Mytox Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment
Mytox® Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Facial Rejuvenation
'The Vampire Facial'
The interest in this treatment has increased dramatically now its not just a treatment for the likes of 'Kim Kardashian' as the results can be seen time after time. You will get a result from one treatment for that special occassion or you can have a course which enhances the building blocks each time the procedure is carried out. The platelet rich plasma can also be added to other aesthetic treatments to enhance the results eg: PDO Threads to create a Plasma Lift and increase the healing of the threads along with the activation of the Collagen, Elastin and Fibroblasts
Look at what the Daily Mail say:
The Ageing Face
As we age, most men and women experience a loss of volume and skin integrity that results in common cosmetic complaints, which include the following:
- Crow’s feet
- Lip and frown lines
- Deep depressions around the nose and mouth
- Volume loss in the cheeks
- Sagging around the jaw line
- Dehydrated skin
- Overall loss of a healthy, youthful skin texture and tone
The face becomes longer and more rectangular as the natural aesthetic curves begin to flatten. The natural ageing process can be accelerated by genetics, facial expressions and extrinsic factors like a poor diet, smoking and sun exposure. These all cause oxidative stress, a key component of the ageing process, that appears as fine lines, hyperpigmentation, unevenness of skin tone, sagging skin and advanced wrinkling.
Platelet Rich Plasma
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is an extract of your own blood that contains three to five times more platelets, growth factors, and active proteins for tissue and injury healing. It has been used medically for years to accelerate wound healing; repair tendon, ligament and joint damage; heal diabetic ulcers; and help regrow muscle and bone. When PRP is placed back into the skin by injection or micro-needling, it initiates a localized stem cell response. Over the weeks and months following treatment, this stem cell response recruits collagen-producing cells called fibroblasts. The fibroblasts replace tissue that has been damaged or lost through the aging process with healthy skin that looks refreshed and rejuvenated.
Advantages of Cosmetic PRP
The potential benefits of PRP have led to a recent widespread interest in its use for anti-ageing and regenerative purposes. The healing properties of the blood components in PRP can be used as a cosmetic treatment for the following:
- Reducing fine lines and wrinkles
- Tightening and toning skin
- Mild collagen and volume loss
- Crow’s feet and dark under eye circles
- Acne scarring
Within a few weeks of treatment, an overall improvement in skin hydration, texture and tone can be seen. New collagen and blood vessels begin to grow after three to six weeks, and reduction of fine lines and wrinkles and volume correction happens over the next three to six months. The effects of Cosmetic PRP can last 12 months to two years, depending on the individual. While it creates a longer-lasting effect in the skin, it does take time to work. For clients looking for an immediate effect, Cosmetic PRP can be combined with hyaluronic acid fillers for quick volume correction. Fillers provide a matrix for building new collagen and can be used to accelerate and sustain the benefits of Cosmetic PRP.
Is Cosmetic PRP Right for You?
Cosmetic wants and needs are unique to every client and should be addressed individually. Often, clients are looking for a refreshed, rejuvenated and youthful appearance without looking frozen or over-plumped, without aggressive surgery, chemicals or toxins. This can be done with the right combination of proper diet and lifestyle, skincare products and carefully chosen cosmetic procedures.
Some age-related concerns respond better to Cosmetic PRP, while others respond better to hyaluronic acid fillers, peels or laser resurfacing techniques. The effects of all these treatments are enhanced by using them together, in the right way, under the guidance of the right skincare team. Women and men of all ages can benefit from Cosmetic PRP.
The Cosmetic PRP Procedure
Prior to the Cosmetic PRP procedure, a consultation is done to assess cosmetic needs and determine the best combination of treatments to achieve the desired result. A simple blood collection is done and processed immediately in a special centrifuge. This concentrates and separates the platelet-rich plasma from the rest of the blood. After numbing the area being treated, the PRP is injected or reapplied to the skin using a micro-needling device. Proper after-care and follow-up is done as a part of all treatments.
Cosmetic PRP is a simple and safe procedure. The most common side effects are mild swelling and bruising that may last three to seven days. Because the PRP is extracted from your own blood, there is no risk of disease transmission, allergic or immune reaction. As with all cosmetic procedures, however, there are certain health conditions, such as autoimmune and blood disorders, that may limit its use. There is exciting potential for the use of PRP in regenerative, anti-ageing and cosmetic medicine. It is a safe, effective and natural way of harnessing the healing power of your own blood to help reverse the signs of ageing. As part of an integrated approach to skincare that addresses both internal and external factors, Cosmetic PRP can be your natural fountain of youth.
How long is each treatment?
Each treatment will last approximately 2 hours. This includes your topical aneasthetic being allowed to work and the full procedure.
Does it hurt & What will I look like afterwards?
The treatment is mildly uncomfortable with certain areas being a little worse than others but it is in no way excrutiatingly painful. Your skin will be pinker than usual and feel warm and tight. The more we work on an area of concern the pinker it will be and the longer it will take to heal (longer being an extra day or so) It is completely up to you as the client as to whether you take time off work or do the treatment just prior to a weekend or wear a mineral make up to cover any excessive pinkness.
How much does it cost?
Each procedure costs £600. This will include all aftercare required to help the skin repair and give you the best possible results. You are advised not to use your normal cosmetic products for cleansing and moisturising although mineral make up can be worn after 24 hours.