Revolutionary Platelet Rich Plasma treatment or the ‘vampire facelift’ improves your skin’s regeneration and repair and makes your complexion smoother and more radiant.
What are PRP injections?
PRP stands for platelet rich plasma treatment, famously known as the ‘vampire facelift’. It’s is a revolutionary skin treatment that harnesses your body’s natural healing powers to slow down or even reverse skin ageing.
In PRP treatment, your consultant cosmetic dermatologist takes a sample of your blood. They then processes the blood to extract and concentrate the platelets and plasma and reinjects it into your skin.
The injected platelet rich plasma boosts your skin volume and increases skin repair to make your complexion dewy and plump.
What do PRP injections treat?
Our bodies have an incredible ability to repair and regenerate damaged tissue. PRP injections uses this healing capacity to treat skin ageing. Dr Ramia Mokbel uses PRP injections to address the early signs of skin ageing on the face, neck and decolletage including:
- Fine lines and wrinkles.
- Skin crepiness.
- Slight skin sagging.
- Dull and tired-looking skin.
Your recovery from PRP injections
You will have minimal downtime following PRP injections. You can get straight back to work and normal activities.
You may notice redness, bruising and small bumps for a few days after treatment. These usually settle quickly, leaving you with firm youthful skin.
Applying cold packs can reduce pain and swelling. It can also help to sleep with your head raised on 2-3 pillows to prevent swelling and bruising.
Why choose The Medical Chambers for PRP injections?
The Medical Chambers provides professional, safe and effective care in a state-of-the-art Kensington Clinic.
- Consultant-delivered service: All patients attending The Medical Chambers Cosmetic Dermatology Clinic will see Dr Ramia Mokbel a highly-qualified consultant cosmetic dermatologist with extensive knowledge, experience and skills.
- Treatment you can trust: The Medical Chambers uses the latest PRP technology to achieve excellent aesthetic results. We take infection control seriously. Dr Ramia uses sterile, single-use equipment and only uses your blood so that there is no chance of contamination.
- Legacy: Over ten years The Medical Chambers has built a reputation for excellence and the highest standards of service and professionalism.
- Comprehensive care: The Medical Chambers has a team of world-leading consultants from different specialties under one roof. If you need to see another specialist, we can arrange for rapid referral to a trusted expert.
- Bespoke treatment programmes: The Medical Chambers believes in an individual approach to skincare. Dr Ramia Mokbel will carefully assess your skin and your goals before recommending a personalised programme to optimise your skin health and enhance your natural beauty.
What happens in PRP injections?
Dr Ramia Mokbel administers PRP injections in the outpatient cosmetic dermatology clinic. Before the procedure, she will apply topical anaesthetic to numb your skin and reduce discomfort.
Dr Ramia takes a 10-20ml sample of your blood. As you wait, she will process this to extract and concentrate the plasma and platelets. Using a fine needle, Dr Ramia will then reinject the platelet-rich plasma into your skin in a series of shallow injections.
Platelets contain proteins that heal damaged tissue. When injected into your skin, they release these growth factors. The proteins boost collagen production and encourage your body to lay down fat under your skin. The treatment is progressive; over a few weeks, the treatment plumps your skin, increases skin cell growth and repairs and restores a youthful glow.
PRP injection preparation
Proper preparation before PRP injections can reduce bruising, speed up your recovery and improve your results. Dr Ramia recommends that you:
- Stop taking blood-thinning medicines such as aspirin and ibuprofen for one week before treatment to prevent bruising and bleeding.
- Don’t drink alcohol for twenty-four hours before and after treatment.
- People with bleeding disorders, liver disease, platelet deficiency, or on anticoagulant medication should not have PRP treatments.
Complications of PRP injections
In Dr Ramia’s skilled hands PRP injections are generally safe and there are few side-effects. You may notice:
- Bruising: this is usually minor and settles over a few days.
- Lumps and soreness at the injection site.
- Swelling and puffiness: this usually settles over the first few days.
- Itching: some people may have itching that usually resolves without treatment.