Platelet Rich Plasma therapy (PRP) otherwise known as the ‘Vampire Facial’ is a safe and effective skin rejuvenation treatment that harnesses your body’s healing powers to combat the effects of ageing. Using plasma from your own blood, it stimulates collagen, leaving you with plumper, rejuvenated skin.
How does PRP work?
A sample of blood is taken from your arm and placed in a machine called a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins your blood so that it separates into its different components - red cells, platelet-rich plasma, and platelet-poor plasma. Whilst your blood is spinning, local anaesthetic is applied to the treatment area. The platelet-rich plasma, rich in growth factors (which expedite healing and repair damage), is injected into the areas of your face requiring rejuvenation. This stimulates DNA repair, tightens skin, heals scars and smooths the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. PRP can be combined with other treatments such as mesotherapy, fillers and botox for optimal effect.
What can be treated with PRP?
Fine lines and wrinkles
Dull skin tone and texture
How long does treatment take?
It takes 20 minutes for you blood to be processed and approximately one hour for treatment, depending on treatment area.
What are the side effects?
Bruising and swelling at the injection site can occur. These settle after a few days.
What is the downtime?
You can resume your normal activities immediately.
How long do effects last?
Visible are noticeable within 2-3 weeks, but can sometimes take up to 6 weeks. For best results, we advise a course of 3 sessions at 3 week intervals to begin with, followed by maintenance at 6-12 month intervals.
Are there any contraindications to PRP?
Potential contraindications to PRP therapy include:
It is important to discuss with your clinician if you have any medical conditions or take any medications.
How much does it cost?
£400 for one area, discount if booked as package of 3 treatments.