What is Platelet Rich Plasma?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is plasma from your own blood which contains concentrated platelets. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is the latest medical treatment to cross over into the world of aesthetics. Long established as a treatment for healing wounds, PRP has also been adopted by sports medicine and orthopedic specialities.
Today PRP has found a home in aesthetics. Your own unique growth factors are used to rejuvenate your skin, by “healing” damaged or aging skin, and can be used in hair restoration to encourage hair follicles to continue producing new hair.
What are platelets?
Platelets are a specialized type of blood cell fragment in your own blood which are reservoirs of natural growth factors.
Platelets rupture and release their growth factors when they find themselves out of their normal environment (which is in your blood vessels). Typically this occurs when an injury occurs to the body and blood vessels are ruptured. This could be due to an accidental cut or scrape or a bruise. The released growth factors then get to work building new blood vessels and new tissue
Growth factors are important in healing and skin regeneration
- Growth factors stimulate collagen secretion, cell growth and tissue remodelling
- Growth factors stimulate development of new blood vessels to improve skin nourishment
- Growth factors attract stem cells to assist in new tissue regeneration
By injecting platelets in a Platelet Rich Plasma, we harness this new tissue regeneration ability of growth factors.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) assists in recovery from the aging process and importantly, enhances the results of other rejuvenation treatments.
Treatment with Cellenis PRP results in a restoration of skin moisture and glow, and an improvement in skin texture and tone.
PRP is your insurance against ageing. You will maintain a youthful skin appearance better than a person who has not had PRP treatment.
What happens during your PRP treatment?
Dr Holler prefers to add it topically after microneedling the skin so it can be absorbed to the right level of your skin and also have a synergistic effect with the Medical Microneedling Collagen Induction Therapy”Similar to a sample being drawn from your arm for a blood test, blood is drawn into a tube containing an anticoagulant and a separating gel. This tube is then spun in a centrifuge, and the result is shown to the right.
The clear yellow plasma at the top of the tube contains your platelets.Red Blood cells are trapped effectively below the unique and latest technology separating gel. Only the clear yellow platelet rich plasma will be injected into your skin.
Cellenis PRP is safe and effective, versatile, non-allergenic, and offers virtually no downtime or side effects.
What is important is that the PRP to be injected into your skin, should have the following characteristics:
- High harvest of platelets of at least 90% to 95%
- Platelets should be as little damaged as possible during the preparation process
- No red blood cells. This is important. Injected red blood cells product a catabolic effect in your skin. This means excessive inflammation.
Cellenis PRP, the system that your practitioner has chosen for your treatment, has these characteristics and more.
We would like to emphasise our fees reflect the premium products we use, the quality of our service and Dr Holler’s expertise.
Platelet Rich Plasma Collagen Induction Therapy and Nanotechnology Hyaluronic acid mask - 60 min from £595, 3 sessions for £1495
Deesse-pro LED mask-add on 20 min from £30
PRP for hair loss from £695, 3 sessions for £1695