Platelet Rich Plasma Treatments in Tampa (PRP)
The popular Hollywood secret is out and the statistics show that Platelet Rich Plasma Treatments (PRP) commonly referred to as the Vampire Facial, has become one of the most effective and popular anti-aging procedures. The PRP technique uses the patient’s own growth factors to provide an overall rejuvenation effect. The various growth factors improve the quality of the skin and texture, provide a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, and also have the ability to tighten and tone. Growth factors have been prevalent in skin care products for years. PRP has modernized this concept by allowing you to use the best growth factors out there, your own plasma.
Results vary from patient to patient; On average, patients receive 3 treatments spaced one month apart. Optimal results are seen about 2 months after the last treatment. Many patients report seeing a benefit of the PRP treatment a few weeks after the first to second treatment.
Each treatment is typically about 45 minutes to an hour. Patients are required to use topical numbing cream 30-45 minutes prior to treatment. At the appointment, the practitioner will draw a small tube of blood; a similar amount required for a basic lab test. After the blood sample is collected, the practitioner will place the blood into a centrifuge that spins the blood to separate the platelets enriched with growth factors from other components of the blood.
The practitioner will then inject the platelet rich plasma (PRP) into areas of concern and will also use the micro-needling technique to place the rest of the PRP around the surrounding skin.
All of the products used in this process are derived exclusively from the patient, so there is virtually no risk of an allergic reaction. To eliminate any risk of intolerance, please discuss and disclose all medications and medical history with your practitioner.
To see if PRP treatments or Vampire Facials are right for you, call our office at (813) 878-0089 to schedule your consultation. At Marcadis Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa, we pride ourselves with over 20 years of experience, professionalism and personalized patient care. Dr. Marcadis is one of the most experienced board certified plastic surgeons in the area; he is well known in the Tampa Bay area as well as Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Sarasota and Orlando.