You’ve probably heard of the Vampire Treatment, one of the most sought after skin treatments these days made famous by celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, but just what is it and how does it work?
Laserase Bolton launched the revolutionary Platelet Rich Plasma treatment (nicknamed the ‘Vampire Treatment’) late last year and we are already seeing great results for lots of happy customers.
This exciting non-surgical procedure uses the regenerative powers of a patient’s own blood plasma to reduce lines and wrinkles, leaving the skin younger, healthier and fresher looking.
Before becoming popular as an anti-ageing treatment the Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment was originally used medically in the treatment of various injuries, and well-known sports stars like golfer Tiger Woods have received the treatment for problems ranging from sprained knees to chronic tendon injuries.
The treatment involves taking a small amount of blood from a person’s arm, in the same way as taking blood for a standard blood test. The blood is then spun in a centrifuge machine at high speed until the red and white blood cells have separated – a process that produces a plasma rich with platelets (very small cells which stimulate the growth of more cells).
This platelet rich plasma is then reinjected into the patient’s face, neck and décolletage. When they are injected into the skin, the platelets release growth factors – proteins which trigger the surrounding cells to proliferate. This in turn stimulates the repair of the cells and increases the volume and rejuvenation of the skin.
One of the main benefits of this treatment over other skin rejuvenation treatments is that it is non-invasive and involves no foreign bodies. Because the material being injected back in to the patient is part of their own blood, there is very little chance of rejection.