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Vampire Facial

London Dental Smiles offer a range of private and NHS treatments
London Dental Smiles offer a range of private and NHS treatments

Vampire facial is also known as platelet-rich-plasma is a new facial treatment in town that is making use of platelet-rich plasma. Platelet-rich-plasma is a therapy that involves the use of ingredients of your blood to regenerate new cells on your skin. Platelet-rich plasma can be applied on facial lifts to improve your facial appearance.

What is platelet-rich plasma?

The blood contains a liquid substance called plasma, it also contains other compounds like red cells, white cells, and platelets. Each of the ingredients has its own role. Red blood cells help to circulate oxygen in the body, white blood cells help to fight diseases in the body while platelets are responsible for blood clots to avoid excessive bleeding during injuries.

We are going to deal with platelet because that is where our interest is. Platelets are responsible for blood clots. It contains a protein called growth factors which helps in stopping bleeding by making the blood clot around the injury and help create a new skin cell on the injury. Platelet-rich plasma has a larger concentration of platelet that is achieved by getting a sample of blood from the patient and spin it in a centrifuge to separate plasma from the blood. The plasma rich platelet is rich in growth cells.

How Platelet-rich plasma works

When the platelet-rich plasma has injected the body, the body reacts by as if there were some injury producing more growth factor to rebuild more collagen on your skin. Some practitioners use plasma rich platelet alongside dermal fillers to fasten the procedure. The procedure takes roughly 45 minutes, however, the full recovery takes between 24 to 48 hours.

Vampire facial procedure has long-lasting results that can take a duration of between one and two years. The procedure works differently for different people. It is a little painful and uncomfortable for some people meaning that you need to be advised by your practitioner before you undergo the procedure.

 

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