PLATELET-RICH PLASMA TREATMENT

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment is a non-surgical procedure that uses a patient’s own blood to stimulate hair growth and improve the appearance of the skin.

PRP treatment is a three-step process:

  1. A small amount of blood is drawn from the patient’s arm.
  2. The blood is spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelets and plasma from the rest of the blood.
  3. The plasma rich in platelets is then injected into the area of the body that needs treatment.

The platelets in PRP contain growth factors that stimulate the growth of new hair follicles and collagen production. This can lead to improved hair growth and more youthful-looking skin.

PRP can also be added to SkinPen Microneedling or Morpheus 8 treatments. These treatments use microneedles to create tiny channels in the skin, and the PRP can be applied to the skin following treatment to allow the plasma to sink into these channels, further increasing your collagen stimulation.

PRP treatment offers a number of benefits, including:

  • Improved hair growth
  • Reduced wrinkles and fine lines
  • Increased collagen production
  • No downtime or scarring
  • Safe and effective

Numbing takes 30-40 minutes

Treatment takes 20-30 minutes

Minimal downtime

Optimum results within 5-14 days

Course of three treatments followed by maintenance every 6 months

Topical anaesthesia required

Complications are rare

WHAT TO EXPECT

Before your treatment

After your medical consultation, we will discuss some pre-appointment advice that will help ensure the best possible results for your treatment.

Ensure that you have washed your hair the day or the day before your treatment, as we will advise you to avoid hairwashing for 48 hours after the treatment if your scalp is treated.

We prefer that you can arrive at your appointment without make-up, as make-up left on the skin can pose an infection risk.

We will apply numbing cream to the treatment area whether you are having treatment to the face or scalp or both. This will sit on the skin for 30-40 minutes to make the treatment much more comfortable for you.

During your treatment

We will take a small blood sample while the numbing cream is taking effect. This is usually from the elbow crease. The platelet-rich plasma is prepared by placing the blood sample in our centrifuge, which spins this sample to separate the heavy red cells from the lightweight plasma.

The plasma for injection is prepared in syringes ready for your treatment.

Once the numbing cream has been removed, we thoroughly cleanse your skin. We use the smallest needles available to make the treatment as comfortable as possible.

The injections will leave a series of very small bumps on the skin, which will settle within an hour. We then cleanse the skin again and apply some soothing and moisturising aftercare balm.

The treatment is very well tolerated.

After your treatment

Here is some simple aftercare advice to help minimise adverse effects and maximise your outcome:

  • Avoid heavy, sweaty exercise, hot showers, saunas, and steam rooms for 24 hours after treatment. This will help reduce the risk of swelling and bruising.
  • Keep the treated area clean to help reduce the risk of infection.
  • The time to optimum results varies from person to person, but some people mention they see improvements in their skin within a few days. Some, it can take a few weeks.
  • We recommend a course of three treatments every 4 weeks initially to see the best results. This can be followed with maintenance treatments every 1-6 months.

TREATMENT PRICES

Face and Neck | Course of Three
£375 | £995
Scalp | Course of Three
£375 | £995
Face and Scalp | Course of Three
£375 | £995
Face, Neck and Scalp | Course of Three
£550 | £1450

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who is a good candidate for PRP treatment?

PRP treatment is a good option for people who are unsuitable or want to avoid treatments such as anti-wrinkle injections. As this treatment comes from the patient’s own body and there are no other additives, there is no risk of reaction.

The treatment can address fine lines and wrinkles in hard-to-treat areas such as around the eyes, mouth or neck, as well as the whole face for an overall collagen boost.

It is suitable for people who are noticing their hair thinning, typically on either side of the forehead or on the top of the head. We can stimulate hair follicles in areas where there is still some hair growth.

Do I have to have a consultation before treatment?

Yes, a consultation will be needed before you can book a PRP treatment. This is to ensure that you are a good candidate for the treatment and we can match your expectations to the treatment outcomes we see.

A consultation is also helpful in providing you with a comprehensive treatment plan to help you address your concerns.

What are the risks of PRP treatment?

PRP treatment is a safe procedure, but there are some potential risks, including:

  • Temporary redness, swelling, and bruising
  • Discomfort
  • Skin irritation
  • More serious complications, such as infection, can occur in rare cases. However, we take infection control very seriously to minimise this risk.

What can I expect after my PRP treatment?

After PRP treatment, you may experience some temporary redness, swelling, and bruising. These side effects are usually mild and go away on their own within a few days. You may also experience some discomfort, which can be relieved with over-the-counter pain medication.

How often will I need to have the treatment?

Studies have shown that the best results are seen with an initial course of three treatments, followed by a maintenance treatment protocol of further treatments every 1-6 months.

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