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Answering The Most Common Questions About Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

3 November 2021 by Omniya Clinic

In the field of cosmetic surgery, there’s a range of versatile treatments for improving skin health and changing your appearance. One of the most unique cosmetic treatments to invest in is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy.

Why is it unique? It involves using the healing power of your blood to revitalise other areas of your body and this has given rise to the name ‘vampire facial.’

With a procedure of this nature, it’s natural to have questions and we’ve got the answers!

What Is PRP?

PRP is a treatment that involves taking a small portion of your blood and inserting it into a medical-grade centrifuge. The device is spun, separating platelets, cell fragments in the body that form clots, help people recover from traumatic injuries and fight diseases like cancer.

Once the platelets have been separated, they are reinjected into the skin through microneedling. The idea is that this natural substance of the body can help to regenerate skin, produce new cells and enhance health.

What Is PRP Used For?

PRP can be used in several ways:

  • Hair transplant: Platelets are injected into the scalp to promote new hair growth and treat conditions like alopecia.
  • Face conditions: A vampire facial is ideal for eliminating crow’s feet, removing loose skin and reducing the impact of age.
  • Body healing: By injecting platelets into different areas of the skin, PRP can rejuvenate the body by removing scars, cellulite and stretch marks.
  • Chronic ligament injuries: Knees, ankles, elbows and wrists.
  • Early osteoarthritis

What Are The Benefits Of PRP?  

Fast Rejuvenation

PRP promotes new collagen and elastin growth in the skin to provide long-lasting results. It also comes from your own body and reduces the need and risk of donor material.

A Great Treatment For Hard-To-Reach Areas

In the case of conditions such as hair loss or ageing around the eyes, PRP is an ideal treatment. A high level of safety is involved throughout and the procedure is always carried out by a cosmetic specialist.

Long-Lasting Results

After the treatment, results may take between three to four weeks to appear. Once the results begin to show they are long-lasting and typically hold up for between twelve to eighteen months.

How Long Does It Take To Recover From PRP?

Going through PRP is a relatively painless procedure and it should be noted that everyone will react differently to the treatment. The overall recovery time is quick, usually between three to seven days.

How Many PRP Treatments Will Be Required?

The typical number of sessions is between two and four and it’s split across a four-to-six-week period. Depending on how you react, your cosmetic practitioner may make further recommendations.

Are There Any Side Effects With PRP?

PRP is an autologous treatment, meaning the procedure contains substances that come directly from your body. This reduces the risks of an allergic reaction, yet there is a small chance of side effects developing.

They include:

  • Swelling
  • Nerve injuries
  • Chronic pain in the area of the injection
  • Tissue damage

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms over an extended period, seek professional medical help as soon as possible.

How Much Does PRP Cost?

Compared to other types of cosmetic treatments, PRP is cost-effective and at Omniya we offer the treatment at £300.

Book Your PRP Consultation Today

At Omniya Clinic, we offer safe, efficient PRP therapy in London and can answer any further questions you have.

Book a consultation today and one of our specialists will be in touch.

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