There has always been a buzz around PRP Therapy which is also more commonly referred to as the ‘Vampire Facial’. The treatment is a celebrity favourite with the likes of Kim Kardashian, Kerry Katona, and Bar Refaeli. Even Rupert Everett has admitted to being a fan of the procedure.
What is it?
PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma and the treatment involves using a concentrated dose of your own blood plasma to stimulate your skin to repair itself.
The treatment was first used back in 1987 during open heart surgery and it has since gone on to be used in a variety of fields of medicine for both humans and animals.
What does the treatment involve?
First, a small sample of your blood is taken – just like having a blood test at your local GP. The blood is then spun in a centrifuge to separate the plasma which is the fluid part, from the red and white blood cells.
This concentrated plasma is then injected back into the face, kick-starting the skin’s natural healing and repair mechanism – promoting tissue repair, new blood vessel formation and increased collagen production.
What are the benefits?
The treatment is often used to treat wrinkles, dull skin, dark under-eye circles and even stretch marks. The treatment will give you a rejuvenated, natural glow to the face and is ideal for patients who wish to restore a more youthful appearance without surgery.
The treatment usually takes around 3 sessions to start seeing results, and it is safe to be performed every few weeks to give you maximum benefit. Results peak around a 4-6 weeks after the final treatment, when you should see a noticeable improvement in the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and a general improvement in the skin’s texture and tone.
PRP Therapy has been known to be used to treat the injured tendons of racehorses and has also been used by a number of sporting stars to treat injuries such as footballer John Terry and golfer Tiger Woods.
PRP therapy can also be used on the neck, hands and décolleté areas to reduce the signs of ageing.
If you are suffering from hair loss then you may wish to consider PRP Therapy on the scalp which is thought to help both strengthen hair follicles and thicken existing hair.
The Private Clinic
With our extensive list of specialist treatments, it is important that you understand each one before deciding, which is why if you are considering any of treatments you should book in for a free consultation to first discuss your skin concerns so we are able to create a treatment plan tailored specifically to you.