PRP is produced from a person’s own blood. It is a concentration of one type of cell, known as platelets, which circulate through the blood and are critical for blood clotting and wound healing. Platelets and the liquid plasma portion of the blood contain many factors that are essential for the cell recruitment, multiplication and specialization that are required for healing. The actually blood cells in whole blood are responsible for the bruising and a lot of the inflammation and scarring from injury. By removing the red cells and concentrating the platelets, we can focus on collagen formation and healing without a lot of the unnecessary pain and scarring.
After a blood sample is obtained from a patient, the blood is put into a centrifuge, which uses centripetal force to separates the red blood cells. Plasma then respun to concentrate the platelets and draw off the platelet poor plasma. The platelets are then activated by a chemical messenger and used for the vampire facial or vampire facelift.
*Results and patient experience may vary.