Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

£350 PER TREATMENT

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, also known as Mytoxin Plasmolift  and the ‘Vampire Facelift’ uses  the body’s own natural healing powers, it may slow and even reverse the ageing process.

The treatment involves harvesting platelets from the patient’s own blood in order to re-introduce them into problem skin areas.  Upon re-introduction the platelets release their growth factors which trigger surrounding cells to proliferate, in turn stimulating repair, increasing volume and rejuvenating the skin factors in the exact location where we want the skin to repair and rejuvenate itself.

Platelets contain a high content of “growth factors” – proteins that help to heal injured tissue or damaged skin. Upon re-introduction the platelets release their growth factors which trigger surrounding cells to proliferate, in turn stimulating repair, increasing volume and rejuvenating the skin.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW DOES IT WORK?

When the platelet rich plasma is injected into the skin, the platelets release their growth factors. The platelets in the plasma send out signals to other cells in the area, telling them to rush forward to the injection site. One of cells stimulated during the process is the fibroblast cell, which is the cell type that creates collagen. Collagen is what gives skin a youthful appearance. As we age, collagen is produced less and less, causing wrinkles and fine lines in the skin, and therapies such as PRP therapy that stimulate collagen production can counteract this.

WHAT CAN PLATELET RICH THERAPY TREAT?

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy can be used to treat numerous cosmetic problems, such as fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, crow’s feet around the eyes, the cheeks and décolletage.  PRP therapy can also be used to improve the appearance of dehydrated or mildly sagging skin on the backs of the hands, on the tops of the feet, elbows and knees and stretch marks. It can be used all over the body.

WHAT HAPPENS DURING A PRP TREATMENT?

During your first visit to a clinic, you should explain what you expect from PRP Therapy and how you would like to look afterwards.

The practitioner will take your medical history to make sure that there are no reasons why you shouldn’t have the treatment.

Photographs may also be taken by the practitioner for a “before and after” comparison of the treatment.

Your practitioner will draw 2-3 vials of blood, depending on the areas to be treated. This is done in a similar way to when you have blood taken for testing at the doctors.

The blood will then be spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelet plasma from the red blood cells.

Any makeup on the skin will be removed and antiseptic will be applied to the area. A topical anaesthetic cream will then be applied to the skin.  The PRP will then be injected into the skin in specific areas using a very fine needle followed by a general all over application using a derma pen.

You will then be free to leave and go about your daily business. The whole procedure usually takes an hour.

It may take a few weeks for the results of the PRP therapy to become visible, but with two to three top-up treatments, you can expect the results of PRP therapy to last for up to one and a half years.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO RECOVER FROM A PRP TREATMENT?

Recovery time is minimal with Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy. The skin is usually red for 12-24 hours much like sunburn, and the client may experience a dryness and mild flakiness to the skin during the following week.