Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) or The Vampire Facial
PRP therapy is also known as ‘The Vampire Facelift’ and uses the body’s own healing mechanism to rejuvenate the skin. The treatment triggers collagen and elastin production, in turn plumping and revolumising the skin. The skin looks more youthful and has a silky feel, with results lasting upto 18-24 months.
PRP was historically used to treat skin ulcers, tendinitis and various other joint issues. The results were very promising which led to this being used in aesthetic treatments.
It involves taking small amount of blood from patient and spinning it at high speed in a machine (centrifuge) to separate the platelets and plasma from the red blood cells. This separated fraction of blood, rich in platelets and growth factors, plays an important part in the body’s healing mechanism. The above is then injected into the area of skin that needs to be treated using fine needles.
There are many PRP treatments available in the market, our clinic uses Tropocell PRP system. The following concerns can be addressed using PRP:
- Facial Rejuvenation
- Hair Loss
- Stretch marks
- Acne scars
- Enlarged pores
PRP is one of the few treatments which can be safely administered to the delicate area around the eye. The results achievable with PRP can be improved by combining it with Dermaroller treatment.
What happens during the procedure?
1. How long does treatment take?
Treatments usually can take upto 60 mins
2. What are the contraindications?
Pregnancy or breast feeding
Platelet or coagulation disorders
Acute or chronic infections
3. Are there any side effects?
There may be some bruising, swelling, soreness and redness immediately after the treatment which should subside in a few days.
4. Do I need to do anything before or after treatment?
We advise clients to avoid taking Vit E, Aspirin and other NSAIDS (Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) for a couple of weeks following treatment. Also using a SPF factor of at least 30 is advised.
5. How many sessions would I need?
The number of sessions would be advised after consultation, but for skin rejuvenation mostly 3-5 sessions 4-6 weeks apart are needed. We recommend a top up once a year. For hair restoration, 4 weekly sessions are recommended.
6. What is the downtime following treatment?
There is some redness, minor discomfort and swelling in the treated area which lasts few hours. Bruising is less common and can easily be covered with make-up. Most clients are able to return to normal activities the following day.
Plasma Rich Platelet Therapy Prices
|Prices from:||(no consultation fee required)|
|PRP Skin rejuvenation||£350 / session|
|PRP Skin rejuvenation||£975 for a package of 3 sessions|
|PRP Hair restoration||£500/session|
|PRP Hair restoration||£1800 for a package of 4 sessions|
Treatment summary | Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
- RECOMMENDED NUMBER OF TREATMENTS
- PROCEDURE TIME
- BACK TO WORK
Next day for most patients
- FULL RECOVERY
- DURATION OF RESULTS
12-18 months depending on the condition as some need maintenance sessions.
- Discomfort level
- Final results