Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatments
Vampire Facials & Hair Treatments
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
Platelet-Rich plasma, or PRP, is a substance that seeks to promote healing when injected. Plasma is a component of your blood that contains special “factors,” or proteins that help your blood to clot. It also contains proteins that support cell growth. Researchers have produced PRP by isolating plasma from blood and concentrating it.
The idea is that by injecting PRP into damaged tissues will stimulate your body to grow new, healthy cells and promote healing. Because the tissue growth factors are more concentrated in the prepared growth injections, researchers think the body’s tissues may heal faster.
PRP is rich in growth factors, which essentially act as energy boots for our skin. This helps our skin function optimally, increasing everything from collagen to elastin, while also bringing antioxidant and hydrating properties.
Platelet-rich plasma is now commonly used topically as part of a regular facial, used along with microneedling to enhance penetration into the skin, and is even being injected into the skin to increase its effectiveness in the same manner as dermal fillers.
What is a Vampire Facial?
A PRP Vampire Facial is essentially a facial that uses your own blood to help promote the healthy activity of your skin cells. Made famous by the viral Instagram photos of Kim Kardashain, this treatment is a favourite of celebrities for its ability to reduce aging using the body’s own growth factors. et the support they need in the most efficient way. Consider elaborating with examples or visual aids to ensure all users fully understand the information.
What areas can be treated with Platlet-Rich Plasma?
At Ireland Aesthetics we offer PRP treatments for the face and neck which is referred to as a Vampire Facial. We also offer PRP in head/scalp area to promote hair growth.
Who would benefit from PRP treatments?
Clients that would benefit from PRP include those who are experiencing premature wrinkles, high levels of solar damage, or anyone who wants an even tone and fresher appearance to their skin.
Clients who are suffering hair loss can also benefit from PRP treatments to the scalp as it can help to promote hair growth.
What is the PRP Treatment Process?
Our phlebotomist will draw a sample of your blood. The amount of the sample depends on where the PRP will be injected.
The blood is placed into a centrifuge. This is a machine that spins around very quickly, causing the blood components to separate. The separation process takes about 15/20 minutes.
We take the separated plasma and prepare it for injection into the treatment area. For a PRP Vampire Facial our practitioners can mix AminoAcids into the plasma to boost the treatment further.
Depending on the treatment area needed, our practitioner will then inject or microneedle the PRP directly into the skin.
How long does a Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment take?
A typical PRP treatment takes 45 minutes to an hour depending on the treatment area.
PRP treatments sounds drastic and painful. What can I expect?
Contrary to popular belief, PRP treatments are relatively painless — aside from the first needle pinch.
For scalp treatments we are able to offer a numbing cream to further reduce any mild discomfort during the treatment.
Typically, the process includes the initial blood draw, then running the blood through a centrifuge to isolate the platelets. You'll then receive microneedling just before your PRPs are slathered across your face. It sounds gory and mysterious, but in fact, it is an extremely effective treatment and PRP is central to our evolving understanding of the physiology of the skin and advanced techniques with which to improve the quality of the skin.
Is PRP worth it?
PRP injections are intended to promote healing, collagen production or growth and you may not notice an immediate difference after receiving the injections. However, because of the natural process of the body in processing the PRP, you will find that in several weeks or months the area is boosted with collagen reducing the signs of aging or growing more hair than you would have expected if you hadn’t received PRP injections.
What is the Downtime?
Recovery after a PRP treatment usually takes a day or two. You'll emerge from treatment a bit red, almost like a sunburn, which means post-procedure sunscreen is essential.
Applying makeup is discouraged until the skin is healed.
Are PRP Treatments Suitable for Me?
PRP treatments are suitable for those with premature wrinkles, high levels of solar damage, or anyone who wants an even tone and fresher appearance to their skin. is an ideal candidate for the procedure.
Who cant have PRP treatments?
Clients who have a history of blood diseases, including clotting or bleeding disorders are not suitable candidates for PRP treatments.
What are the Risks with a PRP Treatment?
The only risk you really run is bruising at the time of the venipuncture. Aside from the discomfort of a blood draw and bruising from injection or microneedling, The Vampire Facial and PRP treatments are extremely safe. This is because it is your body's own blood being recycled.
What is the Cost of a PRP Treatment?
At Ireland Aesthetics our PRP Platelet Rich Plasma treatments start at £250 - £350 depending on area.
How Do I Book a PRP Treatment?
If you'd like to book in for a PRP treatment please click on the Book Now button below. This will take you directly to the Ireland Aesthetics booking page where you can pick a time and date suitable for you.