PRP or platelet rich plasma (Vampire facelift)
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What Is It About?
Platelet rich plasma injection, is a procedure that harnesses your body’s own healing and regeneration processes. It has been used in orthopedic surgery, dentistry and reconstructive surgery and now its benefits are being applied for cosmetic surgery and even hair loss. The aim is to rejuvenate your complexion using the growth factors naturally present in your own blood. No synthetic products are used in this procedure. Collagen production is stimulated and new skin cells are produced. On the scalp, the hair follicles are activated and this promotes hair growth.
Better known as the “Vampire facelift”, plasma injections are getting more popular as witnessed on social media. Several movie stars are promoting this therapy and our team at Medicspa is proud to offer it as well. The procedure is performed by a certified nurse under Dr. Berbari’s supervision.
How does it work?
The procedure begins with a blood sample from your arm. We use a system of integrated syringes, (one inside the other) to prevent contamination. Sterile techniques are used and the blood sample is centrifuged (spinned) to let the plasma separate from the rest of the cells. Using very tiny needles, the nurse will then inject the platelet rich plasma that floats on the top of the blood sample, into your facial skin or your scalp depending on your needs.
Skin is numbed prior to the injections and for those who are more sensitive we offer inhalation of a laughing gaz (Nitrous oxide/Pronox) that is fast and short acting. This way you will have a pleasant experience.
We recommend 3 sessions, 4-6 weeks apart and we suggest to repeat it yearly for better results depending on your age, your skin texture or your hair loss.
As for all procedure using needles we suggest to avoid any blood thinner to avoid bruising. No alcohol, no anti inflammatory medication, no garlic and no ginger intake 5 days prior and 5 days after the PRP treatment.
Recovery is quick. 24h downtime is expected in case of redness or bruising. We also recommend to stop strenuous exercice for 3 days after the treatment.
To learn more about the procedure or to schedule a consultation, do not hesitate to contact Dr Berbari ‘s Medicspa to book a personalised assessment.