Platelets are a naturally occurring component of your own [autologous] blood and 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 result is Platelet Rich Plasma [PRP]. PRP encourages collagen formation and improves blood supply to tissue, both of which are important factors in anti-aging therapies. Your skin texture will improve as the Platelet Rich Plasma stimulates new skin tissue growth.

A small sample of your own blood [approximately 20 – 40 ml], is centrifuged specifically to extract the Platelet Rich Plasma [PRP] in a safe, clinical manner and then this Platelet Rich Plasma [ PRP] is injected or applied in combination therapies.

Platelet Rich Plasma [PRP] contains high levels of tissue growth and regeneration factors which are vital to skin rejuvenation & repair. PRP is increasingly being recognised by specialist clinicians as a useful natural intervention to aid tissue growth and collagen stimulation.

Platelet Rich Plasma is your own unique [autologous] tissue and so you are using your own blood to repair and improve your skin tissue. Platelet Rich Plasma 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 and your specialist surgeon will provide you with appropriate treatment and care.

The Platelet Rich Plasma is processed under exacting clinical standards which all clinicians must adhere to when working with blood products and the processing of the blood is at ‘point of care’, next to the patient.

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 (Platelet Rich Plasma), is producing excellent results. This is also known as ‘The Vampire Facial.’

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 power of the body’s innate ability to re-grow and repair itself naturally. On the other hand, Platelet Rich Plasma Skin Rejuvenation Therapy is a natural approach to improving the condition of your skin, and you are using your own unique tissue growth factors and healing properties to revitalise the skin by improving blood supply and stimulating collagen formation. PRP Skin Rejuvenation Therapy is specifically designed for you, by you!

Dermapen has tiny and shallow needles that penetrate into your skin and will form micro channels which in turn will stimulate the fibroblast cells to produce more collagen. This will improve your skin tone and elasticity of the skin and will tighten and rejuvenate your facial tissue. The best part about this procedure is, it causes no pain and very little discomfort and gives the amazing results.

Each person is unique and the response to intra-dermal injections will vary, though adverse reactions are rare. Your specialist may use a topical anaesthesia before injecting the Platelet Rich Plasma [PRP]. You may feel a ‘tingling’ sensation after the procedure and there may be redness, itchiness, slight swelling and mild bruising. These symptoms will disappear in a day or two.

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 months and last approximately 1 year. Best results are attained through 1 to 4 consecutive treatments. We are all unique and so results will depend upon a number of 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, undergoing steroidal, 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 which uses the patient’s own blood. Our blood plasma  contains cells called platelets which supply  active growth factors to  the hair bulb  and  promote hair strengthening and  growth. The end result is a fuller, healthier looking head of hair.

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

A sample of your own blood is taken and spun in a centrifuge  to separate it into a solid and liquid part . The liquid portion , called plasma ,  which is rich in platelets is injected into the scalp or areas to be treated using a special micro needle.

PRP will stimulate the growth of existing  hair follicles that  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.

As the patient might feel little discomfort during the injection of the PRP, topical anaesthesia will be applied to the area to be treated. 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.