Beauty connoisseur and reality TV star Kim Kardashian set tongues wagging the world over when she took to Instagram to document her ‘vampire facial’, otherwise known as a Platelet Rich Plasma facial.

A skin rejuvenation technique designed to restore the health and cellular functions of the skin, PRP treatment utilises a patient’s own blood to promote healthy skin cell growth and collagen production.

The treatment, which is beneficial for combatting signs of ageing on the face, neck, decolletage and hands, involves drawing blood that is then placed in a centrifuge to separate platelets and plasma from red and white blood cells.

The platelets and plasma are then injected back into the area requiring rejuvenation where they kick start the body’s natural healing response, stimulating cells to create new tissue, which results in improved skin tone and texture.

Though PRP facials might look like a scene from a vampire film while in progress, the results speak for themselves, which is why celebrities including model Bar Refaeli and Bachelor in Paradise star Keira Maguire have been quick to adopt the procedure.

Unlike some treatments that offer instant results, results of PRP facials are most noticeable four to six weeks after treatment when the body has processed the concentrated platelet and plasma rich solution.

During this period patients are encouraged to be diligent with the application of sunscreen to avoid compromising the new skin cells.

For more information on the benefits of PRP, call or email us to arrange a no-obligation consultation at our clinic in West Perth.

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