Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a revolutionary cosmetic treatment that can significantly improve the health and appearance of your skin. The skin care experts at Loucas Dermatology in New York City use PRP in the highly specialized Vampire Facial® and Vampire Facelift® at their office on Manhattan’s Upper East Side to rejuvenate your skin. Call today or book an appointment online to learn more about this innovative treatment.
PRP is a blood product that contains a concentrated amount of proteins and growth factors that when applied to your skin, stimulates the growth of new cells and healing properties.
The team at Loucas Dermatology create PRP at the office using a sample of blood drawn from your arm. It’s then placed in a centrifuge to separate the plasma from the other components in your blood to be used for cosmetic treatments, including the Vampire Facial or Vampire Facelift.
The high concentration of growth factors in PRP promotes your body’s natural healing power and stimulates the production of collagen, which is the protein that makes your skin more resilient and youthful.
The team at Loucas Dermatology use PRP to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles and lessen the appearance of scars. PRP may also be used to promote hair growth.
The Vampire Facial is a special minimally invasive cosmetic treatment offered at Loucas Dermatology that uses PRP to stimulate your body’s natural healing power.
The skin experts at Loucas Dermatology begin your facial by first cleansing your face. Then a topical numbing agent is used to improve comfort before your doctor starts the microneedling, which is a special tool that contains tiny needles that poke holes in the top layers of your skin to stimulate healing.
After the microneedling, your doctor applies the PRP to your skin to start the rejuvenation.
It takes up to three months for you to see the full effects from the Vampire Facial, but results last for at least a year.
The Vampire Facelift is a little more invasive than the Vampire Facial, but the results can be astounding. Like the facial, the team begins by first prepping your skin and applying a topical anesthetic to reduce discomfort.
Once your skin is ready, your doctor injects PRP into specific areas of your skin to promote healing and rejuvenation under your skin.
The PRP injections prompt the production of new collagen, blood vessels, and other supportive skin tissue. It takes up to three months for you the see the full effects, but the results can last a year or longer.
If you’d like to learn more about the powers and benefits or PRP, call Loucas Dermatology or book an appointment online today.