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Today we’re talking vampire treatments. This bonus episode is brought to you by Elase Spas, and I’m so glad to have you here!
Have you heard of a vampire facial? Years ago, Kim Kardashian put it on the map, making it one of the most popular new treatments in the esthetics industry. You may have heard them referred to as a vampire facial, vampire treatment, or PRP treatment. Whatever you’ve heard it called, it’s all the same, and it’s a fantastic way to treat the skin.
What Is PRP?
Now let me tell you what PRP is. PRP is platelet-rich plasma. We all have it in our own blood. In order to get the PRP, you have to do a blood draw. The facility will have the equipment to spin the blood in a centrifuge. The better the quality of centrifuge for spinning, the better the quality of PRP once spun, giving you the best treatment with the highest outcome. So make sure you do your research on where you go for PRP treatments.
Is PRP Safe?
PRP is a very safe treatment. Medical fields started using PRPs as early as the 1950s. It is most commonly used in the orthopedic industry for injury and tissue repair. It has also been used in dental, dermatology, and many other fields.
After the blood draw and the spin is complete, you can see the red blood cells on the bottom and the beautiful liquid gold that we refer to as the PRP on the top. That liquid gold is where the magic is at. There are a number of things you can do with the PRP for cosmetic purposes.
How Is a PRP Treatment Performed?
Today we’re talking about topically applying the PRP or injecting it. To topically apply the PRP, you will need a needling device. You could use a micropen, a dermapen, a microneedling device — any of these will make a small microchannel in the skin, allowing that PRP to penetrate into those small microchannels, revitalizing the skin.
This specific treatment is ideal for patients that have acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, or pigmentation concerns. Whatever your concern is, it’s going to revamp your skin and give it a nice, healthy glow.
Anyone is a candidate for this treatment. Anyone that does it will see an improvement in the skin’s texture, tone, and complexion. When injecting the PRP, you want to put it into areas of the face that are experiencing volume loss or thinning of the skin. Over the course of the next few months, you will see the collagen naturally restoring and the healthy plumpness come back to your skin. A series of treatments injecting PRP will give you the best results.
Doing maintenance of this every few years will keep your skin naturally youthful. Stay tuned in the next few weeks. I’m going to talk about another popular and amazing treatment you can do with PRP. This one needs its own segment — believe me, all you women out there are going to want to hear about it.
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