Plasma Rich Platelet Therapy (PRP)

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We are delighted to bring to Cumbria, one of the latest anti-ageing and skin rejuvenation procedures available.  Sometimes referred to as a Dracula Facelift, PRP uses your own blood to trigger regeneration of your skin, making it a very powerful natural method of skin rejuvenation that uses your body’s own natural healing processes.   It encourages skin rejuvenation by stimulating the growth of your own collagen and speeding up blood supply to your tissues, greatly improving skin tone and reducing fine lines and wrinkles. As well as improving skin tone, it can also be used to stimulate hair growth on the scalp. 

PRP has been used extensively to treat injuries by speeding up the body's natural healing process.

How does it work?

We start by taking a small vial of blood from your arm.  Using specialised equipment and in a safe clinical environment, we seperate the plasma rich platelets out of your blood.  This enhanced blood is then re-injected into the area that requires rejuvenation.  The blood is full of natural proteins that will speed up the body's natural healing process, repairing cell damage and stimulating the production of new collagen.

Where can it be used?

Aesthetically, PRP is used to improve skin vitality:

  • Around the eyes
  • Face
  • Neck
  • Décolletage
  • Hands

and to stimulate hair growth on the scalp.

Will I see results immediately?

Because this treatment is stimulating the natural healing process, the results get better and better in the few weeks and months after treatment, as your body naturally repairs damaged cells and produces increased collagen.  Generally, the results are impressively long lasting.

How many treatments will I need?

An individual consultation will determine your exact requirements and treatment will vary depending on the results that you require.  Generally speaking, we would recommend a second treatment 3 months after the first, then a third treatment six months after the second, with annual maintenance thereafter.

Pain level & Downtime?

This is a very simple process with a very low level of discomfort and extremely minimal swelling and redness which shouldn't last longer than 24 hours.

How long does it take?

The whole process takes about an hour.