Platelet Rich Plasma
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is also known as the Vampire Facelift or Dracula treatment. It is a natural treatment that involves your own blood plasma, which is rich in growth factors that stimulate collagen and elastin production in the skin. It is an effective anti-ageing treatment, as it stimulates DNA repair, heals scars and improves skin texture, and it can also help with thinning hair by stimulating hair follicles to re-grow new hair.
Dr Olivia will collect a small amount of blood which is spun to separate the plasma from the red blood cells. The nourishing plasma will be carefully injected back into the skin to gently restore volume, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improve the skin tone and luminosity. PRP can also be or combined with treatments like microneeedling or mesotherapy.
What level of discomfort can I expect? Mild, numbing cream is used prior to treatment.
How much downtime is needed? Up to 24 hours, there is potential for mild swelling and bruising
When can you see the difference? Improvement in skin tone is normally noticeable within 2-3 weeks, and collagen regeneration within 3 months. A course of 3 treatments 1-3 months apart is recommended.
How long does the effect last? Up to 12 months. Repeat treatments can be carried out after 4-6 weeks if needed.
How much does it cost? £400 per session, or a course of 3 sessions for £1,000.
Is PRP suitable for all? PRP It is not recommended for patients who smoke, are undergoing active cancer treatments or have blood disorders and platelet abnormalities.
“I had a consultation and treatment with Olivia. She took her time to listen to me and understand what I was trying to achieve. The results are amazing. I still look like myself, but my jowls are gone. Will definitely come back again.”
“An amazing doctor. She is not afraid to say no, you don’t need this… I have spent far less than I thought I would but left feeling a thousand times more confident. Cannot thank you enough”
“Dr Beresford takes time to listen and makes you feel at ease. The treatments have worked really well. She has a friendly caring manner, is reliable and honest. I can highly recommend her.”
“My treatment has worked really well! I look in the mirror in the evening after a long day – I should look tired, but I don’t!”
“Dr Beresford is kind and explains everything very thoroughly. I would definitely recommend”