Also known as the Vampire Face lift or Dracula Therapy, PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is an innovative approach to anti-ageing, which uses your body’s own healing process to rejuvenate and restore the skin.
Everyone is very sensitive about face as it’s nearly always on show and is often the biggest indicator of passing time. As we age, deep wrinkles and lines appear around the face, damage from too much time in the sun shows through spots and marks, and scars or pitting can leave us looking tired. The skin’s colour can sometimes change to a grey tone, making the face appear worn or aged.
The PRP Therapy is a non-surgical rejuvenation technique. It works by using a component of the blood called platelets and plasma, which is widely known for its ability to treat burns and skin injuries.
In the treatment, a small amount of blood is taken from the patient (around 10-20ml) in much the same manner as it would be for a blood test. It is placed in a centrifuge and spun to separate the platelets and plasma from red blood cells and other components. Local anaesthetic can be applied to the areas that require PRP injection, before the refined PRP is injected into the skin using a very fine needle. Key to PRP is the growth factors released from the platelets. After the platelet rich plasma injection, a multitude of growth factors are released which stimulate surrounding cells to start the healing cascade. This in turn encourages the production of collagen and preadipocyte cells to plump and add volume.
PRP Therapy gives a rejuvenated, natural glow to the face. Skin appears less grey, and wrinkles or creased areas are given more volume. Worn skin texture appears rejuvenated and refreshed. The treatment is ideal for patients who wish to restore a more youthful appearance without surgery.
Our Medical Team
Our doctors at at The Reshape U Clinic and highly experienced in a range of anti-ageing and facial rejuvenation techniques. They have extensive experience in Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, and use their broad knowledge and experience to help patients choose the treatment that will work best for them. If are not sure if you need this treatment, face to face session will help you decide in an informed way.