Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) for Face and Neck
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a biostimulation treatment that uses an isolated portion of your own blood to rejuvenate the skin. By re-injecting the high concentrations of growth factor rich platelets, it stimulates the dermis to increase collagen and elastin levels.
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Time of procedure
1 out of 5
Average Sessions Required
3 to 4 treatments, one month apart
WHAT IS Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) for Face and Neck?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) uses a portion of your own blood as a rejuvenating, collagen stimulating treatment. The regenerative and healing molecules in the blood's plasma trigger the body to create new dermal collagen and elastin, making the skin appear healthier and less crepey. Fine lines and wrinkles should soften and undereye wrinkles can should minimise.
HOW DOES Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) for Face and Neck work?
PRP treatment works by taking a sample of your own blood, separating it into it's separate components by placing the sample in a centrifuge (spinner) and then extracting the 'platelet-rich' portion. This is then reinjected into the skin to create a biostimulation effect. The response of the skin to the injected PRP then stimulates dermal fibroblasts to produce new collagen and elastin and can help repair and improve function of other cell types, such as melanocytes - often improving areas of stubborn hyperpigmentation. It uses the body’s own regenerative growth factors and no artificial chemicals or toxins are used. It can be done in combination with other biostimulation treatments such as microneedling and Morpheus8.
What are the benefits?
PRP treatment has a natural regenerative effect by thickening the dermis. It is particularly effective for treating the thin under-eye area, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the face and neck, and giving an overall rejuvenated appearance. It may also help in treating stubborn hyperpigmentation in some cases.
What areas can be treated?
PRP is used most often for the face and neck but can also be used to improve hair loss and encourage new hair growth.
Can it be used with other treatments?
PRP can enhance the effects of Morpheus8 and Microneedling. Carrying out PRP after these treatments which have already created needling points will not only allow the plasma to be absorbed more efficiently by the skin but can also promote quicker healing.
What is the downtime?
There is very little downtime with PRP though some redness post treatment may occur. We recommend avoiding washing your face until the following day to allow the plasma to seep into the injection points and be fully absorbed by the skin.
This section aims to help address some key questions, but of course your practitioner will be able to answer all of your questions during the consultation
Can I have PRP with other injectables in the same appointment?
Yes - we frequently do treatments where PRP is combined with other injectables, such as Botox or Dermal fillers.
Can I have additional PRP treatments if I see an improvement?
Yes, since PRP is an entirely natural treatment using components of your own blood, there is no limit to the number of treatments that can be performed. We usually advise waiting for 6 months' after the initial treatment course to see improvements, and further treatments are perfectly safe.
How long after having PRP can I wear makeup?
We usually advise that makeup should be avoided for a 24 hours post-treatment, however, mineral based makeup such as Oxygenetix may be used directly after the procedure.
Can I exercise after having PRP?
Yes - although this may cause an increased risk of swelling so we'd advise avoiding strenuous exercise directly after the treatment.
Can I have PRP if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
Yes - PRP treatments are safe to have if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, provided you do not have pregnancy-induced anaemia.
Are there any people who PRP is not suitable for?
Yes - unfortunately we cannot offer PRP treamtents to patients undergoing treatments for cancers, particularly if a cancer has spread in the blood to other sites (metastases) to avoid the risk seeding of any cancer cells to injected areas. If you are in remission post-cancer treatment then PRP is safe to have.
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