platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment for facial aesthetic treatment.
An introduction to

PRP Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment

Platelet Rich Plasma treatment or PRP uses plasma from your own blood to stimulate new cell growth and regeneration. Plasma has a high concentration of growth factors and active proteins that encourage the body to heal and promote local tissue growth, regeneration and repair. When injected into the skin, PRP promotes the regeneration of collagen and elastin which in turn will tighten the skin, even skin tone and help reduce fine lines and wrinkles. As the treatment uses the patient’s own blood the procedure is sometimes known as a vampire facial.


The treatment starts with a sample of blood, taken from the arm. The sample is then spun in a centrifuge to extract concentrated platelet-rich plasma (PRP). The Plasma can then be applied topically to the treatment area followed and the area is then microneedled. In some cases Dr Nisha may chose to deliver the plasma directly via injection into the treatment area.


• Reduce fine lines and wrinkles

• Reduce dark circles under eyes

• To stimulate hair regrowth



• The plasma comes from your own body, so there is almost no risk of allergic reaction or disease transmission

• Procedure is quick to administer – each session lasts between 30 minutes to an hour depending on the size of the area being treated

• Non-surgical procedure

• There is minimal downtime after the procedure

  • Avoid elected use of Aspirin, anti-inflammatory medications (i.e. Ibuprofen, Naproxen), blood thinners, herbal supplements, Vitamin E, and Fish Oil for at least one week prior to and the day of microneedling to minimise bruising risk- you may restart these the day following your treatment.
  • Avoid sun exposure for ideally one week prior to treatment.
  • Please wash your face with a gentle cleanser and do not wear any lotion, perfume, make-up or serums when you go to your appointment.
  • Aesthetic injecting clients should leave 10 days between their last cosmetic injecting treatment and PRP treatment.
  • Avoid using any active topical skincare products such as retinoids for 3-5 days before the treatment.
  • Avoid shaving in the treatment area(s) on the day of treatment.
  • If you have a known allergy to topical anaesthetic, we would require to carry out a patch test prior to your treatment.
  • If you have a history of herpes infection your clinician will consider an anti-viral treatment such as Zoviraz one day prior to treatment and for 7 days post procedure.


  • Wash your hands before you touch your face.
  • After your procedure the skin channels are open. Do not use any other products including cleanser, sunscreen or make up (especially with a makeup brush that has been used before) shampoo etc, on your skin within the first 24 hours post procedure.
  • Strictly avoid sun exposure on the day of the procedure as you will not be wearing sunscreen. You may return to using sunscreen 24 hours after the procedure but continue to minimise sun exposure for 72 hours post procedure.
  • To protect your skin, you’ll also need to avoid swimming pools, saunas, and situations where you might sweat heavily, including intense workouts at the gym. Excessive exercise or perspiration needs to be avoided for 72 hours post procedure as excessive blood flow and sweat can cause discomfort and irritation to the compromised skin.
  • Avoid using any active skincare topical products such as retinoids, vitamin c etc for the first week after treatment to reduce risk of irritation.
  • Drink water and keep well hydrated after your procedure to help your skin heal and rejuvenate faster.
  • Wait 10 days post treatment before having any aesthetic injectable procedure.



This treatment is not suitable if you have any of the following:
  • Active herpes labialis or other localised infection in the treatment area(s), including warts.
  • Any current viral, bacterial, fungal or parasitic skin infection – including colds, conjunctivitis, styes and severe active acne vulgaris.
  • Moderate-to-severe chronic skin diseases such as eczema or psoriasis.
  • Extreme keloidal tendencies.
  • Pregnant or Breastfeeding.
  • Open wounds or sores or irritated skin in the treatment area(s) or any new lesion that is unexplained.
  • Bleeding disorders and dysfunctions e.g., Haemophilia, Von Willebrand disease, and prescribed medications for blood thinning such as Heparin, Warfarin.
  • Any active skin cancer in the treatment area(s).
  • Any active cancer under consultant care – 5 years all required.
  • An allergy to stainless steel or anaesthetics.
  • Currently taking drugs with the ingredient isotretinoin (such as Accutane or Roaccutane), 6 months non-usage required.
  • Recent sunburn in the area of treatment.
  • Any collagen or vascular diseases – Scleroderma and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.
  • Thrombocytopenia (low platelet count)
  • Hypofibrinogenaemia
  • Corticosteroid injection at treatment site within 1 month
  • Systemic use of corticosteroids within 2 weeks
  • Haemodynamic instability (collapse)
  • Chronic liver disease.
  • Anti-coagulation therapy (warfarin, dabigatran, heparin)
  • It is important that you disclose any pre-existing medical conditions with the clinician.  There are certain medical that affect your suitability for treatment.  Your clinician will discuss the risks and benefits of whether PRP is suitable for you.

Call 01283 701345 to book your appointment.