PLATELET-RICH GROWTH FACTORS
Using the body’s regenerative growth & healing abilities by extracting platelet-rich growth factors from the patients’ blood and reinjecting it into areas to treat effectively treat aging skin or medical conditions.
PRGF SKIN INJECTIONS & REGENERATION THERAPY
Our bodies have a natural ability to heal itself and in recent years doctors and scientists have discovered how we can harness and amplify those abilities through the effective application of Platelet-rich growth factors (PRGF) treatments. During a PRGF treatment the patients’ own blood is used and placed through an advanced centrifuge to separate and concentrate the platelets, which are then re-injected into the body to release its growth factors and stimulate cell repair in the treated areas.
Not only has this proven to be an effective way for healing injured joints, tendons, ligaments and muscles, but it gained huge popularity when Hollywood stars started using its regenerative and growth action for targeting the visible signs of aging. PRGF skin therapy is found to have much greater efficacy in rejuvenating the skin, eliminating wrinkles, and reducing irregularities from acne marks when compared with conventional therapies.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
As we grow older, collagen production slows down. Our skin gradually becomes thinner, it loses its underlying fat and with it loses volume, causing it to sag.
The skin around the eyes are thin and has fewer oil glands, making them more prone to dryness and the formation of wrinkles. Also known as ‘crow’s feet’, these are usually the first showing signs of aging.
Repetitive frowning due to squinting can cause the forming of lines on the forehead and between the brows, also known as number 11 lines. Not only do these make us appear older, but they also result in an angry and serious appearance.
Smoking exposes the skin to toxins and breaks down existing collagen. This leads to the loss of the skin’s elasticity and consequent fine lines, wrinkles and sagging. Smoker’s lines are generally around the lips and eye area.
A distinct wrinkle line starts to form from the bottom of the nose to the corners of the mouth as we grow older. Caused by sun damage, smoking, and general aging, the severity of these lines can vary from one patient to another.
Décolleté includes the area under the chin and as we age the supporting muscles under the chest weakens, causing weaker and thinner skin and a resulting drooping effect with vertical lines on the area above the chest.
Enlarged pores are due to the excessive production of sebum, which leads to oily skin. Even though this is a natural phenomenon, it can cause acne that could negatively impact affect teens, young adults and in some cases people in their middle age.
Scars are a natural part of a healthy, natural, healing body and can have a variety of causes including injury and acne. Scarring will depend on the severity of the injury and with a variety of treatments it’s best to get treatment at an early stage.
As we age, we lose the fullness of our skin and the skin below the mid face, closer to the nose and mouth, starts to sag and draw closer to the mouth. The result is forming lines form from the corners of the mouth towards the chin and unfortunately, it cannot be treated by creams and make-up.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Platelets, together with red and white blood cells are present in our blood. They normally help with blood clotting and are key in activating the body’s natural healing process.
They are extracted with the help of centrifuge, an advanced machine that spins the blood to separate the plasma and concentrate it.
A vampire facial is almost the same, but it has the addition of a micro-needling technique to ensure deep absorption and spreading of the plasma in and around the skin. First the plasma gets injected at various levels before the doctor will use a Dermapen and the remainder of the plasma across the face.
This treatment is safe and there’s absolutely no risk to allergies since the patient’s own blood is being used and reinjected.
The chosen procedure will have a set of associated risks and it is important to ensure you understand these before proceeding with surgery. Some of these potential risks could include bleeding, infection, pain or numbness.
This depends on the area being treated and the conditions targeted. For facial regeneration the patient might require anything from 2 – 8 treatments in windows of 3-6 weeks. For medical concerns the doctor would give you more specific guidance around your specific medical condition.
Most people’s faces are flushed and red immediately after treatment due to the increased blood circulation. In some instances there might be a little bit of bruising, sensitivity, swelling and mild peeling once the healing process starts.