PRP (Vampire Facial) The clinic is now introducing the well-publicised Dracula Face Lift. This is a powerful anti-ageing treatment that involves using your own blood as an injectable treatment. This is sometimes known as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy. The Platelets have tiny vesicles within the cell that contain numerous growth factors. Treatment may need to be repeated every 6-8 months because of the ongoing ageing process. Before & After : Treatment Summary Procedure Time 45 minutes Recovery Time None Anaesthetic Yes, Anaesthetic cream Back to Work Same day Duration of Results 6 - 8 months No. of Treatments 1 - 4 Treatment Prices Treatment Cost Dracula Facelift £500 Frequently Asked Questions What does the treatment involve? PRP has become a highly sought-after non-surgical procedure for facial and skin rejuvenation. PRP therapy is a treatment which uses your own blood platelets to stimulate new cell growth, helping to improve your complexion, skin texture and to restore lost facial volume. Your blood is essentially made up of four components; red blood cells, white blood cells, the plasma and the platelets. We take your blood and spin it in a centrifuge, which enables the separation of the blood cells from your plasma and platelets. This is then re-injected into the skin to stimulate collagen and new skin cells. PRP harnesses the beneficial functions of the patients own platelets and therefore there is no risk of allergy or rejection of the treatment. Essentially it allows the body to heal faster and more efficiently. It stimulates DNA repair, heals scars and makes dry lacklustre skin look and feel younger. What areas can be treated? It works especially well on the forehead, cheeks, neck, décolletage and hands. It is amazing at skin revitalization, tackling scars (including acne scars) and stretch marks. It can be mixed with dermal fillers to treat lines and administered during the same appointment as botulinum toxin. How many sessions will I need and how far apart should I have them? Results are noticeable within 3-4 weeks and often only one treatment is required for facial rejuvenation with the effect lasting for 6-8 months. For acne scaring and scar treatment one treatment is needed every 4 weeks with 3-4 sessions in total. Am I a suitable candidate / what are the Contra-indications? To undergo PRP therapy, you should be in general good health and you should have realistic expectations of the outcome. Most people are suitable candidates for PRP therapy, and it is recommended as a safe treatment for individuals who are unable to undergo more invasive procedures such as a full face lift. You would be unsuitable for this treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding however you may also be an unsuitable candidate due to various medical conditions. Individuals with platelet dysfunction syndrome, critical thrombocytopenia, hypofibrinogenaemia, haemodynamic instability, sepsis, acute & chronic infections and chronic liver pathology are not suitable candidates for PRP therapy. Those undergoing anti-coagulant therapy are also not suitable candidates. If you are not sure if you are a suitable candidate please contacts the clinic for further advice. What results can I expect? You should expect an overall improvement in you skin, looking and feeling younger. There procedure will reduce lines and wrinkles in the facial area. Skin will feel smooth and look brighter. Scars will heal over 3-4 weeks will full results noticeable within a month. Are there any side effects? There are few side effects associated with Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy. Immediately after the procedure, you can expect some bruising, swelling and redness at the injection sites. You may also experience some tenderness and pain at the injection sites. However, any side effects should dissipate within a few days following the procedure. Downtime and Aftercare / post treatment advice? Most patients will be able to go straight back to their normal regime following treatment, but if you experience any tenderness or pain at the treatment site please contact the clinic. You should take extra care when washing and caring for your skin in the days following the PRP therapy. Why would The Laser and Aesthetic Clinic recommend the Dracula Face Lift? This treatment would appeal to patients looking for a more natural approach to facial rejuvenation, i.e. rejuvenation using their own cells and more specifically, autologous platelet rich plasma without the use of synthetic fillers or animal products. What is the treatment cost? Treatment price £500 Testimonials H.G - Farningham "I'd never even heard of the vampire facial until I stepped into Dr Patel’s treatment room but after spending just a few minutes together, I told him he had my full co-operation with whatever treatment he recommended. He immediately put me at ease as he told me what I needed to hear and not what I wanted to hear. He said my skin was good but could be made better as I had some grooves on the sides of my mouth, a few sun spots, and stubborn acne marks. The vampire facial could correct all that as it's a minimally invasive process that helps to improve the skin's texture and reduce pore size. The one-hour session involved drawing blood, spinning it in a centrifuge to separate out the platelets and re- injecting it, finishing with some micro needling. I have to say my skin has never felt this good and I will 100% be coming back for more!"