About the Procedure
Platelet-Rich Plasma Facial (PRP), also known as a Vampire Facelift, was first popularized when Kim Kardashian had it done on TV in 2013. PRP is an autologous concentrated preparation of platelets and the associated growth factors in a small volume of plasma. Platelets are a natural source of growth factors in their natural and biologically-determined ratios.
The PRP facial begins with application of a topical numbing cream to decrease discomfort. Approximately 11cc of blood is drawn from the patient’s arm into the Eclipse PRP tube. The platelet rich plasma is then separated from the rest of the blood products with a centrifuge spinning at 3,500 rotations per minute.
Fifty percent of this clear gold liquid is injected directly into problem areas such as under the eyes, the nasolabial folds, and marionette lines. The remainder is applied to the face during a full face micro needling procedure. Our 12-needle micro
needle device is MD grade and penetrates up to 2mm into the skin, with the goal being pinpoint bleeding to achieve maximum collagen growth. The entire PRP procedure takes one hour. Patients typically look sunburned for 2 days afterward, and they can resume normal activities right away.