Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
Dr Wafaa offers PRP Therapy from our Reading-based clinic to treat a range of non-surgical treatments for facial skin problems, including fine lines and wrinkles, acne, pigmentation and sun damage.
Trained in Cosmetic Dermatology and with broad experience in skincare protocols having worked with renowned Dermatologists, she uses advanced technology including PRP, Micro-needling and Chemical Peels to achieve fantastic results for the delicate skin on your face.
Her treatments are a safe yet highly effective alternative to cosmetic surgery, with none of the risk and pain associated with conventional surgical treatments.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy?
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is a non-surgical treatment that utilizes your own body’s healing abilities to stimulate skin and follicle recovery.
It is a natural treatment that uses the platelets from your own blood.
These activated platelets secrete and release at least 7 different growth factors which enhance the natural healing process of the skin and hair follicles.
During a PRP Therapy treatment, a small amount of blood is drawn from you into a sterile tube in the exact same manner as a standard blood test. The tube containing your blood is placed into a centrifuge and spun to separate the plasma and platelets from the other blood components.
After a few minutes, the PRP layer is removed from the same tube and re-introduced into the body at the site to be treated. Using a small sterile needle, your practitioner will inject the PRP in and around the desired site.
The production of collagen-induced by the PRP will brighten, rejuvenate and rehydrate the skin even after the first treatment. A course of 3-4 treatments is recommended to see the full effects of this pioneering technique.
Advantage and Features
Frequently Asked Questions
Whether you want to address crow’s feet, frown lines or loose skin, PRP Therapy can be an effective treatment to restore your skin’s youthful appearance. By encouraging the natural collagen production, this innovative facial rejuvenation treatment can help to provide numerous anti-ageing benefits, helping your skin to look smoother and more plumped.
Using PRP, we can treat stretch marks, cellulite and scarring on the body. By stimulating and accelerating the body’s natural healing process, the skin is rejuvenated and renewed with PRP Therapy.
PRP Therapy can be used to treat one of the most frustrating and common concerns for both men and women, hair loss. The treatment involves harvesting the natural growth factors in the blood and reintroducing them to feed the hair follicle. This great, minimally invasive procedure promotes healthy hair growth, to help give you fuller and thicker hair.
No. Even though your own blood is used to obtain the plasma, there are major differences in the kits used to extract and purify the platelets. Trained in a highly recognised institute in France, and as a specialist in skincare, Dr Wafaa uses one of the best PRP systems that gives the highest concentration of platelets. She Also has different protocols she uses and mixes to the PRP to give you the best sustainable result.
Face: Minimal pain, if needed topical anaesthetic cream can be used which will numb the face.
Scalp: Mild / Moderate pain. Scalp injections can be painful but we use certain tools to make the treatment as comfortable as we can for you. Each individuals pain threshold will be different so the level of pain experienced will vary.
Improvement of skin texture and tone is noticeable within three weeks. Full collagen regeneration takes up to three months. Reduction in hair loss is noticeable within 8 weeks. In most cases, hair re-growth is seen 3-6 months after the last treatment. Results will vary from person to person – during the consultation, the practitioner will examine your area of concern and taking into account your medical history, expected results for your case will be discussed thoroughly.
Mild / Moderate swelling and redness for 12-48 hours. Mild bruising may also occur. How long the side effects last will vary from person to person – in some cases, the side effects may take longer to subside.
Treatment results vary, however, in most patients the results last up to 24 months after completing a course of 4 treatments. Touch-up treatments (every 3-6 months) will maintain the results.