Platelet-rich plasma (the so-called vampire facelift) is a preparation resulting from the treatment of the patient's own blood. Blood is collected using a special procedure kit, and then centrifuged and separated. Plasma is the main component of blood.
Centrifugation and separation make it possible to concentrate the plasma so as to obtain the highest possible concentration of platelets in it. Platelets contain over 60 active substances, natural growth factors, necessary for tissue repair, vascular remodeling and organ regeneration. Their biostimulating therapeutic effect has been used for years, among others in orthopedics, surgery and diabetology.
To sum up, due to its biocompatibility , plasma improves the process of tissue regeneration and the production of new blood vessels . It activates fibroblasts to produce new collagen and improves the work of stem cells.
Indications for the treatment with platelet-rich plasma
In aesthetic medicine, the so-called vampire facelift works when the patient:
Needs to eliminate the first signs of skin aging (wrinkles, folds, sunken skin, reduced skin density)
He observes skin fatigue, lack of tension, loss of radiance and laxity.
He suffers from male pattern baldness
What does the platelet-rich plasma treatment look like?
The treatment, like all medical procedures, is preceded by a thorough medical consultation. This allows you to verify the indications and possible contraindications to the procedure.
The therapy involves collecting the patient's blood (approx. 6-18 ml). The next step is to separate erythrocytes and leukocytes from the plasma containing platelets. It is performed in a centrifuge where the collected blood is placed in test tubes and centrifuged for about 5 minutes. The obtained platelet-rich plasma is the basic preparation on which the procedure is based.
Platelet-rich plasma can be applied point wise (like classic mesotherapy) or linearly (along wrinkles and folds). It can be applied to various parts of the body. For the maximum comfort of the patient, anesthesia is used, most often the treatment sites are covered with anesthetic cream. In some cases, dental anesthesia is used.
Time of the treatment with platelet-rich plasma
The procedure takes 30 to 60 minutes.
Recovery period after surgery
In rare cases , slight swelling, pain, itching, bruising or discoloration, and pain sensitivity may occur after the treatment with platelet-rich plasma . However, they appear very rarely and disappear within a few days. Immediately after the procedure, some patients experience local swellings that disappear up to 4 hours. Most often, patients can return to their daily activities the day after the surgery.
The duration of the effects after the treatment with platelet-rich plasma
The effects of treatments performed with platelet-rich plasma in a series of 3 repetitions last up to about 12 months. The presented description of the procedure is general and does not constitute medical information. The basis for the procedure is always an individual medical consultation in order to ensure maximum safety for the patient.