Platelet Rich Plasma
Did you know that almost 10% of the world’s population has struggled with acne? If you’re still suffering the scars of teenage acne, have you considered Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment? This incredibly popular cosmetic treatment combines Microneedling with PRP. Microneedling uses a roller with fine needles to prick the skin, stimulating collagen production. By using your own plasma in Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment, it repairs damaged skin cells with amazing results!
Recent studies have shown that not only is the combination of Microneedling and PRP more successful than Microneedling alone, but it also has higher patient satisfaction rates!
Sometimes referred to as the ‘vampire facial’, PRP might sound dramatic, but this cosmetic treatment is proving life-changing! By injecting plasma back into your skin, it can rejuvenate skin cells, offering amazing results for those looking to repair ageing skin, as well as common scarring issues caused by acne.
Plus, PRP and Microneedling can also be used for other skin conditions including fine lines, wrinkles and anti-ageing. Our team has also had successful results in PRP treatment of both men and women who are looking to target hair loss.
What happens in a PRP Treatment session?
PRP is achieved by taking a small amount of the patient’s blood and collecting it in a vial, which is then spun in a centrifuge. This process separates the blood from the plasma, this plasma can then be injected into the patient’s skin. This plasma has an increased level of platelet growth as well as a high concentration of platelet growth factors – this helps to repair the damaged skin cells.
First, a topical anaesthetic is placed on the face for 30-40 minutes, before using a mesotherapy gun to inject multiple injections of a small quantity of PRP to the whole face, concentrating on any specific areas of scarring. The remainder of the PRP is then used for Microneedling.
Thanks to the anaesthetic, the treatment is relatively pain-free and has minimal downtime. Although you may experience some redness for the remainder of the day. Other than some mild dry skin, there are minimal side effects!
Everyone is different, but for optimal results, we would usually suggest a minimum of 3-6 sessions of PRP, with each appointment 4 weeks apart. Each session will typically last 60 - 90 minutes.