Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment is also known as the ‘Vampire or Dracula Facelift’. The results are not instant, but the gradual and natural looking results means that this treatment appeals and is suitable for many people. Also called Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) it works incredibly well both on its own and when used to complement another treatment.
How It Works
The platelets, when re-introduced via injection, release growth factors. These growth factors help with tissue regeneration, which in aesthetic medicine has a valuable effect on the skin’s texture as well as addressing fine lines and pigmentation. Research has also shown that PRP can help stimulate hair growth in those suffering from hair loss or thinning hair.
The treatment involves taking the patients blood and placing it in a centrifuge. This separates the red blood cells from the platelet rich plasma. A topical anaesthetic is then applied to the skin and 20 minutes later the platelet rich plasma is re-injected directly under the problem area. It is also effective in promoting healing following an ablative laser treatment such as SmartXide Fractional CO2.
Any area of the face; forehead, upper and lower lids, around the crows feet, lip lines or the entire face as part of skin rejuvenation.
PRP is also used as part of the treatment for acne (both scarring & active) and as mentioned, to promote hair growth.
Who Should Have PRP?
PRP is a suitable for treatment for nearly everyone. However it is not possible to administer PRP to those patients suffering from blood disorders, chemotherapy, radiotherapy or anticoagulation.
- Treatment uses the patient’s own blood is used so there is no risk of allergic reaction
- No risk of cross infection
- Natural looking results
- Versatile treatment
- Treatment carried out by fully qualified doctor with experience in anaesthetics
- Sterile environment
- Free consultation prior to treatment
- Suitable for all skin types