PRP For Skin Rejuvenation
PRP stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma and is found within our blood. Plasma contains growth factors which enables our bodies to heal and regenerate. Therefore it is used for Skin Rejuvenation and the stimulation of Hair Loss.
By extracting these growth factors we can then then target specific area’s to encourage the natural healing process to take place.
At DrBK, we can use PRP for skin rejuvenation using micro-needling. This procedure is commonly referred to as “The Vampire Facial”.
We also use PRP to tackle hair loss, help relieve joint pain (from sports injury or arthritis etc) and we also use it within our Dental treatments to assist with bone regeneration.
How long until I can see the benefits?
For skin rejuvenation and hair growth we advise that you have 3 sessions, each a month apart. You will find that immediately after the procedure you may feel that the skin is smoother to touch. However the body needs time to heal. You will begin to notice the difference once the growth factors have become established and start the healing process.
Are there any side effects?
PRP is naturally sourced from your own body. Therefore, the only reactions or side effects typically relate to the injection itself. These side effects can be some mild swelling and bruising from the injection site. Sometimes you may have some slight scratches on the surface of the skin and this should settle within a couple of days.
If you are concerned or feel you are having a reaction please do not hesitate to contact us or your GP.
What to expect on the day
To be able to extract the PRP from your body, we will need to collect a small amount of blood from your arm (similar to a routine blood test).
The blood is then placed in a centrifuge which allows the platelets to separate from the other blood cells (as shown in the diagram above).
Before the treatment, we will remove any make up and cleanse the area. We can use a topical anaesthetic on the injection sites, however sometimes this is not necessary as the method we use has little to no discomfort.
Your appointment can last up to 30 minutes (depending on what area is being treated).
After having your treatment you are advised to avoid using any other product on the skin for 24 hours. After your treatment, we advise you to avoid using any other product on the skin for at least 24 hours.
This is to ensure the area is kept clean and to reduce any chance of infection.
After your treatment we will of course provide you with full written aftercare instructions.