The 'Vampire facial' or PRP facial was thought to have been given its name because of images on social media showing a face covered in blood. In reality there should be little if any blood visible on the face (the blood having come from the injections or microneedling).
PRP facials harness the body's own repair and recovery mechanisms to rejuvenate the skin; just like when you have a cut or burn yourself, your body has a cascade of events. These kick start the cells to behave lie young cells again which also rejuvenates the skin.
This is an autologous treatment ie it only uses products from your own body, not any dermal fillers, chemical peels etc and therefore suitable for everyone.
Wanting to keep youthful looks or stimulate hair growth on the scalp can be achieved without introducing man made products into the skin
Many people are against injection ‘foreign material’ into their body.
PRP (Vampires) to the rescue!
Platelets, along with red and white blood cells, are a component of the blood and play an important role in healing, being the ‘first responders’ when the body is cut or wounded. They contain growth factors and proteins to speed tissue repair.
PRP (Platelet rich plasma) is obtained by spinning a small sample of blood taken from the arm in a centrifuge to separate the components and obtain the highly concentrated portion. There are no red blood cells in the part that has all the goodness in. This is then either injected using a needle or automated gun, or a micro-needling device.
The treatments is very bespoke, as the PRP can be injected absolutely anywhere on the face, neck, decolletage, body or scalp. Any remaining product is massaged onto the skin and absorbed and then left for at least 12 hours. The skin has obviously had some minor trauma due to the injections and will start to repair by a cascade of events producing the active ingredients that are in PRP, but when you add the huge volume of the PRP that has also been injected the repair process is amplified and accelerated hugely.
Harriet has been operating as a qualified therapist for over 15 years and has worked as an Aesthetic Therapist at Radiance for the last 5 years. She is dedicated to making her clients feel and look fabulous. Harriet specialises in the VISIA skin scanner and uses this to help tailor personalised skin programmes for clients. Harriet uses Hydrafacial, INDIBA, Dermalux, Thermage FLX and all the lasers to make changes to her clients skin, giving them the complexion they have always dreamed of.
Jade has worked in the beauty industry for over 10 years and is trained in most aesthetic and laser treatments including Hydrafacial, INDIBA, Chemical peels and much more. She is passionate about ZO skincare and skin health and helps clients with any skin concerns to help boost their confidence. Jade is also trained in semi-permanent makeup, also known as micro-pigmentation or cosmetic tattooing. Jade is the lead aesthetician in miraDry, the permanent sweat reduction treatment.
After qualifying at Champneys, Hertfordshire, Katie envisioned herself running her own business using the latest medical-based beauty treatments. Opening Radiance Aesthetic Clinic in 2013 with her mum, Dr Ros, Katie moved forward from her day-to-day beauty treatments and qualified as a Cosmeceuticals, skin, body contouring, laser and CoolSculpting therapist. Katie places huge value on getting her clients great results and revolutionising beauty through the latest innovations in skin care.
Charlotte joined Radiance in 2014 and brings a wealth of knowledge from working in the beauty industry for 15 years. She has worked in Australia, travelled the world and worked as a therapist which led to her passion for aesthetic treatments. Charlotte came back to the UK to start a career as an Aesthetic Therapist. Charlotte is fully trained in laser, CoolSculpting, body contouring and all things skin related. With hundreds of loyal clients, Charlotte is a skin expert and is passionate about getting you the results you deserve.