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What is PRP?

Blood is fast becoming the exciting new treatment for facial skin rejuvenation. This is no gimmick, the treatment has been used for many years within the medical profession and even in the NHS, to stimulate the healing of difficult bone fractures, ligament tears and injuries. PRP comes from your own blood which is specially prepared to capture growth and rejuvenation factors, with properties that stimulate healing and skin restoration.

Summary of treatment

  • Procedure time 1 hour
  • Downtime 1 day to allow redness to settle, possible bruising may last a few days
  • Results usually within 2-3 months
  • Duration of results is usually 3 months after single treatment but up to a year after a course of three treatments (recommended)
  • Risks and complications Mild risks include localised redness and possible bruising

Is PRP suitable for me?

PRP, otherwise referred to by some as the ‘Vampire’ lift has become popular because it uses the body’s own natural healing powers to help reduce the appearance of skin signs of ageing.  As fully experienced and trained cosmedical practitioners we are able to target the right areas, plumping and smoothing your face to give you a symmetrical and natural looking facial skin enhancement.

PRP has been shown to provide an enriched rejuvenated appearance to skin and reduce the signs of sun damage and ageing. The beauty of PRP is that it can be used with other facial treatments such as dermal fillers and botulinum toxin to provide an even better effect.

PRP is a by-product of your own blood hence it is very safe with almost no risk of allergic reactions or serious side effects, and is generally thought to be safe for most people. You must be able to tolerate multiple skin punctures to have the serum applied (local anaesthetic cream is used to reduce any discomfort)

 

Common uses of PRP

 

PRP continues to be used in medical treatment of tendon injuries and to promote wound healing. Within aesthetics PRP is predominately used for facial rejuvenation. It is gaining popularity in enhancing the appearance of the décolletage and has been used with mixed reviews to help stimulate scalp hair growth.

Dr Cooney has an interest in using PRP to improve the appearance of stretch marks (please ask for details to be included in a research study in this field). Results may vary.

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