Adjust Regenerative Medicine is excited to add Blood or Vampire Facials to our Anti-Aging care options.
Our new approach, the plasma-rich protein (PRP) facial, combines plasma and platelets from your blood with other rejuvenation techniques.
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"It triggers collagen production," explains plastic surgeon J. Vicente Poblete, MD. "Collagen is the 'latticework of the face,' so a PRP facial helps tighten, smooth and improve skin tone."
Here's what you need to know about PRP facials (sometimes called blood or 'vampire' facials).
Creating platelet-rich plasma
PRP facials are medical, rather than cosmetic procedures. Your medical team first takes a small sample of your blood.
Then they spin it in a centrifuge to extract protein-rich plasma. Next, they extract platelets. Finally, they concentrate the sample, creating what is called platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
While dermatologists recently started using PRP to stimulate collagen production, orthopaedic doctors have injected PRP to heal injured joints - typically ankles, knees and elbows - for many years.
It is the growth factors in PRP that help the body to heal.
What happens during treatment
The medical team first spreads plasma on your face and then uses microneedling across your cheeks and forehead to help your face absorb the proteins.
Microneedling is exactly what it sounds like - a procedure that creates a series of tiny, superficial punctures using sterile needles.
"Both PRP and microneedling stimulate collagen growth, and are more effective when done together," explains Dr. Poblete says. "We attack the problem in two layers: beneath the skin and on top of it."
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