Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy at JR Medical in Southend-on-Sea, Essex

What is PRP Therapy?

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (or PRP therapy) is a natural skin rejuvenation treatment, used to stimulate the inflammatory process in order to help and heal the body from the process of ageing.

Plasma is the part of your blood that helps it to clot. It also contains proteins that help to support cell growth. Platelet-rich plasma is produced by isolating plasma from the blood and concentrating it. This is then injected back into the damaged tissue to promote healing by stimulating your body to grow new, healthy cells.

How Does PRP Therapy Work?

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (also known as the "Vampire Facial") involves taking a sample of your blood (which can be approximately 10-20ml, depending on how many tubes is recommended) which is then centrifuged to seperate the plasma and platelet portion of the blood through the use of a separator gel.

The obtained PRP portion of your blood is then injected back into the problem areas of your skin which have been anaesthetised during the treatment. This procedure will locally stimulate new collagen production and revitalise your cells to encourage them to rejuvenate themselves by your blood components.

As this Platelet Rich Plasma therapy procedure uses your own blood (and nothing else!), it is very safe. 

What Conditions Can PRP Therapy Treat?

PRP therapy is particularly effective for the treatment of very fine and thin lines, thinning skin, tear trough or hollowness under the eyes, hand and decolletage treatment and hair loss or hair regrowth treatment. PRP therapy for hair loss works by triggering natural hair growth by increasing the supply of blood to the hair follicle and increasing the thickness of the hair shaft.

PRP builds tissue over time, whereas traditional fillers will break down over time. A combination of PRP therapy, dermal fillers and micro-needling would provide the optimum result.

Is PRP Therapy Painful?

PRP injections are not generally painful, however, the level of pain that you may feel will depend on the part of the body that is being treated. There is sometimes a minimal amount of pain after the treatment, which does not last more than a few days. You can usually continue with your daily activities following PRP injections.

Are There Any Side Effects?

As PRP therapy involves using a person's own blood plasma, there are limited risks of a reaction to the injections themselves. However, if you are considering PRP therapy, you may experience one or some of the following side effects: swelling, itching and temporary bleeding. Those seeking PRP therapy for hair loss may also suffer headaches and a tender scalp. 

How Many PRP Treatments Will I Need?

Initially, a course of three Platelet Rich Plasma therapy sessions is recommended within a 4-6 week interval. Because PRP injections promote healing, you may not notice a difference immediately after receiving the treatment. However, within a few weeks, you may begin to notice that the area is healing faster than if you hadn’t received PRP therapy.

JR Medical is a clinic with over 25 years of professional experience in the cosmetic industry. All treatments are administered by an experienced professional and include a free follow-up consultation to review your treatment as part of our ethically responsible service.

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