What is Protein Rich Plasma Natural Facelift and what results can I expect from PRP treatments?
* Results vary client to client *
Protein Rich Plasma involves using your own blood for skin rejuvenation and a natural version of non surgical facelift . Improvement of skin texture and tone can be noticeable within three weeks and full collagen regeneration can take up to three months.
Which Areas can Protein Rich Plasma (PRP) Facelift help with?
Crinkling skin around and under the eyes, Anti-Aging / Anti-Wrinkle treatment, Cheeks and whole, Face, Neck, Jaw line, Chest and Décolletage, Back of hands and arms, Stimulate hair growth on scalp, Help with wound healing, Scar improvement.
Can any skin type or colour have PRP treatment?
Yes, PRP treatments are suitable for all skin types and colours, no matter what Skin Fitzpatrick you are.
Are results immediate?
No. Swelling from the fluid is what you will see and feel at first. Over the days/weeks the platelets will be released, the growth factors and pre stem cells will assist in more collagen growth which can be seen around 3 months post treatment.
How long do results last?
Treatment results will vary, however, in most patients the results can last up to 18 months. Touch-up treatments will maintain the results.
Possible side effects of PRP facial rejuvenation:
It is common to experience some swelling, bruising and/or redness for 12-24 hours. Some little bruising at the needle site will likely be visible. Possible larger bruises may develop which may then be present 5-14 days.
How is the PRP treatment carried out?
A small amount of blood is drawn from you and collected into a sterile tube. The blood draw is in the exact same manner as a standard blood sample at the doctors, a needle is inserted into a vein. The tube containing a patient’s blood is placed into a centrifuge and spun to separate the plasma and platelets from the other blood components. After a few minutes, the plasma and concentrated platelets are removed from the same tube and re-introduced into the patient at the site of the injury, scars, skin, obvious lines or wrinkles. Using a small sterile needle, our Aesthetic Nurse Louise Dunne will inject the PRP in and around the desired site. This takes approx. 45 minutes. This is an all accomplished 100 % natural procedure, without using animal products derivative or any other foreign material.
How many treatments and how often is this therapy needed?
Response to treatment is varied most clients require 1-3 sessions. Treatment is spaced 4-6 weeks apart. There isn’t a limit to the number of treatments you can have. A treatment protocol will be tailored to suit your skin condition.
Is it safe?
Research and clinical data show PRP obtained from the patient’s own blood is safe, with very minimal risk of adverse reactions or complications. Because the platelets are produced from your own blood, there is no risk of rejection or disease transmission.