Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Facial
We offer Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy treatment in Edgbaston Wellness and Medispa for the face (Vampire Facelift). It may be helpful for the following conditions.
- Reducing fine lines and wrinkles
- Tightening and toning skin
- Mild collagen and volume loss
- Crow’s feet and dark under eye circles
- Acne scarring
What to expect in the Clinic:
Platelet rich plasma treatment – or PRP for short
During the treatment a sample of blood is taken from the arm.
This is then put in a centrifuge machine to isolate the plasma and platelets using a special tube with a filter. The platelet rich plasma is then injected into the face and may also be injected with microneedle treatment.
PRP is an ideal procedure to combine with other treatments, particularly laser skin resurfacing with the result of treatment showing better results than either procedure alone.
|Benefits||Price||Treatment time||Risks||Downtime||How many treatments|
|Rejuvenate face, Tightening of skin and reducing fine wrinkles Extends the effects of other treatments like fillers etc.||From 250£||30-60 mins||Bruising, infection||30mins||On Assessment * Results may vary and cannot be guaranteed|
FAQ: PRP Facial
Your medical team will first take a small sample of your blood from your arm. The blood sample will be spun in a centrifuge to extract protein-rich plasma. Next, they extract platelets and concentrate the sample, creating what is called platelet-rich plasma (PRP). The medical team first spreads plasma on your face and then uses micro-needling across your cheeks and forehead to help your face absorb the proteins.
Micro-needling is exactly what it sounds like — a procedure that creates a series of tiny, superficial punctures using sterile needles. PRP and micro-needling stimulate collagen growth and are more effective when done together.
PRP is an ideal procedure to combine with other treatments, particularly fractional laser skin resurfacing.
A recent study showed that combining PRP with laser resurfacing resulted in better results than either procedure alone. Combining PRP and fractional laser resurfacing in a single session is ideal for people who do not want to have the inconvenience of having multiple treatment sessions.
You can expect some mild pain and slight post-treatment bruising from the micro-needling. Most patients find the post-treatment discomfort entirely bearable and it can be managed by over the counter pain medication, if necessary. In addition, prior to the treatment you blood will be drawn, so you will experience the tiny “scratch” sensation when the needle enters your vein.
PRP contains your own blood, so there is minimal risk of cross-contamination or infection. Complications such as infection and scarring are rare. If you have a history of cold sores, it is possible that you may have an outbreak from having this procedure done.
To achieve the best result, depending on the initial condition of your skin, you may need two treatments two months apart, although noticeable results will manifest after the first treatment. It is important to bear in mind that the result will not be the same as can be expected from a lift achieved by placing dermal fillers, for example. If your skin is very loose or has extensive sun damage, the improvement will not be dramatic, and you may wish to consider our other treatments to achieve a more dramatic result.
There is virtually no downtime after PRP treatment. Some patients experience redness, swelling or bruising at the injection site for a few days post treatment. Improvement in texture of the skin and tone is usually noticeable within three to four weeks, whilst full collagen regeneration can take up to three months