Platelets are a naturally occurring component of your own [autologous] blood and play an important role in wound healing and tissue regeneration. Platelet Rich Plasma [PRP] therapy is the process of isolating platelets from the blood and concentrating these platelets to much higher concentration levels than normal through the process of centrifugation. The result is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). PRP encourages collagen formation and improves blood supply to tissue, both of which are important factors in anti-aging therapies. Your skin texture will improve as the Platelet Rich Plasma stimulates new skin tissue growth.
PRP or The Vampire Lift
Improve the overall texture and tone of your skin naturally, PRP Skin Rejuvenation Therapy is specifically designed for you, by you.
Platelet Rich Plasma Skin Rejuvenation Therapy or PRP is a natural approach to improving the condition of your skin.
Ageing skin loses elasticity, has a decreased ability to retain moisture, contains lower levels of hyaluronic acid and most importantly, contains reduced levels of collagen.
PRP Skin Rejuvenation Therapy uses your own unique tissue growth factors and healing properties to revitalise your skin by improving blood supply and stimulating collagen formation. Results improve and increase over time after 4-6 weeks, suggesting that the results of PRP Skin Rejuvenation Therapy lasts longer than chemical treatments.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Skin Rejuvenation Therapy reduces wrinkles and blemishes such as acne scars and may be used as part of your health and beauty regimes to improve the overall condition of the skin, improving tone and texture.
Areas of Application for PRP Skin Rejuvenation Therapy
- Worry lines
- Crow’s feet
- Glabellar frown lines
- Oral commissures
- Vertical lip lines
- Nasolabial folds
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PRP Skin Rejuvenation Therapy uses your own tissue therefore does not have a risk of allergic reaction.
PRP Skin Rejuvenation Therapy procedure involves micro injections; the use of topical anaesthetic cream makes the pain tolerable. You can resume normal activity immediately.
Frequently Asked Questions
A small sample of your own blood [approximately 60mls], is processed in a highly specialised, state of the art system, specifically designed to extract the Platelet Rich Plasma [PRP] in a safe, clinical manner and then this Platelet Rich Plasma [ PRP] is injected into the areas of the face and neck that require skin rejuvenation.
Platelet Rich Plasma [PRP] contains high levels of tissue growth and regeneration factors which are vital to skin rejuvenation & repair. PRP is increasingly being recognised by specialist clinicians as a useful natural intervention to aid tissue growth and collagen stimulation.
Slight swelling and redness may be present after the procedure but this is normal and temporary and your specialist surgeon will provide you with appropriate treatment and care.
The Platelet Rich Plasma is processed under exacting clinical standards which all clinicians must adhere to when working with blood products and the processing of the blood is at 'point of care', next to the patient.
Each person is unique and the response to intra-dermal injections will vary, though adverse reactions are rare. Your specialist may use a topical anaesthesia before injecting the Platelet Rich Plasma [PRP]. You may feel a ‘tingling’ sensation after the procedure and there may be redness, slight swelling and bruising. These symptoms will disappear. Please discuss this with your specialist.
The procedure will take on average 20-25mins.
We are all unique and so results will depend upon a number of factors including your overall health status, age, dietary variations, whether you smoke, as well as a number of other health factors, including your unique skin type.
You must inform your specialist if you are taking medication, including blood thinning [anti-coagulant] medication, undergoing steroidal or any long-term therapies.
No, not all PRP therapies are the same. There is increasing clinical evidence that suggests that PRP therapies which contain higher concentrations of platelets, produce better results. Research indicates that the optimal therapeutic concentration for effective skin rejuvenation is a platelet concentration of 3-4 times the normal level of platelets. Studies show that concentrated platelet levels of 800'000 to 1'000'000 per ml have been linked to optimal collagen formation. Matti, B. & Everts P.A.M. (2011)