PRP treatment is used in facial aesthetics and encourages hair regrowth on the scalp
What is PRP?
Already used to great effect in the implant side of our practice to promote tissue healing and regeneration, PRP is a non-surgical treatment, using your own platelets to secrete growth factors and enhance the natural healing process of the skin and hair follicles.
PRP therapy is used to stimulate skin regeneration and produce more collagen, producing a firmer, plumper skin tone. PRP is a safe treatment because it uses platelets that are derived from a sample of your own blood. It is freshly prepared each time and the blood sample required in small, similar to that usually taken for a standard blood test with your GP.
During PRP treatment a small amount of blood is drawn from your arm into a sterile tube in the same manner as a regular blood test. The tube is placed into a centrifuge and spun to separate the plasma (containing the platelets) from the other blood components. Using a small sterile needle or mesotherapy injector this platelet rich plasma (PRP) is injected in and around the therapy site. The PRP can also be microneedled into the skin using our Derma FNS microneedling pen or even be placed in the Aqua Gold Fine Touch infusion device.
PRP is sometimes known as the ‘Vampire Facial’ because of the use of blood.
Benefits of PRP?
PRP promotes tissue remodelling, increases hydration, new blood vessel formation and improves overall skin health. The production of collagen and elastin induced by the PRP will rejuvenate and rehydrate the skin, improving overall luminosity, making your skin look smoother, tighter, and fuller, even after the first treatment.
PRP for Hair Loss
In addition to the stimulation of hair follicles by growth factors, the improved blood supply to the hair root leads to a reduction in hair loss by improving oxygenation. PRP encourages hair regrowth on the scalp and slows down the loss of hair follicles.
How many treatments and how often is this therapy needed?
Responses to treatment vary, most people require 3 sessions, spaced 4 weeks apart, followed by a maintenance session every 6-9 months. There is no limit to the number of treatments that you can have. We will advise you on your bespoke treatment protocol according to your skin/scalp needs.
What conditions can PRP treat?
- Fine Lines and Wrinkles
- Under eyes/Dark circles
- Acne and other Scarring
- Sun Damage
- Hair Loss – both female pattern hair loss and androgenic alopecia
Does it hurt?
Everyone’s pain threshold is different so the level of pain experienced will vary.
Face: minimal pain, if required a topical anaesthetic (numbing)cream can be applied prior to treatment.
Scalp: These injections can be painful; however we use an automated injector to make the treatment as comfortable as possible. Your scalp is likely to feel tender for 3 to 4 days following treatment.
Straight after PRP the skin may be a little red and there is a slight risk of bruising and swelling. This usually resolves after 24 hours.
What our PATIENTS say
Thank you Deepi so much for my PRP ‘Facial Rejuvenation’ treatment. After reading articles about skin treatment and watching a t.v. programme researching skin treatment, PRP is the one that consistently comes out top. Consequently I was keen to ‘give it a go’ and I wasn’t disappointed! However the proof of the treatment was in the reactions I got from other people.
Just some of the comments have been ‘have you changed your hair colour?’ ‘what foundation are you using?’ ‘have you been on holiday?’ and more on the same lines. The answer to all this is nothing has changed and I haven’t been on holiday, I had PRP treatment! Although I felt the treatment had been a success, I think these comments confirm it - you have a convert…..and a special mention must go to Charlotte for the most painless taking of blood that I’ve ever had done – you’re a natural (vampire?!!)
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