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PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy)

A treatment that harnesses the body’s own power

Over time, the skin on your face can sag and become wrinkled. This can make you look more tired and older than you feel. Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, also known as PRP, cleverly combats these effects by making the skin plumper, filling out fine lines and wrinkles and rejuvenating in order to achieve a more radiant looking complexion. The PRP skin rejuvenation therapy helps in stimulating collagen, which in turn gives skin a more youthful appearance.

PRP has been used in sports injury therapy for over two decades, and it is also known as ‘Vampire Therapy’, the ‘Vampire Facelift’ or ‘Dracula Therapy’ because it uses your own blood. These unpleasant-sounding names belie the fact that it is currently one of the safest and most effective skin rejuvenation treatments available. This skin repair treatment harnesses your body’s own natural powers to help slow or even reverse the visible effects of ageing on your skin.

The plasma procedure

The procedure usually lasts around an hour and it involves taking a small quantity of your blood and harvesting its platelet-rich plasma using a centrifuge. These platelets contain ‘growth factors’ which are proteins that stimulate cell repair and growth. These are are then immediately injected directly into the injured tissue or the damaged skin by using a fine needle. Each treatment may vary from one person to another.

prp-treatment

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Treatment Summary

Procedure Time

45 mins

Recovery Time

1 week

Anaesthetic

Topical cream

Back to work

Next day

Duration of results

6 - 18 months

No. of treatments

1 - 3

FAQs

PRP therapy can be used anywhere on the body, but is most commonly used on the face – in particular around the eyes, nose and mouth – as well as the décolletage, backs of hands and scars.

The effects of your PRP therapy will take a few weeks to become noticeable, but should last up to a year and a half with two or three top-up treatments.

Recovery time for PRP is minimal and is as quick as a blood test visit to the doctors. Most patients are comfortable to return to their daily activities soon after the treatment, some even straight away.

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