Plasma therapy / vampire lifting in Frankfurt
The PRP autologous blood therapy, also known as "vampire lifting", is a method for skin regeneration on a natural basis. PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma or platelet-rich (=platelet-rich) plasma.
How does PRP work?
With the aim of rejuvenating the skin the body's own blood components are injected into the desired area during PRP treatment.
Blood contains different cells. A rough distinction is made between red and white blood cells and thrombocytes, also known as platelets. These platelets are particularly rich in growth factors. The growth factors stimulate the cell growth of connective tissue cells and rejuvenate the tissue structure by increasing the formation of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. PRP also stimulates the formation of new blood vessels, which increases blood flow and the supply of oxygen to the tissue. Depending on which area is being treated, skin tightening, rejuvenation and hair growth on the scalp can be stimulated.
To produce the platelet-rich plasma (PRP), a small amount of blood (approx. 20 ml) is first taken from the patient's vein. The platelet-rich plasma is separated from the blood serum by centrifugation. The platelet-rich plasma can then be injected into the skin or scalp using very fine needles, microneedling or a combination of both methods.
Areas of application for PRP treatment:
In the aesthetic medical field, PRP is used on the face, neck, back of the hands and décolleté for skin tightening and skin rejuvenation. In the scalp area, it is used with great success to promote hair growth. The appearance of scars (acne, stretch marks) can also be improved by PRP therapy.
How often is PRP treatment used?
The frequency of use depends on the area of application and the individual initial situation. We usually recommend a treatment every 3-4 weeks. The treatment can be repeated every few months over time.
Risks and side effects of PRP treatment:
Since it is the patient's own blood, the side effects of PRP treatment are minimal. Small bruises can occur during the injection, but these usually disappear after a few days. Therefore, no blood-thinning medication should be taken before the treatment.
Who is PRP treatment not suitable for?
We do not carry out PRP treatment during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Active herpes infections are a contraindication, as are coagulation disorders, acute or chronic infections, blood diseases such as HIV or hepatitis and tumor diseases. We would be happy to clarify your questions in a personal conversation.