Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

The vampire facial, also known as the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) facial, includes drawing blood from your arm, separating the platelets, and then injecting them into your skin via microneedling.

What is a Vampire Facial?

Originally made popular thanks to socialite Kim Kardashian, the Vampire Facial, or Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) as it is more formally known, involves the withdrawal of an insignificant amount of blood from a client's arm and adding it to a centrifuge (a rapidly rotating container used to split liquids up). The centrifuge then spins for about 10 minutes to separate the plasma—the colourless fluid part of blood—from the red and white blood cells.

The concentrated plasma - which is the part of the blood strong in platelets and growth factors—is then injected into the face. It can also work together in conjunction with dermal fillers for a more enhanced effect in particularly problem areas, such as under the eye. The basic PRP treatment has been in use in the medical industry for well over 20 years to motivate wounds and burnt skin to heal quicker.

It also has additional uses in helping athletes recover from injury. In this type of Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy, orthobiologic therapies inject high concentrations of naturally occurring cell concentrates to a sports injury site to speed up the healing of muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, and other tissues. The therapy is intended to quicken recovery time and decrease injury-related inflammation and pain.

The A-lister popularised 'Vampire facelift®'—trademarked by Dr Charles Runels in 2010 during the Twilight Saga popularity—works on the same medical basis.

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy For The Face/Vampire Facials

When used cosmetically, a Vampire Facial or PRP Therapy for the face is a unique coalition of a microdermabrasion treatment closely followed by the application of the PRP (platelet-rich plasma).

As mentioned, the PRP is acquired centrifugally from the serum/liquid componanet of the blood, which contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors within the platelets. The PRP then stimulates collagen, new blood supply and vessels, and even hair follicles to deliver real results by giving the complexion a plumper, healthier glow.

At CoLaz, the injections are administered by a certified physician and use your own blood. Previous clients have seen significant improvements in large pores, acne scars, and fine lines as well as a rejuvenation to the overall consitution of the skin.

Platelet Rich Plasma Facial FAQs

How Long Do the Benefits of Vampire Facials Last?
So, how often do you need a Vampire Facial to maintain your skin's optimum results? The answer varies all depending on how closely you follow the treatment's aftercare instructions. If you take good particularly care of your skin after the therapy, then the effects will last much longer. When done correctly, the results of a Vampire Facial can last for 6-8 months. With the initial course of treatments completed, you’ll only need to have the one maintenance injection every so often to keep those effects going and keep your skin looking great.
Are There Any Health Risks Involved with Vampire Facials?
Dr Jani is the only certified practioner within the CoLaz franchise with the medical background and PRP Therapy certifications to practice Vampire Facials. Which is why the treatment is only on offer at our CoLaz Harrow branch. As the PRP Therapy involves sterile injections into your scalp and face using your own blood, you aren’t at risk of receiving any communicable diseases.
Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy For Hair Loss
PRP Therapy for hair loss is a similar cosmetic three-step medical treatment in which only the third step differs to the Vampire Facial. To encourage hair regeneration, a person's blood is drawn, seperated in the centrifuge, and the platelet-rich plasma is then drawn up into a syringe and injected into specific areas of the scalp that require increased hair growth. The PRP injections are intended to trigger natural hair growth and, more importantly, to maintain it by increasing the blood supply to the hair follicle as well as increasing the thickness of the originaly hair shaft. This approach is sometimes combined with other complementary hair loss procedures or medications to increase the probability of hair regeneration in the individual.
How Long Does Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy for Hair Loss Last?
It is generally considered that receiving Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy for hair loss treatments every 3-6 months on a long-term basis are optimal. A typical long-term course continues to stimulate the growth factors and stem cells that are associated with regrowth and preventing hair fallout.
How Much Does a Vampire Facial Cost?
At CoLaz, we advise anyone interested in PRP Therapy to schedule at least three treatments at least 4–6 weeks apart for maximum results. Maintenance treatments are then required only required every 6 months or so. This timeframe will be unique to every individual and we tailor a treatment schedule to fit your personal results accordingly. Prices typically range from £999 for the initial course of three treatments over a year, with one injection at £399 (this is comprised of enough PRP for a full face treatment).The price range is for Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy for hair loss is £499 per treatment or a course of 3 treatments is £1199. Package details for Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy with Anti-Wrinkle Injections and/or Dermal Fillers are available on request.

Platelet Rich Plasma Facial Treatment Cost

Treatment Areas
Price Per Treatment
Price for 3 Treatment
From £399
From £999
Hair loss
From £499
From £1199

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