Vampire Facial

| July 14, 2014

Dracula has nothing on PRP

At SAI we call it Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) but the world-wide press have clambered onto the term Vampire Facial. Vampire facial sounds so aggressive when the treatment is not, and hence we decided to call it PRP Therapy. So we thought we would tell people why and how the treatment works, and of course how it got is name.

Why Vampire?
The Vampire facial took its name because your own blood is used in the treatment cycle. By using your own blood and tissue we greatly reduce the risk of infection, and because of a spinning process called centrifugal force we can also remove impurities. Once the components that make up blood have been separated through using centrifugal force, we can easily extract the Platelet Rich Plasma. Platelets are the “sticky glue” that stops bleeding when you hurt yourself. Their other job is to promote wound healing and cellular repair by attracting growth cells, so you can imagine the anti-ageing benefits if we inject this plasma into your treatment areas. We are effectively harnessing the natural healing power of your body.

Once re-injected, your body stimulates collagen and elastin production at the treatment site. This means that your results will continue to improve month after month, it also makes it the ideal treatment option for difficult to treat areas including:

  • Eyes
  • Neck
  • Hands
  • Décolletage

But it is also wonderful for full skin rejuvenation, and is a benefit to everyone suffering from:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Textural damage
  • Dull dry skin
  • Thinning hair

Is the Vampire Facial (PRP Therapy) safe?
Admittedly the downtime is a little longer using this technique, but long-term benefits make this additional downtime worth it for most patients. We eliminate any allergic reaction risks by using your own blood and apart from that there are no common safety risks. We will discuss everything during your consultation.

What else should I know?
The ideal treatment cycle includes three or four treatments separated by three to four weeks, and you should continue to see improved results for up to 6 months. After which we at SAI recommend possible maintenance treatments – if you are truly serious about skin rejuvenation.

Any questions? Please let us know here on the blog or contact our rooms on 011 883 3116.

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