We’ve all heard of the Vampire facial. But what actually is a vampire facial? How will it benefit your skin? And shhh…. don’t tell anybody, but there is a rumour that it also just got better. PRF Treatments
PRP face treatments are also known as Vampire Facials, made popular by Kim Kardashian. PRP treatments, AKA platelet-rich plasma treatments are wonderful for skin rejuvenation, most popularly on the face, to help reduce the signs of ageing but also on the body for anything from acne scar treatments to treatments for stretch marks. It can even be used for hair rejuvenation for those suffering hair loss or hair thinning.
Collagen supplements are touted as a wonderful skin treatment for overall skin glow. Most savvy beauty experts start their day with a drink laced with a collagen supplement. Think of PRP treatments in the same way. They stimulate our own collagen production, helping to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and to even to assist in evening out skin tone. We lose collagen as we age, so it makes sense.
PRP is a wonderful alternative to the more popular lunchtime treatments like botox and fillers or even to the more serious surgical options. And the great news is, PRP has now gotten even better, with the TGA approving PRF Treatments which are essentially the next generation PRP treatment.
Having PRP or PRF involves collecting a sample of your blood, which is then spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelets. Platelets are the cells that contain growth factors which stimulate the normal wound healing process. The platelet rich plasma is then injected back into the area to stimulate regeneration and collagen production.
PRF is a far superior process because it does not use an anticoagulant during the spinning of the blood. PRF is said to give even better and longer lasting results than PRP as it can release more growth factors over time.
PRP and PRF are favoured lunchtime treatments as you can resume your normal activities straight afterwards. At most, patients have only minor redness or bumps which usually disappear within 24hours. And best of all, your skin gets better in the weeks and months that follow. Most patients notice improved skin tone and texture in the days following the treatment, with these results getting better over time.
The first to offer PRF treatments in Australia is Hair Skin Science Clinic. Prices start at a very reasonable $350.