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PRP - Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment

Discover the Power of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy at Melanie Jayne's Beauty & Aesthetics Clinic

What is PRP Therapy?

 

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a cutting-edge treatment that leverages the body's natural healing mechanisms to rejuvenate skin, reduce wrinkles, and promote hair growth. This innovative procedure utilises your own blood, processed to concentrate the platelets, which are rich in growth factors. These growth factors play a crucial role in tissue repair, regeneration, and healing.

 How Does PRP Therapy Work?

 

PRP therapy involves three main steps:

 

  • Blood Collection - A small amount of your blood is drawn, typically from your arm. This process is quick and similar to a routine blood test.

  • Centrifugation - The collected blood is then placed in a centrifuge, a machine that spins at high speeds to separate the blood into its components. This process isolates the platelet-rich plasma from the other blood components, resulting in a concentrated solution rich in platelets and growth factors.

  • PRP Injection - The concentrated PRP is carefully injected into the targeted area, whether it's your face, scalp, or another part of your body. The growth factors in the PRP stimulate the body's natural healing processes, promoting collagen production, tissue regeneration, and improved blood supply.

 

Applications of PRP Therapy

 

  • Facial Rejuvenation - PRP therapy is highly effective for reducing fine lines and wrinkles, improving skin texture, and enhancing overall skin tone. It’s often referred to as the "vampire facial" and is a favourite among celebrities for its natural and noticeable results.

 

  • Hair Restoration - For those struggling with thinning hair or hair loss, PRP therapy offers a promising solution. The growth factors in PRP stimulate hair follicles, encouraging new hair growth and strengthening existing hair.

 

  • Acne Scars and Other Skin Concerns - PRP can significantly reduce the appearance of acne scars, stretch marks, and other skin imperfections by promoting healthy tissue regeneration.

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The PRP Treatment Experience

 

Preparation - Before your treatment, a consultation will be conducted by Mel, to assess your suitability for PRP therapy and discuss your aesthetic goals. She will ensure you have all the information needed to feel confident and prepared for your procedure.

Procedure - On the day of your treatment, the entire process, including blood draw, centrifugation, and injection, typically takes about an hour. Topical anaesthesia may be applied to ensure your comfort during the injections.

Recovery - PRP therapy involves minimal downtime. You may experience slight redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection sites, which usually subsides within a few days. Most clients return to their normal activities immediately after the procedure.

 

Benefits of PRP Therapy

 

Natural and Safe - Since PRP is derived from your own blood, there is minimal risk of allergic reactions or complications.

Effective - PRP therapy is backed by scientific research and has been shown to yield impressive results in skin rejuvenation and hair restoration.

Minimal Downtime -  Enjoy the benefits of a non-surgical treatment with quick recovery and minimal disruption to your daily life.

 

Why Choose Melanie Jayne's Beauty & Aesthetics Clinic for PRP Therapy?

 

We are committed to providing the highest quality care and the latest advancements in aesthetic treatments. Our experienced, Advanced Practitioner, Mel,  uses state-of-the-art equipment to ensure your safety and comfort throughout the PRP therapy process. She will tailor each treatment to your unique needs, ensuring optimal results that enhance your natural beauty.

Who is NOT Suitable for PRP Treatment?

 

While PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) therapy is a safe and effective treatment for many individuals, it may not be suitable for everyone. The following conditions and factors may disqualify someone from undergoing PRP treatment:

 

Medical Conditions:

 

1. Blood Disorders

   Individuals with bleeding disorders such as hemophilia or platelet dysfunction syndromes.

   Clients with thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) or other significant blood disorders.

2. Cancer

   Active cancer, especially blood-related cancers such as leukemia or lymphoma.

   Individuals undergoing cancer treatments like chemotherapy or radiation.

3. Severe Anemia

   Those with significantly low hemoglobin levels or severe anemia may not be suitable candidates.

4. Infections

   Active infections, especially in or near the treatment area.

   Chronic or systemic infections such as hepatitis or HIV.

5. Autoimmune Diseases

   Severe autoimmune conditions such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis, particularly if they are poorly controlled.

6.Cardiovascular Diseases

   Clients with severe cardiovascular conditions such as uncontrolled hypertension or congestive heart failure.

 

Lifestyle Factors:

 

7. Smoking

   Heavy smokers may not respond well to PRP therapy due to impaired healing and tissue regeneration.

8. Alcohol Abuse

    Excessive alcohol consumption can negatively impact the body's healing processes and reduce the effectiveness of PRP treatment.

 

 

Medications:

 

9. Anticoagulants

    Individuals taking blood-thinning medications like warfarin or heparin may need to avoid PRP therapy due to increased bleeding risk.

10. Steroids and NSAIDs

      Recent use of corticosteroids or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can interfere with the efficacy of PRP. A waiting period may be required after discontinuing these medications.

 

Other Considerations:

 

11. Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

      PRP therapy is not typically recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women due to the lack of research on its safety in these populations.

12. Skin Conditions

      Individuals with certain skin conditions, such as severe eczema or active skin infections, may not be suitable candidates.

13. Poor Overall Health

      General poor health, including significant uncontrolled chronic illnesses, may preclude someone from receiving PRP therapy.

 

Pre-Procedure Evaluation:

 

14. Inadequate Vein Access

      Difficulty accessing veins for blood draw may pose a challenge for PRP preparation.

15. Inadequate Response to Previous Treatments

      If a patient has had an inadequate response to previous PRP treatments, they may not be considered a good candidate for further PRP therapy.

 

Consultation and Assessment:

 

Before undergoing PRP treatment, a thorough consultation and assessment with Advanced Practitioner, Mel, is essential. This evaluation will help determine if PRP therapy is the right option for you, considering your medical history, current health status, and treatment goals.

 

If you have any questions or need more information about your suitability for PRP therapy, please Contact Mel  to book your consultation.

 

Frequently Asked Questions About PRP Treatment

 

What is PRP therapy and how does it work?

PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) therapy is a treatment that uses a concentration of a client’s own platelets to accelerate the healing of injured tissues. The process involves drawing a small amount of blood, separating the platelets using a centrifuge, and injecting the concentrated PRP into the targeted area to stimulate tissue regeneration and healing.

 

What conditions can PRP therapy treat?

PRP therapy is versatile and can treat a variety of conditions including facial wrinkles and fine lines, acne scars, hair loss, and skin rejuvenation. It is also used in orthopaedics for joint, tendon, and muscle injuries.

 

Is PRP therapy safe?

Yes, PRP therapy is considered safe because it uses your own blood, reducing the risk of allergic reactions or infections. However, it should be performed by a qualified professional to ensure proper handling and injection techniques.

 

How long does the PRP procedure take?

The entire PRP procedure usually takes about an hour. This includes the time for blood collection, centrifugation, and the PRP injection itself.

 

What should I expect during recovery?

Recovery from PRP therapy involves minimal downtime. You may experience some redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection sites, which typically resolves within a few days. Most clients can resume their normal activities immediately after the procedure.

 

When will I see results from PRP therapy?

Results from PRP therapy can vary, but most clients begin to see improvements within a few weeks. For optimal results, a series of treatments may be recommended, with continued improvement over several months.

 

How many PRP treatments will I need?

The number of treatments needed depends on the condition being treated and individual response to therapy. Typically, a series of 3 to 4 treatments spaced 2 to 4 weeks apart is recommended for best results. Maintenance treatments may be suggested every 6 to 12 months.

 

Is PRP therapy painful?

Most clients experience minimal discomfort during PRP therapy. Topical anesthesia is applied to the treatment area to reduce any pain. Post-procedure, some soreness or mild discomfort may occur but usually subsides quickly.

 

Who is a good candidate for PRP therapy?

Good candidates for PRP therapy are generally healthy individuals who wish to improve skin texture, reduce wrinkles, treat hair loss, or enhance healing in joints and muscles. A consultation with Mel will determine if PRP therapy is suitable for your specific needs.

 

Are there any side effects or risks associated with PRP therapy?

Side effects of PRP therapy are rare but can include mild pain, swelling, bruising, or infection at the injection site. Because PRP is derived from your own blood, there is minimal risk of an allergic reaction. Always ensure that the procedure is performed by a trained professional to minimize risks.

 

For any additional questions or to schedule a consultation, please Contact Mel at Melanie Jayne's Beauty & Aesthetics Clinic who is waiting to help you achieve your aesthetic goals with safe and effective PRP therapy.

PRP Aftercare Instructions

 

Immediately After PRP Treatment:

Avoid Touching the Treated Area - Do not touch, press, rub, or manipulate the treated area for at least 8 hours after the procedure to avoid irritation and infection.

Stay Hydrated - Drink plenty of water to help your body heal and regenerate tissue effectively.

Apply Cold Compresses - If you experience swelling or discomfort, you can apply a cold compress to the treated area for 10-15 minutes every few hours. Avoid direct ice contact; use a clean cloth or cold pack.

Avoid Alcohol and Smoking - Refrain from consuming alcohol and smoking for 24 hrs post-treatment, as these can hinder the healing process and reduce the effectiveness of the treatment.

 

First 24-48 Hours Post-Treatment:

Avoid Makeup and Skincare Products - Refrain from using makeup, lotions, or any skincare products on the treated area for the first 24 hours. This includes anti-aging creams, retinoids, and alpha hydroxy acids.

No Strenuous Activities - Avoid vigorous exercise, heavy lifting, or any activities that may increase your heart rate significantly. This helps to reduce swelling and bruising.

Avoid Heat Exposure - Stay away from saunas, steam rooms, hot tubs, and direct sun exposure. High heat can increase swelling and discomfort.

Facial Cleansing & Moisturising - Luke warm boiled water is best for removing the plasma, 8-12hrs after treatment as well as cleaning the treated area. Do not use alcohol-based cleansers or apply a plasters / or occlusive dressing as this will interfere and slow down the healing process. Ensure to moisturise daily once the 24hr window has elapsed. 

 

 

First Week Post-Treatment:

Gentle Skincare Routine - After 24 hours, you can resume your regular skincare routine but avoid any harsh or exfoliating products for at least a week. Use gentle cleansers and moisturisers.

Sun Protection - Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 daily. Sun protection is crucial to protect the treated area and prevent pigmentation changes

Stay Hydrated and Eat Healthily - Continue to drink plenty of water and maintain a balanced diet, rich in vitamins and minerals to support the healing process.

 

Long-Term Aftercare:

Follow-Up Treatments - Attend any scheduled follow-up appointments with Mel to monitor your progress and discuss any additional treatments if necessary.

Maintenance Treatments - Depending on your treatment plan, maintenance treatments may be recommended every 6 to 12 months to sustain the results.

Healthy Lifestyle - Maintain a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet, regular exercise, and proper skincare, to enhance and prolong the benefits of your PRP therapy.

 

When to Contact the Clinic:

Excessive Swelling or Pain - As a natural healing response, it is usual for the treated area to become swollen, especially around the more delicate areas such as the eyes. This can vary depending upon your natural rate of recovery; however, most people find it only usually lasts few days. In extreme cases, (especially if client has failed to follow after care advice), the swelling can last several days and may initially interfere with vision. Anti-inflammatory medication and/or anti-histamine may help. Clients often find application of ice packs not only soothes but also helps reduce swelling. If you experience severe swelling, pain, or discomfort that does not improve within 3-4 days, contact the Clinic  immediately.

Signs of Infection -  Watch for signs of infection such as increased redness, warmth, pus, or fever. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical attention promptly.

Unusual Symptoms - If you experience any other unusual symptoms or have concerns about your recovery, do not hesitate to contact Mel at the clinic, for advice and assistance.

 

Providing you listen carefully and follow closely all aftercare advice you should soon be enjoying your new look. However, if at any time the treated area becomes hot, red or shows signs of pus, please get in contact for advice as you may be developing an infection. 

By following these aftercare instructions, you can ensure the best possible results from your PRP treatment. If you have any questions or concerns about your recovery, please contact us on: 07955 782378. We're here to support you every step of the way!

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