What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?

At Omniya Clinic in London

Platelet Rich Therapy has been endorsed by experts and numerous celebrities including athletes in sports, it is an exciting, non-surgical and natural treatment that uses your own healing abilities to assist follicle and stimulate recovery. In the media, the treatments have been coined as the vampire facial.

Platelets are the cells circulating within our blood, binding together when they recognised damaged blood vessels. For example, when you cut your hand, over time the platelets bind to that area in the hand.

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Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment Information

How Does The PRP Treatment Work?

The vampire facial, or PRP involves drawing blood from you, then spinning this in a medical grade centrifuge, separating the platelets and then reinjecing them into your skin through microneedling.

The nurse will microneedle (using a microneedling device), the area whilst locally applying the platelets. The platelets can also be injected into the treatment area. The PRP can also be injected directly and around the focus area.

Stem cells and autologous products in the blood contain essential growth factors that help to heal and regenerate damaged skin tissues over time. The injection of platelets that are high in growth hormone, and the microneedling or injections will stimulate the skin to regenerate new cells.

What Are The Advantages Of PRP Treatment?

Developed from your own blood – The plasma is from your own blood, and therefore reduces the risk related to donor genetic material.

High efficiency – In cases of the effects of hair restoration and thinning hair, PRP London is one of the the most effective treatment procedure. It works more effectively for some specific cases.

Efficacy in hair transplant – It stimulates the follicles that have already been transplanted to develop and grow as per expectations. The plasma plays an important role in healing the damaged tissue especially after injuries.

Affordable, cost-effective and does not take up a lot of time.

Treatment Procedure

During your consultation, your practitioner will discuss the treatment, your goals, the procedure and your medical history including past injuries to the area. We will also go through any medications you may be taking as some medications can cause sensitivity to the skin. Here, you can discuss any queries you may have about PRP.

Following the initial consultation, if you agree to proceed, your practitioner will draw a small amount of your blood from your arm using a small needle.

We then spin your blood very fast in a centrifuge, which separates the platelet rich plasma (containing the important growth factors), from the other blood cells. Once this is completed the PRP is extracted and ready for use.

Should you wish, we can apply a local or topical anaesthetic to numb your treatment areas, although most patients do not feel any pain during this treatment.  Your practitioner will then apply (via injection or needling) the platelet rich plasma into, and around, the site you wish to be treated.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Each person reacts differently to any treatment. Typically, patients have between 2-4 sessions, 4-6 weeks apart and find this to be sufficient. Your practitioner will let you know how many treatments will be required dependant on your requirements and skin type. We will also advise on a skincare routine at home to improve your results.

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