Natural Filler (sometimes called vampire filler)
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is a completely natural body filler
It’s a miracle product that contains stem cells and growth factors designated to restore and rejuvenate tissues. What is even more amazing is that it’s 100% natural and carries no side effects of an allergic reaction or contamination.
What is Vampire Filler?
It’s a combination treatment of PRP and microneedling technique. Microneedling creates small pores in the skin surface to allow PRP to penetrate deeper into the skin layer and activate the tissues. The microneedling creates micro damage that would stimulate platelet recruitment and growth factors release, and PRP augments this, and thus collagen growth. The new boost of collagen thickens the skin, thus softening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
What can Natural Filler Treat?
Skin discoloration, saggy skin, under eye circles or bags, acne scars, surgical scars, wrinkles, smile lines, lip lines, stretch marks, and see our section on hair restoration.
Is PRP new?
No, Platelet Rich Plasma has been on the market for the past 20 years being used in dentistry and orthopedic surgery. With the emphasis on collagen growth it was a natural step to be used in the cosmetic surgery field and the results were phenomenal.
As Lev 17:11 says the “the life is in the blood” it is indeed. The same factors that caused us as little embryos to grow are still found in the platelets, so an experienced physician can place the product with various techniques to achieve the desired effect.
How does it work?
Platelets are a natural source of growth factors which act as stem cells, or growth promoters, when introduced in the surrounding tissues. With traditional PRP the effect is short lived, but at Landmark Aesthetics we use Platlet Rich Fibrin Matrix as well to give a much longer stimulation of new collagen formation, thus tightening skin, minimizing wrinkles, rejuvenating scars, and even restore hair loss work in males, and extremely well in females.
Benefits of PRP
Growth Factor Benefits which upregulate Macrophages, Keratinocytes, Endothelial Cells, Lymphocytes, Fibroblasts, Osteoblasts, Basophils, Mast Cells
to induces collagen production.
Keratinocyte Growth Factor (KGF) Optimize conditions for healing and the generation of new skin. Transforming Growth Factor (TGF) Promotes growth of new blood vessels. Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) is an important signaling protein involved in both vasculogenesis and angiogenesis that may help the growth of blood vessels from pre-existing vasculature. Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF) Promotes the detailed process of tissue repairing itself after injury or injection. Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF) attracts macrophages and fibroblasts to the zone of injury or injection and promotes collagen growth and proteoglycan synthesis.
Is PRP painful?
No, there is virtually no pain, except maybe a small discomfort from blood drawing procedure and even less with injection. But if fearful let us know and we can apply a topical anesthetic, but it does increase your time by 30 minutes.
Below is what you can expect from a PRP treatment?
The nurse will draw blood from your vein and start processing it to make PRP concentrate. While the blood is being prepared, she will prepare the area to be injected with a topical anesthetic. If we are injecting PRFM, there will not be any micro needling. If we use our large volume PRP then in addition to that we do micro needling which increases time and cost.
How long does PRP treatment take?
The treatment takes about 1 hour. It usually requires about 30 min for numbing to take effect and PRP to be prepared. The other 30 min are designated for injection and microneedling treatment.
How many sessions do I need?
It has been shown that at least 3 sessions are required to achieve the long sustaining results. PRP needs more frequent closely spaced treatments than PRFM. Facial Treatments can be spaced 2-4 weeks apart, but hair restoration treatments are spaced 4 weeks apart. That time is doubled for PRFM, and we strongly recommend PRFM for hair treatments because the duration of effect is longer. Other laser treatments can be done in conjunction with the rejuvenating process.
When will I notice results after PRP treatment?
Most clients start seeing results few days after the first treatment.
Will I have bruising after PRP treatment?
There is virtually no bruising, although possible if we hit a vein, so Dr. Baber uses Veinlite technology to directly visualize blood vessels during injections.
What are adverse effects after PRP treatment?
None!. Most commonly reported side effects were transient redness, puffiness and soreness.
*Results and duration of effect may vary, no guarantee of specific results can be given.