Platelet Rich Plasma

For over thirty years, PRP has been used in many different medical fields including cardiac surgery, oral surgery, orthopedics, wound care, sports medicine and cosmetics.
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) obtained from your blood contains platelets which work on the body to repair damage from a cut or tear. Platelets have growth factors which stimulate collagen production when injected into the skin. This can be used for:

  • Large pores
  • Acne scars
  • Anti-ageing
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Keloid scars
  • Promoting scalp hair growth
  • Lipodystrophy

Research and data has shown PRP from a patients’ own blood is safe, with very minimal risk of adverse reactions or complications. Because the platelets are produced from your own blood there is no risk of rejection or allergy.

Improvement in tone and texture of the skin is noticeable within three weeks. Over this time the platelets will release the growth factors and stem cells which assist in collagen growth.

Summary of treatment

Procedure length: 30 minutes

Full recovery: 24 hours

Risks: Discomfort, minimal swelling, redness

Anaesthetic: Topical cream

Duration of results: Up to 18 months. Touch-up treatments are best to prolong the results.

Product: Your own plasma

Price: From £400

What does PRP involve?

A small blood sample is taken from your arm in the exact manner as a blood test. This blood is placed into a special device called a centrifuge and spun to separate the platelets from the other different components of the blood. This is then re-introduced into the skin by micro-injections at the treatment site.


You cannot have a PRP procedure if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Or if you have an active infection in the treatment area.

Side effects

Minimal swelling, possible bruising, and redness for 24 hours. In susceptible people, bruising can last for 48 hours.

Does it hurt?

Topical anaesthetic cream is used to minimise discomfort during the procedure

How long will it take?

Each appointment is 30 minutes long. Most people require 1 – 3 sessions for maximal benefit. Each treatment is 4 weeks apart.

Who is this procedure suitable for?

PRP can be used to treat crinkling and fine lines of the skin around and under the eyes, cheeks or over the whole face, neck and jaw line. It can also be used effectively for scarring, including keloid scars and promoting hair growth.