The Vampire Treatment Making News

PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma is making news this morning as photos have been released of Kim Kardashian undertaking this treatment.

We have been performing this treatment at Clear Complexions Clinics for quite some time now. Sometimes referred to in the media as the ‘Vampire Treatment,’ PRP is often mistakenly touted as an alternative to injectables or fillers.  It is not. PRP is a procedure where blood is taken from the client, spun in a centrifuge to separate the plasma from other blood products and then that plasma is re injected into the client into that specific area.

Why? The plasma is rich in stem cells and growth factors. It accelerates the bodies natural production of collagen and elastin. This treatment is safe because unlike anti-wrinkle injections and fillers, you are putting you back into you so to speak.

It is extremely effective for that delicate under eye area where we notice signs of aging first, where no laser can be used. It is a fantastic tool for increasing the structural integrity and health of the skin, particularly skin that has had more than its fair share of sun damage over the years.

PRP is not new. It has been used in the hospital system for wound healing since the 1970’s. PRP is not appropriate for everyone however. At Clear Complexions we get a full medical history from our clients to ensure they are appropriate for the treatment.  Contraindications can include long terms use of anti inflammatory medications, smoking, acute and chronic infections, and diseases such as cancer.

If you would like to know if this procedure is appropriate for you contact a Clear Complexions nurse today.