PRP facial is an anti-ageing aesthetic procedure that has been getting more and more attention as people seek non-surgical options for minimising the signs of ageing.
PRP treatment for the face has become one of the best choices for people who want a natural solution to smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, improving the appearance of sun damage, and getting rid of acne/acne scarring, scars, and other things like dark circles under the eyes.
What Is A PRP Facial?
Sometimes called the Vampire Facial or Blood Facial, the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) skin treatment involves taking red blood cells from your body and separating the platelets with the help of a centrifuge machine and then injecting these cells into your skin through a micro-needling device.
Its popularity can be attributed to the proteins and growth factors that give it its wound healing property.
According to research, platelet-rich plasma can make the skin of the face tight and firm.
PRP facial is a quick aesthetic procedure for facial rejuvenation. It is also painless, so you do not have to worry about any discomfort.
What Is The Cost Of PRP Facial In London?
One of the biggest benefits of vampire facial is the fact that it is very affordable. A lot of people cannot get the youthful appearance they want because of the cost of cosmetic treatments.
But with PRP, you do not have to spend a lot of money. Although you can get it for cheaper in Turkey, by getting it in London, you’ll save costs on travel, hotels, transfers, and food for this minimally-invasive treatment.
In addition, the clinic is going to be nearer to your home, so you can easily reach it, without having to spend as much on transport.
Who Can Have a PRP Facial and Why?
PRP facials stimulate the production of elastin and collagen, which helps to tighten and thicken your skin if it is thinning.
With this, your skin will naturally begin to look plumper, tauter, and younger. This elastin and collagen production also helps to smooth fine lines and get rid of wrinkles.
Therefore, if you have no severe skin conditions and are in fairly good health, you’re a good candidate for the PRP facelift.
This treatment is especially beneficial to people who are suffering from skin conditions like acne scars or rosacea. It is also used for treating scar tissue.
Lastly, if you have uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation or fine lines and wrinkles, you’re a suitable candidate for this treatment.
With the PRP facial, age does not really matter. This procedure is not restricted to people of a particular age.
However, if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, facial PRP may be unsafe, so you should hold on till you’re done breastfeeding.
Am I Suitable For PRP Facial?
What to Think About Before You Have A PRP Facial?
The most important thing you should think about before the treatment is who will perform your PRP facial.
Although it’s a non-surgical procedure, it’s done with micro-needling, which can affect the underlying facial nerves.
Experienced medical practitioners take this into consideration. In addition, they have to make sure that the PRP liquid is injected into the right places.
Otherwise, you will end up unsatisfied with the results. Therefore, it’s crucial to find a doctor you can trust.
You need to ask the practitioner about the number of facial PRPs they have done and how many years they have been in practice.
In addition, you should ask what board they’re registered with and what their specialization is.
Before making your decision, you must be aware of all the risks and complications of the procedure, so ask about them.
Also, check out the patient portfolio of the practitioner.
How Best to Prepare for Vampire Facial?
You shouldn’t take any blood-thinning medicines a week before your treatment, as they may cause more bleeding than usual.
Besides, avoid prolonged sun exposure and don’t use any anti-ageing products, chemical peels, bleaching, and/or acne products.
On the day of the treatment, don’t wear any makeup, and you should go to the clinic with a clean face.
If you have an active acne flare-up, inform the medical practitioner beforehand.
What Is The Procedure For PRP Facial?
In the PRP treatments, a small sample of your blood is drawn in the clinic (equal to the amount taken in a blood test).
After spinning the blood in a centrifuge, the doctor extracts the protein-rich plasma – the platelets containing growth factors.
Afterwards, the doctor runs a micro-needle pen over your face while pouring the PRP into the small puncture holes.
PRP has a high concentration of growth factors, and since the micro-needling stimulates regeneration in the skin, the entire process is supposed to increase cell turnover.
PRP for the face takes around 30 minutes.
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Recovery And Result Of PRP For Face
You may have some facial redness after the PRP facial, but that won’t last long and will be gone in no time.
It won’t restrict you from going about your daily activities.
Unlike surgical procedures, which take months to heal and would even require you to take time off work. PRP facial recovery is pretty quick and easy.
After undergoing the PRP treatments, it would normally take up to four weeks to begin seeing results. These results can last for as long as 12 to 18 months.
Generally, just four treatments in a whole year are enough to get just the results you want. It’s recommended to continue getting PRP for face to see continued benefits.
Aftercare Of Vampire Facial
Patients who have just had PRP would need to pay attention to things like avoiding excessive sun exposure, staying away from alcohol, and avoiding blood thinners for up to 6 hours after the treatment.
Besides, patients should be careful with the light scabs that may form on the treated areas in the post-treatment process. These scabs should not be picked.
Lastly, they shouldn’t wear any makeup for 4-5 days and shouldn’t use any skincare products that include chemicals.
Side Effects to Expect After PRP Facial
You may expect mild irritation, redness, and itching, depending on how sensitive your skin is.
Swelling can also occur. And you might need to endure some discomfort, but it should get better after some time.
What Could Go Wrong After A PRP Facial?
PRP for the face is a very safe treatment to attain youthful-looking skin. Because it uses your natural cells, there’s no risk of an allergic reaction.
Complications after a PRP facial are very rare. Still, you should learn about them from your practitioner before getting the treatment.
PRP injections have the risk of infections, tissue damage, or pain at the site of the injection. Choosing the right practitioner can minimize these risks.
What To Do If You Have Problems After A PRP Facial In London?
If you have any problems, you can book a free aftercare appointment online.
You’ll have to send your pictures to us for an assessment or you can visit our London clinic.
Surgical Alternatives to PRP Facial
PRP facial therapy is beneficial for smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, brightening the skin, and increasing elasticity by stimulating elastin and collagen production.
The effectiveness of this treatment is very high, but a few surgical alternatives may be necessary depending on the patient’s skin condition.
PRP therapy for the face cannot treat severe wrinkles, dark circles, or bags under the eyes. For these reasons, you should consider traditional surgical alternatives.
If you have severe lines and wrinkles, you may consider having lifting surgeries like facelift surgery, neck lift surgery, or eyebrow lift surgery.
If you have droopy eyelids, then eyelid surgery that treats sagging skin and reduces dark circles and under-eye bags would be a better option for you.
Other Procedures to Have with PRP Facial In London
You can combine your PRP facial in London with other non-surgical skin treatments, depending on your expectations.
For instance, you can get dermal fillers to address volume loss together with PRP facial.
The combination of these two skin treatments is called Vampire Facelift. Unlike vampire facials, both dermal filler and PRP are injected into the face.
A Vampire facelift makes the skin look brighter, firmer, younger, and less wrinkled.
FAQs for PRP Facial London
Is a PRP facial painful?
A numbing cream is applied to the face before the PRP facial, so you won’t feel any pain from the micro-needling.
Can PRP treat delicate areas on the face?
A PRP treatment for the face can be very effective in treating delicate areas like the under-eyes, where signs of ageing appear first and laser treatments are not feasible.
Are the clinics registered with a healthcare authority?
Yes, the clinics are registered with the healthcare authorities. London clinic is CQC registered, and Turkey clinics are registered with the Ministry of Health.
Reviewed and Approved by Prof Fuat Yuksel