PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP)

INTRODUCTION

Platelet Rich Plasma(PRP) has been in use in the various fields of medicine for more than two decades; it is widely used for the treatment of burns, wound healing, scars, orthopaedic surgery and plastic surgery for its healing properties.

PRP is obtained by spinning the patient's own blood in a centrifuge. The resultant golden coloured liquid so derived contains a high concentration of platelets (hence 'platelet rich') with a high level of growth factors and bioactive proteins.

PRP is used in aesthetic medicine for its regenerative and rejuvenating properties. Specifically, PRP stimulates thickening of the superficial layer of the skin, encourages collagen restructuring and improves blood supply and cell regeneration.

The mechanism of action of PRP is different and produces a more subtle and gradual effect in reducing lines and improving tones and appearance of the skin.

HOW DOES PLATELET RICH PLASMA TREATMENT WORK?

PRP is a 3 stage procedure as below:

  1. Blood is drawn from your arm
  2. It is placed into a machine that separates the platelets from the rest of your blood
  3. This plasma is re-injected (only the part of your blood that contains a high concentration of platelets).

This procedure is known to accelerate normal healing pathways and when injected into the skin it will stimulate and restore it.

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WHAT CAN PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP) TREAT?

Platelet rich plasma therapy can be used to improve skin anywhere on the body. In aesthetic rejuvenation, PRP can be used either as a natural alternative to botulinum toxins or fillers or in conjunction with the two treatments to augment the effects. The main uses for this treatment are:

  • Ageing around the eyes
  • Lines/wrinkles around the mouth
  • Full face
  • Décolletage/neck/chest
  • Scalp for hair loss
  • Diminish acne scars when used with microneedling

The concentrated platelet rich plasma (PRP) is usually injected into and around the treatment area, where it works to start the body’s natural healing processes. The PRP can be injected into the skin or used in combination with laser treatments and micro-needling.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF PRP?

  • As your own blood components are used and nothing is added, there is no risk of reactions.
  • It can be used on any area of skin – the main areas are eyes, face, neck, décolleté and scalp.
  • It can be used for the delicate skin both just below and above the eyes
  • Downtime is short, usually some puffiness or blotchiness for 2-3 days

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO SEE RESULTS?

You will start to notice initial improvements in skin texture, tone and radiance within four weeks but the regeneration of collagen takes a bit longer, around three months. New collagen will make the skin look and feel firmer and tighter!

We recommend 3 sessions spaced 4 weeks apart for optimum results.

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PLATELET RICH PLASMA PROCEDURE

Operation time45 - 60 mins
Treatment Intervals3 sessions are recommended - 2 to 4 weeks apart
Risks - commonRedness, swelling (can be covered with mineral makeup)
Risks - rareExcessive bruising, infection, bleeding
Downtime24-48 hours redness
Pain/DiscomfortMild discomfort at the time of the procedure
CostFrom £150

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FEES

Hair loss (Single Session) SMALL AREA (<10x10 cm)£400
Hair loss (Course of 3) SMALL AREA (<10x10 cm)£1,100
Hair loss (Single Session) LARGE AREA (>10x10 cm)£600
Hair loss (Course of 3) LARGE AREA (>10x10 cm)£1,500
Skin Rejuvenation with Skin Pen Microneedling (Single Treatment)£360
Skin Rejuvenation with Skin Pen Microneedling (Course of 3)£900
Skin Rejuvenation (Add-on To Other Treatments (Single Treatment))£150