PRP

Richard Peppiatt has been trained and certified from the inventor of the treatment of platlet rich plasma by Dr Daniel sister

PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma

It defines a HIGH concentration of blood PLATELETS in a SMALL volume of PLASMA.

Plasma, which comprises 55% of body fluid, is mostly water (90% by volume), and contains:

  • Dissolved proteins
  • Glucose
  • Mineral ions
  • Hormones
  • Carbon dioxide (plasma being the main medium for excretory product transportation)
  • Platelets and blood cells themselves

Platelets are small (2 micrometers) but powerful.
Consisting of:

  • Pseudopodial extensions
  • Invaginations
  • 3 types of internal vesicles (contain inactive growth factors)
  • Lysosomal vesicle, Dene vesicle, Alpha vesicle

Platelets contain a variety of small molecules also known as cytokines that interact with local cells and even send signals that initiate a variety of important events such as cell division and migration.

How can PRP benefit us?
Well, to sum it up, your platelets help aid your body to heal, repair & restore collagen. It helps aid quicker recovery time with sports injuries and was passed as a non-doping agent and utilised for athletes in the 2012 Olympic Games.

How does it work?
A small amount of blood is drawn from the patient into a sterile tube in the exact same manner as a standard blood sample. The tube containing a patient’s blood is placed into a centrifuge and spun to separate the plasma and platelets from the other blood components. After a few minutes, the plasma and concentrated platelets are removed from the same tube and re-introduced into the patient’s site of the injury, scars, skin, obvious lines or wrinkles and so on. Using a small sterile needle, your physician injects the PRP in and around the desire site. This is an all accomplished 100% natural procedure, without using animal products derivative or any other foreign material. Research and clinical date show PRP obtained from the patient’s own blood is safe, with very minimal risk of adverse reactions or complications.

Which facial and body areas can be treated?
  • Crinkling skin around and under the eyes
  • Cheeks and whole face
  • Neck
  • Jaw line
  • Chest and décolletage
  • Back of hands and arms
  • Any other body areas
  • Knee/Ankle ligament injuries
  • Wounds & Scars
  • Stimulate hair growth on scalp

How long does the treatment take?
The treatment takes 30 – 45 minutes.

How many treatments and how often is this therapy needed?
While responses to treatment vary, most people will require 1-3 sessions. Each set of treatments is spaced approximately 4-6 weeks apart. There is no limit to the number of treatments you can have. Your clinician will determine your treatment protocol according to your skin condition.

Are results immediate?
No. Swelling from the fluid is what you will see and feel first. Over the days/weeks the platelets will release the growth factors and pre stem cells which will assist in more collagen growth.

How long do results last?
Treatment results vary, however, in most patients the results will last up to 18 months. Touch-up treatments will maintain the results.

Possible side effects of PRP facial rejuvenation:
Minimal swelling, bruising and redness for 12-24 hours. Some little bruise at the needle site may be visible for 2-3 days.

Prices
  • £395 per session
  • £999 for 3 sessions