Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy has been coined the ‘Vampire Facial’ because the treatment involves the collection of the body’s own blood which is separated and then re-injected into the skin to stimulate cell regeneration.
How does the treatment work?
The blood is taken from the patient and then separated into plasma and platelets using a centrifuge (this spins the blood in a circular motion and works because the plasma and platelets weigh different amounts). The Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) portion of the blood is then injected back into your skin to stimulate new collagen production, and to encourage cells to rejuvenate themselves. This can be done as often as every 4 weeks and is ideal as a pick me up or to stimulate wound healing post more invasive procedures.
What are the Benefits?
Re-injection of the body’s platelet rich plasma portion helps stimulate new blood vessel formation, collagen production and helps build a new dermis so the skin is plumper, rejuvenated and more youthful looking.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is also known to help stimulate hair growth. We have seen more and more patients return to us for this particular treatment to treat receding hair lines / male pattern baldness.
The product injected is 100% your own blood by-product, autologous, which means that there is no risk of an allergic reaction. The procedure is an outpatient treatment which normally takes no longer than an hour.
We offer a complimentary skin consultation with our specialist nurse. Book an appointment today.
UK renowned beauty blogger Really Ree comes to visit 111 Harley St. for her first PRP treatment. She details her experience from start to finish; check out what she has to say about the Vampire Facial in her Dr Alexandrides review of the treatment.