PRP – the Vampire Facelift
Platelet-rich Plasma is a treatment using concentrated platelets normally present in blood. As well as being important for blood clotting, these platelets are a source of growth factors that assist the body to repair itself naturally after damage and to stimulate new tissue regeneration. PRP treatments are used to rejuvenate skin including wrinkles and sun-damage. The plasma is easily separated from your own blood by centrifuge, and there is no risk of disease transmission or allergic reactions. A slight sting and minor bruising are the only side effects. Improved skin tone and texture can be expected within three weeks. The process can be further enhanced by adding a hydrating natural ‘filler’ to the injecting process. Because the enriched plasma encourages the body to heal faster, PRP is also used to treat musculoskeletal injuries including acute muscle tears and chronic tendon injuries such as tennis elbow, Achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis and golfer’s elbow. There is ongoing medical research into the use of PRP in osteoarthritis, including knees and hips. PRP is also used to improve urinary incontinence in women, using the recently popularised technique called the ‘O-shot’.
Come and see The Bradford Clinic at suite 2, Clifford Place, 25 Isabel St, to discuss your treatments.