At the cutting edge of science, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, also known as autologous cellular regeneration (ACR), uniquely combines aesthetic techniques with a well proven scientifically researched system of rejuvenating body tissues using the body’s own natural healing powers.
PRP has been used in aesthetic medicine around the world to rejuvenate and slow down the ageing process since 2006.
45mins – 1 hr
Improvement of skin tone, texture and volume of skin
Risks & Complications
Bruises, redness, swelling, infection
Avoid strenuous activity, saunas for 24 hrs, saunas, skin peels for 2 weeks
What is PRP Therapy?
PRP therapy is a simple procedure which involves collection of your own blood components and the re-introduction of a fraction of the blood product (the platelet rich plasma) to the areas which require rejuvenation. This in turn causes stimulation of local tissues including stem cell proliferation, and enhanced release of collagen from activated collage-producing cells (fibroblasts).
What facial areas can be treated with ACR-PRP?
PRP helps to improves skin tone, increases radiance, decreasing pore size, blending fine lines and provides natural volumisation. It can be used for:
- Fine wrinkles around the eyes
- Bags and dark circles under the eyes
- Wrinkles on the forehead
- Nose-to-mouth grooves
- Wrinkles on the lips
- Cheeks and mid face
- Jaw line
- Back of hands
- Acne marks
What are the benefits?
- Safe and physiologically active
- Simple – preparation is quick and completed on the premises in the appointment. No products are sent off premises
- Effective – your own enriched plasma is used
- Can be used in multiple areas
How is PRP carried out?
- A photograph of the skin is taken to assist the follow-up and grading of the improvement.
- Prior to treatment, a blood sample of 10 – 20 mls is taken.
This blood is immediately placed in the centrifuge for 8 minutes. When centrifugation is complete your plasma will be separated from your red blood cells.
- The rich platelets are extracted and injected into the skin. Platelets gradually increase collagen which can increase skin thickness and overall health of the skin
- By an injection technique, the PRP is injected into the skin under topical local anaesthesia.
How long does the procedure take?
This entire process and injection time is simple and takes approximately 45 minutes – 1 hour in total.
Do I need a skin test before being treated?
Would I notice the result immediately?
No. This procedure utilises your body healing powers. Initially we would expect swelling which would then subside in a few days. It takes time to gradually correct the depression in your skin.
When do I see the results?
At approximately 3 weeks swelling from the fluid is observed first, which subsides over the weeks the platelets, will work to stimulate the growth factors that would help in more collagen growth.
How many treatments will I need?
This varies from person to person and will usually depend on the health of your skin and age. Typically a course of 2-3 treatment sessions on a monthly interval.
For some people one treatment session is enough to see the results lasting for up to 8 months!
How long does it last?
For most patients it can last up to 12-18 months. Maintenance follow-up will be advises.
Does this treatment hurt?
We use very fine needle to inject the PRP for maximise comfort.
We also use topical local anesthesia to help.
What can I expect after treatment?
Immediately after the treatment session, you may experience redness, swelling, minimal bruising which would usually start to resolve in a few hours.
Most people are able to go back to their normal activities following the treatment
Are there any associated risk factors?
- Minimal: Expect minimal swelling, bruising and redness for 12-24 hours. Some clients experience headache.
- Modest: Some patients may feel faint. A bruise at the venapuncture site may be visible for 2-3 days.
- Severe: In rare cases, skin cellulitis may occur which can be treated with antibiotics and cold compresses. Occasionally hospitalization is needed in these cases. Secondary skin infection is a rare complication
Can I apply make-up after treatment?
Cosmetic mineral make-up may be applied after treatment
Can anyone have this treatment?
Not everyone is suitable.
Persons with skin disease (SLE, porphyria, allergies), cancer, chemotherapy, severe metabolic and systemic disorders, acute/chronic liver disorders, abnormal platelet dysfunction syndrome, critical thrombocytopenia, hypofibrinogenaemia, haemodynamic instability, anti-coagulation therapy and underlying sepsis excludes the use of PRP.
|PRP per session||£450|
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