PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP)
‘Vampire face-lift’ or ‘Vampire facial’
Who is it suitable for?
To improve facial lines, wrinkles and the quality and texture of skin. PRP contains multiple growth factors and when injected back into the skin, will stimulate the production of collagen and stimulate the formation of new blood vessels for a rejuvenated effect.
What is involved?
Blood is taken from a vein in the arm and centrifuged to separate out the PRP from the red blood cells. The area to be injected is prepared with local anaesthetic cream or injection. The PRP is then injected back into the area. PRP injections can also be combined with hyaluronic acid injections or microneedling. It usually takes 2-3 months to see the effect and optimal results are achieved with a course of 3 or more treatments, performed in sequence with 6-8 week intervals in between. Improvement in the skin is noticed for up to 6 months after the last treatment.
Frequently asked questions
How do I know if this procedure is right for me?
It is important for you to be fully assessed and understand the likely outcome, if your expectations can be achieved, possible unwanted effects, risks, costs and downtime before making a decision about having any treatment. Please discuss what you wish to achieve during your consultation.
How long does the procedure take?
From one hour.
How much does this procedure cost?
Are there any potential side effects?
These are usually related to the injection and include redness, bruising and swelling that settle down after a few days.
Botulinum toxin A or Botox™ injections can be used to smooth out facial wrinkles and to treat excessive sweating in the underarm area.
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) fillers are injectable fillers and which give a smooth, plump and healthy appearance by attracting water into the skin and support to the soft tissues.