If you’re looking for a quick and effective way to reinvigorate your appearance, non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures are the way to go. At Hifu Skin Clinic in London we offer minimally-invasive platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) therapy to help boost collagen growth for smoother, fresher looking skin.
Call or schedule an appointment online today for an initial consultation to learn more about this state-of-the-art treatment. Our clinic is located in Weymouth street off Harley street in London.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma “PRP”?
As we age, our skin’s ability to produce collagen decreases, leading to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Today, there are various surgical cosmetic treatments that can help erase signs of ageing and skin damage. If you, however, want to revitalize your skin without any surgery, at Hifu Skin Clinic in London, we suggest platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections.
PRP injections are therapeutic plasma injections derived from your own own blood. PRP injections are a ground-breaking regenerative treatment that is versatile and minimally invasive and Used by stars like Kim Kardashian and Bar Refaeli. A small amount of blood (similar to what is required for a basic lab test) is drawn.
The blood is placed in a centrifuge that spins the blood at a fast speed to separate the liquid plasma from other components. The isolated portion of the plasma that is richest in stem cells and growth factors works to signal growth factors which are key in your body’s natural healing and regenerative abilities.
What does platelet-rich plasma treat?
Platelet-rich plasma therapy can help:
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Stimulate collagen growth
- Smooth out marionette lines around the mouth and creases on the upper face
- Improve neck banding
- Improve acne scarring
- Treat thinning hair
Platelet-rich plasma therapy can complement other rejuvenating treatments and is often used in conjunction with other procedures. Because it is so well-tolerated, PRP is excellent for treating sensitive areas. This treatment is safe, effective, and does not require any downtime.
How does PRP therapy work?
The procedure involves the introduction of platelet-rich plasma into depleted areas of the skin. The PRP contains a high concentration of growth factors, which encourage tissue regeneration and healing. The growth factors released from the PRP support and promote:
- Tissue repair
- Epithelial cell growth (the cells that line the outer layer of the skin, or epidermis)
- Regeneration of the skin
To obtain the platelet-rich plasma, blood must first be drawn. After the platelet-rich plasma has been prepared, it be will inject into the treatment area
The procedure is painless with little to no recovery time is needed. Patients may experience some mild bruising and swelling at the injection site, but these temporary side effects will subside within a few days.
Results will become visible about 3-4 weeks following injections; as the collagen-building process continues, the skin will improve.
Combining PRP Therapy with Microneedling
PRP is also used as a topical treatment with skin rejuvenation treatments such as Microneedling. These treatments create micro-channels in the superficial layers of the skin, allowing the PRP to treat at deeper levels boosting collagen production and treating textural concerns such as acne scarring, skin laxity and fine lines.
Combining PRP with microneedling – known as is an ideal treatment for a patient looking to improve acne scarring, wrinkles and lines, skin complexion, melasma, and hyperpigmentation. PRP can be used along with microneedling and then injected into the problem areas. The treatment is virtually painless with little down time.
PRP can also be used to treat hair thinning and loss in both male and female patients. Injectable PRP can also be used in combination with dermal fillers to help restore volume in facial areas.
How Is PRP Facial Procedure Performed?
At Hifu Skin Clinic the PRP Facial procedure (blood facial) is performed by a certified professional in our clinic in Harley Street, London.
- A blood sample from your body is obtained (similar to a regular blood test procedure), and prepared by spinning it in a special centrifuge machine. The specimen obtained is a liquid with the highly concentrated platelet-rich plasma, which contains many growths factors.
- Your skin is prepared with a special micro-needling device, and the platelet-rich liquid is injected into your skin under local anaesthesia (micro-needling with PRP).
After the PRP facial procedure, you would be able to return home or work immediately. Anaesthetic medication used to numb the skin is not sedating, and you will be able to drive or use machinery safely.
Combining PRP with microneedling – known as is an ideal treatment for a patient looking to improve acne scarring, wrinkles and lines, skin complexion, melasma, and hyperpigmentation. PRP can be used along with microneedling and then injected into the problem areas. The treatment is virtually painless with little downtime.
What is the Cost of PRP Treatment in London?
FREE Consultation – £100 Deposit
PRP – 1 Session from £550
PRP – 3 Sessions from £1500
Who Could Be Treated With a PRP Facial?
PRP facelift is considered a safe, natural treatment since it utilizes the platelets from your own body and there is minimal chance of developing an allergic reaction. Vampire facials through PRP therapy are considered effective for adults of all ages. It is a great modality to achieve skin rejuvenation and tightening and facelift without any downtime or pain.
PRP facelift is contraindicated for people with a history of diabetes, a blood-clotting disorder, active infection of the skin, a history of shingles, or those taking immunosuppressant and blood-thinning medications.
How Long Does The PRP Facelift Procedure Take?
The PRP facial procedure, also known as PRP Facelift, takes around 20-30 minutes. However, we advise planning to spend 60-90 minutes in our clinic so we could apply numbing cream, collect and process your blood for the vampire facelift procedure.
Is Vampire Facial Procedure Painful?
The Vampire Facial is not painful and during the vampire facial procedure, you would have a numbing cream applied to the skin area to be treated. After application of PRP liquid, the micro-needling device is carefully glided along the skin. After the micro-needling with PRP facelift treatment, you might experience a mild inflammatory response and may have mild redness and bruising, which will subside in several days.
How Many Vampire Facial Treatments Will I Need?
The vampire facelift procedure needs to be performed several times (we recommend at least 3 procedures), every three to four weeks to be effective. PRP facelift treatments can help create new collagen in your skin, diminish wrinkles and acne scars, minimize pore size, and rejuvenate your skin.
How Long Does Vampire Facial Last?
The results of this facial PRP therapy might last one to two years or longer. We recommend maintaining your skin results and performing follow up treatments every 12-24 months as needed.
Do you have questions about vampire facial procedure in London? To receive more information and to learn if you are a candidate for a PRP Facial Treatment, please contact Hifu Skin Clinic in Harley Street London.
Why Choose Hifu Skin Clinic?
At Hifu Skin Clinic we are proud to stand out from all other cosmetic practices. We offer a variety of treatments to give you the precise look you want. As part of our treatment options, we use the trusted and proven treatment, the Vampire Facial. Our specialists however work with you to ensure that the Vampire Facial is the proper treatment to give you the results you want.
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Skin Rejuvenation with Platelet Rich Plasma
Platelet Rich Plasma is one of the newest forms of treatment for skin imperfections. The treatment is typically used to reduce the appearance of scars, wrinkles, and fine lines on the face. Platelet Rich Plasma, also called PRP, requires very little on the part of the patient, and there are no risks of rejection or other issues with the treatment because it is based on your own plasma. The procedure begins when a doctor takes a small sample of blood from the patient in question. That blood is then sent through a centrifuge to separate and remove the red blood cells, leaving behind plasma that is rich in platelets.
The serum can be used to regenerate physically damaged tissues while providing a younger, healthier, and fuller appearance to the skin. If you are on the fence about Platelet Rich Plasma treatment, you should consider some of the following benefits of the procedure.
There are a lot of misconceptions regarding PRP treatment, and a lot of them come from a general misunderstanding of what the procedure actually does.
One of the more common terms for the procedure is a ‘vampire facelift’, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. PRP treatment is entirely non-invasive, and it requires no surgery of any sort. The treatment is administered via small needles that inject the platelet-rich plasma into the skin.
Additionally, a small application of the serum is given to the skin surface, which helps reduce inflammation as a result of the injections themselves. Small bruises might develop at the site of the injections, and a small amount of redness or swelling is possible during the first 24 hours after the treatment. These side effects happen in many instances and are not major at all. In fact, most patients report a lack of side effects within a few days.
Fast and Effective
There is no complicated or long procedure involved with PRP. In many cases, the process takes far less than half an hour. The PRP itself has to be:
before it can be administered, but it starts to act instantly once administered. The PRP essentially acts as an immune response when it is applied, which means it gets to work repairing damage right away.
The natural healing factors within the PRP start changing the appearance and feel of skin by working to change the epidermis itself. The result is the natural production of collagen at the injection site, and within a few weeks, the results can be seen visibly. Even after the results are noticeable, the skin will continue to become healthier as time progresses.
The results of the PRP treatment don’t dissipate within a few weeks or months. In fact, the results from a single treatment can be felt for many months in the future, and the recommended treatment regimen of three or four procedures staggered over a few weeks can provide results that will continue benefiting the patient for over a year and a half.
Such a huge level of improvement is nearly impossible with any other form of skin rejuvenation, especially for the time commitment.
Safe and Natural
PRP treatment does not include any synthetic chemicals or other ingredients that may turn out to be harmful. Instead, PRP treatments are formulated from natural ingredients produced by your own body. Your body produces everything required to heal your skin, and PRP takes advantage of those materials to provide treatment that has no chance of creating any dangerous side effects.
Rejections, allergic reactions, and infections are impossible with PRP treatment, which isn’t true for other artificial drugs or chemical fillers.
The main thing that attracts patients to PRP treatment is the appearance of wrinkles, scars, or other skin abnormalities that require attention. These skin conditions can make one feel less valued by society, so treatment is sought to restore self-confidence. Platelet Rich Plasma is one of the most effective treatments at restoring confidence because the treatment is so efficient at skin rejuvenation.
PRP treatments offer:
- better skin tone,
- smooth skin,
- and radiant skin.
If you need treatment for a skin imperfection, you should consider PRP.