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PRP – Vampire Lift

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Everything about PRP at LIPS and SKIN in Munich

Eigenbluttherapie mit PRPYou have heard about PRP and/or vampire lift and are interested in this simple but very effective treatment?

PRP can alleviate symptoms of aging, in a very natural way, using the body’s own healing powers.

On this page you can learn all about PRP and how I use it in my practice in Munich for the benefit of my patients. These are the topics:

At a glance

With Platelet Rich Plasma, aesthetic medicine can counteract signs of aging in a very natural but effective way.

The PRP treatment draws its only active ingredient from a patient’s own blood. More precisely: the platelet-rich plasma, or PRP for short. This is why it is occasionally also called “plasma lifting”.

In my practice in Munich I use PRP in the face, neck and décolleté to stimulate skin rejuvenation.

In addition, I treat beginning hair loss (alopecia) with PRP with good results. Hair loss therapy with PRP is also possible in combination with conventional alopecia agents, especially Minoxidil.

Thanks to PRP, the skin gains elasticity and the hair roots are stimulated to grow. PRP is a particularly gentle and natural alternative to other cosmetical interventions, as it does not contain any foreign ingredients. It is therefore excellently suited for patients susceptible to allergies or unwilling to use cosmetical products for ethical or other reasons.

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In my new, specialized beauty practice I offer you the following advantages in PRP treatment:

  1. Flexible appointments
  2. Extensive experience in PRP therapy and continuous education
  3. Ample time for and focus on my patients
  4. A relaxed and discreet atmosphere, in a stylish and comfortable setting
  5. Direct accessibility via mobile phone and email during the aftercare

Based on my experience to date with plasma lifting and PRP, you should expect a total treatment time of about 60 minutes for facials.

If the neck and décolleté are also to be treated with PRP, then it should be more like 90 minutes.

Included in these time spans are consultation, photo documentation, blood sampling and PRP collection, local anesthesia and injection of PRP.

If you have an appointment afterwards, allow another 15-30 minutes until any redness in the treated areas has subsided somewhat. I keep medical make-up available in my practice, so we can make you fully operational again immediately.

If you would like to do the PRP treatment in combination with a microneedling, experience shows that the treatment takes about 30 minutes longer than stated above.

PRP treatment in my practice in Munich starts with a detailed patient self-disclosure in which you tell me everything about previous illnesses, medication, allergies and the like.

In a subsequent consultative conversation we compare your aesthetical desires with current status. Together we discuss what is medically feasible and what is aesthetically reasonable.

During that conversation I will also inform you about possible risks and side effects, the expected results and possible treatment alternatives.

Furthermore, I will point out that your health insurance will not cover the costs of the autologous blood therapy with PRP in the foreseeable future. In particular, a vampire lift of the face will not be reimbursed by your insurance company. The treatment of hair loss with PRP, on the other hand, has to be checked with insurance providers on a case-by-case basis.

Based on our discussion, we will conceive a detailed treatment plan and agree on my fee.

In addition, you will be required to sign an explicit declaration of consent in which you agree to the treatment, confirm the clarification and agree to my fee. These are legal prerequisites that I can’t spare you.

The consultation is followed by a detailed photo documentation of the status quo. Immediately afterwards we start with the treatment.

First I remove any make-up, thoroughly clean and disinfect the areas to be treated and prepare everything for the PRP treatment. In addition, I apply the anaesthetic cream and leave it on for about 15 minutes.

While the local anesthesia is working, I take about 15ml of blood from your arm.

The blood sampling is done in the same way as you know it from other blood samplings or donations.

Your blood sample is then centrifuged to obtain the platelet-rich plasma. I only take as much blood as is necessary for one treatment session. For legal and hygienic reasons I cannot store treated or untreated plasma.

The PRP is then either injected or micro-needled into the treatment areas.

After the treatment I will give you ice bags for cooling. After approx. 15 minutes, redness and swelling usually subside significantly.

Any small haematomas, which unfortunately can never be completely ruled out, can be covered with medical make-up.

However, if you opt for PRP with microneedling, you should not use make-up on the same day.

Depending on the depth of needling, your skin will be more or less severely reddened, at least for the next few hours.  You should consider this in your schedule and maybe not make any further appointments during the rest of the day.

No, the treatment does not result in any downtime. However, I advise to refrain from intensive sports, sauna and solarium visits on the day of the treatment and the following 2-3 days.

If you choose PRP in combination with microneedling as a therapy option, it is possible that on the day of the treatment and the following 1-2 days the treated skin areas are severely reddened and feel as if you have suffered a slight sunburn.

Since no foreign substances are used in the PRP treatment, undesirable side effects are virtually non-existent.

Redness and swelling, however, can always occur after treatment.

Moreover, it must also be said that any treatment based on injections carries certain risks of inflammation, which unfortunately can never be completely excluded.

According to my own experience with PRP, inflammations after treatment are very rare, but can happen after administering PRP through injection as well as microneedling.

If PRP is administered by microneedling, please be prepared for extensive redness, which can be visible for 72 hours and beyond, depending on the depth of needling.

The cost of PRP is about 300 euros for a facial treatment. If the neck and décolleté are to be treated as well, the costs are about 400 Euros. This includes consultation, local anaesthesia, blood sampling, PRP collection and administration by injection.

If you wish to have PRP in combination with a microneedling (which would make it a “vampire lift”), the costs are about 450 Euros for the face, and about 600 Euros for the neck and décolleté.

For the prices of PRP against hair loss, please see the table further down on this page.

All of the approximate prices mentioned are only guidelines, the individual treatment price will be calculated according to the German fee schedule for physicians.

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What is PRP?

What is PRP?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is sampled directly from a patient’s body. The area in the red rectangle contains the highest concentration, the so-called “buffy coat”.

Platelet-rich plasma contains the growth factors of the human body in highly concentrated form.

These growth factors make up a large part of our natural self-healing powers. They repair damaged tissue, accelerate regeneration and relieve pain.

PRP therapy is thus based on a simple, absolutely natural principle.

The healing power of PRP can be observed very clearly during the healing of superficial wounds.

Remember your last skin abrasion, and how quickly and without a trace your body dealt with this injury. That’s the PRP, the platelet-rich plasma.

In PRP therapy, the platelet-rich plasma is supplied to the body in a much higher concentration than naturally supplied by the body.

The usual concentrations in aesthetic medicine are 2-3 times the normal value prevailing in the bloodstream.

PRP therapy is therefore based on the fact that when the plasma, which is rich in platelets, is released, a local overweight of growth factors is produced in the treated area. This can be useful for many therapeutic applications.

Originally, the benefit of PRP was proven in orthopaedics. From there it moved into sports medicine.

At some point, doctors in professional sports discovered that they were able to significantly shorten the usual duration of injuries with PRP therapy. Often even by half. PRP proved to be very effective for acute injuries, sports overuse complaints, tendon complaints, painful arthroses and joint complaints due to wear.

Prominent golf professionals and football players in the USA soon began to be treated with PRP. The word got around among celebrities. The media did the rest.

Eventually, Beverly Hills and Hollywood’s beauty professionals recognized the potential of PRP therapy for cosmetic purposes.

And at the very latest since Kim Kardashian posted a video on Instagram, showing her immediately after PRP treatment, her “Vampire Facial” was on everyone’s lips around the globe.

My own account on PRP

After a detailed consultation with the patient, approx. 15ml of blood is collected. This is centrifuged to obtain platelet-rich plasma (PRP).

The PRP is either injected superficially into the areas to be treated (face, neck, décolleté, scalp to prevent hair loss) or needled in via microneedling.

Including patient interview and blood sampling 60-90 minutes.

No, the PRP treatment does not cause any downtime.

The injection technique usually leaves no traces, any redness at the injection points disappears quickly.

However, a medical needling with PRP in depths of up to 2mm, leaves visible redness which can remain for 2-3 days.

Indicative prices are around €480 for PRP in injection technique and €520 for PRP + microneedling (vampire lift). The actual billing of the individiual case will be based on GOÄ, the German fee schedule for physicians.

Frequently asked questions

Platelet-rich plasma, which is extracted from the body’s own blood during PRP treatment and re-injected in concentrated form, is rich in growth factors and proteins that quickly repair skin injuries, heal damage and stimulate collagen production.

These effects can even be enhanced when the platelet-rich plasma is combined with a procedure such as microneedling, which also activates the body’s wound healing powers. And thus causes and accelerates the formation of new collagen fibres.

The combination of PRP therapy and microneedling (often called “vampire lift” when performed in the facial area) stimulates collagen production more than either method alone by allowing the plasma, which is rich in stem cells and natural growth factors, to penetrate deep into the cells of your skin through thousands of microchannels created temporarily by needling.

Through these numerous micro-injuries under the skin, the body’s wound healing process is set in motion.

It is optimally supported by the growth factors of the platelet-rich plasma. Better than the body itself could.

In addition to revitalizing the face and treating wound disorders, another early application of PRP is in supportive therapy for hair transplants and in hair root treatment.

The ability of PRP therapy to stimulate hair follicles to new and increased growth has been clinically proven in several studies.

Autologous blood therapy with PRP is therefore also an effective treatment against beginning hair loss.

PRP treatment aims to provide the hair roots with sufficient supply of all necessary nutrients, which is the prerequisite for healthy hair growth.

It should be noted, however, that hair loss can have different causes. PRP alone does not work equally well in all cases, but can at least support the optimal therapy in numerous cases.

Hereditary hair loss (also called “androgenetic hair loss”) is the most common cause of hair loss in both men and women.

It is caused by a genetically based hypersensitivity to the hormone testosterone. Such hair loss is often accelerated by an undersupply of cell nutrients. Treatment with PRP can have quite good results in this case.

However, if the hereditary hair loss is very advanced, then in most cases only hair transplantation can help. PRP can be supportive after a hair transplant, but cannot replace it.

The treatment protocol of PRP hair root treatment involves the injection of platelet-rich plasma directly into the regions affected by hair loss.

The growth factors contained in the plasma biologically rebuild the hair root and stimulate cell renewal.

The successful treatment requires several sessions at intervals of 4-6 weeks and should be refreshed 1-2 times a year for a lasting result.

The prices for a PRP hair root treatment at LIPS and SKIN in Munich are about 500 Euro per session.

A complete treatment cycle of 3 sessions thus costs about 1,500 Euro. The mentioned prices are approximate values, the concrete billing of the individual case will follow the German fee schedule for physicians (GOÄ).

In addition to revitalizing the face and treating wound disorders, another early application of PRP is in supportive therapy for hair transplants and in hair root treatment. The ability of PRP therapy to stimulate hair follicles to new and increased growth has been clinically proven.

The autologous blood therapy with PRP is therefore also an effective treatment against beginning hair loss. The PRP hair root treatment aims to provide the hair roots with sufficient supply of all necessary nutrients, which is the prerequisite for healthy hair growth.

It should be noted, however, that disease-related hair loss has different causes. PRP alone does not work equally well in all cases, but can at least support the optimal therapy in numerous cases.

Hereditary hair loss (also called “androgenetic hair loss”) is the most common cause of hair loss in both men and women. It is caused by a genetically based hypersensitivity to the hormone testosterone. Such hair loss is often accelerated by an undersupply of cell nutrients. Treatment with PRP can have quite good results in this case.

However, if the hereditary hair loss is very advanced, then in most cases only hair transplantation can help. PRP can be supportive after a hair transplant, but cannot replace it.

The treatment protocol of PRP hair root treatment involves the injection of platelet-rich plasma directly into the regions affected by hair loss. The growth factors contained in the plasma biologically rebuild the hair root and stimulate cell renewal.

The successful treatment requires several sessions at intervals of 4-6 weeks and should be refreshed 1-2 times a year for a lasting result.

The prices for a PRP hair root treatment at LIPS and SKIN in Munich are about 500 Euro per session. A complete treatment cycle of 3 sessions thus costs about 1,500 Euro. The mentioned prices are approximate values, the concrete billing of the individual case is based on the German fee schedule for physicians (GOÄ).

You should avoid any blood-thinning medication, such as aspirin, for 14 days before PRP treatment.

Immediately before the treatment, it is recommended to avoid heavy, high-fat food. This will reduce the amount of pro-inflammatory substances in your bloodstream.

After the treatment you should avoid direct sunlight and wear sufficient UV protection. If you have combined PRP with microneedling, then you should also make sure that the treated skin areas have plenty of moisture during the first 5-7 days after treatment.

Absolute contraindications for PRP treatment include:

  • Platelet dysfunction syndrome
  • Thrombocytopenia (blood platelet deficiency)
  • Hemodynamic instability
  • Acute sepsis
  • Local inflammation in the treatment area

Relative contraindications include:

  • Corticosteroid injection at the treatment site within one month before treatment
  • Systemic corticosteroid use 2 weeks before treatment
  • fever/illness up to 3 days before treatment
  • Cancer
  • Haemeglobin <10 g/dL
  • Platelet count <105/μL

However, regarding PRP for aesthetic purposes, it is difficult to imagine that the expected benefits of the treatment outweigh the possible consequences of the relative contraindications.

My experience with PRP suggests that the relative contraindications should be treated as absolute and that PRP treatment should be avoided in all cases mentioned above.

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