Known as Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP), this powerful aesthetic treatment can be used to stimulate hair growth in the scalp and/or rejuvenate skin on your face and neck. It’s sometimes referred to as the Vampire Facial or Vampire Facelift. A Vampire Facial combines PRP and dermal filler treatments.
The treatment works by using your body’s own platelet-rich plasma and injecting it back into the scalp or face. This process promotes skin healing by releasing a large amount of growth factors from your platelets, which, in turn, stimulates the growth of hair and skin cells.
PRP stimulates collagen, elastin and cellular growth, as well as improving local blood supply, hydration, skin texture and tone. PRP refines lines and wrinkles, reduces acne scars and stretchmarks.
Because PRP therapy uses your own platelet rich plasma derived from your own blood, it’s beneficial to anyone looking for rejuvenation treatment without the use of man-made products.
PRP can be used to treat hair loss, signs of ageing, acne scars, skin texture and dark circles. Skin cells in the face and neck are replenished and plumped.
Due to the mechanism of the treatment, there’s minimal downtime and you should see results within 3 weeks.
As with all medical aesthetic treatments, it’s important to weigh up the risks involved against the benefits that the treatment can bring.
PRP therapy is a low-risk treatment but can include side effects such as redness, bruising and swelling.
Discussing PRP therapy with your medical aesthetic practitioner is the best way to find out if this is the right treatment for you. If you’re thinking about having PRP for hair loss, the treatment is most effective if you’re in the early stages of losing your hair, you have small patches of alopecia, or have weak areas of hair growth.
If you’re considering PRP for the face, it’s suitable for people with most skin types and for all ages. You’ll need to consider alternative treatment if you’re pregnant, have blood disorders, history of poor wound healing, active acne or diabetes.
As a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery and medical aesthetics, we understand that each patient’s requirements are different, and so treatment will be tailored specifically to you. Because of this, we place a great deal of importance on our free, no-obligation consultations.
Following our consultation process, your practitioner will provide a detailed pricing overview for your PRP treatment. And if you join our Membership programme, Transform Me, you’ll have access to exclusive discounts and offers which can be used for your treatments with us.
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Your first appointment
The initial step will be chatting with your friendly and knowledgeable surgeon assistant. You’ll be able to talk to them about why you’re considering PRP treatment, whether it’s right for you, the likely cost and finance options, and when you’d like to have the treatment. If you feel ready, we’ll then book you in for your free consultation with your medical aesthetic practitioner.
Your treatment consultation
At your free consultation, your medical aesthetic practitioner will guide you through the PRP treatment options to ensure you get the best results. You can discuss every aspect of your treatment with no obligation to go ahead. Our doctors and nurses are extremely knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions you have. If you feel ready to proceed, we can book the procedure in for a day and time that suits you.
On the day of your PRP treatment you’ll have time to ask any last-minute questions before the treatment is started. Your practitioner will take blood from your arm – like a standard blood test, and this will be used to extract the platelet rich plasma for your treatment. Your tube of blood will be placed into a centrifuge for about 10 minutes to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the other components in the blood.
If you are having PRP for hair loss, our practitioner then will take the plasma and inject it into your scalp to help trigger natural hair growth, by increasing the blood supply to the hair follicle. For face/skin replenishment, your treatment may include microneedling, dermal filler or fractional laser. Microneedling and fractional laser are used to create tiny channels deep into the skin. The plasma is then applied and soaks into the pin-prick holes. The treatment takes between 30 and 45 minutes. Dermal fillers are used to add volume and definition to the face.
You’ll be able to leave the clinic on the same day as the treatment. Your skin may feel sore from the small injections and there may be bruising or swelling, which usually settles within a couple of days
High quality aftercare is just as important as the treatment itself, so we’re here to support you. If you have any questions or concerns at all, you can contact our 24/7 helpline. We recommend taking a day off work for the redness to settle, but this isn’t always necessary. Any discomfort, swelling or bruising at the injection sites will heal within 2 days.
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