PRP is platelet-rich plasma, sometimes known as the Dracula TherapyTM.
Dr. Daniel Sister was the first to introduce this into the UK, where it is now a common treatment;
one of the most popular for anti-aging, scars, stretch marks and skin revitalisation.
It can also be used for joint rejuvenation and hair loss treatment as well as skin and face
rejuvenation; with an impressive, validated research base behind it. There are many different
machines and methods and again we choose to use the reliable evidence-based option with a
wealth of research behind them.
For a PRP facial, a small sample of blood is taken from the arm; just like a regular blood test.
The blood is spun in a special centrifuge which allows the platelet-rich straw-colored plasma
layer to be separated from the blood. This layer is rich in powerful growth factors that have
been shown to rejuvenate skin, soft tissue and even bone loss. The layer is extracted and then
re-injected into the face.
Depending on a patient’s concerns the injections can be done deeply around the eyes, jaw bone and nasolabial area or within the skin layer itself; even in the upper eyelid for example!
Often we do a combination of SkinPen and PRP with excellent effects.