A procedure that has been used successfully for years to heal sports injuries is now becoming the treatment of choice to improve the appearance of wrinkles, scars, sun damage and even dark circles under their eyes.
The treatment, Platelet-Rich Plasma, popularly known as the Vampire Facelift or Vampire Facial, thanks to the Hollywood celebrity, Kim Kardashian, is gaining in popularity for the same reasons athletes chose it: because of its organic nature and because it works. It uses plasma taken from the patient’s own blood instead of chemicals injected into the body. The possibility of side effects is practically nonexistent because the body is unlikely to reject its own blood.
The growth factors in Platelet Rich Plasma stimulate the skin’s stem cells to produce more collagen, grow new cells and literally rejuvenate the skin. The new cell growth in the skin generated by the PRP takes weeks to months, which is why the skin looks so much better after more time passes. Its effects last as long as 18 months to two years.