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Written & Reviewed by Dr Isabella Sillar
At Elucell we are totally obsessed with Plasma Skin Resurfacing! Plasma Skin Resurfacing involves the combination of two separate processes: Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Microneedling.
Obtaining Plasma (PRP) is a straightforward process in which the patient’s blood is drawn and then placed into a centrifuge to separate the blood cells from the plasma and platelets which are then ‘micro-needled’ into the patient’s face.
How does Plasma Skin Resurfacing work?
Plasma (PRP) is a straightforward process in which the patient’s blood is drawn and then placed into a centrifuge in order to separate the blood cells from the plasma and platelets which are then ‘micro-needled’ into the patient’s face.
Microneedling, as the name suggests, involves creating 2mm micro channels in the superficial layer of the skin. The needles are attached to a special Microneedling pen (we use DermaPen4) which is used to make microscopic incisions that range in diameter from 1mm-2mm in depth.
Microneedling is a minimally-invasive, pain free procedure to capitalize on the body’s natural healing and regenerative processes stimulate the shedding of old dull skin and leave skin plump and radiant.
PRP and Microneedling work synergistically when combined; PRP is your healing and rejuvenating system concentrated in a serum to give you an immediate boost and the Microneedling improves blood flow, infuses PRP into the skin layers, stimulates collagen/elastin proteins and removal of old skin cells.
What are the benefits to Plasma Skin Resurfacing?
Plasma Skin Resurfacing is an effective non-surgical skin-rejuvenation treatment that can be used to manage skin related concerns such as:
- Acne scarring
- Skin pigmentation abnormalities
- Signs of ageing such as expression lines or sagging skin
- Large pores
- Stretch marks
- Overall skin texture and tone
We can also inject Plasma into the skin rather than Micro-needle. PRP injections are particularly useful for improving the area around the eyes, marionette lines, around the mouth or acne scars. The Plasma Skin Resurfacing treatment usually takes one hour.
How long after receiving Plasma Skin Resurfacing treatment will I see results?
The results of Plasma Skin Resurfacing are visible in the following time periods:
- In 2-4 weeksyou will notice a subjective improvement in your complexion
- In 2-4 monthsthese improvements will be objectively heightened, such as a reduction in expression lines and acne scars
- In 6-12 months, maximal results are achieved
At this point, it is recommended that you have 4 treatments every 12 months in order to maintain the effectiveness of the treatment.
What are the side effects of a Plasma Skin Resurfacing treatment?
A Plasma Skin Resurfacing treatment is safe with minimal risk of side-effects. However, some patients may experience mild swelling, bruising or redness on their face for 24-48 hours.
In order to avoid exacerbating these side-effects, it is recommended that you avoid the following:
- Excessive sun exposure
- Rigorous exercise
- Saunas and hot baths
- Excessive alcohol consumption
How to care for your skin after a Plasma Skin Resurfacing treatment?
In order to care for your skin after Plasma Skin Resurfacing treatment, it is recommended that you do the following:
- Avoid excessive sunlight for at least 3 days
- Refrain from physical activity for at least 12 hours
- Replace your daily facial routine with the Elucell-provided Turmeric Cream and Hyaluronic Acid for 7 days
- Maintain effective hydration by drinking lots of water and keeping skin moisturised
- Restart sunscreen SPF30+ 24 hours after procedure
How much does a vampire facial cost?
There are three pricing options available for the vampire facial in Melbourne provided by Elucell:
- PRF Filler= $299
- PRP Facial= $399
- PRP + PRF Combined = $599
It is recommended that, for optimal results, you undergo 4 treatments, each 4-6 weeks apart.
Do you have any more questions? Book a free consultation with one of our friendly staff members to start your skin-rejuvenation journey.
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