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Blood Facial… What’s it all about?

Blood Facial… What’s it all about?

If it’s good enough for Kim Kardashian then is it right for me?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), is a new approach appealing to clients seeking a more natural method to facial rejuvenation, a regeneration with your own cells, which is a safe and tolerable procedure.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) has been utilized in aesthetic medicine (UK, Japan, and Asia, Europe) to rejuvenate and slow down the aging process and in the face since 2006. PRP was introduced into Australia 5 years ago and has been pioneered for facial rejuvenation in select clients with chronological aging.

Science supports the use of PRP for the augmentation and regeneration of hard and soft tissues. PRP is the foundation of concentrated platelet content found in blood. Platelets can release growth factors that promote the human body to repair itself by encouraging cells to regenerate new tissue. Today, platelet rich plasma can easily be separated from blood, through a process of centrifugation. Using your concentrated plasma permits the body to heal faster and more efficiently.

Duquessa Skin Sanctuary’s registered nurses perform a thorough consultation as selection criteria and skin diseases have to be excluded.
Case studies reported overseas have demonstrated consistent rejuvenation of facial aging, including wrinkling in persons with modest grades of photo- or chronological aging. Enhancement of skin texture and tone has been noticed, as these features were seen within 3 weeks and improvement over the next few months, dependant on the health of the client. Like all skin treatments the process can be enhanced by addition of appropriate skin care.

WHAT IS THE PLATELETS FUNCTION?
In the cosmetic arena it is well known that platelets have many functions. Platelets contain important growth factors that, when secreted, are responsible for tissue regeneration; rejuvenation and increasing collagen production.

IS IT SAFE?
The process is – SAFE and Physiologically Active. No products are sent off premises. PRP can be used in multiple areas for dermal rejuvenation.

HOW LONG IS THE PROCEDURE FROM START TO FINISH?
Approximately 45 mins to 1 hour.

WHICH FACIAL AND BODY AREAS CAN BE TREATED?
PRP can assist skin rejuvenation in the following areas: Around the eyes – Peri Orbital Rim; Cheeks and Mid face; Cheeks; Thinning skin on the neck; Jaw Line and Sub Malar; Back of hands; Décolletage; Other Body Areas knees, elbows, upper arms, post baby tummy; Combined with Lasers; Combined with skin needling or the derma pen.

WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF FACIAL REJUVENATION?
Minimal: Expect some swelling, bruising and redness for 12-24 hours. Some clients experience headache.
Modest: Some patients may feel faint. A bruise at the venapuncture site may be visible for 2-3 days.

EXCLUSION CRITERIA FOR PRP FACIAL REJUVENATION
Persons with severe skin disease, cancer, chemotherapy, severe metabolic and systemic disorders, and abnormal platelet function (i.e. blood disorders). Anti-coagulation therapy and underlying sepsis HIV, some auto immune disease excludes the use of PRP. Consultation is required to see if you are suited to a PRP Procedure (Regen 2013).

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO BEFORE A PRP PROCEDURE?
If this treatment is suitable for you
Duquessa and Regen recommend the following prior to any PRP treatment.
Be well hydrated 48 hours leading up to the procedure; reduce your fat intake; reduce your Alcohol and caffeine intake and stop all omegas, green teas and supplements that increase bruising.

Duquessa Anti Aging Skin Clinic Melbourne offers private consultations for all your cosmetic needs. For appointments please call 03 9388 9500 or email bookings@duquessa.com.au

Katherine Millar-Shannon

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