PRP Facial Treatments in London
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What are the Benefits?
PRP facial (which you may have heard referred to as a ‘Vampire Facial’ or ‘Vampire Facelift’) involves withdrawing a small amount of a patient’s blood, spinning the blood in a machine called a centrifuge in order to isolate the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from the red and white blood cells, and then re-injecting the platelets into the patient’s face to produce brighter, smoother skin. It’s a non-surgical treatment that relies on the body’s own, natural healing powers.
What are the Benefits?
Platelets contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors which help heal injured tissue and damaged skin. PRP techniques are also widely used for sports injuries and orthopedics.Here at London Real Skin, we inject platelets into targeted locations, allowing the skin to repair and rejuvenate itself.
By re-injecting the platelets and releasing the growth factors that stimulate repair, PRP can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, reduce the appearance of acne scarring, fill out fine lines, reduce pigmentation, and plump and stimulate the skin for a fresh, rejuvenated look.
PRP can be used to treat the cheeks, neck, jawline, area around the eyes, and chest. It’s a less-invasive, more natural alternative to a surgical facelift. What’s more, it requires minimal downtime and results are noticeable for up to 18 months after your series of treatments.
What is involved in PRP?
First, a clinician from London Real Skin will assess your skin, seek to understand your expectations and goals, provide a treatment plan, and take ‘before’ photographs.
Once the treatment has been explained, your skin will be cleansed and a small amount of blood will be drawn and centrifuged. Once prepared and activated, the platelets will be injected into targeted areas on your skin, in particular into fine lines, wrinkles, and around areas of particular concern in terms of scarring or pigmentation.
From start to finish, the treatment takes no more than 30 minutes.
While patient’s are welcome to enjoy just one treatment, we most often recommend three session, spaced four weeks apart. This ensures maximum, long-lasting results.
What are the risks or potential side effects of PRP?
PRP is not suitable for the following people
- Those suffering from Platelet Dysfunction Syndrome, Critical Thrombocytopenia, Hypofibrinogenemia, Sepsis, Acute and Chronic Infections, Severe Metabolic and Systemic Disorders
- Patients with an infection on their face, including cold sores
- Pregnant or breastfeeding women
- Patients who have had laser resurfacing or a skin peel in the last 6 weeks
Our medical practitioner will advise if there are any other special precautions you have to take prior to your treatment.
After treatment patients may experience the following side-effects
- Minimal swelling or bruising after the treatment
- Some bleeding during the treatment but not afterwards
- Redness for 12-24 hours
What aftercare is required?
The following aftercare is recommended to improve the treatment results and to minimise side-effects from the treatment:
- Avoid sun
- Moisturise the skin
- Drink plenty of water
- Avoid makeup for 2-12 hours
- Avoid hot water for 12-24 hours
- Ice on and off to reduce swelling, if any
Where We’re Located
London Real Skin is based at the London Skin and Hair Clinic at 233 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7DN. We are easily accessible from Holborn Tube Station, we are located minutes away from mainline stations including Farringdon.
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