Face - PRP & Stem Cell Rejuvenation London, UK
At Rejuvence Clinic we specialise in new cutting edge regenerative procedures and go above and beyond others. PRP is well known for its rejuvenating properties. The application of PRP to the face can help to bring back a youthful glow to the face, improve fine lines and wrinkles and even help with pigmentation and scarring.
At Rejuvence we can go one better and combine PRP with stem cells harvested from your own fat cells. This results in increased collagen and elastin regeneration and provides more of a youthful glow. As we age, alongside changes in the skin due to reduced collagen and elastin, there is a reduction in facial volume. By combining fat with PRP we are able to replace this volume in a similar fashion to dermal fillers. The result is that hollowed out areas are filled up and volume can be restored. The advantage of fat over fillers is that it is completely natural and much longer lasting with results being maintained for years as opposed to just a few months.
What is PRP and how does it help the skin?
Platelet Rich Plasma – commonly referred to as PRP – is a natural cell based treatment for facial rejuvenation and can help slow down the ageing process.
Platelets are specific cells found in the blood that are responsible for clotting and initiating inflammation and repair processes within the body. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a process whereby the platelets are removed from your blood and purified into a liquid form – ‘plasma’ – with a concentration at least 4-5 times higher than in blood.
Platelets have been shown to play an important role in wound healing. When activated they trigger the release and production of multiple chemicals that ultimately result in the stimulation of fibroblasts. Fibroblasts are cells that produce collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin form the main building blocks of the skin. Increased collagen and elastin results in improved skin health. Platelet rich plasma reinvigorates the skin and this can have dramatic effects, especially when you consider skin becomes inactive by the age of 30.
How is PRP performed?
Rejuvence Clinic is a centre of excellence for Platelet Rich Plasma. We offer a three tiered PRP service. Our Level I service is our entry level PRP – Neogenesis PRP. We are authorised providers for Magellan TruPRP™ (Level II) and Angel Arthrex™ PRP (Level III) systems.
Our Advanced Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatments for hair loss are non-invasive procedures.PRP is a completely natural treatment and produced using your own blood. Blood is taken and subsequently run through a machine known as a centrifuge. The centrifuge separates the blood into its different cellular components. Once finished, centrifugation will split your blood samples into different layers of cells and the platelet rich plasma layer is extracted using a syringe manually. Our Level I Neogenesis System uses a swing out centrifuge set-up and produces PRP in this manner.
The Angel Arthrex™ and Magellan TruPRP™ systems are based around very advanced centrifuges that are completely automated and able to identify the platelets in your blood, concentrate and extract them. Both Angel and Magellan are able to produce very high concentrations of PRP needed for effective treatment of hair loss especially male and female pattern hair loss.
Once the PRP is ready this is injected into the affected areas of the face using an automated injector device. At Rejuvence Clinic we recommend a series of 3 treatments over 3 months for all patients new to PRP. Our PRP treatments can also be combined with Hyaluronic Acid Mesotherapy (Filorga NCTF 135HA) as well as other treatments we provide including Hydrafacial.
Not all PRP is the same. How is Rejuvence different to other clinics?
PRP is widely available in clinics across the UK. However, there is a large variation in the cost of treatments. It is important to understand that not all PRP is the same. For PRP to be effective it is generally agreed that the concentration of platelets needs to be at least 4 to 5 times higher than in blood. The majority of PRP systems used in clinics across the UK claim to achieve this concentration but that is simply not true. At best test tube centrifugation systems used by the majority of clinics can achieve only 2 times concentration.
Three Tiered PRP Treatments for everyone!
We consider ourselves a centre of excellence for PRP. Hence we have taken great care and effort to ensure we use only the best systems in our clinic to ensure we deliver high quality PRP to all our clients. We have a three tiered PRP service at Rejuvence Clinic.
Our entry level PRP system is the Neogenesis PRP system. This is a more conventional PRP system and involves collecting 30ml of blood to produce 2-4ml of PRP with a concentration in the range of 2-3 times. This is effective for those on a budget. It uses a swing out centrifuge and a single spin cycle. Our Level I PRP treatment is still better than most thanks to a superior centrifuge and larger volume syringes. However, we do recommend Magellan TruPRP and Angel Arthrex for those looking for the best outcome. Neogenesis PRP does not require a consultation prior to booking. All PRP treatments can also be combined with Filorga Hyaluronic Acid Mesotherapy and Hydrafacial for even better results. Click the link below to book your Level I PRP Facial session now.
The Magellan TruPRP system is a very high end PRP system. It involves blood draw of between 60 and 120ml of blood. It yields 6-12 ml of high concentration PRP with platelets counts in the region of 4-5 times higher than baseline. The Magellan TruPRP system use a specialised centrifuge that runs a 2 spin protocol incorporating a hard and a soft spin. The machine is fully automated with density scanning. All Level II PRP treatments for facial rejuvenation require a consultation with one of our doctors beforehand. Level II Magellan PRP treatments can also be combined with Filorga Hyaluronic Acid Mesotherapy and Hydrafacial for even better results. Book your consultation now.
The Angel Arthrex System is our gold standard PRP unit. This Involves a blood draw of between 60 and 180ML. It can yield between 6 to 18ml of high concentration PRP with platelet counts in the region of 4-5 times higher than baseline. The Angel Arthrex system uses a specialised centrifuge that runs a two spin program similar to Magellan TruPRP. The Angel system also incorporates a density scanning function ensuring consistent and automated PRP production. The difference between Angel Arthrex and Magellan TruPRP is that the Angel system allows for customisation of the specific cellular constituents of the PRP as well as larger volume of PRP. If you are looking for the best PRP for facial rejuvenation we always recommend Angel Arthrex. All Level III PRP treatments for facial rejuvenation require a consultation with one of our doctors beforehand.
Thanks to Angel Arthrex being able to produce large volumes of PRP it is possible to combine other PRP treatments such as the P-Shot or O-Shot with PRP for facial rejuvenation. As part of a package we can also offer PRP with Filorga Hyaluronic Acid Mesotherapy and/or Hydrafacial. The possibilities are truly endless.
How long is the recovery?
We normally advise clients to take a couple of days off work. There can be some mild bruising and swelling associated with the injections to the various regions in the face. We advise against using ice and heat packs to help with the swelling as this can compromise PRP effects. Over the counter pain medication such as paracetamol is normally sufficient. Arnica is also recommended to help with any bruising. Smoking is absolutely contraindicated as it can prolong the healing time and more importantly it can seriously compromise PRP.
What is Stem Cell Rejuvenation?
Stem cell rejuvenation comprises the injection of fat into facial muscles in an attempt to replace volume as well rejuvenate. The injections are in two forms. After harvesting fat through minimally invasive liposuction techniques it is injected back into the face in the form of a filler and used to help restore volume. These injections are placed within the facial muscles to replace fat that has been lost through the normal aging process. Some of the fat harvested is micronised (filtered) and injected just below the skin throughout the face to give more of a rejuvenating effect to the skin and helps to regenerate collagen and elastin as well as help with pigmentation, especially under the eyes. The overall effect is a unique and impressive return back to your youth and as long as a healthy lifestyle is adhered to the results can last for many years.
Who is a candidate for Stem Cell Rejuvenation?
Candidates for stem cell rejuvenation are males and females of varying ages suffering with regions of volume loss, under eye dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles as well as a generalised sallow complexion and loss of glow to the skin.