PRP ‘vampire’ facial rejuvenation is a fast-growing celebrity facial trend, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) – or ‘vampire’ – facial rejuvenation involves using the body’s own blood plasma, once it’s been enriched with platelets. The concentration of platelets in the plasma triggers several growth factors, which stimulate the healing of soft tissue by producing collagen and keratin.
PRP is produced by taking blood from a client’s arm, which is processed to increase its platelet count, and applied with a derma roller, using tiny needles to inject the plasma into the face. Benefits of the PRP facial include an improvement in skin tone, texture and colour, which very little recovery time. Results are also longer-lasting than other types of treatment, taking around three weeks to emerge, and lasting for up to two years.