PRP (platelet rich plasma) skin therapy is a clever facial treatment that uses a small amount of your own blood to naturally stimulate the production of collagen and new skin cells from within. The treatment has a number of rejuvenation benefits as it can improve the appearance of lines, boost luminosity and even skin texture.
Platelet rich plasma therapy can also be used on any part of the body, and here at the Light Touch Clinic we have used the treatment on ageing hands, crepey necks and the chest and décolletage areas.
Before (left) and After (right) results
PRP Therapy is effective for treating:
DISCLAIMER: Everyone is unique. This means that sensitivity periods, treatment plans, treatment results and their longevity will vary from patient to patient. The information on this page is based on the average treatment experience. For more accurate information, you should make a consultation with one of our experts.
|No. of treatments||Usually 1|
|Procedure Time||Usually 45 mins|
|Sensitivity Period||1-2 days for most patients|
|Back to work||Next day for most patients|
|Full Recovery||1 - 2 weeks for most patients|
|Duration of results||Usually results last 6 Months|
How does it Work?
Although a relatively new treatment for the skin, PRP Therapy has been used medically for the past 20 years to treat receding gums and to repair sports injuries.
Blood contains a range of cells, serums and platelets, and PRP skin therapy utilises these natural properties to help skin appear younger. After our highly trained staff obtains a small amount of your blood (similar to a blood test), the sample is then ran through a machine that separates these properties.
The blood platelets are then extracted and are injected back into the area of need of treatment. The platelets then naturally cause a tiny amount of blood clotting around the injected area. This stimulates the release of growth factors which causes the regeneration of new skin tissue.
This new tissue looks healthier, firmer and appears more youthful overall.
What does the procedure involve?
A topical local anaesthetic is applied to numb the skin. A sample of blood is then taken (in the same way it is taken at your GPs) and centrifuged to separate it into PRP and red blood cells. The PRP is then injected into the skin using a very fine needle. Multiple injections are needed in order to generate overall improvement to an area.
Does it hurt?
You may experience a very mild stinging sensation.
What will my skin look like afterwards?
Immediately after the procedure, you can expect some bruising, swelling and redness at the injection sites. However, most patients find that side effects dissipate within a few hours following the procedure.
How long before I see results?
Most patients see results two or three weeks after receiving their treatment.
What are the risks and complications?
All non-invasive procedures carry a small amount of risk which is why they are only administered after a face-to-face consultation with one of our practitioners during which a full assessment will be carried out and a full list of cautions and contraindications discussed.
Is PRP Therapy my only option?
No, there are several other treatments that may be more suitable for your skin concern including Dermal Filler Injections, INTRAcel, Dermaroller Micro-needling. Before you undergo any of our treatments you will be invited for a consultation with one of our doctors who will analyse your skin and help you decide which treatment option is most suitable.
This doctor-only treatment is carried about by our PRP expert, Dr Cherry Armstrong, Cherry loves this treatment and has achieved fab results. Professional and approachable, she will make you feel safe and comfortable. If you have any questions or would like to book in for a consultation with Cherry you should call the clinic on 01932 849552.