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Vampire Facial (PRP Therapy)

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, also known as the ‘Vampire Facelift’ or 'Vampire Facial' is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure which makes use of the patient’s own blood mixed with a product to promote collagen growth underneath the skin. This facial has rapidly grown in popularity, due to its fantastic results and speed; it’s even been used by some of the Kardashians. Find out more about what’s involved in a vampire facial below, and learn why our patients love this innovative treatment so much.

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Vampire Facial

What Is PRP/Vampire Therapy?

Skin that looks grey, saggy and tired can be incredibly ageing. PRP Therapy is a revolutionary treatment where your blood is injected back into your face and body to repair it and restore it back to its former glory. Unlike various other facials available on the market, the vampire facial uses no artificial materials, making them the perfect solution for surface skin concerns as well as subdermal tissue repair. This fantastic treatment allows you to target exactly where you want the skin to be rejuvenated, leaving you with an overall brighter, more plump and healthier overall complexion in the areas that you need it most.

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How Does PRP Therapy Work

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is the concentrated part of blood that contains platelets; the cells that bind together when they recognise damaged blood vessels within the skin. These platelets are then injected back into your skin, in areas that we’ve identified together that need rejuvenating, to bring back youthfulness and brightness to the skin. What’s more, not only does this assist in blood clotting, but also releases growth factors that attract stem cells to help your body repair itself.

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Who Is This Treatment Suitable For?

PRP is a versatile treatment that can help to treat a variety of concerns an individual may have with their skin. Some of the things the vampire facial can do are:

•Improve the texture of their skin
• Add volume to their skin
• Reduce fine lines
• Treat acne
• Help to reduce dryness
• Close open pore
• Reduce dark circles
• Help individuals who have suffered tissue damage
• Help an open wound or injury

Overall, the vampire facial helps to bring back skin's visible firmness, elasticity and brightness in as little as 24 hours.

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Who Is The Treatment Not Suitable For?

It is important to note that unfortunately, people who are suffering from skin diseases such as SLE, allergies, porphyria, cancer, severe metabolic and systemic disorders, abnormal platelet function, critical thrombocytopenia, haemodynamic instability, anticoagulation therapy and underlying sepsis cannot undergo Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy. If you are unsure whether or not you qualify for this treatment, we advise that you give the clinic a call, or arrange your consultation so that we can assess your individual circumstance, or provide an alternative treatment.

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Treating Hair Loss

For many people, their hair helps makes them feel more confident and youthful, and as this starts to thin, they can feel more conscious. Luckily, this is something that this innovative treatment can help with! As well as helping to reduce the signs of ageing within the skin, PRP therapy can also be used to treat hair loss. PRP can help to trigger natural hair growth by increasing blood supply to the hair follicle, and in turn, increases the thickness of the hair shaft.

During your consultation, we’ll sit down with you to assess your current situation, and what it is you want to achieve from this treatment. We can then identify the best areas to target, and come up with a treatment plan to help achieve your desired results. If you want to start your hair restoration journey, get in touch with us to arrange your initial consultation.

Benefits Of PRP

• No use of artificial materials
• Treatment takes less than 60 minutes
• Non-invasive
• Minimal downtime
• Results can be seen in under 24 hours
• Can treat a variety of factors, from acne to scarring, tissue damage and even hair loss
• PRP can increase dermal collagen levels, which is a protein naturally occurring in the body, providing structure to your skin, bones, muscles and tissues

What Happens During A Vampire Facial

Before the procedure, your skin will be cleaned and prepared just as it would be for a regular facial. We’ll then apply a local anaesthetic cream, to ensure that the procedure is as comfortable as possible for you. Then, a 15ml blood sample is taken and spun in a centrifuge to separate the portions of plasma and platelets. The PRP portions of your blood are then injected back into the skin.

The treatment generally takes around 30 minutes.

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PRP Side Effects & Risks

There are very few risks associated with PRP because the clinician will be using your own blood to do the procedure. However, occasionally some mild side effects can occur, including:

• Mild irritation • Swelling • Bruising • Itching • Discolouration

We’ll talk you through any associated side effects and risks during your initial consultation with us.

Vampire Facial Before & After

See some of the before and after images from our patients having had the vampire facial:

How Much Does The Vampire Facial Cost?

Our PRP therapy starts from £375, but the individual cost will be highly dependant on your individual circumstances and how many sessions you require to achieve your desired results.

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Why not start your journey to brighter and more youthful skin? Arrange your consultation with Zenith Cosmetics Clinics in Nottingham so we can discuss what you want to achieve, and put together a bespoke treatment plan based around your needs.

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Did you know that you can book your consultation in either of our cosmetic clinics in Nottingham or London? We’re dedicated to providing a high quality, personal and convenient service for each and every one of our patients, making it as easy as possible for you to gain access to our highly skilled practitioners. So why not get started on your journey today? Book in at our Nottingham or London clinic today, we can’t wait to see you soon.

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Frequently asked questions

How Long Does The Vampire Facial Take?

This treatment usually takes around 30 minutes to complete.

When Can I Return To Work?

You can return to work immediately after this treatment, however, due to some feelings of tenderness or swelling, you may want to return the following day.

How Much Downtime Do I Need?

No downtime is required for the vampire facial treatment.

Will PRP Therapy Hurt?

There is no need to worry about any associated pain with this treatment. We do our very best to make the treatment as comfortable as possible, using a numbing cream to reduce any pain. You may feel slight tenderness after, however pain and discomfort should be minimal.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

We advise a course of 3 PRP injections, however, this will be dependant on your individual circumstances and what you want to achieve.

Is The Vampire Facial Suitable For Pregnant Women?

Yes, it is if you are pregnant make sure you mention this during your consultation so we can ensure to make the treatment suitable for you.

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Page last reviewed: 20/01/2019

Next review due: 20/01/2021

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