A Vampire Facial is also known as PRPM, which stands for platelet rich plasma matrix. In this procedure your own blood is drawn and put into a centrifuge to allow the plasma (straw coloured liquid containing proteins, fats, sugar and other substances) to rise to the top. The plasma is then removed and activated to allow the protein matrix that forms with clotting to begin. This platelet rich serum is then injected into the skin. The fibrin meshwork that forms provides structure to the dermis while the platelets release a number of different growth factors, which promote healing. These factors include fibroblast growth factor, vascular growth factor and connective tissue growth factor amongst others. This can also be done on the scalp to stimulate new hair growth.
PRP stands for platelet rich plasma.
In this procedure your own blood is drawn and put into a centrifuge to allow the plasma (the straw coloured liquid) to rise to the top. The plasma, containing a high concentration of platelets, is then removed. This platelet rich serum is then injected into the scalp. The fibrin meshwork that forms provides structure to the dermis while the high concentration of platelets release a number of different growth factors which stimulate the dermal papillae at the base of the hair to promote new hair growth.
A series of three treatments spaced one month apart is generally recommended for the hair.
Latisse is a substance with hormone like action called a prostaglandin. It was a medication originally formulated to treat glaucoma. It was noted that the users developed longer darker thicker lashes over time and usage. The company capitalized on this secondary effect and has marketed this product as Latisse. Because of its hormone like effect it has been shown to reduce fat around the eye socket, which reverses once the product has been stopped. It has also been shown to cause an increase in the brown pigment in the iris, which is not reversible, so you might want to think about that if you have an eye colour other than brown.
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