Platelet Rich Plasma (Vampire Facelift)
A treatment made famous by Kim Kardashian, PRP Therapy, sometimes known as the Vampire Facelift is a natural way of rejuvenating tired looking skin. PRP is a recognised treatment in sports medicine and orthopaedics and is known to encourage wound healing. This technique has crossed over into aesthetic medicine to help as a safe rejuvenation technique to help restore healthy, glowing skin.
Platelet Rich Plasma treatments are performed in Glasgow and Bothwell by our Medical Team led by Dr’s Simon and Emma Ravichandran. We use the U225 gun to perform platelet rich plasma treatments. The fine needle and the speed and frequency of application of the U225 gun make the treatment practically painless and eradicate the need for topical numbing cream prior to treatment. The U225 also allows for a more accurate and concentrated application of platelet rich plasma resulting in more effective outcomes for clients.
Platelets are small cells in your blood stream that are involved in wound healing and repair throughout the body. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy uses the platelets to regenerate the skin of the body to provide a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance. It can be used as a treatment on it’s own or in combination with other skin rejuvenation treatments for enhanced results. Dr Ravichandran finds that combining PRP treatments with laser resurfacing of microneedling improves recovery times and enhances results.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is PRP therapy for me?
PRP is a suitable treatment for anyone who wants to improve the appearance of the skin. It can improve tone and texture, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and can also be used to restore lost volume. People who have had the treatment often notice a subtle improvement in their skin quality and notice that it looks fresher and more vibrant than before.
What can I expect during a treatment?
A numbing cream is typically applied to the skin for about an hour before the treatment. When this cream is taking effect we will take a blood sample from a vein in your arm and treat the sample to extract and concentrate the platelets to make the platelet rich plasma.
After your skin is numb the cream is removed and cleaned thoroughly. The PRP is then delivered into the skin with a series of tiny painless injections. After the treatment your skin is cleaned and you can return to normal activities the next day.
What can I expect after a treatment?
Immediately after your skin will appear a little red. There may be a little bruising. You can shower as normal and clean the skin either with water or a basic cleanser. The next day you can apply makeup as normal. Over the next few days you will notice your skin looking smoother and more toned and over a period of months there will be a gradual improvement in the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
How many treatments will I need?
Whilst you will see results after just one treatment we recommend courses of 3 or 6 treatments for more dramatic results. Treatments can be repeated monthly and in between sessions you can carry on with your normal skin care regime.
Are there any risks or side effects?
PRP therapy has a very low risk due to the use of your bodies own platelets. This is what makes the treatment so popular with people who don’t like the idea of using botulinum toxins and dermal fillers.
How much does PRP therapy cost?
PRP therapy currently costs £395 per session
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I have been having my treatments at Clinetix for 5 years now. Very professional and very experienced. I would not go anywhere else. Emma is amazing.Kirsty
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Absolutely fantastic team, from beautiful receptionist to the lovely Dr’s Emma and Simon. Go along and get rejuvenated at Clinetix, you won’t be disappointed.Leona
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