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platelet rich plasma

Platelet Rich Plasma

A safe and natural technique which harnesses the healing and regenerative properties of your body’s own growth factors. This treatment can help to preserve healthy, youthful, smooth skin and visibly correct signs of ageing such as reduce fine lines and wrinkles, some scar removal, dull skin, stretch mark removal and poor skin quality.

PRP has an anti-inflammatory effect and is bactericidal (kills germs) so side effects from the PRP treatment are unlikely. Your practitioner will discuss any possible side effects, questions you may have and any aftercare you should adhere to prior to your treatment. PRP can be used on its own to improve your skin as well as during a Derma FNS treatment or after a laser treatment such as Clear and Brilliant and Fraxel.

 

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Your medical practitioner will take a sample of your blood and processes it in a medical device called a Centrifuge to isolate the platelets found within you blood. When reintroduced to your skin, either by a number of tiny injections or during another treatment, your platelets release growth factors in the treated skin; growth factors are molecules which tell the skin to start the natural regeneration process.

 

Indications that PRP may be right for you:

You would like to improve the thickness and texture of your skin.

You would like to improve the tone and elasticity of your skin.

You would like to improve a dull skin tone.

You would like to improve the appearance of scarring.

You would like to improve the appearance of stretch marks.

You would like to improve the brightness under your eyes.

You would like to soften some signs of ageing, such as wrinkles.

You like how your skin currently looks and want to help maintain its look and feel.

You already have, or plan to begin, a skin care regimen to help protect against signs on ageing

You are already having cosmetic treatments, such as Fraxel Dual or Derma FNS, and want to further enhance your results and speed up any recovery time.

You don’t have the time or desire for more invasive procedures such as ablative laser resurfacing.

Will I need to take time off work after having the Platelet Rich Plasma treatment?

Possibly depending on the method used to reintroduce your PRP to your skin, for example, the Fraxel Dual treatment may require a few days downtime. However, it is in the PRP’s nature to speed up your recovery so it may actually reduce any expected recovery time associated with another treatment.

Is there anything I need to do before the PRP treatment?

One of the main requirements when drawing blood for both medical and cosmetic purposes is for you to be hydrated in the 24 hours leading up to your treatment. We also suggest that you drink a litre of water or squash an hour before treatment.

Being dehydrated may result in your practitioner being unable to draw your blood and therefore you may need to postpone your treatment.

Are there any side effects to the PRP treatment?

PRP has an anti-inflammatory effect and is bactericidal (kills germs) so side effects from the PRP treatment are unlikely. Your practitioner will discuss any possible side effects, questions you may have and any aftercare you should adhere to prior to your treatment.

What treatments can I have in combination with the PRP treatment?

PRP can be had as a stand-alone treatment during which your PRP will be reintroduced to your skin by small injections. PRP can also be reintroduced to your skin during the micro needling treatment, Derma FNS, as well as after some laser treatments including Fraxel and Clear + Brilliant.

I’m looking for a dramatic correction for my signs of ageing, is PRP right for me?

During your consultation, we will give you specific advice, however, this treatment can help to correct crepey skin, wrinkles and other advanced signs of skin ageing. It is not a substitute for surgical treatments.

PRP can be used in combination with and alongside other treatments for skin rejuvenation should you need or desire, such as Fraxel Dual, Byonik, Thermage CPT and the Thread Lift.

You may need more than one treatment to achieve your results. You and your practitioner will create a treatment plan which may include using this treatment alongside other treatments.

Am I too young to have a PRP treatment?

PRP can be considered by those in their 20s and 30s as a preventative treatment and to maintain and improve healthy skin. Those who have dull skin and/or those who have had lots of sun exposure may find this treatment beneficial also.

There may be alternative treatments that may be suitable for you depending on your concerns and skin condition and this will be discussed during your consultation.

From £350.

We offer a bespoke approach to treatment, tailored entirely to your needs and desires, therefore the cost of your individual treatment will be confirmed during your consultation following a thorough assessment.

My skin has been an issue for me and my confidence for years. I’ve been to GP after GP and not only did they not sort the issue but they didn’t understand the emotional side of acne and scarring, not one little bit. After coming to The Skin To Love Clinic I was absolutely blown away by their empathy and also the knowledge of your skin and incredible products.Emma

I was well-informed pre-treatment, followed by great care and consideration throughout. Great experience all round. I always feel in safe hands at the Skin to Love Clinic. Each step of treatment explained and carried out effectively. The nurse was considerate and very knowledgeable. The advice also given on post-care do’s and dont’s.Lara

Excellent professional and personal service.Jane

Very warm & lovely service as usual.Nusrat

As always my appointment with Jane was professional and exactly what I wanted. Skin to love takes into account your style of life and will advise and schedule treatments to fit around you. They follow up all treatments with a phone call or text to check for any concerns. I have been a customer for 3 years and have never had an issue and have no hesitation in recommending them as nice caring people and for providing only top quality service and products.Jean

Treatment Summary

No. of treatments
Depends on your concern. You can have single sessions, but a course may be beneficial. This will be assessed and discussed with you prior to treatment.

Recovery time
Usually none. If it is used in combination with another treatment, it may speed up the usual recovery time of that particular treatment.

Procedure time
After your small amount of blood has been drawn, it takes less than 10 minutes to process. Full procedure time will be dependent on the method used to reintroduce the PRP to your skin; on average, 30 minutes. This will be discussed with you prior to treatment.

Resume usual activities
Again, this depends on how the PRP is reintroduced to the skin. If used in combination with another treatment, PRP usually speeds up the recovery time associated with that particular treatment. This will be discussed with you prior to treatment.

Final results
Dependant on the method used to reintroduce the PRP to your skin. You may see immediate changes, or it may take a few days to start seeing changes.

Discomfort level
Usually mild discomfort, if any, at the time of drawing blood. This is tolerated well by our patients.

Duration of results
Up to a year for signs of ageing, dependent on the number of treatment sessions. If you are treating scarring or stretch marks, the result from this treatment should not reverse, however the treatment does not halt the ageing process and the skin in the area of your concern may change in appearance as you naturally age Best results are progressive and accumulative; patients notice results during the course of treatment however further improvement may be seen a few months following treatment as the deeper layers of skin continue to regenerate.

Consultation needed prior
Yes

We are all individuals, therefore, results from treatments may vary from person to person, because each person responds differently. Results achieved from the PRP treatment will last a different amount of time from person to person, this may even vary between treatments for an individual. Results, downtime and recovery following treatment will vary from patient to patient. The information we provide is based on the extensive experience we have gained from treating a wide variety of patients of different ages, genders and is based on an average patient experience

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Always a delight to visit. Natalia was fantastic as usual. I would highly recommend based on her very professional and welcoming approach. The company as a whole goes above and beyond to make you feel comfortable and well looked after.
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10/10 - outstanding advice and treatment from Jane at Skin to Love. I had a burst capillary on my nose which I was covering for 2 years. With one consultation and one course of treatment Jane removed it. I should have consulted her sooner. Jane is now my ‘go to’ skin adviser. Quality service and exceptional value for money. Thank you
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Fabulous as always. Jane and the team are welcoming, professional and always put you at ease. I wouldn’t go anywhere else. Treatments are delivered with the utmost care. Honest advice always given. Absolutely recommend.
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Highly recommend the Skin to Love clinic , such a lovely relaxing atmosphere and so professional. I am very pleased with my treatment with Stuart and Jane both of whom took plenty of time to discuss my requirements, desired outcomes and exactly what to expect, including step by step explanation during treatment. Can’t wait to see the results emerging and beyond
Dr Emma was so patient and gentle during my procedure. She is very good at what she does and is so kind! The treatment was one big step to making me feel more confident with my appearance and it is reassuring that she will answer any and all questions I have.
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Fabulous place. From the moment you step through the door you are warmly welcomed. Natalia is very knowledgable and friendly. She really listened to my concerns sensitively and gave me all the options available without pushing me to make a decision. I was given all the time I needed to make my choice and when I went back for my treatment it was such a relaxing experience. I went away knowing exactly what I needed to do as after care and I highly recommend Skin to Love
Terri
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Jane was so lovely today. Really made me feel comfortable and reassured. She was very kind and answered all my questions; I’m really happy with how my appointment went. Thank you!
Leah Meek
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Had my first session of Sculptlift, with Jane. I had so many questions and Jane explained in simple terms enabling me to understand what to expect. The procedure was painless and Jane talked me through every step. I was left without bruising which was suprising as I usually bruise quite badly. I am looking forward to seeing the final results.
sam B
sam B
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I cannot recommend this establishment enough. The receptionist was lovely and greeted me with a bright smile. Emma was friendly, kind and put me right at ease. After seeing how much my issue bothered me, she offered me an appointment the same day during her break to sort out my problem. I’m so happy and relieved that my issue is 95% sorted. Thank you so much Skin to Love! You’ve certainly got a customer for life now! I’ll be telling all my friends about this little gem.
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I have seen Jane a few times for my skin tag removal and it’s been an absolute amazing service!! She’s been super calming and helped me every step and if I had any tension it was gone in a minute or so, she get rid of all the issues super quick and pain free and has been super helpful with the healing process afterwards too. This clinic is quite far from me but I am willing to travel for such a good service. Would recommend to everyone you’ll be really happy
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I’ve had the HydraFacia treatment with anti-aging booster recently and I couldn't be more pleased with the results! My skin feels incredibly clean, hydrated, and has a radiant glow. Nikki was fantastic—she meticulously explained each step of the treatment, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable experience. The thoughtful touch of a follow-up call post-treatment added a personalised touch that I truly appreciated. Thank you, and I'm definitely looking forward to more sessions!
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A friendly, warm and informative reception met me when I arrived.Emma was excellent and explained exactly what she was going to do.Emma talked through the forms and I felt confident with her knowledge and ability to treat me in a clean and hygienic medical room.I can highly recommend Emma and the Skin to live clinic in St Albans.
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I met Emma who did my treatment. She provided great customer service in explaining the process which has gone so well. All staff are warm and welcoming, making me feel comfortable throughout the process. I highly recommend anyone. Thank you Emma
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