What is it?
Skin needling using platelet-rich plasma (PRP), is the latest trend to take Hollywood (and now South Africa!) by storm. Made famous by Hollywood TV celebrities, this treatment (also known as the Vampire Facial) entails a skin needling treatment using stem cells and growth factors derived from your own plasma, to rejuvenate your skin and stimulate maximal collagen production.
What does a treatment entail?
A topical anaesthetic is applied to the area to be treated and left on for 20-40 minutes. A small tube of blood is taken from your arm and put into a centrifuser which spins it down, separating the red blood cells from your plasma. This plasma is rich in stem cells and platelet-derived growth factors which help to stimulate maximal collagen production. We use your plasma as a treatment serum, using a Dermapen® to “needle” it into your skin.
The needling process causes minute and controlled micro-injuries to your skin and creates thousands of entry ports for deep penetration of your plasma. Both the micro-injuries and the stem cells and growth factors in your plasma stimulate a healing cascade in your skin that creates collagen and results in healthier, tighter skin with fewer fine lines and wrinkles.