Also known as ‘The vampire face-lift’, and ‘Dracula therapy’. Fifty-five percent of blood is made up of plasma. Plasma is a straw coloured liquid rich in platelets, white blood cells, stem cells, proteins, minerals, ions ,growth factors, and chemical messengers; all important for healing and repair. In order to separate and concentrate the plasma, a sample of the recipient’s blood is taken and ‘spun’ in a machine, the red blood cells sink to the bottom; the plasma rises to the top.
The concentrated plasma contains key components of tissue repair and regeneration, taken from the recipient, PRP is injected into the skin to stimulate the formation of new collagen and elastin. The results develop over a period of months, improving skin tone and elasticity. Results may be achieved after a single treatment, although it is recommend to have a review at 6 weeks and 3 treatments over three months to achieve optimum results.