Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, also known as The Vampire Facelift®, harnesses the bodies own healing powers to stimulate new tissue growth, giving your skin a healthy, more youthful appearance.
A small amount of the clients own blood is taken and and the plasma is then separated out from the rest of the blood, by means of a centrifuge to create the platelet rich plasma. This plasma is then injected into the area of concern where the platelets then release their growth factors.
PRP improves skin texture and tone and regenerates collagen, helping reduce wrinkles and lines, tackle blemishes, improve scarring and restore a healthy, youthful glow
Common areas treated with PRP
PRP Therapy is an all over facial treatment and as such is beneficial to many areas of the face. Below are some of the specific areas that PRP Therapy targets.
- Around and under the eyes
- Jaw line
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette Lines
- Single Session £400
- Course of 3 £1000 (Treatments recommended 4-6 weeks apart)
The price includes an initial consultation* with a doctor. The initial consultation and treatment may be carried out on the same day, permitting both client and Doctor are happy to proceed and allowing enough time.
What is PRP Therapy?
Platelet Rich Plasma is a concentrate of platelets extracted from a small sample of your own blood. A small sample of blood is taken from the client and the platelets are then separated from the blood, by means of a centrifuge, in order to harvest the platelet rich plasma. This plasma is then re-injected into the skin focusing on the areas of concern. This stimulates your own regenerative powers to naturally rejuvenate the skin.
What is Plasma?
Plasma is the clear liquid part of the blood remaining once all other cellular components are removed. Plasma carries out many functions in the body including fighting diseases, healing and hydration. During PRP treatment the plasma is used to suspend a high concentration of your own platelets.
What Are Platelets?
Platelets are small cells in the blood that contain a high number of growth factors which help to heal injured tissue or damaged skin. Platelets are required for blood clotting.
How does PRP work?
When the PRP is re-injected into the skin, growth factors are released by the platelets. This promotes healing and stimulates collagen production. Collagen, found naturally in the body, is the foundation of a youthful appearance. During the aging process less collagen is produced resulting in decreased volume, lines and wrinkles. Through stimulating collagen production PRP helps to promote even skin tone, reduced scarring, improved skin texture resulting in healthy, resilient, hydrated skin.
What are the benefits of PRP?
PRP improves skin texture and tone and regenerates collagen which helps reduce wrinkles and lines, improve skin texture around the delicate eye area, tackle blemishes, improve scarring and restore a healthy glow.
What does PRP Therapy involve?
During the consultation the doctor will discuss with you, your specific concern areas and your expectation and explain to you any risks that come with the treatment. After a consultation with the doctor a light numbing cream will be applied to the injection site, for 30 minutes for added comfort. During this time a small 10ml sample of your blood will be drawn from your arm. This will be spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the whole blood cells, creating the Platelet Rich Plasma.
Once the numbing cream has taken effect your own platelet rich plasma is re-injected using a very fine, sterile needle. Multiple injections are required to give an over-all improvement to the area of concern.
Some bruising, swelling and redness are common immediately following the procedure. Most side effects should resolve within a few days and most people feel confident enough to return to work the next day. The results of PRP therapy are visible gradually beginning several weeks after your first treatment as collagen production increases.
How long does PRP therapy last?
Following a full course of treatment (3 treatments at 4-6 week intervals) the results of PRP therapy can be expected to last up to 18 months. A one off treatment, can be expected to last for several months.
Can everybody have PRP?
Unfortunately not. Clients with abnormal platelet function, clotting disorders and chronic liver disease are not suitable for PRP therapy. Please remember to disclose your relevant medical history with the Doctor during your consultation. The treatment is suitable for all other people regardless of age, gender or race.
Does PRP Therapy need pain relief?
A light numbing cream is applied prior to treatment to make the process more comfortable. Most clients only experience mild discomfort which is the result of the injections and only temporary.
Are there any risks with PRP Therapy?
Because you are using your own blood with no foreign substances, side effects are minimal. The injection process may cause some bruising, swelling and tenderness. As the platelets are the patients own there is no risk of transmissible diseases or allergic reactions. Infection risk is minimised by ensuring sterile technique and equipment.
*(Consultations: £50 – redeemable against treatment or purchase.)