In Focus: Vampire Therapy / Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Posted October 11, 2010 in Uncategorized
All of the facial rejuvenation procedures we offer here at Rejuvalife Vitality Institute have one thing in common: they aim to stimulate collagen production. The reason for it is that collagen, a biological polymer consisting of amino acids, is the foundation of the structural integrity of our skin and tissue; a key structural component of connective tissue such as skin, bones, ligaments, etc. Believe it or not, what keeps you young, tight and firm is the presence of that protein in the inner layer of your skin!
From the moment you are born, you’re always producing and losing collagen as part of a dynamic process that your body can easily keep up with at first. However, in your twenties and your thirties, your system starts loosing speed and, confronted with various outside factors such as sun exposure, cigarette smoking, poor nutrition, stress, illness – and the normal aging process per se, the collagen starts to wear and tear.
And so, EVERYONE is challenged with the inability to keep up with the loss of collagen. Several cosmetic treatments are designed to keep up better with this imbalance, but no matter how many times you pep up collagen production, you’re always going to end up losing it. Hence, most injectables do not offer permanent results.
The idea of PRP, or Dracula Therapy, is to pull growth factors from your own blood to stimulate collagen production and, as a result, promote rejuvenation of the skin tissue. Growth factors are natural chemical substances in your blood which, in high concentration, can stimulate the fibroblasts to go into high gear collagen production. That’s the key to this treatment.
Through an extraction process, we’re able to concentrate the growth factors from your plasma and once that’s done, we can fill up a syringe with them – and then THAT’S what we inject into your face.
Collagen production is then stimulated starting in 2-3 weeks and then increasing over several months, naturally reducing or eliminating lines, folds & wrinkles, and improving structural support, thickness, appearance of the skin. The results will often last for up to a year!
The best candidate for this treatment is somebody who’s got mild or moderate volume loss or facial aging. It is very good for the smile lines and the under eye area.