The combination of platelets and growth factors found in PRP initiate and accelerate tissue repair and skin rejuvenation and therefore significantly improve the condition of your skin.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is derived from your own blood and is a concentration of platelets (the body’s own repair men!) and growth factors – in fact, up to 500% more concentrated growth factors than normal blood.
You may be interested to know that PRP therapy has been used extensively to speed up the healing process after surgery, to treat sports injuries and to alleviate chronic pain.
How does PRP therapy work for facial rejuvenation?
The process starts by taking a small sample of the patients own blood and spinning it in a centrifuge to separate out the plasma from the red blood cells. The section of your plasma that contains the growth factor and platelets is then reintroduced into the skin via a painless ‘magic-needle’ technique. Because we are using your own plasma, this is a very safe treatment, with no risk of side effects, just long-lasting improvement to your skin’s condition.
How long does it last?
For optimum results, we recommend a course of 3 treatments, a month apart and then an annual maintenance treatment.
What areas can be treated?
PRP therapy produces a rejuvenating and tightening effect on the skin, and is therefore perfect for:
- Full face rejuvenation
- Tightening a crepey neck
- Restoring sun-damaged and lined decolletage
- Rejuvenating the backs of hands
"I was thrilled"
I had thought about My Treatment on and off for years and finally decided to take the plunge. I had been having my treatment for about 18 months and whilst I had a lot of smoothing it wasn't really helping my deep ingrained number 11 frown. After lots of research I decided to have filler for it. I saw Dr Vivien at Aspire, she talked me through the procedure and went ahead. The results were amazing and after about 3 weeks my frown had totally disappeared. I was thrilled. However, about 3 months later I noticed that the filler had hardened, not only that over the course of about 3 weeks it became hard, raised and lumpy. I was very worried; I contacted the clinic and was booked in to see Jenny O’Neill the Clinic Director. Prior to the appointment she rang me. I was frightened (I had Googled all the horror stories) and angry. Jenny assured me she would rectify the situation. When I saw her she assessed it and thought it was hardened scar tissue. I didn't think it was and was worried she might be fobbing me off. We went ahead with her belief that it should be broken down with two sessions of Micro Dermabrasion and Dermaroller followed by PRP (platelet rich plasma). By the second session there was a massive improvement. So a total of 6 complimentary treatments. I also had a complimentary peel. I felt compelled to write in because I was scared and annoyed that something had been carried out incorrectly and Jenny did absolutely everything to put it right. Furthermore, her assessment of the situation was correct. I was so impressed with their recovery service and will definitely return there for any future treatments. Sometimes our bodies do react differently.
*DISCLAIMER - Results and patient experience may vary. These are dependent on a number of factors such as age, medical history and lifestyle.