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PRP has in recent years been popularised in the media as the “vampire” or “vampiric” facelift, having been performed on various well-
Platelets are cells in our blood which secrete natural substances (e.g. growth factors) that promote repair, regeneration and renewal of cells in the body. Their most well-
PRP therapy aims to capture the potential of this natural regeneration process, by delivering the body’s own platelets in a measured, specific way to different areas of the skin that require healing or renewal. The principle is simply to accelerate the body’s very own healing process, via the body’s own platelet-
Why have PRP therapy?
PRP therapy has been shown to benefit the skin in many ways, for both ageing skin and young skin, and damaged and undamaged skin alike:
• It targets signs of ageing – including fine lines, wrinkles, and thin skin.
• It enhances the appearance of skin, improving tone and elasticity of skin and the tissues beneath it, by the regeneration of new collagen, giving the skin a ‘lifted’ appearance.
• It can improve the appearance of scars.
• It can make the skin appear more uniform and improve the appearance of pigmentation and sun damage.
What the procedure involves
At the Aura Clinic London we use the world’s premier PRP technology provided by Regen Lab.
In clinic, a small amount (approximately 10-
The PRP technology used allows us to take our patient’s blood sample, spin it, extract the platelets, and deliver them back into the patient’s skin in an air-
The effect is to deliver a rich, concentrated punch of the body’s own “growth serum” back to facial skin to accelerate natural cell renewal and repair processes.
The PRP can be injected in tiny superficial quantities all over the facial skin, to benefit overall appearance, or it can be injected more specifically in areas of concern. Such areas are most commonly: the areas under the eyes (where the skin is thin and prone to wrinkles, and where dark circles may form), or other areas where fine lines and skin texture are an issue (e.g. nose-
Using the latest Regen Lab technology it is also possible to combine PRP with conventional dermal filler using specialised patented tubes that contain hyaluronic acid, again within a closed air-
The treatment takes approximately 30 minutes, requiring only a local anaesthetic cream applied to the face before the procedure.
After the treatment there may be mild swelling, bruising, and redness in the injected areas, but these effects are quite mild and usually settle down within 24-
The vast majority can continue with their normal schedules immediately after treatment.
How safe & effective is PRP therapy?
PRP has been used semi-
Fundamentally, this treatment uses the body’s own cells to deliver a natural process of rejuvenation and repair to the skin. As such the procedure has the benefit of being at the forefront of current science and technological advances, but carrying minimal risk of complications to the patient.
There is robust scientific evidence that supports the regenerative potential of PRP and platelet-
The first step is a comprehensive one-
This involves a full medical consultation (history), facial aesthetic assessment, identification of all your aesthetic concerns and objectives and how they may relate and link to each other, so that the most efficient and effective treatment strategy can be determined.
For more information or to book a consultation call 0207 299 0389 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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