You may not have heard of the cosmetic treatment, PRP but you most definitely have heard the term Vampire Facial. Back in 2013, one of the most famous reality stars, Kim Kardashian, brought attention to this cosmetic treatment and within 5 years it skyrocketed in popularity.
The History Of PRP
PRP (short for Platelet-Rich Plasma) is a method that actually has been around since the 70s, but it wasn’t until the 90s that it started being used as a skin rejuvenation treatment. It was originally developed and was first used during open-heart surgery and then expanded. From being used in regenerative medicine to maxillofacial surgery (oral surgery), PRP has clearly evolved over time and has made its way to becoming one of the most popular advanced treatments in the medical aesthetics world.
What is PRP treatment?
The treatment begins painlessly by drawing your own blood (often taken from your arm) and is spun in a centrifuge for about 5 minutes. This lab device will spin the blood at a high speed to separate the whole blood components and isolate the most valuable part for use, platelet-rich plasma (PRP). These platelets contain healing growth factors that can help stimulate cell reproduction and tissue regeneration and increase collagen levels in your skin.
Benefits of PRP
As intimidating as the procedure may sound, it’s actually not as scary or as invasive as it seems. Whether you’re a first-time patient looking for an anti-aging preventative option that is more natural (well after all, you are using your own blood) or you are looking to integrate PRP with other skin rejuvenation treatments, PRP can help. Here are some of PRP’s amazing benefits and advantages:
• It is safe, natural and effective
• Non-surgical so you can expect minimal downtime
• Can be used anywhere on the body
• Great for all skin types and ages
• Uses your own blood so your body will not reject it
When PRP is reintroduced into your skin, it can assist with the following skin concerns:
• Acne scarring
• Fine lines and wrinkles
• Promotes new skin cell growth
• Facilitates tissue repair
• Stimulate collagen production
• Replenishes facial volume loss
• Undereye dark circles and tear troughs
• Brightens the complexion
Here at GMA, we offer different types of PRP treatments: GMA Bloody Facial, PRP Glass Skin Booster, and Hair Loss Therapy.
While PRP can be injected directly into your areas of concern, it can also be integrated with other advanced treatments to treat more skin concerns with a higher success rate and to deliver synergistic results.
Different types of PRP treatments:
Starting with our GMA Bloody Facial, this treatment is the ultimate anti-aging treatment that combines microneedling, PRP, and a customized cocktail of vitamins, peptides, growth factors, and other active ingredients to promote more collagen production and cellular regrowth. The ultimate benefit is youthful, flawless skin without surgical downtime.
Another highly sought-after treatment is our PRP Glass Skin Booster. Glass Skin Booster is an innovative skin injectable treatment that involves the precise delivery of hyaluronic acid, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, Botox, and other anti-aging ingredients into the mesodermal layer under the skin to promote beautiful “glass skin”. That is, when the skin is so healthy and hydrated, it can’t help but look dewy, delicate, and poreless. When PRP is added to the Glass Skin cocktail, you can expect to achieve more long-lasting and visible skin rejuvenation results.
Before & After PRP Bloody Facial at GMA Clinic
While it works great on the face, PRP can also be injected into our scalp as a Hair Loss Therapy treatment. Numerous scientific studies have discovered new PRP benefits for hair thickening and regrowth. With PRP, your growth factors and stem cells work together to reverse the miniaturization of the hair follicle and jumpstart dormant hair back into the growth stage.
As always, GMA’s treatments are customized at its finest based on the skin concerns and needs of the individual patient. We always assess and ask the patient before each treatment, what and where the skin concerns are and we target accordingly.