PRP

Platelets are rich in growth factors and proteins that promote tissue repair and collagen production.

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PRP

Platelet-Rich Plasma

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a medical treatment that involves injecting a concentrated form of a patient’s own blood into damaged tissue to stimulate healing. The process begins with drawing a small amount of blood from the patient, which is then spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from other blood components. These platelets are rich in growth factors and other bioactive proteins that play a crucial role in tissue repair and regeneration.

PRP therapy is used to treat a variety of conditions, including:

Skin Rejuvenation – platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is utilised for anti-aging and rejuvenation skin treatments. In this context, PRP is often referred to as a “vampire facial” or “vampire facelift.”

PRP contains growth factors and other proteins that can stimulate collagen production, promote tissue regeneration, and improve skin texture and elasticity. When applied topically or injected into the skin, PRP can help reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and areas of sun damage. It can also enhance skin tone and overall complexion, leading to a more youthful appearance.

PRP therapy for skin rejuvenation is commonly used to address concerns such as:

  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles: PRP injections can help soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, particularly around the eyes, mouth, and forehead.
  • Skin Texture and Tone: PRP stimulates collagen and elastin production, improving skin texture and tone for a smoother and more even complexion.
  • Acne Scars: PRP can promote tissue repair and regeneration, which may help reduce the appearance of acne scars over time.
  • Sun Damage: PRP therapy can assist in repairing sun-damaged skin by promoting the growth of healthier skin cells and improving overall skin health.
  • Skin Laxity: PRP injections can help tighten and firm sagging or loose skin, particularly in areas like the cheeks, jawline, and neck.

PRP therapy for skin rejuvenation is typically performed in a series of sessions spaced several weeks apart to achieve optimal results. It is considered a safe and effective treatment option for individuals seeking non-surgical methods to improve the appearance of their skin and combat signs of aging.

At Skin Doctor Clinics, we provide PRP treatment options in conjunction with Morpheus or Microneedling procedures, where platelets are either micro-needled into the skin during the Morpheus or Microneedling session, or alternatively, patients can choose to have the plasma injected directly into the skin by a qualified doctor using a needle.

Hair Loss: PRP injections into the scalp can stimulate hair growth and improve hair thickness in individuals experiencing hair loss.
PRP therapy is considered a minimally invasive treatment option with relatively low risk, as it utilises the patient’s own blood components.

45-90 minutes

6-12 months

The visible results of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy can vary depending on the specific application (skin rejuvenation, hair loss treatment, etc.) and individual factors. Here are the typical visible results associated with PRP therapy:

Skin Rejuvenation:
Improved skin texture: PRP can help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars by promoting collagen production and tissue regeneration.
Enhanced skin tone: PRP injections can lead to a more even skin tone and reduction in pigmentation irregularities.
Increased skin firmness and elasticity: PRP stimulates the production of elastin fibers, resulting in firmer and more elastic skin.
Reduction in pore size: PRP can help minimise the size of enlarged pores, leading to smoother-looking skin.
Overall rejuvenated appearance: Patients often report a more youthful and radiant complexion following PRP treatment.
Hair Loss Treatment:
Increased hair density: PRP therapy can promote hair regrowth and improve hair density in areas affected by thinning or hair loss.
Strengthened hair follicles: PRP injections can strengthen existing hair follicles, leading to thicker, healthier-looking hair.
Reduced hair shedding: PRP treatment may help reduce hair shedding and prevent further hair loss by promoting a longer growth phase (anagen phase) for hair follicles.
Improved hair quality: PRP therapy can enhance the quality of the hair shaft, making it thicker and more resilient.

Overall, the visible results of PRP therapy may become apparent gradually over time, with optimal outcomes typically observed after a series of treatments spaced several weeks apart. It’s important to note that individual responses to PRP therapy may vary, and results are influenced by factors such as the patient’s age, overall health, underlying conditions, and adherence to post-treatment care instructions. Consulting with on of our qualified healthcare practitioners is essential to determine the expected outcomes and develop a personalised treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and goals.

The aftercare for Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy can vary depending on the specific application (skin rejuvenation, hair loss treatment, etc.) and individual factors. However, here are some general aftercare guidelines commonly recommended following PRP treatment:

Avoid touching or washing the treated area: It’s typically advised to avoid touching or washing the treated area for several hours after PRP therapy to allow the platelet-rich plasma to be fully absorbed.
Avoid sun exposure: Protect the treated area from direct sunlight and UV exposure for a few days following PRP treatment. Use sunscreen with a high SPF to prevent sun damage and promote healing.
Avoid strenuous activities: Refrain from engaging in strenuous activities, heavy lifting, or vigorous exercise for at least 24-48 hours after PRP therapy to minimise the risk of bruising, swelling, or discomfort.
Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and support the body’s natural healing processes following PRP treatment.
Avoid alcohol and smoking: Minimise alcohol consumption and refrain from smoking, as these habits can interfere with the body’s ability to heal and may compromise the effectiveness of PRP therapy.
Use gentle skincare products: If undergoing PRP for skin rejuvenation, use gentle skincare products that are suitable for your skin type and avoid harsh chemicals or abrasive exfoliants that may irritate the skin.
Follow post-treatment instructions: Adhere to any specific post-treatment instructions provided by your practitioner, such as applying topical medications or following a prescribed skincare routine.
Attend follow-up appointments: Schedule and attend any recommended follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and determine the need for additional PRP treatments or adjustments to your treatment plan.

From £450

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Treatment areas

  • Face
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PRP therapy is a revolutionary procedure that utilises your body’s own platelets to rejuvenate and revitalise your skin.

In a PRP treatment, a small sample of your blood is drawn and processed to isolate the platelet-rich plasma. This potent plasma is then carefully injected into targeted areas of the skin to stimulate natural regeneration and improve overall texture and tone.

Whether you’re seeking to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, encourage hair growth, improve skin elasticity, or enhance overall radiance, our experienced doctors and practitioners specialise in delivering precise and effective PRP injections. Additionally, we offer combined treatments with micro-needling and Morpheus procedures to further enhance your results.

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