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PRPT Explained: What Is The Vampire Facelift?

If you’ve been researching the idea of a facelift, or like the idea of Botox or dermal fillers but can’t stand the idea of going under the knife or having substances injected into your crow’s feet, the answer might just be pumping through your veins.

Women are now rejuvenating their skin with injections of their own blood.

Yes, blood, you heard right.

The PRPT procedure which has been dubbed the ‘vampire facelift’ involves taking a blood sample from the patient’s arm and putting it through a machine which separates out the platelets; which are responsible for making the blood clot when we get a cut or skin bruise.

BUT, at high concentrations, they are also proven to stimulate the skin to repair itself naturally. These platelets are then injected back into the face to promote new cells growth and a great, natural looking glow to the skin.

This treatment is officially called PRPT, or platelet rich plasma therapy, but doctors often affectionately call it the dracular therapy.

Originally gaining great results in America- model and TV star Kim Kardashian is a huge fan, having tweeted live from her treatment- it’s now being offered by clinics in the UK, including APSARAS Clinic in Coventry, West Midlands.

So what can this often over-looked treatment offer patients?

It can rejuvenate and repair skin that shows signs of daily damage thanks to the environment.

It’s good for skin that has been damaged by the sun or smoking and that is dry and damaged and wrinkled.

This usually appeals to people because it’s a natural product from your own body. The platelets have growth factors within them which, when they are injected into the face, stimulate collagen which helps to rejuvenate and regenerate the skin.

Platelet transfusions have long been used as part of reconstructive surgery, but this is their initial use as a cosmetic treatment. Using your own blood, a technique which has been used in medicine for a long time, can really give your skin a cosmetic boost, in some cases beyond what dermal fillers and other non-surgical anti-ageing treatments can offer..

And the best news?

The treatment, which can be offered in three sessions, is available now at the APSARAS Clinic in Coventry, West Midlands.

If you would like more information on MyCellsPRP visit our non-surgical section for advice, or book a consultation with Dr Thevendra now.