Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

New to Vanishings! Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is an exciting new treatment using the power of your own blood to regenerate your skin and hair! Sometimes referred to as the “Vampire Facial” here is what PRP can do for you:

  • Reduce signs of aging
  • Improve skin tone
  • Treat scars and stretch marks
  • Repair sun damaged skin
  • Stimulate collagen to smooth fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improve skin texture
  • Stimulate hair growth and retention.

How does it work?

Platelets in the blood contain growth factor proteins that stimulate collagen production. After PRP is applied, your body is triggered to rapidly manufacture more new cells to replace the aging ones.

Where does the PRP come from?

PRP therapy starts with a sample of your own blood being taken and then spun in a centrifuge to separate the red and white blood cells from the plasma in a sterile vial. After separation, the platelet-rich material is extracted and prepared for application.

How is it applied?

PRP is applied during a micro-needling process. The fine microchannels created encourage your skin to quickly absorb the plasma!

For hair treatment, it is injected into the thinning area to the depth of the hair follicle (approximately 5mm) and at sites about half an inch apart.

What happens after?

It typically takes 24-48 hours for the skin to recover from the effects of the micro-needling. Immediately post-treatment it is important to avoid things like make-up and abrasive serums such as retinol. After a day or two, make-up can be worn if any redness is still apparent.

For hair treatments, there is no downtime other than avoiding immediate application of dyes or harsh chemicals.

When will I see results?

For best results, we recommend three skin treatments spaced about six weeks apart. As collagen production is stimulated, the rejuvenating effects will become visible.

With hair treatments you should start to see hair growth and increasing thickness in a couple weeks! A series of 2-6 treatments may be required to obtain your desired outcome.

For more information, or to book an appointment, please contact Vanishings today!