PRP Face Treatment in Birmingham
MULTI AWARD WINNING LUXURY AESTHETIC CLINIC
About PRP for Face:
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) contains a host of highly concentrated growth factors, nutrients, vitamins, electrolytes, hormones and bioactive proteins such as TGF-beta, PDGF-AB, bFGF, IGF, VEGF and EGF, globulins, albumin and fibrinogen all derived from your own blood which is then used naturally by the body for healing, repair and regeneration once injected.
The components of the extracted plasma promote the activation of skin cells by altering the micro environment, improving blood flow to the skin and activating your body’s own stem cells to begin cell division and differentiation. The blood is spun in a centrifuge to extract the plasma which is rich in platelets and growth factors from other components of the blood that inhibit the regeneration process.
As we age, we lose collagen and elastin which play a key role as scaffolds within our skin holding it tight and firm. Our skin cells also start slowing down, essentially becoming more sleepy. What we end up seeing is greater skin skin laxity, fine lines and wrinkles and dull skin. The PRP once injected starts signalling to the other cells in the injection area to essentially ‘wake them up’ hence when it is injected in to the skin, it stimulates dermal fibroblasts which are the cells that produce collagen and elastin. As it wakes up the fibroblasts, it wakes up a host of other cells that help boost the nutrition and blood flow to the area together allowing for refreshed, youthuful, glowing skin.
If PRP is injected in to pre-existing stretch marks or scars, the process of waking up the cells to boost production of new collagen and new elastin in the targeted areas which allows for these to be deposited in a more regular manner which supports and strengthens the skin.
At Secret Aesthetics we use a specific low molecular weight hyaluronic acid that is compatible with PRP for a unique mix that boosts the efficacy of the results. If collagen and elastin are the scaffolds, hyaluronic acid is the gel-like glue that keeps the scaffolding firmly together! But that’s not all, skin boosters also penetrate deeply throughout the skin as the hyaluronic acid is not cross-linked so once injected, it disperses to enable skin cells to boost their own production of elastin and collagen as well as hold moisture.
The PRP Procedure at Secret Aesthetics:
You will begin with a consultation, analysis and evaluation of your medical history and personal expectations by our doctor.
Before and after photos are always taken at each session to monitor progression and response.
Your blood is taken in the same way it would for a blood test: the area is cleaned and a tourniquet applied around your upper arm to increase blood flow to your arm veins. A small needle is inserted to the end of a tube to allow the blood to be collected.
This is then spun in a centrifuge for 5-10 minutes at a high speed to separate the platelet rich plasma and growth factors from the rest of the components. Once this is complete, the plasma is extracted from the tube in a syringe and loaded on to our mesogun which is set to a depth and speed based on the doctor’s assessment and the target treatment area. We have chosen to use a mesogun as clients have found it more comfortable allowing us administer more injections and that too at a standardised controlled depth.
If you would still prefer numbing cream we can apply this upon request.
Once the treatment is complete you are able to resume your normal daily activities.
Are there any side effects of PRP Facial Treatment?
As PRP uses your body’s own cells and nutrients to stimulate a response, side-effects and reactions are practically unheard of.
Swelling, bruising and redness from the needle injection sites are possible. As we use the MP mesogun, clients consider the procedure virtually pain free requiring no anaesthesia. Topical anaesthesia can be applied upon request nonetheless.
PRP Face Results:
The PRP Facial works with your natural skin cycle so a course of treatments are always required to see optimal results.
For the PRP Facial we recommend a course of 3, 4 weeks apart followed by maintenance every 6-12 months as desired.
Aftercare for PRP:
- Avoid touching or rubbing the treated area for at least 12 hours post procedure.
- Do not wash your face or use any face products for at least 24 hours post procedure.
- Avoid excessive heat ie) sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, hot showers for 48 hours
- Avoid alcohol for 48 hours
Visit our PRP Clinic in Birmingham:
Secret Aesthetics is based in Harvey Nichols in The Mailbox, Birmingham.
- Free Complimentary Mailbox Parking
- A 5-minute walk from Birmingham New Street Train Station
- Additional privacy facility available upon request
Our luxury skin clinic provides professional PRP Facial Treatment in Birmingham, West Midlands as well as surrounding areas such as Solihull, Edgbaston, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Coventry, Dudley, Sutton Coldfield, Stourbridge, Bromsgrove, Redditch, Tamworth, Cannock and Lichfield.
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