What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) & Is it the Right Treatment for You?


Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) harnesses the natural healing and rejuvenation properties of plasma. You may have been put off by the hype surrounding the media-coined Vampire Facial and seen celebs like Kim Kardashian West document the process across social media. Our treatment is different to this, using only PRP, and we are seeing fantastic results with our clients!

PRP produces subtle and natural looking results which is very much in-keeping with the Faceworks’ ethos. The treatment is 100% natural and the growth factors work like magic to increase collagen. PRP can also be used for skin rejuvenation using Mesotherapy.

At Faceworks, we specialise in treating the tear trough area.


Faceworks Specialist PRP Treatment – Eye Trough

We have introduced this procedure as a more natural alternative to tear trough filler, an area we would not treat with filler. Our practitioner injects the plasma under the eye to improve volume loss. This procedure can also improve the pigmentation under the eyes.


PRP Treatment in a Nutshell

A small amount of blood is taken from the patient’s arm using a very fine, sterile needle. The blood sample is placed in a centrifuge which spins at a high speed to separate a platelet-rich layer. This process increases the concentration of platelets and growth factors by up to 600%.

The platelet-rich plasma is then injected into the treatment area and the high concentration of platelets encourage growth over several weeks, assisting collagen stimulation. Skin tightening and strengthening occur as the collagen develops and matures during the natural healing process.


The Benefits

Improvements in skin tone and texture are noticeable within 3 weeks. Full regeneration of collagen can take up to 3 months and results can last up to 18 months.

PRP produces extremely natural results which is why we champion the treatment at Faceworks!


Are there any Side Effects?

PRP uses the patient’s own blood and is therefore 100% natural with no foreign components. As a result, the risk of adverse side effects and allergic reactions is minimal.

As with all treatments, reactions can vary. Mild swelling and bruising might be visible after treatment which usually settles within 2 to 3 days.


Treatment Length & Process

A single PRP treatment can take up to an hour. Responses to treatment vary but most conditions will require 1 to 3 sessions, which are usually 4 to 6 weeks apart.

The is no limit to the number of treatments you can have and we recommend follow up treatments to maintain results.

If you feel that PRP could be the right treatment for you, contact our team and we can discuss your personalised treatment plan in more detail.

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