PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma, and it’s a concentration of wound healing growth factors that are naturally found in the blood. This substance stimulates collagen and blood supply and contains several factors that, in the concentrated form, are shown to have anti-ageing properties.
PRP can be part of an overall strategy to help you look your best and treat facial ageing and discolouration.
It’s a very straightforward procedure as you come into the clinic. After drawing your blood, we will centrifuge it for 10 minutes to separate the red cells, the pro-inflammatory white cells. After the procedure, we will obtain a layer of platelet-rich plasma that contains several growth factors.
The results have been documented and validated in several studies and dermatological literature. It can be seen as a form of regenerative medicine, as when we inject it, we stimulate that healing and regenerative mechanism that is entirely natural and effective.
We noticed great results in our patients, both adult men and women, as the treatment is suitable for both.
The procedure is also very quick, as, in about 10-15 minutes, we will inject the face with your body PRP.
We can help diminish fine lines, creases and to improve the texture of the skin.
Usually, we draw from 1 to 2 vials, which are often enough for the whole face and neck.
PRP is often used for the face, and it’s also referred to as “Vampire facial” or “blood facial”.
The areas most commonly injected in the face include the undereye, to make it look brighter and consequently make you look more rested, the orbital area, so around the mouth, to reduce the appearance of the nasolabial folds and any fine lines around the lips, and in the glabella, to reduce the shadows that often form between the eyebrows that make you look angry all the time. We use PRP in our practice for acne scars, skin rejuvenation, hair loss, dark circles in the undereye.
If you’re interested in PRP treatment, contact us via the form or telephone to schedule your consultation today.
PRP can be made more potent by mixing it with other treatments such as mesotherapy.
Mesotherapy (or meso) is a powerful anti-ageing non-surgical treatment that includes an injection just below the skin with a hyaluronic acid cocktail of vitamins.
It involves having several injections on the face that offer several benefits to give the skin a general glow and radiance-boosting and hydration.
It’s trendy and is a well-known treatment. It’s not just for the face; it can be injected into the neck and scalp to stimulate hair growth.
It’s a great tool to reduce rosacea or sensitive skin too. The injections are virtually painless, and they go under the skin for about 3 mm, just the correct depth to deliver the anti-ageing and growth factors cocktail.
The treatment should be repeated over time to see the best results, and usually, it is advised to start with three months.
The combination PRP+ mesotherapy is one of the safest and effective options, it’s not the same treatment as Botox, but it will help soften the lines considerably; in fact, Botox works on muscle movement while PRP+ meso works on the surface level of the skin.
As mesotherapy contains hyaluronic acid, it gives the skin a plumping effect, which is immediate, and mixed with the PRP; the whole texture of the skin will be improved and significantly reduce dark circles.
The recovery takes a few hours or less, so you’re able to get back to work the same day.
We created a helpful FAQ with the main questions that we get when asked about this treatment.
PRP+ meso is a very safe procedure, and it’s well-tolerated.
You may have some discomfort, but it’s significantly reduced by the numbing cream that will be applied prior.
You may experience some flakiness due to the natural skin cells turnover, and it’s crucial not to pick at it!
Due to the injections, mild bruising can appear where the skin is very thin, like around the eyes.
Redness and itchiness could also be experienced.
• Insulin-Like Growth Factor (IGF) — a regulator of normal physiology in nearly every type of cell in the body
• Transforming Growth-Factor-Beta (TGF-b) — promotes the growth of matrix between cells, bone metabolism
• Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF) — promotes blood vessel growth, cell replication, skin formation
• Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) — promotes cell growth and differentiation, blood vessel formation, collagen formation
• Fibroblast Growth Factor-2 (FGF-2) — promotes the growth of specialised cells and blood vessel formation
• Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) — promotes the formation of blood vessels
The ingredients of the meso cocktail include hyaluronic acid and a mix of vitamins.
Some people may not be suitable for this treatment; If you want to know more about PRP and figure out if you’re a good candidate for this procedure, feel free to contact us and leave a message, we will get back to you as soon as possible.