Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy may seem like a treatment straight out of a fantasy film or book, but this is why we love it. It’s become a fast favourite for celebrities like Kim Kardashian, though it’s more available to the public than you may think! At our Harley Street aesthetic clinic in Mayfair, you can receive this amazing treatment performed by one of our experienced professionals. But what does Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy do?
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy uses the body’s natural healing power to rejuvenate and refresh. What this means exactly is that we take a small amount of your blood, separate the platelets from the rest, and apply it directly to the skin in injections or after microneedling.
Your platelets are rich in healing properties, imparting skin growth factors in the places they’re going to work best – directly underneath it. These platelets stimulate the skin’s natural process of regeneration, prompting it to produce fresh skin cells. Not only this, but the treatment also boosts collagen production. This protein is vital to keeping our skin plump, firm, and fresh, and we naturally lose it as we age. This means we’re encouraging new skin cell turnover while also helping to produce the proteins that will keep us vibrant. It can do no wrong!
It’s perfect for tackling the signs of ageing, fine lines and wrinkles, and tired or dull-looking skin. It can work on nearly all areas of the face, and some people have even reported that their topical skin products have worked better afterwards too. This is possibly because, when using the microneedling technique, we’re essentially allowing these serums access to layers deeper than they’d usually reach. Even complaints like acne scarring have made recognisable improvement through PRP. The natural healing process triggered and the production of collagen combines together to help fill and smooth the dimpled scars.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is a superb treatment that we’re proud to offer for facial rejuvenation, but did you know it also has medical uses? This natural regenerative science is constantly evolving in the world of aesthetics, so it’s medical uses are increasing…
PRP can now be used for joint injections to treat soft tissue trauma, sports injuries, and arthritis. Common complaints like tennis elbow and knee joint problems can be treated with strategic injections whose concentration of platelets can be inflated. They form the basis for new repair mechanisms, such as the new formation of blood vessels in the affected area, accelerating the healing process.
Thinning hair can also be a worry of the past with Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy. It has been shown to prolong the growth phase of hair and increase the blood supply to the hair follicles. This thickens the hair and can even stimulate growth in areas that were dormant. It can be partnered with mesotherapy to help reinvigorate the scalp and boost the growth process, but a treatment of multiple injections can deliver noticeable results.
The world of aesthetics is constantly evolving, and we at L’Atelier like to remain at the forefront. For facial rejuvenation that requires no surgery, no substantial breaking of the skin, and no downtime, you can count on us. Learn more about Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, and feel free to get in touch with us today to book your first appointment!