COSMETIC INJECTABLES CENTER
S Soleiman MD
WHAT IT IS
Popularly known as the “vampire facial,” Platelet Rich
Plasma and Fibrin (PRP & PRF) are one of the most natural ways to induce collagen. They can be used as an injection, or in conjunction with microneedling.
The process involves retrieval of a small amount of the patient’s own blood, separation of the plasma (platelets cells and proteins) and either injection or topical application during or after microneedling.
No downtime unless bruising/swelling occurs which can last 2 weeks. Laser treatment is available to expedite healing of any bruises, and swelling can be treated with oral medication.
Mild redness and mild swelling for 24-48 hours.
COMFORT LEVEL OF PROCEDURE
With use of topical anesthetic cream, procedure can be comfortable.
AREAS OF TREATMENT
Photo of collagen fibers, stained by Masson's trichrome, collagen fibers
stained blue x40.
(A) Pre-treatment site (B) Saline injected site (C) Platelet-rich
plasma injected site.
WHAT IT DOES
HOW IT WORKS
A small amount of the patient’s blood is drawn into a sterile vial. The vial is then spun in a centrifuge machine, which separates the nutrient-rich plasma from the blood. This forms a custom serum using your body’s own PRP, filled with natural growth factors.
1-2 treatments a year (can do more). Space sessions 2-6 months apart
A series of 4 microneedling sessions with PRP or PRF.
Space sessions 2 to 6 weeks apart.
COMMON RISKS / SIDE EFFECTS
Safe on all skin types, even dark or sensitive skin. Possibility of an allergic reaction is almost ZERO because the plasma comes from the patient’s own body.
Temporary bruising or swelling
Mild redness and mild swelling for 24 to 48 hours. Chance of slight pinpoint bleeding and/or bruising.
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