Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Facials

WHAT ARE PRP FACIALS

The PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) facial, often referred to as the ‘Dracular Facialä ’, is a skin treatment that has the ability to brighten and hydrate the face, making it look more plump, healthy and free from fine lines and wrinkles. They are beneficial to both sub-dermal tissue repair and surface concerns such as: dark circles, acne scarring, sun damage and crow’s feet. PRP facials are a great alternative to more invasive and recovery-heavy treatments. They can help to soften wrinkles, leaving the skin smoother, tighter and more youthful.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

PRP facials involve the extraction of the body’s blood, which is then separated into plasma and platelets, leaving the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to be re-injected into the skin. The PRP is firstly injected into any obvious wrinkles and lines, followed by the rest of the skin to be treated. This treatment stimulates cell regeneration, new blood vessel formation, collagen production and helps to build a new dermis. This treatment may also be used to stimulate hair growth or wound healing after more invasive procedures. The treatment should last approximately 45 – 60 minutes.

WHO IS IT FOR?

Patients of all skin types and colours may have the PRP treatment, however, it is not recommended for heavy smokers, drug and alcohol users.

IS IT SAFE?

Yes – due to the use of the body’s own natural resources and no artificial materials, the treatment is rich in nutrients and highly replenishing for the skin. This also means that there is no risk of an allergic reaction. However, treatments must be carried out by a medical professional.

WHAT IS THE DOWNTIME?

Downtime is minimal, however, you may experience minimal swelling, bruising and redness for up to 24 hours. Bruising at the site of the needle may occur.

WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?

You may start to notice results within 3 weeks – this will gradually improve over time, improving the skin’s texture and tone. Full collagen regeneration will take 3 months.  Patient’s results usually last up to 18 months, whilst touch-up treatments will maintain these results. PRP facials may be used in combination with other skin treatments, to enhance results. 2-3 treatments, 4-6 weeks apart, is advised for best results.

If you have any questions or wish to book a consultation, please contact us on 020 7078 0203.

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