Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment
PRP treatment harvests your own blood platelets to combat the signs of ageing. Platelets contain a high content of "growth factors"- proteins that help to heal injured tissue or damaged skin. Upon injection into the skin, platelets release their growth factors which trigger surrounding cells to proliferate, in turn stimulating repair, increasing volume and rejuvenating the skin. The growth factors contained in the plasma boost collagen production - the stimulation of collagen production results in new skin cells being formed and therefore an improvement in skin elasticity. This creates a tightening effect on the treated area and enables patients to achieve a more beautiful, youthful skin. PRP can be used on fine lines around lips, nose, mouth, sagging skin in neck, crows-feet, "crepey" eyelids, acne scarring, tennis elbow, golf elbow, impingement syndrome and skin wounds particularly burns.
PRP Skin Rejuvenation Therapy
Platelet Rich Plasma [PRP] Skin Rejuvenation Therapy utilises the amazing potential of your own body to naturally improve the overall texture and tone of your skin. By stimulating collagen PRP reduces the appearance of wrinkles, blemishes, shadowing, and acne scars, this ground breaking treatment will also lift, firm, tighten and plump up the skin.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is a natural approach to improving the condition of your skin, your very own unique tissue growth factors and healing properties are harnessed to revitalise and refresh the skin. These improvements are successfully achieved by improving blood supply and stimulating collagen formation through a very safe and well researched, scientific approach to skin rejuvenation.
What is PRP Rejuvenation Therapy?
Copious clinical studies have been conducted investigating the efficacy of PRP, showing significant clinical benefits not only to skin rejuvenation, but also in soft tissue injuries, to cartilage repair, tendon regeneration, bone growth and pain reduction.
Recently, PRP has also been successfully used to increase the viability of fat transfers in patients undergoing breast reconstructions, diabetic foot ulcers, the correcting of scar tissue, stimulation of hair growth, and in anti-aging wrinkle injections.
Platelet Rich Plasma is prepared using clinically tested, state of the art concentration systems, from a small amount of a person’s own blood, to specific clinically defined concentration levels. Due to its autologous nature, PRP is entirely hypoallergenic and biocompatible, therefore there is no risk of an allergic reaction.
PRP is a relatively painless procedure, topical anaesthetic is applied to your skin prior to the treatment and a local anaesthetic may be injected if required.
PRP Therapy is an innovative, anti-aging, skin rejuvenation treatment with the power to initiate the body’s own tissue regeneration potential.
PRP is injected using a very fine dermal needle which will stimulate the release of platelet growth factors from the plasma, and as a result, cell growth, formation of blood capillaries and most importantly the development of new collagen.
Results are gradual as new collagen is stimulated and moisture is retained within the tissues, the optimal result of PRP is more obvious 12 weeks after your first treatment.
Your face will appear rejuvenated, firmer, plumper and tighter, ageing signs will be significantly reduced and the delicate areas around the eyes will be more refreshed and brighter.
Patient Information PRP Frequently Asked Questions
Platelets are a component of your own [autologous] blood, they play a vital role in wound healing and tissue regeneration. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is the process of isolating platelets from the blood and increasing the concentration level to a significantly higher level than normal.
What does the process involve?
A small sample of your own blood approximately 10mls, is processed in a highly specialised centrifuge system, specifically designed to extract the Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) in a safe, clinical manner. The Platelet Rich Plasma ( PRP) is then injected into the skin or applied in a series of innovative, combination therapies.
How does Platelet Rich Plasma PRP work on tissue?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) contains concentrated growth factors which are vital to skin rejuvenation & repair. PRP is increasingly being recognised by specialist clinicians as an intelligent and natural intervention to the aid of tissue regeneration and collagen stimulation.
Is Platelet Rich Plasma PRP Therapy safe to use?
Platelet Rich Plasma is your own (autologous) product, you are utilising your own blood to repair and improve your skin tissue. Platelet Rich Plasma has been used in many procedures internationally 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. Slight swelling and redness may be present post procedure, but this is only very temporary, your specialist nurse will provide you with appropriate aftercare and advice. Please be aware that PRP is completely hypoallergenic, which means you will not suffer an allergic reaction to this treatment, PRP is a safe and effective treatment to have when provided in a high quality clinical environment by an experienced, medical professional.
Is there any discomfort during the Platelet Rich Plasma treatment?
Each patient has varying levels of tolerance and the response to intra-dermal injections will be very individual. Your specialist nurse will apply a topical anaesthetic before injecting the Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and may administer a local anaesthetic if required. Time will be taken for a very thorough consultation prior to your procedure and our nurses will support and reassure you throughout your treatment.
How long will the procedure take?
The procedure will take on average 45 minutes to 1.5 hours depending on the modality of therapies used.
What changes will I notice?
Your skin texture will improve, fine lines will fade and your skin will become firmer and plumper as new tissue cells grow, visible results may take 3-6 weeks but optimal results will be evident around week 12. The results are lifestyle dependent and continue to improve over time lasting up to 2 years. Best results are attained through 1 to 3 consecutive treatments.
Are there any contra-indications to the use of Platelet Rich Plasma?
You must inform your physician if you are taking medication, including blood thinning [anti-coagulant] medication, undergoing steroidal, or any long-term therapies.
PRP is a safe and effective treatment which is a suitable alternative to other anti ageing therapies currently on the market.
Because PRP is a natural treatment, hypoallergenic, biocompatible and is completely autologous, it is preferred by many people to synthetic injections. At Eternal Youth we offer a wide range of aesthetic treatments and patient choice is central to all our services, treatments and care. Patients are respected and encouraged to make independent decisions with the experienced and professional support of a qualified nurse.
Other treatments we provide:
- C02 Fractional laser skin resurfacing
- Vaginal Rejuvenation
- Weight Loss Programme
- Cellulite Reduction
- HydraFacial Treatments
- Injectable Skin Treatments
- Dermal Fillers
- Cheek Enhancements
- Lip Augmentation and Enhancement
- Hand Treatments
- Skin Rejuvenation
- 3D Ultrasonic Liposuction
- 3D Ultrasonic skin tightening
- Permanent Hair Reduction
- IPL Thread Vein Removal
- Fine Thread Contour Therapy
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment
- Genuine Dermaroller Therapy
- Microsclerotherapy Vein removal
- Skin Peel Treatments
- Semi Permanent Makeup
- 3D SkinMed
- Plexr Plasma Soft Surgery
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