Platelet-rich plasma therapy, or PRP therapy, is a skin rejuvenation technique that employs the use of the client’s own blood, which contains platelets that help to stimulate new tissue growth. PRP helps to accelerate the replacement of epidermal tissue. This tissue is formed in the lower dermal layers, but as it is created, the tissue eventually moves up to replace dead or damaged skin cells in the outermost layers.
How PRP Works
A small amount of blood is drawn and spun in a centrifuge so that concentrated amounts of platelets are combined with a small amount of plasma.
Benefits of PRP Therapy
When compared to other types of cosmetic skin treatment procedures, there are some main advantages of PRP therapy.
1) Naturally-Induced Rejuvenation
2) It is a simple outpatient procedure
3) Increased Collagen Production
4) Long-Lasting Results
5) No Risk of Contamination
Video of the Vampire Facial with explanation:
How many sessions are required?
For best results, 1-3 sessions (spaced one month apart) are recommended depending on the severity of symptoms.
Can Microneedling be used anywhere else besides the face?
Yes! PRP can be used in conjunction with the MDPen to help with stretch marks or acne on the body.
Does it hurt?
Dr. Edwards uses numbing cream to maximize comfort during the procedures so pressure may be felt but discomfort should not.
Does it work?
An overwhelming majority of patients report improvement. However, depending on the cause of your symptoms, your condition may not improve until the underlying cause is addressed.
Who should not have PRP therapy?
Patients with recent anemia, on blood thinners, active infections in the area to be treated, or diseases with platelet deficiencies should not have PRP therapy.
How can I book an appointment?
If you would like an appointment during regular business hours, select Zara Medical Aesthetics as the location of your appointment. If you are interested in an appointment on a select Saturday, Sunday, or Monday, select Aesthetics Only as the location.
Dr. Edwards is the only Physician certified to do the Vampire Facial in Comal County.