Saturday, October 1, 2011
OMG: It's 'Vampire Filler' PRP To Scare Away Wrinkles
We like to think we're pretty knowledgable about cosmetic injectables, but boy, PRP takes the cake.
In some beauty circles, it's called vampire filler. LOL...And it's been developed to frighten your fine lines and wrinkles into hiding for about 1 year.
And yes, it involves taking blood---- your own blood, and having it spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelets. Those enriched cells are then injected around your crow's feet and the dark hollows of the eyes, and into other stubborn scars and wrinkles. So, the PRP becomes a filler just like the popular fillers we all know and love---Restylane, Perlane, Sculptra, Juvederm, and so forth.
How is this possible? From the research we uncovered in the July issue of Vogue magazine, PRP or platelet-rich-plasma, has been around for a long time in the world of orthopedics. The platelet broth is used to treat problems like tendinitis or a torn ligament, by speeding up the healing with a saturation of your OWN concentrated platelets into the injured area.
And although vampire filler is still in the pioneering stages here, for it's reaction with fine lines and wrinkles, doctors are allowed to legally use PRP, off-label for cosmetic use.
If you're squeamish about giving blood, well, then maybe 'vampire beauty,' isn't for you. About 4 test tubes of blood need to be drawn from your arm.
The good news: You can't be allergic to PRP because it's from your OWN blood.
The bad news: You won't be able to see immediate changes, like you would with a pre-packaged filler. It takes some time with vampire filler to scare away wrinkles and other complexion issues.
Would you roll up your sleeve to try a little PRP to get smoother skin?
Don't laugh. We would! We'll have to check with our dermatologist to see if he's even heard of this cutting edge beauty technology.