PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)





A PRP or a platelet-rich plasma facial treatment is a rejuvenation treatment for your skin that is an alternative to a surgical facelift. It is notable and has attracted a lot of interest because the procedure uses your blood.

There are a variety of amazing benefits you can gain from having a PRP facial Or hair loss treatment.

The micro-needling technique is already associated with stimulating the growth and reproduction of collagen, but when it is combined with PRP, you are essentially getting a double whammy of a collagen boost.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Human blood is made up of four main components – the platelets and plasma and white blood cells and red blood cells.

When you have the treatment, a small sample of your blood is taken and placed into a centrifuge. This spins the blood around and separates the plasma and platelets from the red blood cells.



PRP, or platelet-rich plasma facial, is also known as a “vampire facial.” This treatment includes microneedling the PRP into your skin to improve its texture and overall appearance.

PRP facial uses a small amount of your blood to obtain platelet-rich plasma. It is a component of the blood that contains stem cells and growth factors.

The microneedling process creates thousands of small pathways in the skin. This allows the growth factors from the PRP to reach a deeper layer of the skin where cell growth occurs.

The tiny needles used in microneedling trigger the body’s wound healing response. This mechanism results in an increase in collagen production.



The treatment starts with blood being taken from your arm, similar to a blood test.

Your blood is then placed into a tube. Inside this tube will be a separation gel which will isolate your platelet-rich red blood cells from the plasma that makes up your blood.

For this separation process to be completed, your blood, along with the separation gel will be placed in a centrifuge machine.

The end product is what’s known as platelet-rich plasma or PRP. This solution is injected into the thinning areas of your scalp that are showing signs of hair loss.

The PRP hair injections work to stimulate the growth of your hair. It does this by extending your hair’s growth cycle, as well as helping to facilitate the rejuvenation of your hair follicles.

Scientific literature shows evidence that PRP works for hair loss and promotes healing by releasing growth factors, which come from the platelets and are released to the thinning areas the treatment is applied to.

Cytokines are also released which help this process too.

The truth is that although you might feel a slight amount of discomfort once you’ve had the treatment, this will only last for a couple of minutes.

Afterwards, there are very few side effects associated with the procedure.

Although there is always a chance of side effects and infections when injections and chemicals are involved, the great thing about PRP facials is because they use the platelets and plasma from your blood, there is very little chance of you suffering an allergic reaction or an infection.


80% of men and around 50% of women suffer hair loss at some stage in their life. This disorder is generally known as AGA – Androgenetic alopecia.

While there is no known 100% effective cure for this disorder, one therapy that has been shown to be effective is Platelet-rich plasma – PRP hair treatment.


Although it’s different from person to person, most people tend to see results like general skin tightening, along with fullness and glow to their face, within just a few days.

The best thing is that those positive results can last for many months. You will need to have further PRP facials to maintain the positive results, but normally you only need to have it a few times a year, its an ideal treatment to combine with microneedling facials.

Depending on the condition of your skin or severity of your hair loss and the kind of results you are looking to achieve, it is best to have a group of 4 to 6 treatments with intervals of two weeks in between each to allow your skin to recover.

  • We recommend that no alcohol is consumed 24 hours before and after this treatment.
  • We do request that patients come to their appointment with minimal make up to the areas that are going to be treated.
  • Any allergies. If you suffer from cold-sores. Can I have treatment if I suffer from cold-sores? we advise cold-sore sufferers to take Acyclovir tablets seven days before their treatment appointment to prevent an outbreak. If you have a cold-sore we CANNOT treat you.
  • For 24 hours before your treatment appointment it is advised that you avoid anti-inflammatory pain killers like Ibuprofen and Aspirin. Paracetamol is fine to take and the only pain relief we advise you to take 24 hours before and after treatment
  • We recommend avoiding direct sunlight for four weeks before and after treatment.
  • Avoid using any products on your skin that increase sensitivity, such as retinoids or exfoliants.
  • Avoid laser procedures or overexposure to the sun before treatment. This can damage the skin and increase sensitivity. (4 weeks)
  • Don’t shave, wax, or use depilatories before the procedure. This can lead to an increase in skin sensitivity. (1 week)
  • Stop Retin-A products for 5 days before your appointment
    Avoid laser treatments for 4 weeks before
  • Avoid having any sort of chemical peel or microdermabrasion treatment within 2 weeks of your appointment unless supervised by your practitioner.
  • No waxing or electrolysis for 7 days prior to your appointment
  • There must be at least a 2-week gap between treatment and Injectables including Fillers, Muscle inhibitors and Derma needling treatments.
  • Steroid creams, topical antibiotics and the use of Roaccutane will prevent treatment
  • Please advise us of any medical changes at each appointment including pregnancy and breast feeding
  • Please consult your GP prior to discontinuing any medication
  • Avoid touching the treated area.
  • No alcohol for 24 hours after your treatment appointment.
  • Please don’t apply make-up or products to the area for 24 hours, after 24 hours you can apply make-up.
  • You can wash your face with water and a gentle cleanser but we advise no serums or moisturizers with active ingredients in or products that could irritate the skin for 24 hours.
  • The skin may feel tight and dry, 12 hours after the treatment a light moisturizer can be applied.
  • Avoid waxing and hair removal for at least 48 hours after treatment.
  • Topical prescriptive medications can be resumed no sooner than 72 hours after treatment. Avoid extreme heat like saunas, steam rooms and sunbeds for two weeks
  • Ensure a minimum SPF 30 is worn daily whatever the weather conditions 
  • Avoid perfumed products on the face for 24 hours  
  • Avoid Heat treatment including UV rays, Saunas, Steams etc for 48 hours after treatment  
  • Avoid Alpha hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids, benzoyl peroxide, retinoids and other potentially irritating products for 7 days or until the skin has fully healed. 
  • Don’t panic! Redness, stinging, itching, tightness, mild swelling, flaking, and peeling are all normal reactions following any sort of invasive treatment. The severity of these responses varies for each individual. 
  • Avoid direct sun exposure for at least 7 to 10 days following treatment to allow your skin to fully heal 
  • Avoid strenuous exercise and consequent sweating until the skin has completely healed. usually 48 hours.
  • Hydrate the skin well  
  • Avoid chemical peel, Microdermabrasion, IPL Hair removal including waxing and Laser treatments for a minimum of 2 weeks after treatment or until the skin has fully recovered. 
  • Avoid make up for 12 hours, mineral make up is recommended.
  • Avoid Alcohol or vigorous exercise for 48 hours
  • Bruising may take place, especially after injectable treatments ( Profhilo/ Jalupro) arnica can be helpful to reduce this.
  • Report any redness, tenderness, swelling or worsening after 3 days.
  • Report any Blanching, mottled or severe pain 
  • Severe allergic reaction would include – Breathless, Wheezing, couching, swallowing, swelling of the tongue, lips, eyelids, stomach pains, nausea, diarrhoea or hoarseness of the voice. if you experience any of these symptoms call 999 or visit your local Emergency department.
  • Do not pick any scabs caused by treatment 
  • DO not touch the treated area to avoid infection
  • It is recommended to leave the Platelet rich blood on your skin for up to 8 hours for maximum infusion.
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