PRP Therapy (which stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy) involves blood being taken from the patient’s body (in the same way as in a blood test) then put in a machine that separates the blood cells, serum and platelets which are then injected directly back into the face or the area of the body in need of rejuvenation. It is sometimes referred to as ‘Dracula’ or ‘Vampire facial’ therapy.
Platelets release growth factors that help the body repair itself by stimulating cells to regenerate new tissue so as well as improving the skin tone the treatment also promotes healthy skin growth and collagen production so skin appears plumper and more vibrant.
Recommended for Anyone who prefers a more natural approach to anti-ageing treatments. PRP Therapy is a completely safe and natural treatment and is highly effective at improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage and dull, worn-out looking skin. PRP can be used to rejuvenate the face, neck, décolleté, backs of hands and other body areas as well as sport injuries.
Results Expect the skin to be visibly smoother, firmer and revitalised within three weeks of treatment and improvements in skin tone and texture will continue in the following months. Results usually last for 18 months and top-up treatments will maintain the effects.
Recovery time Some minimal swelling and bruising may be experienced for 12-24 hours following treatment but very little down is required for this treatment and because your own plasma is used there is minimal risk of side effects.
How Often: It depends on the condition of the skin but usually 2-3 treatments are recommended with a two week gap between each treatment.