A skin rejuvenating procedure also known as the “vampire facial” using platelet rich plasma (PRP)
A natural method to restore skin vitality
At Cambridge Cosmetic Clinic
PRP skin rejuvenation is used medically to promote faster healing and aesthetically to stimulate growth factors in the skin. PRP contains a rich concentration of growth factors that may speed up or stimulate the healing process. This process increases the number of reparative cells in the body and naturally leads to a more youthful complexion. The treatment itself involves some of your own blood being taken and then spun in a centrifuge to separate the liquids within it. The platelet rich plasma produced is then re-injected into your skin.
PRP is a low risk treatment with effective results. Collagen and new skin cells are produced to provide anti-ageing effects. Other benefits include improvements in the tightening, texture, and tone of your skin. It can also be used to treat other skin conditions such as acne scarring, scarring caused by injury, eczema and rosacea.
Rejuvenating effect on ageing skin
Overall improvement to skin tone and texture
Effective treatment for several dermatological conditions
The amount of PRP skin treatments can vary dependent upon the reason for the treatment which will be discussed at consultation. During each session blood will be drawn usually from your arm then placed in a centrifuge. The centrifuge will separate the blood components to extract the platelet-rich plasma (PRP). This will take approximately 10 minutes. The platelet-rich plasma will then be placed in a syringe and injected back into the face.
A topical local anaesthetic may be applied beforehand to minimise discomfort. Following treatment there may be some swelling, redness and bruising but this should settle. You will not be expected to need any downtime following this treatment.
As well as discussing your aesthetic goals, we’ll need to assess your medical history before PRP can take place. In certain cases, you may be advised to see your GP or dermatologist for further advice or investigation.
Blood will be taken from you, spun in a centrifuge for 10 minutes, and then the platelet-rich plasma injected back into your skin.
We’ll give you full aftercare advice following PRP treatment, which will involve avoiding avoid washing the treated area for at least 5 hours after your treatment to optimise results and avoid high temperatures such as saunas, steam rooms and exercise. Avoid makeup application for 24 hours to allow time for your skin to heal. If you have any concerns post treatment you can contact the clinic for advice.
“I have had several treatments at the Cambridge Cosmetic Clinic and have found Leila to be very professional and competent. I have been delighted with the results and have no hesitation in recommending her as an excellent cosmetic nurse who takes the time to listen and thoroughly explain the procedures she carries out. The results speak for themselves so thank you Leila for all your care and attention.”