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Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) (Dracula Therapy)


What is Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy? (Dracula Therapy)

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy is a revolutionary method (sometimes referred to as Dracula therapy), based on using ingredients of your own blood, which can regenerate your skin. These ingredients reside within the fraction of your blood named Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). PRP is enriched with platelets, stem cells and growth factors. Once injected into your skin, these substances will accelerate the normal healing process via new collagen formation at the injected area. This process brings to long lasting tissue rejuvenation by your own cells. PRP has been widely used for many years in plastic surgery, othopedics, dentistry, soft tissue implants, and other types of implants.

 

Indications

 
PRP uses your own cells to rejuvenate skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Ideal for: Eye area, mouth area, neck, décolleté, hands, acne scarring and total facial rejuvenation.
PRP can be used to enhance skin texture, glow and hydration with a technique of lots of superficial injections (after numbing). PRP can also be used as a filler, injected dermally or sub-dermally to volumise and reshape the skin.

 

Benefits

 
No risk of rejection, no animal material, low allergenic potential, minimal discomfort, takes place on site in clinic.

 

How does PRP work?

10 to 20 minutes prior to treatment, your physician will draw 10 to 20 millilitres of your blood (like taking a standard blood test). She will separate the blood into its ingredients, in a procedure that will last 10-20 minutes. PRP is injected below the surface of the skin in the area of fat loss and/or wrinkles. PRP provides a gradual increase in skin thickness. Visible results appear after the first treatment session.
 

Do I need a skin test before being treated with PRP?

No skin testing is required prior to use.

 

Are the results from PRP immediate?

 
No. At your first treatment visit, it may appear that PRP worked immediately because of swelling from the watery ingredients of your plasma. In a few days, when the swelling goes down and the water is absorbed by your body, you may look as you did before your treatment. PRP takes time to gradually correct the depression in your skin.
 

How many treatments are required?

 
Your doctor will decide the appropriate number of treatment sessions and the amount of PRP you will need at each session. Typically, 2 to 3 treatment sessions will be required for up to 12-18 months lasting effect.
 

How long do treatment results last?

Treatment results will typically last up to 1½ -2 years after the first treatment session in most patients. Touch-up treatments may be needed to maintain the desired effect.

 

Do injections of PRP hurt?

As with any injection, injections with PRP may hurt. PRP is injected in small amounts using a very fine needle. Your healthcare provider may apply a topical or local anaesthetic.

 

What can I expect to happen at a treatment session?

Your doctor will answer all of your questions and prepare you for the treatment. 10 to 20 minutes prior to treatment, your doctor will draw 10 to 20 millilitres of your blood (like taking a standard blood test from your arm). Thereafter, she will separate the blood into its ingredients, in a procedure that will last 10-20 minutes. Meanwhile, she will prepare you to PRP injections: Make-up should be removed. The area where the injections will be given will be cleaned with an antiseptic, and a local anaesthetic will be applied on areas where injections will be made. Once PRP is prepared from your blood, it will be injected to your skin as follows: PRP will be injected in small amounts into the skin using a very fine needle. Multiple injections will be needed. An ice pack may be applied to the treatment area to help reduce swelling.

 

What can I expect after treatment?

Immediately following a treatment session with PRP, redness, swelling, pain, bruising or all of these signs can happen in the treatment area. These signs usually go away in a few hours to a few days. Your doctor will give you specific post-treatment care instructions.

 

How quickly can I get back to my daily activities?

Most patients feel comfortable going back to their normal activities following treatment.

 

When will I be able to apply make-up after treatment?

Make-up may be applied a few hours after treatment if no complications are present (for example, open wounds or bleeding).

 

Who should not use PRP?

Patients who experience the following conditions, should not use PRP: Platelet Dysfunction Syndrome, Critical Thrombocytopenia, Hypofibrinogenaemia, Haemodynamic Instability, Sepsis, Acute & Chronic Infections, Chronic Liver Pathology and Anti-coagulation Therapy. Pregnancy, breast feeding, auto immune disease and cancer.

 
PRICE: 1 facial treatment £450

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