Injecting patients with their own blood product (autologous conditioned plasma (ACP) or platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a new treatment in the field of aesthetic medicine. The latest buzzwords used by media in this context are Plasma Lift, Vampire Facelift and Dracula Lift.
Blood is composed of cells (haematocrit) and plasma. The platelets (thrombocytes) in our blood contain a high level of growth factors or proteins. The ACP therapy harnesses the power of these platelets by harvesting them and injecting them into targeted areas. Autologous conditioned plasma (ACP) has four times more growth factors than normal blood. Activation of connective tissue cells (fibroblasts) results in an increased production of elastin and collagen. Special techniques are used to inject the platelet-rich plasma sample.
Using state-of-the-art technology and a special centrifuge machine made by the company Arthrex (which has a long track record in the field of sport medicine and sport traumatology), your own blood will be conditioned for ACP therapy. ACP has long been used in the field of sport medicine to treat tendon problems and chronic injuries.
ACP is used with special care for the treatment and biostimulation of targeted areas of your body. In contrast to other PRP (platelet-rich plasma) kits that are currently on the market, no chemicals or foreign substances are added to ACP. The substance injected is 100 percent your own blood product.
Dr Larcher is one of the first plastic surgeons in Austria who uses the ACP centrifuge machine and Arthrex kits for aesthetic treatments.
The therapy normally consists of three treatments every 6-8 weeks and is usually repeated after some time to experience the best outcomes.
ACP can be combined with botulinum toxin, mesobotox and/or hyaluronic acid and is also called Bio Lifting, Plasma Lift, Vampire Facelift or Dracula Lift.