What is it?

A PRP facelift is the latest facial rejuvenation treatment  which is gaining a huge following  in patients looking for a completely natural rejuvenation procedure.  Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) derived from the patient is injected into areas in the face that require rejuvenation and volume restoration.  Typical areas include the cheeks, under-eye hollows, nasolabial lines, lips, and chin area.  PRP contains a concentrated amount of growth factors and stem cells that stimulate tissue rejuvenation and collagen formation.  Whilst results are not as marked as those obtained using injectable fillers, many patients prefer this completely natural process of facial rejuvenation.

What does a treatment entail?

A few small tubes of blood are taken from your arm and placed into a centrifuser which spins it down, separating the red blood cells from your plasma. This plasma is rich in stem cells and platelet-derived growth factors which help to stimulate maximal collagen production.  We use your plasma as an injectable “filler”, injecting it into areas that require rejuvenation and volume restoration.

Is there pain and downtime?

As with any injection, there is a small amount of discomfort and bruising may occur.  Discomfort is minimalised with the use of ice beforehand to numb the area to be injected.  Aftrerwards, the injected areas are likely to be slightly red and tender for a few hours due to the resulting increase in blood flow and stimulation of active rejuvenation processes taking place.  Bruising, if it occurs, will disappear in a few days.

What do I need to do afterwards?

No specific aftercare is necessary.  Please avoid taking anti-inflammatories for a few days after your treatment as this may hinder the rejuvenation process.

When can I expect to see results?

Most people see results within a few weeks after treatment which can improve for up to three months.

How many treatments do I need and how often?

We recommend at least 3 treatments at 1 monthly intervals for optimal results.

Can other areas be treated?

A PRP lift can be done on almost any area of the body where collagen stimulation is required.  We often treat necks, decolletages, abdomens, breasts, and the genital region in a similar way.

Completely natural facelift

Using Platelet-rich plasma

Growth factors and stem cells

Collagen stimulation

Overall rejuvenation



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