PRP - Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
Platelet Rich Plasma is also known as the Vampire Facelift or Dracula treatment. It is a natural treatment that involves your own blood plasma, which is rich in growth factors that stimulate collagen and elastin production in the skin.
PRP is an effective anti-ageing treatment, as it stimulates DNA repair, heals scars and improves skin texture. PRP can also help with thinning hair by stimulating hair follicles to re-grow new hair.
A small amount of blood is collected and spun to separate the plasma from the red blood cells. The nourishing plasma can be injected back into the skin or combined with treatments like microneeedling or mesotherapy to gently restore volume, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improve the skin tone and luminosity.
Improvement in skin tone is normally noticeable within a few weeks, and collagen regeneration within 3 months. Repeat treatments can be carried out after 4-6 weeks if needed. The benefits can last to up to a year.
PRP treatment is safe for every skin type and is associated with very little discomfort or downtime. It is not, however, recommended for patients who smoke, are undergoing active cancer treatments or have blood disorders and platelet abnormalities.
Discomfort: Mild (numbing cream is used prior to treatment)
Downtime: up to 24 hours, there is potential for mild swelling and bruising
When can you see the difference: improvements are usually seen within 2-3 weeks
How long does the effect last: up to 12 months, a course of 3 treatments 1-3 months apart is recommended for best results
1 session £400
Course of 3 sessions £1000