PRP-treatment and Vampire lifting

An autologous skin regenerating system

The PRP therapy is using your own blood to produce "Platelet Rich Plasma" ( PRP ), which is enriched with activated platelets, lymphocytes and growth factors. When the PRP is reintroduced into your body (via injection) it accelerates the natural healing process by stimulating collagen formation, revascularization and repair by 8 different growth factors. This process brings long lasting tissue rejuvanation without side effects except possible infection of the injection sites if hygenic advice is not beeing followed. PRP has been widely used for many years in plastic surgery, orthopedics, dentistry, and for both soft tissue implants and wound healing.


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We are also using the Regenlab system to generate PRP

What PRP is needed for in aesthetic medicine

Aging of the skin, dermal components and cells, means that the skin texture and appearance deteriorate. This is characterized by sagging, jowls, thinning of the skin and hair, puffiness, age spots (lentigines) and wrinkling (forehead, cheeks, neck, décolleté and back of the hands). Skin texture changes and dryness becomes a problem. Sun exposure worsens the process by solar-aging and UV radiation.  Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) has been utilized in aesthetic medicine to rejuvenate and slow down the aging process and face. This refers to mesenchymal and epithelial rejuvenation by application of the persons own enriched autologous plasma.  Recently, PRP-therapy has been pioneered for facial rejuvenation in select patients with chronological aging, and solar damage. Regeneration or anti-aging by biological stimulation of resident stem cells by growth factors.

 

PRP is the source of concentrated platelet content present in blood. Apart from assisting blood clotting, platelets also release growth factors that assist the human body to repair itself by stimulating cells to regenerate new tissue. Today, platelet rich plasma can easily be separated from blood. Using your enriched plasma can permit the body to heal faster and more efficiently. Because your plasma (autologous) is used, there is no danger of disease transmission, anaphylaxis or neoplasia. In general medicine, platelet transfusion is common practice in treating blood platelet disorders, including very low counts associated with bleeding. Patient with skin diseases have to be excluded. Improvement of skin texture and tone can be expected, these features are noticeable within 3 weeks. Benefits include non-allergenic properties and ease of administration.



What can the PRP - growthfactors achieve?

It is well known that platelets have many functions. Platelets contain important growth factors that, when secreted, are responsible for:

  • Tissue regeneration and rejuvenation
  • Increasing collagen production
  • Recruiting other cells to the site of injury
  • Initiating vascular in – growth
  • Inducing cell differentiation
  • Bone – mineralization
  • Extra cellular matrix formation
  • Non – Allergenic
  • It is a ‘body own’ physiological product vs. animal derived or human donor products.
  • Elimination of donor transmissible infections
  • Biological Glue: for tissue adhesion especially in skin flaps, bone grafts and trauma.
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PRP - regeneration from your own blood

Which areas can be treated with PRP?

  • Around the eyes – Peri orbital rim/ tear trough
  • Cheeks and Mid face
  • Cheeks
  • Thinning skin on the neck
  • Thinning hair on the scalp
  • Jaw Line and Sub Malar
  • Back of hands
  • Décolletage
  • Other areas of the body

How long does a PRP - treatment take?

Depending on the mode of application (manual injection, Mesotherapy, Microneedling) and the size of the area to be treated, a PRP - treament or Vampire - Lifting takes between 45 minutes and 1 hour. Prior to the treatment, anaesthetic creme will be applied to the treatment area.



Advantages of PRP

PRP Promotes local tissue growth and repair.
• PRP Stimulates regeneration to eliminate wrinkles
• PRP is safe – made from the patient's own blood
• PRP is even safe for use under the eyes
• No disease transmission with PRP
• No rejection with PRP
• PRP contains non toxic substances from your own blood
• PRP accelerates healing 
• PRP is re-absorbed by the body

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many possibilities with PRP

What to expect from a PRP - treatment/ Vampire Lifting:

  • Results start to become visible at 3 weeks and improve gradually over ensuing months with improvement in texture and tone.
  • Advanced wrinkling cannot be reversed and a minimal improvement is predictable in persons with alcohol and tobacco abuse.
  • Severe scarring may not respond.
  • Further plasma treatment is also popular and safe. PRP - ACR is effective and well tolerated, but patient selection is important if predictable results are to be expected.
  • Soft and hard-tissue augmentation with platelet-rich plasma. Tissue culture dynamics, regeneration and molecular biology perspective. 
  • Typically, treatment results last up to 1-1,5 years. Subsequent "touch ups" are may be needed to maintain the desired effect.

How does a PRP treatment look like?

Dr. Huschek will draw 10 – 20 milllitres of your blood, using a standard office procedure, just like having a blood sample taken. The test tube of your blood is then processed and activated. The activated PRP is then injected into your skin in the area to be treated to achieve a gradual thickening of the skin/ stimulation of hair growth or general regeneration.

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Eyewrinkles can be treated with PRP

How many PRP - treatments are required?

This will depend upon the health and age of your skin or the severity of the scrars or  stretchmarks that are to be treated. Normally it is advised to have 3 – 4  PRP - treatments 6 weeks apart.


Scientific publications regarding PRP

Ramos-Torrecillas J, Luna-Bertos Ed, Manzano-Moreno FJ, García-Martínez O, Ruiz C.: Human fibroblast-like cultures in the presence of platelet-rich plasma as a single growth factor source: clinical implications. Adv Skin Wound Care. 2014 Mar;27(3):114-20. doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000443266.17665.19. PMID: 24531517

 

Yuksel EP, Sahin G, Aydin F, Senturk N, Turanli AY.: Evaluation of effects of platelet-rich plasma on human facial skin. J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2014 Oct;16(5):206-8. doi: 10.3109/14764172.2014.949274. Epub 2014 Aug 25. PMID: 25065381

 

Nofal E, Helmy A, Nofal A, Alakad R, Nasr M.: Platelet-rich plasma versus CROSS technique with 100% trichloroacetic acid versus combined skin needling and platelet rich plasma in the treatment of atrophic acne scars: a comparative study.Dermatol Surg. 2014 Aug;40(8):864-73. doi: 10.1111/dsu.0000000000000091. PMID: 25006854

 

Cervelli V, Garcovich S, Bielli A, Cervelli G, Curcio BC, Scioli MG, Orlandi A, Gentile P.: The effect of autologous activated platelet rich plasma (AA-PRP) injection on pattern hair loss: clinical and histomorphometric evaluation. Biomed Res Int. 2014;2014:760709. doi: 10.1155/2014/760709. Epub 2014 May 6. PMID: 24883322

 

Fabi S, Sundaram H.: The potential of topical and injectable growth factors and cytokines for skin rejuvenation. Facial Plast Surg. 2014 Apr;30(2):157-71. doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1372423. Epub 2014 May 8. PMID: 24810127



Side effects of PRP-treatment/ Vampire Lifting

  • Minimal: Expect minimal 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.
  • Severe: A low morbidity procedure. Almost no down time. No need for hospitalization. Anaphylaxis does not occur. In rare cases, skin cellulitis may occur which can be treated with antibiotics and cold compresses. Occasionally hospitalization is needed in these cases. Secondary skin infection is a rare complication.
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Very little side effects assiciated with PRP

Who is not eligible for a PRP - treatment

Contraindications for a PRP - treatment:

  • Platelet Dysfunction Syndrome
  • Critical Thrombocytopenia
  • Hypofibrinogenaemia
  • Haemodynamic Instability
  • Sepsis
  • Acute and Chronic Infections
  • Chronic Liver Pathology
  • Anti Coagulation Therapy
  • Person with Skin Disease or Cancer
  • Severe Metabolic and Systemic Disorders

Smoking and intense exposure to sunlight will severly damgae your skin and work directly against good results with PRP - therapy.


During your consultation in his private practice in Hamburg,  Dr. Huschek will inform you about the possibilities of a PRP- treatment or a Vampirelifting. He will also tell you the exact price and what kind of combination will be best for you.