Vampire Procedures

How Does It Work?

Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) is an amazing technology used in the field of sports medicine since the late 1980s and is now recently being used in the field of cosmetic medicine. This procedure allows us take your own blood, extract powerful platelets and infuse them back into your skin. The platelets release eight growth factors that have been shown to accelerate the healing process by enhancing the proliferation of stem cells, increasing the production of collagen, and stimulating blood flow.

New collagen formation in the dermis lifts the face back to a more youthful shape and because the growth factors are working to build a new dermis, the epidermis (the outer most layers of your skin) appears smoother.

Indications

PRP therapy has been used for the following indications:

Skin discoloration
Crows' feet
Lip lines
Forehead lines
Frown lines
Loose skin on neck
Hair regrowth

Treatment

Before
To better understand your overall health, we will evaluate your medical history prior to the procedure. All issues and concerns will be discussed at this time as well as discussing treatment goals and finalizing a customized treatment plan tailored to your needs.

The areas that will be treated may be marked and digital photographs are taken in order to determine the amount of improvement after the procedure.

The PRP is collected during the beginning of the appointment:

Trained Arizona Skin Institute staff will draw your blood
Blood is placed into a special centrifuge and is spun at a very rapid rate to separate the platelets from the other components of the blood
The separated platelets are combined back with the plasma and reactivate when place back in your skin
Procedure
Your doctor may numb the area with an anesthetic cream. Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Your doctor will administer a either administer injections of the PRP directly into the skin or use a microneedling pen to drive the PRP directly into the skin using the microchannels created by the procedure.

Approximately 30-60 minutes for the entire treatment.
Recovery
No downtime is needed – you’re ready to get on with your day!

Your physician will give you specific aftercare instructions. Side effects associated with the injection include localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising.

Normally treatments are done in a series of three and next treatment is scheduled within the next 4-6 weeks.

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