Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy
This innovative treatment is designed to improve skin texture, liven up dull skin and to reduce dark circles. It is also very effective in treating acne scarring.
PRP Therapy involves taking a small amount of your blood, which is then ‘spun’ to separate out its components and to isolate the platelet rich plasma. The PRP is then injected into the area to be treated using a very fine needle, stimulating tissue growth and producing collagen to naturally rejuvenate your skin.
This treatment is an excellent natural alternative to other rejuvenation treatments, particularly if you are worried about injections. It is often combined with Microneedling to gain optimum results. PRP Therapy is also widely used to successfully treat a variety of sports injuries and conditions that effect tendons, joints and disks.
Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.
Time required for treatment
We recommend a course of 3 treatments, each lasting approximately 1 hour
Time until results seen
You will start to see results 4 - 6 weeks after your first treatment with full results visible at the end of the recommended 3-month treatment period
Approximately 9-12 months
Number of treatments required
We recommend a treatment review 9 months after your initial treatment course
If you have further questions about this treatment, please call us on
0330 1331 272
How does this treatment work?
A small amount of blood will be taken from your arm. This is then ‘spun’ in a centrifuge and the platelet-rich plasma is separated from the rest of the blood’s components. It is then injected into the area of skin to be treated and may also be gently delivered into the skin using a microneedling pen. The platelets work by initiating repair and attracting stem cells, stimulating and accelerating natural healing and rejuvenation.
What happens during my treatment?
Firstly your skin will be cleaned and blood will be taken from the arm to extract the platelets. Once the blood has been spun, PRP injections will take place. You will be lying down throughout the treatment.
Will I feel any pain or side effects?
You may feel some burning during treatment and the treatment area may feel tender for 3-4 days. Bruising may also occur, usually for 4-5 days after treatment.
Who is this treatment suitable for?
Anyone aged 18 and over. It is particularly popular with patients wanting to refresh areas of their skin and face but who do not like the idea of other injectable treatments.
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