PRP Treatments / iPRF Treatments / Vampire Facelift / Platelet Rich Plasma / Injectable Platelet Reduced Fibrin

A PRP treatment is ideal for those who would like a rejuvenation of the face, decollete or hands without using artificial products.

iPRF and PRP treatments are widely used throughout the medical field for their outstanding healing and regenerative qualities.

PRP is traditionally used for treatment of burns and skin wounds that do not heal, treatment of painful joints, tendons and osteoarthritis, in oral and maxillo-facial surgery, orthopaedic surgery, tissue engineering, plastic surgery and implantology.

The success of PRP /iPRF treatments within the medical field have more recently extended its popularity within aesthetic medicine and skin rejuvenation.

What is PRP and iPRF?

PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma.

iPRF stands for Injectable Platelet Reduced Fibrin

iPRF and PRP are both produced by using your own blood. The procedure is as follows:

  1. Blood is taken from the arm (in the same way as blood is taken for routine blood tests).
  2. The blood is collected in tubes which are then placed in a centrifuge machine which spins the blood to separate the cells within it.
  3. The tube is then removed from the centrifuge and within the tube the blood has now separated into dark red blood at the bottom of the tube and a more clear solution at the top of the tube which is the PRP / iPRF required.
  4. The PRP / iPRF is then drawn up into a syringe which is then used to inject into areas requiring regeneration and rejuvenation.

What is the difference between PRP and iPRF?

Both PRP and iPRF are very similar and used in the same way. At The Wellington Clinic we use the newer iPRF because it contains a stronger concentration of the valuable cells required for regeneration and it also contains no other chemicals.

For PRP the tube contains anticoagulants and a special gel to extract the growth factors and platelets. The growth factors are then only released and active for a few minutes once injected.

For iPRF clean tubes are used and so there are no artificial anticoagulants or gels introduced into the product injected. The higher concentration of growth factors and other regenerative cells are then released into the skin for 7 days allowing the cells opportunity to absorb them as much and as efficiently as possible. iPRF is the new more advanced version of the traditional PRP.

What are the benefits of having PRP / iPRF treatment?

By bringing all the valuable cells required for regeneration to the area treated, the skin is then able to restore and replenish its collagen and elastin content and the cells are able to take up the growth factors and essentials required to restore themselves.

The result of a vampire facelift is improved skin complexion, skin elasticity and an overall lifting effect. Risks are minimal with this treatment as iPRF is extracted from your own blood with no other additives.

Allergy and other risks normally involved with injectable procedures are therefore not possible with this treatment making it ideal from that aspect too.

Can we enhance the effects of PRP /iPRF even further?

If you would like to further enhance the effects of the iPRF treatment then you can combine it with a microneedling procedure whereby the microneedling creates the micro injury required to initiate cell regeneration and the iPRF provides all the cells required for the regeneration to occur.

When will I see the results?

After 7 days you will already see some results however the normal skin cycle takes up to 30 days to replace and regenerate.

For maximum effect of the treatment it is recommended to have a series of 3 treatments at intervals of every 4 weeks. Results can be maintained by 3-6 monthly or yearly treatments.

PRP FAQs

Why Should I Choose a iPRF / PRP Facial?

As we age, our skin will naturally lose collagen and elastin. This causes our skin to sag over time and the appearance of wrinkles will become more noticeable. iPRF or PRP therapy can help give your skin a youthful appearance without the need to have invasive surgery. 

iPRF is also a great treatment for those suffering from uneven texture or acne scarring.

Is iPRF Therapy Right for Me?

iPRF therapy comes with a multitude of benefits, such as its anti-aging properties. The treatment can also be used as a hair loss treatment and can be additionally used to prevent dark circles under the eyes.

What does iPRF contain?

iPRF contains platelets, fibrin and stem cells. iPRF contains no anticoagulants, making the treatment 100% natural. 

How long does iPRF treatment last?

We would recommend that you follow a treatment course of 3-6 sessions 4-6 weeks apart and then follow up with a maintenance treatment 3-6 monthly or even once a year. Improvement in skin texture can be seen in 3-6 months and full collagen renewal takes 6 months.

Find an excellent iPRF / PRP treatment in London with The Wellington Clinic. We are a private clinic in London offering botox, dermal fillers, profhilo, PRP / iPRF , dermaroller microneedling and topical skin treatments. Make an appointment with Dr Marjan Goodacre for a full face assessment and consultation.

To find out more, or to book an appointment at our clinic in London, call 020 7148 7148, email info@thewellingtonclinic.com, book online using the button below or send us a message using the contact form below.

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