Platelets are a naturally occurring component of your own blood (also known as autologous blood), and they play an important role in wound healing and tissue regeneration. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is the process of isolating platelets from the blood and concentrating these platelets to much higher concentration levels than normal, through the process of centrifugation. The resulting material is Platelet Rich Plasma. PRP encourages collagen formation and improves blood supply to tissue, both of which are important factors in anti-aging therapies.

The initial treatment involves the extraction of a small sample of your own blood (approximately 20 – 40 ml), which is then centrifuged specifically to extract the PRP in a safe, clinical manner. The PRP Is then injected or applied in combination therapies.

Platelet Rich Plasma contains high levels of tissue growth factors and regeneration factors, both of which are vital to skin rejuvenation & repair. PRP is increasingly being recognized by specialist clinicians as a useful yet natural intervention to aid tissue growth and collagen stimulation. Skin texture has been shown to improve as the PRP stimulates new skin tissue growth

PRP Therapy is a very safe treatment overall, particularly due to its specific use of autologous blood.  The PRP is processed under exacting clinical standards which all clinicians must adhere to when working with blood products. The processing of the blood is also at ‘point of care’ i.e., next to the patient.

PRP has been used in hundreds of thousands of procedures around the world for over 30 years, predominantly in maxilla-facial, orthopaedic and cardiac surgery. More recently PRP therapy has been used successfully in advanced wound care treatment and increasingly for skin rejuvenation as an alternative to foreign substance injections like Botox and volumising fillers.

Slight swelling and redness may be present after the procedure, but this is normal and temporary. Our specialist physicians will provide you with the appropriate post- treatment aftercare.

Dermapen and PRP Skin Rejuvenation Therapy (Vampire facial)

Would you like to achieve a smoother, younger looking, healthy skin without resorting to invasive surgical procedures? The combination of two cutting-edge treatments, MicroNeedling (Dermapen) plus dermal infusion using your own PRP, otherwise known as ‘The Vampire Facial’is producing excellent results.

Clinical studies have proven that the procedure promotes new cells, induces extra collagen and elastin production, increases normal skin vascularity, and rebuilds deformed collagen which is associated with wrinkles, facial/acne scars, skin tone, large pores, skin laxity, and stretch marks. Hence, the treatment will make one’s facial skin look youthfully smoother and thicker.

‘Dermapen’ microneedling pen uses multiple needles that vertically pierce the skin and create thousands of micro-injuries. This encourages and harnesses the body’s innate ability to re-grow and repair itself naturally. The addition of PRP for overall Skin Rejuvenation Therapy provides a natural approach to improving the condition of your skin, due to the use of your own unique tissue growth and healing factors to revitalise the skin by improving blood supply and stimulating collagen formation.

Dermapen has tiny and shallow needles that penetrate the skin and form micro channels. This process stimulates the fibroblast cells to produce more collagen, thus improving your skin tone and elasticity besides also tightening and rejuvenating the facial tissue. The procedure is practically painless, with minimal discomfort and incredible results.

The procedure will take on average 60 to 90 minutes.

Platelet Rich Plasma in combination with Dermapen encourages tissue growth and improves blood supply to tissue, both of which are important factors in anti-aging therapies. Your skin texture will improve as new tissue cells grow and visible results may take 3-6 weeks. The results continue to improve over time, lasting approximately 1 year. Best results are attained through 1 to 4 consecutive treatments. We are all unique and so results will depend upon several factors including your overall health status, age, dietary variations, whether you smoke, as well as a number of other health factors, including your unique skin type.

You must inform your specialist if you are taking medication, including blood thinning (anticoagulant) medication, steroidal, drugs or any long-term therapies.

Platelet Rich Plasma hair loss treatment

PRP therapy is a state of the art, non-surgical, totally natural, alternative medical procedure used for the treatment of hair loss or hair thinning. It is an injectable treatment using the the patient’s own blood. PRP contains platelets which supply active growth factors to the hair bulb and promote hair strengthening and growth. The result is a fuller, healthier looking head of hair.

PRP treatment is suitable for both men and women. It is also being used in conjunction with some hair transplant procedures.

The initial treatment involves the extraction of a small sample of your own blood (approximately 20 – 40 ml), which is then centrifuged specifically to extract the PRP in a safe, clinical manner. The PRP is then is injected into the scalp or areas to be treated using a special micro needle.

PRP will stimulate the growth of existing hair follicles but will never create new ones, so it is most effective in the earlier stages of hair loss.

The actual procedure normally takes about 60 to 90 minutes, depending upon the areas being treated.

A topical anaesthesia is applied to the area to be treated to reduce any slight discomfort during the injection of PRP. The area could feel tender for the next 24 hours. Paracetamol can be used post-procedure, but other anti-inflammatory medication (such as nonsteroidal) should be avoided.

A primary course of three or four treatments, performed four to six weeks apart, is recommended. Depending upon the patient’s individual goals, PRP treatment can be repeated until the desired result has been achieved. Maintaining periodic PRP treatment every 4 to 6 months can be beneficial in sustaining the results.