PRP Centrifuge: Preparing PRP for Skin Rejuvenation

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Preparing PRP with the Best PRP Centrifuge Assures Exceptional Skin Repair

Finding the best PRP doctor in NYC is the perfect place to start to achieve superior skin rejuvenation with Vampire PRP Therapy. Next, you need to choose a Medical Spa that has state-of-the-art PRP equipment at its fingertips. Here’s why the quality of the PRP centrifuge matters for sourcing Platelet-Rich Plasma:

What Does a Superior Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Centrifuge Do?

In a nutshell, a superior centrifuge system will extract better quality PRP.  As a result, you get more growth factors, more stem cells and more effective skin rejuvenation. But let’s break it down even further:

How is PRP Done? How Do PRP Plasma Injections Work?

To understand why the type of PRP centrifuge is important, it’s necessary to take a step back and talk about Platelet-Rich Plasma. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a part of the blood that contains growth factors that are packed with proteins and healing factors. Just as it can repair the skin from injury, PRP can effectively be used to restore skin on many areas of the body. Specifically, PRP works as follows:

  • Stem cells respond to micro-injury on the skin by going into repair mode, stimulating growth factors and cells to generate new tissue
  • New blood vessels form (or “neovascularization”), which increases the blood flow to the skin
  • Cellular turnover increases for skin renewal
  • New collagen production rejuvenates the skin

Why Does the PRP Centrifuge Matter?

The key takeaway from the last paragraph? The Platelet-Rich Plasma that makes the Vampire treatments so effective are a part of the blood. The doctor performing the Vampire treatment needs a way to access this rich concentration in the blood. A quality centrifuge gives him the means to efficiently and effectively extract those factors in the blood. As a result, he can provide a superior skin-repairing treatment.

How is PRP Prepared? How Does the PRP Centrifuge Machine Works?

After a blood draw from your arm, the doctor needs a centrifuge machine for preparing the PRP. The centrifuge uses centrifugal force to separate the blood into components based on their weight. Specifically, the heaviest that rest at the bottom are the red blood cells. The lightest at the top are the plasma. Often called “liquid gold” because of its yellowish color and its high concentration of platelets, stem cells and growth factors, this part of the blood provides a proven regenerative benefit for the skin.

PRP Preparation Machine: Why Aren’t All PRP Centrifuge Machines Equal?

In essence, PRP is still a relatively new science. When PRP preperation technique first became available in the 1970’s, there were no standardization of protocols. In fact, the Platelet-Rich Plasma was separated in a blood lab, using a non-specialized centrifuge. As a result, there was inconsistency of centrifuge speed and lack of precision. Additionally, the PRP yield was of low-quality — essentially, a mixture of Platelet-Poor Plasma and Platelet-Rich Plasma. Further, generally, only 1ml of PRP was extracted per draw.

While PRP science is headed towards greater standardization of protocols, there’s still significant variability throughout the Medical Spa industry. That’s why it’s necessary to find a Med Spa that uses a high quality centrifuge to extract the highest quality and volume of Platelet-Rich Plasma for each Vampire treatment.

Does Smooth Synergy Use the Best PRP Centrifuge?

Yes, Smooth Synergy uses both the Pure Spin and Magellan Platelet Separator, which are both dual spin systems and FDA-approved. By spinning the blood twice at an appropriate speed, a higher concentration of platelets are extracted per blood draw. As a result, we can typically expect a yield of 3-6 ml of “liquid gold” per treatment, which allows for greater regenerative properties for the skin. Further, the yield of PRP is also composed of higher quality ingredients with, typically, five times the platelet count found in whole blood.

What Makes for a Higher Quality PRP?

Quality PRP is composed of a higher concentration of cytokines and growth factors, which include:

PDGF- Platelet Derived Growth

Promotes cell growth, new generation and repair of blood vessels, as well as collagen production


Promotes growth and development of epithelial cells and vascular endothelial cells, as well as wound healing


Promotes growth and generation of vascular endothelial cells

FGF-Fibroblast Growth Factor

Promotes tissue repair, cell growth, hyaluronic acid production (replenishes depleted moisture to hydrate the skin), and collagen production


EGF-Epithelial Growth Factor

Promotion of epithelial cell growth, angiogenesis (development of new blood vessels), and wound healing

How Do I find a PRP Doctor? Is There a Provider Near Me for the Vampire Treatments?

As we said before, the PRP doctor is important and Smooth Synergy stands behind the proven track-record of our on-site medical director. Dr. George Liakeas has been in practice for over 20 years and has a vast knowledge about skin health. In addition, he’s performed thousands of PRP procedures in NYC. Further, as a certified Vampire treatment provider, he received training from the creator of the Vampire treatments, Dr. Charles Runels. Of note, Liakeas is the only doctor in New York City, who trains other practitioners to perform the Vampire treatments through his Vampire PRP Physician Certification Program. Find out more about why Dr. George Liakeas is uniquely qualified to be your Vampire PRP Provider.

Why Choose Smooth Synergy for a PRP Vampire Facial Treatment?

Smooth Synergy Medical Spa NYC provides the complete menu of Vampire treatments, including the Vampire Facial, Vampire FaceLift, Vampire Hair Therapy, Vampire BreastLift, Vampire Wing Lift, O-Shot and P-Shot. With over 16 years experience as New York City’s first cosmedical spa, we offer a wealth of experience with many other proven skincare and beauty treatments as well. Call us at 212-397-011 to schedule a consultation with an Expert in Beauty to find out which treatment/s is right for you.

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