampire Facial’, and you’ve probably seen the pictures of these celebs’ bloodied faces post-treatment, but a lot of people aren’t actually sure what’s going on and why these stars are getting it done. So, we thought we’d let you in on the secret and clear up exactly what it’s all about.
What Is PRP?
PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma, and it’s a treatment that works wonders for rejuvenating skin. It has a whole heap of benefits (don’t worry, we’ll get into those later) and has become super popular because of it. It may look gruesome, but trust us, it’s not as bad as the pictures make it seem!
Essentially, the treatment involves taking your own blood and re-injecting it into your skin, but it is a little more complicated and science-y than that. First, our trained clinicians extract a small amount of your blood, before we treat it to remove the platelet-rich plasma. This is basically the part of the blood that’s going to do all the good work you want it to and rejuvenate your skin. We’ll then select the areas of your face to inject it into it, and voila! You’ll be reaping the benefits of your own healthy cells.
Why Is It So Popular?
PRP treatments are incredible for leaving the skin of your face looking younger, brighter, and just generally much healthier! The platelet rich plasma helps to boost your collagen production, which is the key to keeping your skin looking healthy and preventing – or even reversing – the ageing process. Look no further than the before and after pictures of people who’ve had it done to see how well it works!
Here are just some of the benefits you can expect to see after a vampire facial:
- Scar reduction
- Reducing the appearance of sun damage
- Minimising fine lines
- Shrinking pores
- Improving elasticity
All of these benefits after a treatment that takes only 45-60 minutes? It’s a yes from us! Add in the fact that apart from a little bruising or redness you might experience, there are literally no side-effects and you’ve pretty much got the perfect treatment to keep your skin looking beautiful.
If you want to change your skin and create a face that’s youthful and clear, you can get in touch with us for more information on PRP for skin rejuvenation, or book in for a consultation.
It’s important you find a team of trained clinicians to carry out the vampire facial to make sure you reap all the benefits, and that’s exactly why we’re here! Trusted and with a great reputation, you can’t go wrong with The London Cosmetic Clinic.