Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure. The reason why PRP therapy is so popular within hair loss treatment & skin rejuvenation is due to its ability to stimulate dormant hair follicles and to promote & restore new skin collagen. It’s a revolutionary repair system that places growth factors in the exact location where we want the skin to repair and rejuvenate itself or hair to thicken and increase in density.
A small sample of blood is extracted from your arm (approx 10mls)
The treatment involves extracting platelets from your own blood in order to inject them into problem skin and scalp areas, starting with the extraction of a minimal amount of your blood (10mls). This is then placed in a centrifuge, for a few minutes, to spin the blood which separates the red blood cells from the platelet rich plasma. Platelets contain a high content of ‘growth factors’ – proteins that help to heal injured tissue or damaged skin. Upon re-injection, the platelets release their growth factors which trigger surrounding cells to reproduce, in turn stimulating repair, increasing volume and rejuvenating the skin and hair follicles.
The whole procedure only involves needle injections to the desired areas, requires virtually no healing time and reduces possible side effects to a minimum.The procedure usually takes less than an hour and patients can go home or to work following treatment
There are few side effects associated with PRP therapy. Immediately after the procedure you may expect some bruising, swelling and redness at the injection sites. You may also experience some tenderness at the injection sites although any side effects should settle within a few days following the procedure.
You will usually feel the immediate effects of PRP therapy after it is performed and during the next few weeks the collagen and hair follicles will begin to grow and generate more and more healthy cells and hair underneath the skin. That is when the optimum results of the procedure are felt.
For skin rejuvenation you will begin to notice an improvement after the first treatment. Visual signs of improvement appear within around 30 days continuing improvement will be seen for over 12 weeks.
If there are significant issues you want to address, such as hyperpigmentation and acne scarring,
we recommend 3 to 6 treatments, 30 days apart.
After that, the maintenance is one treatment every 6-12 months, depending on the health
of your skin.
For hair restoration the recommendation is 8 to 10 treatments 14 to 30 days apart. Maintenance treatments should be done 1-2 times a year thereafter. Results are normally seen within the first two months. Less shedding of hair has been observed in less than one month with peak effect coming at 4 months to 6 months.
These recommendations will vary depending on individual needs and the extent of the treatment required and overall health.
The potential benefits of PRP have led to widespread interest in its use for anti-aging and regenerative purposes. The healing properties of the blood components in PRP can be used as a cosmetic treatment for the following skin conditions:
PRP therapy offers the opportunity for hair growth, especially for those patients who are not candidates for surgery or those patients not wanting a more aggressive surgical approach to treatment.
Numbing cream is used to numb sensitive areas and increase comfort. Expect mild swelling and mild stinging that should resolve in 24 hours the treatment is pain and side effect free.
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We offer a 20% discount for bookings of 6 sessions. Information will be provided for pre-treatment requirements and post treatment after care advice.