Nicknamed the ‘vampire facial’ or ‘Dracula facelift’, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) might sound frightening but this cult skin treatment is gaining a huge amount of popularity due to the great results it can deliver. What it essentially involves is reinfection of high concentrations of growth factor rich platelets into your skin, to stimulate rejuvenation and repair in ageing skin.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
PRP treatments have been used for many years in the field of orthopaedic surgery, to help repair damaged cartilage. The application of this treatment to anti-ageing was pioneered in the 1990s. PRP treatment works by taking a sample of your own blood, isolating the ‘platelet rich’ portion and then reinfecting it into the body to create a biostimulation effect. The response by the skin to the injected PRP then stimulates collagen and elastin production in the dermis. It uses the body’s own regenerative chemicals or growth factors and no artificial chemicals or toxins are used. It can be done in combination with other biostimulation treatments such as microneedling and Morpheus8.
What are the benefits of PRP treatment?
PRP treatment has a natural regenerative effect by thickening the dermis. It is particularly effective for creating younger looking skin, treating the thin under-eye area, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the face, and thickening the supporting layer of the skin. It can also be used to stimulate hair growth in those who have thinning hair.
How does PRP work?
PRP treatment uses your own blood, a small amount of which is taken and spun to separate it into its different components. The platelet-rich part containing large amounts of regenerative and healing molecules is separated and injected into the skin, causing the body to create new collagen and elastin, making the skin appear healthier and less crepey.
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After consultation, Dr. Jack or Dr. Mennie will then take a small sample of your own blood, which is placed in a test tube. This is then placed in a centrifuge and the blood spun to separate the different components of your blood. During this time, your doctor will apply a strong numbing cream to the area that is to be treated.
Once the blood has been spun, Dr. Jack or Dr. Mennie then isolates the ‘platelet rich plasma’ (PRP) portion of the blood. They may then perform a derma roller micro needling procedure on your skin, creating tiny channels in the skin, and spread the PRP onto the skin for natural absorption, or inject the PRP directly without dermaroller.
The remainder of your blood plasma will then be spread on the treated area to seal any little bleeding points.
Surprisingly, there is very little downtime with the PRP therapy procedure, other than mild redness and swelling. This often settles by the following day. There is a small risk of bruising with this treatment as it involves injections into the skin.
Usually three to four treatments, spaced 4-6 weeks apart are recommended for the best outcome. A maintenance treatment is often recommended once every 6-12 months thereafter.
The results are at their best around six weeks after a series of 3 PRP therapy treatments over an 18 week period.
The treatment usually takes about 30 minutes in total
Combined with dermaroller and mesotherpy, PRP treatment can optimise the delivery of hydration and nutrients to the skin.
Dr Jack would be delighted to discuss your requirements and create a personalised treatment package tailored specifically for you.
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