Why Choose SKINLIFE for COSMETIC PRP
SKINLIFE Vancouver has been one of the first clinics to provide cosmetic PRP (Platelet-Rich-Plasma) in Canada. SKINLIFE Vancouver has been providing cosmetic PRP injections since 2008. Like any other cosmetic procedures, experience is the key for a safe, satisfying, and consistent treatment. Most clinics today use simple PRP kits such as Selphyl and Regent. These rudimentary kits are convenient method of producing PRP (Platelet-Rich-Plasma). However, the convenience comes at the price of PRP concentration. These kits contain platelet concentration of no more than 2~3 times above the baseline. Inexperienced providers prefer these kits as the training requirement is low and also the companies provide marketing support. At the end of the day, you as a patient pay for the company’s marketing and costly kit that produces an inferior platelet concentrate. Highly concentrated PRP can be obtained using a more specialized extraction technology. SKINLIFE’s PRP (Platelet-Rich-Plasma) is made with a German technology and boasts platelet concentration of 10 times or more. SKINLIFE Vancouver has invested tremendous time and effort to perfect the art and science of PRP (Platelet-Rich-Plasma). SKINLIFE has developed a unique, ultra-high yield platelet extraction technique that minimizes loss of precious platelets and preserves their biochemical integrity for maximum therapeutic benefit. SKINLIFE’s clinical experience is continually relayed back to the engineers who design and build PRP (Platelet-Rich-Plasma) extraction kits to perfect the PRP (Platelet-Rich-Plasma) extraction technologies. Unlike other clinics utilizing manual injection or simple injector guns administer PRP (Platelet-Rich-Plasma), we have adopted a highly sophisticated, fully computer controlled digital injection system to deliver precise amount of PRP (Platelet-Rich-Plasma) in the exact therapeutic depth with minimal loss of PRP (Platelet-Rich-Plasma). The ways SKINLIFE makes and uses PRP (Platelet-Rich-Plasma) are industry leading and simply represent the best PRP (Platelet-Rich-Plasma) skin treatment in the world. Better yet, we made it more affordable than the cost of inferior PRP treatment. The superior result is evident on patient’s skin. With one of the largest numbers of PRP treatments performed since 2008, SKINLIFE to this day performs an average of 3~4 PRP treatments per day.
WHAT IS COSMETIC PRP?
SKINLIFE has been providing cosmetic PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) since 2008, many years ahead of other clinics in Canada. PRP Skin Rejuvenation Therapy, also known as “PRP Vampire Face Lift” is one of the signature aesthetic procedures and the most popular treatment at SKINLIFE. SKINLIFE was interviewed in 2010 November issue of Elle Canada magazine for cosmetic PRP in the recognition for its initial approach for PRP in North America. Cosmetic PRP (Platelet-Rich-Plasma) at SKINLIFE is a truly natural approach to rejuvenate skin. PRP (Platelet-Rich-Plasma) promotes skin that “never ages” and harnesses natural regenerative power of growth factors which create new blood vessels and elastic fibers such as collagen and elastin in the skin.
HOW COSMETIC PRP WORKS
Collagen and keratin are responsible for skin strength and elasticity, and its degradation leads to aging. The Skin Rejuvenation Therapy involves injection or topical application of PRP, which is a portion of your blood that contains concentrated growth factors. These growth factors create new blood vessels and stimulate proliferation of fibroblasts and keratinocytes which produce collagen and keratin respectively.
- What is the procedure like?
A small amount of blood is taken from the patient to produce platelet rich plasma. For treating entire face, PRP is injected via syringe and applied to the skin. For treating specific areas such as around the eyes and laugh lines, PRP is carefully injected to the target area.
- Is the procedure painful?
Numbing cream is applied to the face 90 minutes before the procedure, making the treatment very comfortable. Most patients do not feel much sensation.
- How long is the recovery time?
Typically, there is little to no down time associated with the treatment. Some redness of the treated area may last a day after treatment. Minor bruising may occur, but clears up in about a week or two. Make-up can be applied immediately after the treatment. Normal activity can be resumed immediately, but your face should be protected from the sun.
- How long is the treatment?
On the treatment day, the entire visit lasts about 2 hours. The actual procedure requires about 20 minutes.
- Is this a risky procedure?
PRP treatment is extremely safe. There is no risk of allergic reaction, because PRP is produced from your own blood. In addition, PRP contains concentrated amount of white blood cells, your natural defenders against infections. As a result, infection is extremely rare with our PRP treatment. In fact, after treating many patients with PRP for several years, we have yet to experience any complication.