Platelet rich plasma injections (PRP) AKA Vampire facial

What is PRP?

PRP treatments use your body’s own cells, called platelets, to stimulate the skins stem cells to increase production of collagen, elastin, and blood vessels, in turn providing a refreshed rejuvenated looking skin, and helps reverse the signs of ageing.

PRP provides improvements in fine wrinkles, skin tone and texture. A tighter, plump more youthful appearing skin...and it’s all natural. PRP is widely used in many medical specialties, not just aesthetic medicine, such as gynaecology (check out the world-famous O-shot) sports medicine, orthopaedics, and reconstructive surgery.

 

Where can it be used in aesthetic medicine?

  • Face

  • Hands

  • Neck and décolletage

  • Anywhere you have skin really

What is involved in the Treatment?

After a discussion of your concerns and a full skin and facial assessment performed by your Coastal Goddess practitioner, a treatment plan will be tailored to meet your needs. Pre-treatment photos will be taken, and consent obtained.

PRP treatment can be uncomfortable. There are several options for pain management during treatment, including local anaesthetic, topical numbing cream, ice, or Entonox gas.

The appointment takes 45 mins -1 hr. Blood is taken from your arm, by our Coastal Goddess doctor, similar to a standard blood test. This blood is then processed in a centrifuge, to separate the different components of your blood. Platelets and plasma are extracted and injected into the deeper layers of your skin.

3 treatments required for best results, 1 month apart, but can have effects lasting up to 18 months.

PRP is a gradual treatment, so results won’t be evident immediately, as with other aesthetic treatments such as dermal fillers.

 

After care

  • No make up for 24 hrs

  • No strenuous exercise for 24 hours

  • No laser or peel treatments to the area for 2 weeks

  • Apply sunscreen to protect newly rejuvenated skin

Potential Risks and Contra-indications

With any medical procedure there are always risks and contra-indications. These will be discussed with your doctor prior to treatment.  However, as PRP is autologous, using your own blood cells, potential side effects are greatly reduced.

  • Mild bruising or redness

  • Swelling

  • Mild pain

 

PRP is not recommended for:

  • pregnant & breastfeeding women

  • patients with an active infection, including cold sores 

  • patients who are allergic to local anaesthetics

  • patients who are on anticoagulant medication

  • patients with autoimmune conditions

  • Patients with abnormal platelet function

 

If you are concerned at any point in your journey, don’t hesitate to contact your Coastal Goddess practitioner.

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