PRP Therapy (Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy)

What is it?

PRP therapy is a cutting edge treatment that uses the clients own blood to rejuvenate and smooth deep wrinkles by re-injecting concentrated platelet rich blood into crows feet, frown lines and other deep wrinkles. This achieves a long lasting, visible result that is chemical free and safe.

The treatment has been used for a number of years to treat sports injuries and help promote elastin and collagen in treated areas. It’s a cocktail of natural proteins that will stimulate repair and regeneration of the skin and as it’s your own plasma being used, there is no risk of allergies or rejection.

Areas that can be treated are around the eyes, cheeks, thinning skin on the neck, jaw line, décolletage and the back of hands to smooth lines and plump the skin to appear younger and fresher.

Prior to the treatment a sample of blood is taken by our highly trained staff and immediately placed in a centrifuge. This is then spun to separate the white and red blood cells to use only the most concentrated cells and platelets. The platelets are then injected into the deep dermis or fat layer of skin which gradually increases collagen and increase the health of the skin.

 

How long does the treatment last?

Unlike other treatments where chemicals or other natural products are used, this treatment lasts for up to 3 years depending upon maintenance and lifestyle. We recommend a course of treatments over 4-6 weeks to achieve the best results.

 

How long does the procedure take?

Depending upon the area which is being treated, treatment usually takes between 45 minutes – 1 hour following a full and in depth consultation. We like to give all of our client’s time to relax before and after the treatment and we welcome clients to stay and enjoy refreshments before leaving.

 

What to expect from your treatment

Although this procedure requires a sample of blood to be taken, it is quite small, just like going for a blood test so there is minimal pain or discomfort.

Only your blood is used for the treatment and it is used immediately, we do not store any samples for future use to avoid cross contamination or risk to client health.

As with any treatment that involves injections, there will be a small amount of redness or light swelling around the area treated however, this will disappear quickly. There is little to no downtime so you can return to your normal day following the treatment. We do recommend relaxing after any treatment however.

Results are visible after approximately 3 weeks and as this is a gradual treatment, clients will see changes over time which will be smoother skin and wrinkles softened.

 

Further advice

For best results we advise clients to avoid wearing make up or any cosmetics on the day of the treatment and to stop using vitamin supplements which contain E, F or G to avoid the risk of any bleeding.

Bruising is reduced by stopping taking vitamin supplements at least a week prior to the treatment.

Clients that have advanced wrinkles or clients with a high intake of alcohol are advised that results will be less significant than on healthier skin. Smoking is also a factor in results being reduced, so we recommend cutting down or stopping to increase the treatments ability to achieve its best results.

 

This procedure requires a thorough consultation prior to treatment, to book your free consultation or for further information please call 01661 824 080 or email info@behindthescenes.biz