Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

"A natural way to reduce hair thinning"

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy can be used to stimulate your body's natural ability to repair and regenerate skin cells or hair follicles.

PRP is blood plasma with concentrated platelets (the body's repairmen for damaged tissue). The concentrated platelets found in PRP contain growth factors that initiate and accelerate tissue repair and regeneration.

We create the PRP from your own blood, so there are no toxins, chemicals or foreign bodies involved. Blood is taken from you and then placed in a centrifuge, a machine which spins at high speed, to separate the different types of blood cells.  

Your practitioner will then extract the platelet rich part of your blood and inject it into the area to be treated at the correct depth to treat the cells, tissue or hair follicles desired.

PRP is a wonderfully natural way to improve the following skin conditions:

  • Dark circles under the eye.
  • Acne scarring.
  • Stretch marks. 
  • Crepey, dehydrated skin.

You will need an initial course of 3 treatments, spaced 6 weeks apart, which is then followed by a maintenance treatment every 6 months.

PRP works on the natural cycle of your skin cell regeneration, so your results will start to show 6 months after the first treatment.

Recovery after a PRP skin treatment is quick with minimum downtime. However, you should expect temporary redness, tenderness and slight bleeding on the treated area that will resolve in 48 hours.

PRP is an excellent preventative treatment for thinning hair and to delay hair loss.

The PRP is injected into your scalp, where it strengthens and stimulates your hair follicles to promote thicker fuller hair. Typically 3 treatments are required to maintain your hair and 6 to encourage growth. So, you will need an initial course of 3-6 treatments. We recommended a maintenance treatment every 6 months.

As the PRP treatment works with the natural growth cycle of your hair follicles, you will see results 6 months after the last treatment.

You will experience redness, tenderness and slight bleeding on the scalp after treatment which will resolve in 48 hours. Post treatment you must not wash your hair until the following day and cannot use hair styling products for 48 hours. The appearance of your hair during this period will be unattractive and you may wish to arrange time away from work or social activities.

Accurate tailored treatment plan price will be given at your consultation, but starting prices are indicated below.

Treatment From £

PRP Skin
Improve acne scarring, stretch marks or skin texture and complexion.

450
PRP Eye
Improve dark circles under the eyes,
400
PRP Hair
Reduce hair loss and thinning.
400
Expert consultation 25

 

Practitioners

Dr Victoria Dobbie BDS

Dr Victoria Dobbie BDS

Victoria has over 16 years’ experience in aesthetic medicine and has performed over 25,000 treatments. Victoria speaks at conferences and has been involved in pharmaceutical steering groups for dermal filler product development. Currently Victoria is the official trainer for Ellanse and Silhouette Soft® in Scotland.

Victoria specialise in providing full facial rejuvenation through advanced combination treatments involving Ultherapy®, TIXEL®, Thread Face Lifts, TCA peels and aesthetic injections.

Victoria provides advanced injection treatments for chronic migraines, bruxism, TMJ and hyperhidrosis.

Victoria is also passionate in helping women through menopause with Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy.

Dr Victoria Dobbie BDS
Dental Surgeon & Facial Aesthetics
GDC 69584

GDC 69584
Clinical Director
Claire Jackson RGN INP

Claire Jackson RGN INP

Claire has over 10 years experience in aesthetic medicine. Claire is highly skilled in advanced procedures whilst being a gentle and accurate injector which allows her to treat with minimum discomfort and downtime. 

Claire specialises in treating photodamaged skin, trauma scars, stretch marks and skin disorders such as rosacea and acne. In addition Claire provides facial rejuvenation through  treatments involving Ultherapy®, TIXEL®, EndyMed, TCA peels and aesthetic injections.

Claire Jackson RGN INP
Nurse & Facial Aesthetics
NMC 05F1684E

NMC 05F1684E
Nurse & Facial Aesthetics

Is PRP safe?

Yes - the major advantage of PRP is that it involves no foreign substances, because your own growth factors extracted from your own blood are used. Which means there is no risk of any disease transmission or allergic reaction.

Since 2009 medical research on the safety of PRP has been gaining momentum and now both the US FDA and UK's NICE regulatory bodies have confirmed that PRP treatments are safe.

PRP is used by some NHS trusts in accelerating recovery post operations. PRP is also widely used in sports medicine, with famous athletes such as Tiger Woods and Rafael Nadal benefitting from PRP treatments to sprained knees and chronic tendon injuries.

Does PRP hurt?

Our skilled medical team use topical or local anaesthetic on the areas to be treated to ensure your comfort. While the treatments are painless some aspects of the PRP application, such as injections around the eyes or the amount of blood visible, can cause anxiety, but our medical assistants will be on hand to comfort and calm you.

Who is suitable for PRP?

We provide PRP treatments for skin rejuvenation and to reduce hair loss. We do not treat sports injuries. A consultation and physical examination is required to determine if PRP is a suitable treatment for your concern.