There’s been a lot of talk about PRP and Vampire treatments lately, especially since a video of Kim Kardashian receiving a Vampire Facelift™ surfaced on YouTube. But, there’s also been confusion, too.  Many people are asking about PRP procedures and how they differ from Vampire treatments in Scottsdale.

PRP is the generic procedure that uses healing and growth factors found in our blood to heal injuries and painful conditions that affect tendons, ligaments and bone. Vampire treatments are PRP procedures, but they were pioneered by Dr. Charles Runels to replicate the PRP results and create improvements aesthetically and in hair restoration, acne scarring, vaginal restoration and issues associated with stress incontinence.

Let’s take a closer look:

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatments

If you’ve had a tendon or bone injury, your doctor may have recommended PRP treatments to stimulate healing. PRP is made from a small amount of blood that is extracted from a patient. The blood is then spun at a high speed in a centrifuge to separate the platelets, this platlet extract concentrates our natural growth and healing factors, from the blood. This platelets extract is then injected around the injury.

PRP treatments are commonly also used in:

  • Chronic tendon injuries, such as Tennis Elbow
  • Muscle or ligament injuries
  • Fractures
  • Spinal surgery
  • Dental procedures
  • Cardiovascular surgery

Platelet extract, with our growth and healing factors, begins the body’s healing process naturally. By concentrating these healing factor around the injury, the healing process is more effective.

How are Vampire Treatments Different from PRP?

Dr Thomas Kupka M.D. and Colleen Kupka, R.N.  are specifically trained in the Vampire treatments PRP procedures using Dr Runels’ proprietary techniques. These treatments were developed to facilitate a similar rejuvenation process to achieve specific aesthetic impacts, which may include collagen renewal. Collagen renewal can result in more radiant and firmer skin.

Vampire treatments can also apply growth and healing factors to vaginal tissue. If dryness is an issue for women, it can make sexual intercourse painful. Vampire treatments can rejuvenate the tissue to reduce dryness, heighten sexual pleasure and help reduce stress incontinence.

Dr Thomas Kupka M.D. and Colleen Kupka R.N at Scottsdale Vanity Med Spa and Scottsdale PRP Aesthetics offer Vampire treatments in Scottsdale and were trained under Dr Runels’ guidance and certified in the proprietary Vampire techniques, including:

  • Vampire Facial™
  • Vampire Facelift®
  • Vampire Breast Lift®
  • Vampire O-Shot®
  • Vampire Hair Restoration

Because each client uses her or his own blood, there will be no allergic reaction or rejection. It is also a relatively painless treatment, but because we are all different we cannot guarantee that you will not experience some discomfort, however we use modalities to maximize your comfort.

If you’d like to learn more about how Vampire treatments will benefit you, contact us at 480.589.3999. The best way to determine if Vampire treatments at Scottsdale Vanity Med Spa will achieve the results you want is to schedule a consult. Call today.