PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma is a popular range of treatments that use your own growth factors to boost healing and it’s available in Hawke’s Bay at Peak Appearance.
How it works
A couple of mls of your own blood are extracted and spun in a centrifuge to separate the plasma (the fluid) from the red and white blood cells. The concentrated plasma, which is rich in platelets – the part of the blood rich with growth factors – is injected into your face or problem area through a series of tiny injections. PRP treatment produces a rejuvenating and tightening effect on your skin, giving it a healthy youthful glow and significant repairing of lines, wrinkles and sun damage.
As we age we lose the rosy glow of youth as the blood supply to our face diminishes and our skin starts to lose its colour. This procedure involves microneedling, a collagen induction therapy procedure that works by stimulating your body’s own collagen, combined with PRP so that your body will naturally start to regenerate the skin. Skin becomes clearer, thicker, softer and more luminous. This is a completely natural treatment and only uses your own growth factors and is an excellent treatment for fine lines around the eyes.
Ageing also causes our faces to shrink in specific places due to loss of bone and soft tissues such as the fat pads that support the cheeks, lips and brows.
The PRP Facial can also be combined with a hydrating dermal filler (hyaluronic acid) if desired, which will instantly boost and hydrate the skin and lift sagging areas where it’s most needed. This treatment is sometimes referred to as a Vampire Face-Lift.