Time: Approx 1 hour
Duration of Results: Annual Touch-up
BENEFITS of PRP
Excellent results on crow’s feet, “crepey” eyelids, facial acne scarring, wrinkles/fine lines around nose, lips, mouth, sagging skin in the neck area
Also excellent for stretch marks, acne scarring, scars and burn related injuries
Can be applied to face, neck, decolletage and anywhere on the body
Completely safe and natural, non-invasive treatment
Virtually painless, walk-in, walk-out procedure
rejuvenate, re-volumise and redefine your skin for a youthful, radiant glow...
What Is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP)?
This is a revolutionary treatment which harvests your own blood platelets to combat the signs of ageing. Platelets contain a high content of “growth factors” – proteins that help to heal injured tissue or damaged skin. Studies have shown this technique to be highly effective in the treatment of skin wounds, particularly burns but it can also tackle skin problems such as acne scarring and stretch marks.
Upon injection into the skin, platelets release their growth factors which trigger surrounding cells to proliferate, in turn stimulating repair, increasing volume and rejuvenating the skin. In the case of injured skin, this action stimulates wound healing and thus enables the skin to regenerate itself. Most importantly, the growth factors contained in the plasma boost collagen production – the stimulation of collagen production results in new skin cells being formed and therefore an improvement in skin elasticity. Ultimately this creates a tightening effect on the treated area and enables patients to achieve a more beautiful, youthful skin.
"Had a fantastic prp treatment, totally relaxed and comfortable, Ita is just brilliant at what she does and the results are fab , from the moment I arrived Ita and Melissa really looked after me".
PRP Patient, April 2019
"I have been to the Otto Clinic on a number of occasions over the last few months. The treatments they provide are in a word "incredible ". I've recently had the Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment and have booked myself in for more of the same in December, to be honest, it's my Christmas gift to myself. I am so impressed with the results. Friends have remarked on how well I'm looking and as a result, I feel fantastic. I'm a 50-year-old man. I've no hesitation recommending the Otto Clinic. Thank you, Ita and team.Amazing knowledge of expertise when it comes to my skincare. Looking forward to my next visit".
Male PRP patient, October 2017
"The care of Ita and her team to clients is second to none. I have chosen the Otto Clinic as a beauty partner to help me grow old naturally and gracefully (using only natural treatments such as PRP). I’m 36 years old of age and it’s the best decision and investment I have ever made".
PRP patient, October 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions
What After-Care Is Needed?
Patient will experience slight swelling but this will usually disappear in 24 hours. In cases where patients are prone to bruising easily, slight bruising may be evident, but as with any other filler, this is easily covered with make-up.
Is PRP Therapy Safe?
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is the safest non-invasive procedure available in the market today because you are using cells from your own body therefore there can be no allergic reaction:
• It’s the only treatment of this type that can be injected into the tear trough of the eye without fear of any adverse effects
• No surgery/no anaesthetic
• Completely safe and natural – no synthetic substances/no danger of allergic reactions or infections
• Walk-in Walk-out procedure – minimal disruption to your life
Above all, the treatment is virtually painless and patients can look forward to a fast recovery.
Where Can PRP Be Used?
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy can be used on the face, neck, hands and all over the body with excellent results: skin is re-plumped and rejuvenated; fine lines and wrinkles are reduced; skin contours are redefined to create a youthful, radiant bloom; skin is stimulated by the growth factors in the plasma to repair and rejuvenate itself. It is hugely successful in the treatment of areas such as:
acne scarring/scars in general
wrinkles/fine lines around nose, lips, mouth
sagging skin in the neck area
What Does PRP Feel Like?
Prior to treatment, the patient’s skin is numbed with a topical anaesthetic and plasma is then injected into the Upper Dermis – the patient may experience a sensation of tiny pin pricks but feedback from clients indicates that this sensation is not at all uncomfortable.
How Long Will The Effects Of PRP Last?
In cases where skin is not deeply wrinkled/badly scarred or burned, follow-up treatments are recommended on an annual basis. In the case of damaged or quite wrinkled skin, a follow-up treatment is advised for 3 months later and thereafter on an annual basis.
Who Is Not Suitable For PRP?
Because you are using cells from your own body, there can be no allergic reaction, therefore PRP is suitable for most people however if you have any concerns or specific medical conditions, we will advise you during the pre-treatment consultation whether the procedure is safe for you or not.
Are There Any Side Effects?
No unnatural substances are used, therefore there is no danger of adverse/allergic reactions because you are using your own cells.
How Does PRP Work?
Once the consultation and patient case study phase is concluded, a small amount of blood is taken and passed through a centrifuge system to separate the platelets and fibrin from the red blood cells – this concentrate, known as the matrix, is then injected into the areas to be treated. Note the plasma remains alive in the treated area for approximately 7 days but the activity of the stem cells in the plasma continues working for about 3 months.