Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is an established injection therapy to enhance tissue regeneration.
PRP is defined as a autologous concentrated preparation of platelets and their associated growth factors in a small volume if plasma. PRP therapy is used to promote tissue regeneration and remodeling by delivering growth factors at high concentration to the treated site.
The technique comprises withdrawal of patient’s own blood, processing it in a centrifuge, extracting the platelet rich plasma and injecting it into the required site. The whole procedure takes around an hour, generally 2-3 treatments are required, although more may be recommended. Maintenance is advised once or twice a year.
Benefits of PRP in aesthetics:
Injection of PRP to the treated site activates platelets, causing them to release regeneration associated growth factors, which initiate a healing response by attracting stem cells, stimulating cell growth, tissue remodeling and de-novo collagen deposit. The process leads to a slow down of the aging process, improvement of skin texture and tone, diminishing fine lines, wrinkles and scars and gradual increase in skin thickness and vitality. Importantly, the skin will maintain a natural looking appearance after treatment.
Safety of PRP treatment:
PRP treatment is autologous (derived from patient’s own blood), minimising safety concerns for allergic response or disease transmission. Furthermore, PRP may be used in sensitive areas, such as the fine skin around the eyes which are not suited for other treatments. PRP may be combined with other treatments to stimulate biological effect.
Results should not be expected immediately and are generally visible at 3 weeks, with a continuous gradual improvement over 6-12 months. Improvement is dependent on skin conditions, the extent if wrinkles and scarring, smoking and alcohol consumption. During the first few dats after treatment skin redness and sensitivity may appear.
Side effects / risks:
All side effects, contraindications and risks will be discussed at your consultation.
One Session £200
Three Sessions £500