Facts about PRP / Vampire Lift
|Duration||Approx. 45-60 mins|
|Anaesthesia||Numbing cream available upon request|
|Aftercare||Avoid exercise and sauna for 24 hours|
|Recovery time||1 day|
|Presentable||The following day|
|Prices||From CHF 500: Please consult the price list for detailed pricing information.|
Dr Köhler has been a practitioner of PRP therapy for more than 12 years. This form of treatment originated from the use of the system in cardiac surgery, where fibrin sealant and PRP separation was used to promote wound healing. Treating clients with autologous, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) proved an innovative, pioneering approach, which has led to autohaemotherapy becoming increasingly popular. The treatment uses autologous growth factors to activate the body’s in-built regenerative and healing functions. Numerous innovations have appeared over time and, here at the prevention-center, we have reviewed these advances over the last decade and implemented them. As a result, we can now offer our clients state-of-the-art PRP therapy for regenerative, revitalising and wound-healing treatments.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which we obtain from our clients’ blood, has different modes of action that have a positive influence on a person’s complexion. The treatment harnesses the body’s natural healing processes and copies them. When the body is injured, platelets and other components move to the affected area, first and foremost to control the bleeding. Further processes then ensure that the tissue is repaired. The regenerative and healing power of plasma is also harnessed in aesthetic medicine in the form of PRP therapy, which is used to revitalise the skin cells. Elevated collagen production strengthens connective tissues, promotes circulation and regenerates blood vessels while calming inflammatory processes in the skin.
In order to provide our customers with sufficient information, a detailed consultation is always made before the intervention. After a thorough investigation, the customer's data and wishes are carefully evaluated and a suitable therapy for the individual case is selected.
If the customer wants a completely painless treatment, the procedure can also be carried out under sedation.
First, blood must be taken from the arm vein. Then, by means of a special centrifuge, plasma rich in blood platelets is obtained and appropriately processed. After about 20 minutes, the treatment can be continued and the biological filling material is injected into the selected area of the body. After only a few days, the first positive effects can be seen. There might be some minor swelling or bruising, but these usually disappear very quickly. The growth factors in the plasma start to renew skin cells after about one month and the skin is gradually rejuvenated and smoothed. To achieve a perfect result, three treatments performed in our practice are recommended.
PRP is a very gentle and low-risk procedure. As it is a non-surgical procedure, and uses the body's own organic material, complications and allergic reactions can be almost entirely excluded. Nevertheless, this surgery is not free from possible side effects. In rare cases, reddening and localised swelling may occur, which usually disappears after a few days.
The PRP method (Platelet Rich Plasma) is a gentle and innovative therapy for skin rejuvenation using one's own blood and has been successfully used in the Prevention Centre for some time. In contrast to wrinkle treatments with other types of filler, it is a long-term solution to a rejuvenated appearance. The PRP method has been used in medicine since the mid-1990s to achieve faster healing in injuries. This method has proven particularly successful in sports injuries and arthritic diseases. The PRP method was consequently introduced to the world of aesthetic medicine and developed into a popular and safe therapy for non-surgical skin rejuvenation, regardless of the area (face, neck, décolletage, hands, etc.).
Although the duration of this nonoperative surgery may vary from client to client, PRP has a longer-term rejuvenation effect than other fillers, thanks to the growth factors of the blood plasma. In addition, allergic reactions can be excluded, as the treatment involves the body's own material.
The cost of a PRP treatment in our practice amounts to 500 CHF per session.
In our clinic, we use state-of-the art technologies to collect autologous platelets in a 20-minute procedure. A decisive factor in the success of PRP therapy is processing the collected material properly and thus preserving the concentration and vitality of the growth factors. The systems we use to obtain PRP are extremely rare and, due to their complexity, can only be used by professional medical institutions. We now use technologically optimised successor models in our clinic, allowing us to obtain the greatest possible concentrations of growth factors and achieve the best possible results. Newer separation systems have recently made it faster and easier to separate growth factors while maintaining the same high quality.
Dr Köhler strives to meet his clients’ high expectations with excellent results. To achieve this aim, he works closely together with leading international experts from the outset. He has proven expertise in the use of the high-quality materials and applies them routinely in his treatments. This includes solid basic training followed by extensive experience in performing PRP treatments day-in, day-out, over many years.