What is PRP used for?
We have kicked off our PRP service @ LPA and are delighted to roll this service out now.
We are offering this incredible treatment at a discounted price until 1/7/23 so if you have always been curious about this treatment – now is your opportunity to give it a try.
What is PRP used for?
Firstly, let us explain that PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. So this treatment is one that uses your own body to regenerate itself. A sample of blood is taken from your arm and spun in a special machine called a centrifuge. This machine is working to separate your red blood cells from your plasma. Plasma is a super growth factor packed serum that will stimulate your skin to function more efficiently.
The mechanism behind PRP injections is not completely understood. Studies show that the increased concentration of growth factors in platelet-rich plasma may stimulate or speed up the healing process, shortening healing time for injuries, decreasing pain and even encouraging hair growth.
Not dissimilar to Botox, this treatment has an incredible scope of usage and benefits and is the subject of many ongoing clinical trials.
The concept of using our own natural bodily products to elicit physiological improvements is genius – side effects are next to none and who doesn’t love the sound of that?
Did you know that there are lots of different uses for PRP, to name a few see below
Relief of joint pain
Improvement in skin texture / wrinkles
Stimulation of hair growth
Improvement in sexual pleasure
Improvement in urinary incontinence management
LPA is an award-winning nurse-led clinic. Our philosophy is to help you age in a way that you feel confident and comfortable in yourself. We’re on a mission to win your trust from the off, by making your visit relaxed and easy and ultimately sending you on your way with a natural revitalised and more attractive version of you, so that you’re ready to conquer your world!
We are based in EC1 in the bustle of the city. We are registered with Save Face, the UK aesthetics regulatory body.
Here @ LPA, we currently use PRP for two treatment goals:
1) Skin Improvement
2) Hair Restoration
PRP can be used to help stimulate our bodies’ production of collagen and elastin. It can be used anywhere you have skin! The face is the obvious area, but it is also commonly used on the neck, the decolletage and hands. The type of improvements that can be seen include fine lines and wrinkles, scarring, textural issues and dullness. PRP is one of the few treatments that you can use in ultra delicate areas. You can opt to focus treatment in the upper and lower eyelids or around the lips- these places can be prone to fine lines and can be difficult to target with other tretaments. When treating the skin you also have the option to ‘supercharge’ your treatment with the addition of Hyaluronic Acid. When we place your sample into the centrifuge machine, it is spun and blended with Hyaluronic Acid simultaneously to create you very own bespoke super charged skin booster.
For hair restoration, the whole process is every similar, we simply target the areas of thinning hair. PRP for hair restoration is used for both men and women experiencing a thinning in their hair. It can be used in conjunction with other treatments, including, prescription home treatments, vitamin shots and even hair transplantation. PRP is the most ‘in demand’ hair restoration treatment around for three reasons;
1) PRP for hair restoration is effective
2) PRP for hair restoration has minimal downtime.
3) PRP for hair restoration is an easy process.
Is all PRP the same?
Like many treatments, there are different factors that affect the quality of results. First up, is the centrifuge system itself, after that the skill of practitioner. In other words – not all PRP is equal.
We have selected the best in class system – the RegenLab system is a closed system making it super safe and producing a serum that is >90% rich in plasma with over 99% removal of red blood cells. The higher the percentage of plasma and the lower the presence of red blood cells – the better the treatment.
These 2 factors make this the top of the range system.
Experienced nurses have extensive skills of injecting and working with needles, this means that the treatment is targeted within the right skin layer in the right amounts using the right technique. Not only does this mean that you will find this treatment comfortable and easy but importantly you will experience the best possible results.