Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment, also known as “Dracula or vampire” treatment is an effective minimally-invasive treatment to rejuvenate the skin especially here in Dubai where the scorching summer heat can greatly damage our skin.
Platelet-rich plasma treatment starts off by collecting your blood from a vein, usually in the arm. The collected blood will then be placed in a centrifuge and will be spin to separate the plasma from the other components of the blood (red blood cells). This plasma is a yellowish fluid that is rich in growth factors and platelets which helps in collagen production. The plasma is then applied to the skin through small tiny punctures made by dermapen.
IS IT PAINFUL
The treatment is well tolerated since a numbing cream will be applied half an hour before the procedure. There might be some sensitive spots (sensitive, nose, lips) where you might feel discomfort.
AFTER THE PROCEDURE
The most usual side effects after the treatment will be redness, tiny bruising and burning sensation which will all gradually lessen in 24 hours.
Washing of the face can be done after 12 hours. During the healing period, moisturizers can help with the dryness and tightness on the face. A sunblock is mandatory after the treatment to prevent any darkening of the skin. It is best to avoid direct sunlight for a month.
It is recommended to have two to three PRP facial treatment annually to maintain the results.
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PRP facial treatment is available in our Dubai Healthcare City clinic, London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery Gulf. If you require more information or would like to book an appointment, please contact us at +971 4 375 2393 / +971 4 375 9764 or email us at gulf@LCAS.com.
Drs. Maurizio and Roberto Viel have over 25 years of experience in the field of cosmetic surgery industry and are known for their expertise in cosmetic treatments and aesthetic surgeries.