PRP (platelet rich plasma) treatment is a minimally invasive, safe & effective treatment designed to stimulate collagen, increase skin’s elasticity & minimize the appearance of ageing on the skin. This treatment is fast becoming a popular alternative to more traditional anti-ageing methods due to the longevity of the results and many now opting for a more ‘natural’ course of action.
The ‘Vampire Facial’
(aka PRP Treatment) as it has been dubbed by many celebrities and bloggers due to the procedure utilising platelet rich plasma, a concentrated extract of your own blood containing three to five times more platelets, growth factors & active proteins. These elements are all essential to healing & tissue repair and have been used in medical practice for a very long time. Research has shown it to be a highly effective treatment for the reduction in the signs of ageing and repairing damage already done.
When PRP is placed back into the skin by injection or micro-needling, along with accelerated healing & tissue repair, it creates a stem cell response within the skin. The results of this become more visible over the following weeks and months helping to ignite collagen production, stimulate skin firmness with greater elasticity & repair damage caused by the ageing process.
The potential benefits of PRP include
- Reduction of lines & wrinkles
- Tightening and toning of the skin
- Collagen Production Increased
- Increase in the plumpness of the skin
- Reduction in Dark Circles under the eyes & Crows Feet
- Improvement of scarring
- Increased skin health & a more refreshed, youthful appearance
- Decrease in the appearance of rosacea
Results can be seen in as little as a few weeks
post treatment the skin continues to improve over the next 3 to 6 months.
An initial course of 2-4 sessions is recommended with booster treatments required approximately every 12months to maintain the dramatic results initially seen.
Some patients note redness & mild swelling for less than 24hours others up to 3 days, each individual result will vary. As this treatment uses your own plasma the risk of allergic reaction is completely dissolved & the treatment extremely safe and effective.
Dr Oksana delivers a personalised approach and will recommend your best treatment plan after consulting with you and assessing your skin needs, health & conditions.
She will inform you of any downtime, possible side effects and what outcome you can expect from your treatment plan.
Yes. PRP has extensive research completed & continues to be studied for its long term results and any side effects. It is completely safe and there is no risk of infection or cross contaimination, as long as performed correctly and proper procedures are followed.
Dr Oksana will perform a skin analysis and consult with you about your skin condition and concerns. She will then advise you as to what your best treatment plan will be to achieve those results.
PRP treatment is shown to be beneficial to almost all skin conditions and types that are displaying signs of ageing.
Skin Rejuvenation is the main aim of PRP Facial Treatments. The treatment will induce collagen & elastin production therefore it will assist in skin healing & regeneration. It is effective in treating all of the signs of ageing on the skin as well as scarring, rosacea and many other skin conditions
Absolutely. It will assist in helping your skin become stronger. As your own blood is used for the treatment there is no need to worry about allergic reactions or skin sensitivity. If your skin is prone to redness you may have a little more downtime than others, Dr Oksana will discuss this with you before you commit to having treatment
Everybody is different as it vastly depends on the overall condition of your skin and how well you have cared for it, genetic influences and so on.
Generally most would have an initial treatment course of 2-4 sessions, completed quite close together then 1-2 annual boosters thereafter.
Again, everyone is going to respond differently however as a general rule, you will be red & flushed following the session for at least 12hours. For the first 24hours do not apply any make up to the skin & follow the advice of Dr Oksana fully to avoid any complications arising.
Most people are fine to resume normal activity after the first 24-48hours after treatment with some noting a mild redness still visible on the skin.
A few patients will find it will take their skin a little longer to recover.
It is suggested to try your first session before a weekend when you have no plans, this way you can monitor your skins reaction & then you will know for future sessions where you need to place them to align with your healing response & lifestyle
It is imperative you follow the aftercare advice provided
Patience is a virtue, just not one we like very much. As this treatment is working from the inside out results are not immediate. You will begin to notice positive changes in your skins appearance within 1 week of your first treatment, however final results could take up to 6-12months, depending on the frequency of your initial course visits & your home regime and lifestyle.
Each person’s results and time frames will vary & the information provided is a guide only, not a guarantee.
Firstly a small amount of blood will br drawn from your arm, just like if you were having a blood test. This is then placed into a specialised machine to seperate and isolate the platelets and growth factors from your blood. This is then re injected back into the skin. This process may be performed with single injections into specific target spots or using micro needling, an advanced anti-ageing treatment that sparks stem cell responses within the skin, along with many other benefits.
Dr Oksana can explain all the steps in detail with you during your consultation.