PRP - Platelet Rich Plasma

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PRP is a new treatment which uses your body’s own resources and mechanisms to stimulate and improves the condition and appearance of the skin, scalp and hair.

What is PRP?

Platelet Rich Plasma

PRP is a brand new natural regenerative treatment, due to launch in spring 2021 at SkinViva, Manchester.

PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. Using advanced processes and technology, we prepare a highly purified sample of your own blood, then deliver the highly potent plasma back to the skin, where it releases powerful healing and regeneration agents. This stimulates the skin’s renewal processes and can achieve remarkable results in improving the condition and appearance of your skin.

PRP Treatment

PRP is a versatile and credible medical treatment which is used for a variety of applications including healing wounds and burns. It is also used in sports medicine and orthopaedic treatments.

At SkinViva, we offer the treatment for improving the skin. It is the perfect accompaniment to our popular cosmetic injections and can also be used on its own for clients who want to pursue natural skin improvement, giving a healthy, refreshed looking younger glow and helping to tackle the signs of ageing.

We also offer PRP hair treatment that can be very effective in promoting better hair growth and retention through stimulating the scalp and follicles.

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    PRP Benefits

    What could PRP treatment do for me?

    PRP can help all sorts of skin types and common concerns, including:

    • Lines and wrinkles
    • Dry or dehydrated skin
    • Poor skin texture
    • Pigmentation problems
    • Acne and/or acne scarring
    • Lacklustre skin
    • Dark circles
    • Stretch marks
    • Hair loss
    • Sun damage
    • Restore hydration and ‘glow’

    The beauty of this treatment is that it uses entirely natural ingredients –  your own! So results are very natural looking too. PRP complements other injectable treatments very well or can be used on its own to boost your skin.

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    Price of PRP Treatment

    We are currently awaiting information on costs and a launch date for PRP treatment.

    Prices will be confirmed when we have further details.

    SkinViva treatments are competitively priced and include an affordable interest-free direct debit option.

    Consultations at SkinViva are offered free of charge with our aesthetic medical professionals.

    Got a Question?

    How is platelet rich plasma made?
    Using the latest technological advances, clinicians can develop a small sample of your blood to separate the golden yellow plasma containing the platelets from your red blood cells. This golden yellow plasma is called Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP as it is so rich in the platelets.
    What are platelets?
    Platelets are a type of blood cell which are reservoirs of natural growth factors. When platelets find themselves out of their normal environment (in your blood vessels), they release the growth factors which are responsible for the healing and regenerative process. This is how your body naturally handles injuries. The same powerful healing mechanism is triggered when platelets are injected into treatment areas such as your skin or scalp.
    Will it hurt?
    The blood sampling process is the same as you may have experienced at the doctor's or in hospital - uncomfortable rather than painful.

    The application or injection of PRP is not usually too painful, although much depends on the area being treated. We can use a local anaesthetic or numbing gel if required.
    What happens in the natural ageing process?
    During the natural ageing process, the skin loses collagen and elastin. This causes it to become less elastic and develop wrinkles and sagging.

    In addition, the skin loses some of the the natural hydration provided by lipids (fatty substances), oil and sweat.

    The complexion and texture can change over time, so skin becomes thinner as the underlying fat layer that keeps young skin smooth and supple tends to diminish over time.

    Sun exposure can accelerate the ageing process, weakening blood vessels and causing pigmentation problems such as age spots on the face, chest, hands, arms and shoulders.

    PRP treatment works to regenerate the skin by stimulating its own renewal mechanisms, thus countering some of the more common signs of ageing and promoting healthier skin.
    When will I see the results?
    It takes bit of time for the full results to develop, as PRP to work as it needs to stimulate new fibroblasts and skin cells. Over the days and weeks following treatment, growth factors released by the platelets stimulate the growth of new blood vessels and more collagen growth, thickening the epidermis and providing an improvement in the skin’s texture and tone.

    Results are gradual and natural. We'd expect the results to develop over 4 weeks following your treatment.
    Can I have BOTOX®/fillers as well?
    Yes, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a great treatment to complement anti-ageing injections, as it works to promote healthier skin from within. However, it may be that treatments need to be carried out in separate appointments. Your clinician will create a treatment plan, ensuring the appropriate timings.
    Are there any side-effects?
    After treatment, injection pin pricks may be seen, and there may be some moderate swelling from the injected fluid which soon subsides. Occasionally there may be some bruising due to the injecting process. These reactions usually last a few hours or up to a couple of days at most.

    Adverse reactions are very rare as there are no chemicals or toxins involved, only your body's own resources.

    Clients who have a poor skin base line to start with, may experience exfoliation of the top layer of the skin after a few days as new fresh skin takes its place. Occasionally, and dependent on skin type, small bumps may develop and then soon disappear, in the fine skin area below the eyes. This is usually a collection of new cells (keratinocytes) at the injection needle site. Further proof of how your body’s growth factors are stimulating new skin development.
    How long will results last?
    While results may vary, most patients’ results will last for up to 18 months when a top-up is needed as natural aging continues to take place.
    How does PRP work to stimulate the body's own processes?
    • Improve blood supply
    • Stimulate oil glands for better natural hydration
    • Stimulate new fibrocytes to produce more skin firming collagen
    • Stimulate growth of new skin cells to thicken and smooth the skin.
    • Stimulate new skin tissue formation through growth factors in PRP attracting stem cells
    How many sessions will I need?
    This depends on the individual treatment, but in general, we recommend a series of 3 sessions 3-6 weeks apart.
    When will I need to repeat the treatment?
    Results last for up to 18 months, but to maintain the optimum benefits, clients tend to have maintenance treatments every 6-12 months.
    Are there any contraindications (people who can't have PRP treatment)?
    We cannot offer PRP to clients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, autoimmune or those with blood pathologies or cancer. Consistent use of NSAID drugs should be avoided within 48 hours of Cellenis PRP application.

    Your clinician will check that this treatment is completely safe and suitable for you, taking into account any relevant medical issues or history.
    Can I ask another question?
    Of course. You can use the consultation to ask any questions at all, or if you'd prefer to get in touch in advance, please feel free to call our friendly team or use the enquiry form on this page. We'd be happy to help.
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