Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy in Glasgow

 

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Platelet rich plasma therapy – or PRP for short – is a new technique that is being used in regenerative medicine to treat a number of problems including slow healing wounds, bones and tendons. 

Dr. Darren McKeown offers alternative Vampire Facelift treatments in Glasgow.

Dr. Darren McKeown

Medical Director

 

Our founder, Dr Darren McKeown, is renowned for his expertise and artistry with dermal fillers. As a peer-reviewed medical author, he is passionate about treatments that stand up to scientific scrutiny. Above all, Dr McKeown believes in a global approach; delivering flawless results – and rejuvenation that lasts.

 

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WHAT IS PRP
THERAPY

The blood that circulates around our body contains three main parts. The red blood cells carry oxygen to our tissues whilst the white blood cells help us to fight off infection. The plasma is the liquid part of the blood that carries the cells around.

The plasma also contains platelets and growth factors that are the first part of any healing or regeneration response. PRP therapy aims to isolate these platelets and growth factors and use them to help regenerate the skin and restore a more youthful complexion.

How Does It Work?

During the treatment a sample of blood is taken from the arm.

This is then placed in a centrifuge so that the layers of blood separate. The platelet rich plasma is then extracted and injected back into the face in the areas where tissue regeneration is desired.

Before & After: Following Vampire Facelift PRP Therapy.
Before & After: Following Vampire Facelift Therapy.

How Many Treatments Are Required?

When PRP was first introduced a single treatment was all that was recommended.

More recent research has suggested a course of three treatments spaced four weeks apart probably delivers better results; however, we have found this treatment to be much less effective than alternative treatments such as laser treatments, which are best for treating the issues Vampire Facelifts set out to achieve.

Can You Combine It With Other Procedures?

PRP is an ideal procedure to combine with other treatments, particularly fractional laser skin resurfacing.

A recent study showed that combining PRP with laser resurfacing resulted in better results than PRP treatment alone. Combining PRP and fractional laser resurfacing in a single session was thought to be ideal for patients who do not want to have the inconvenience of having multiple treatment sessions; however, a course of laser treatment like a session of HALO in combination with 3 sessions of BBL is much more effective. Speak to a member of our team today to find out what alternative treatments are right for you.

Before & After: Following Vampire Facelift PRP Therapy.

Alternatives to Vampire Facials

Dr Darren McKeown offers cutting edge laser treatments that are highly effective alternatives to the vampire facelift. Like PRP therapy, our laser treatments aim to regenerate the skin and restore a more youthful complexion, but instead of inconsistent results, laser treatments deliver consistent results that are far more dramatic compared to vampire facials.
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BBL Treatment

The BroadBand Light (BBL) device from Sciton is a market leading piece of technology that uses high intensity broad spectrum light energy to deliver impressive results with minimal downtime when used as a skin rejuvenation treatment.

This type of laser skin resurfacing treatment can effectively reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles and promote a younger, clearer complexion by getting rid of pigmentation, sun damage, and other types of skin irregularities and blemishes. To improve the skin’s firmness, each BBL treatment session is finished off with a pass of the device’s SkinTyte function, which helps to prevent laxity over time.

BBL is essentially a more advanced form of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). The device uses light energy to address skin concerns on the skin’s surface and its deeper layers by targeting pigment, tissue, and blood vessels. As your body heals, it reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and makes the skin look younger.

BBL technology is highly adaptable, which means BBL treatments are more accurate and precise. This ensures more consistent results but also reduces pain and discomfort during the treatment so we are able to perform multiple passes over the skin. A single session usually includes three to four passes.

Another big advantage of a BBL treatment is that there is essentially no downtime, so you can return to your daily routine straight away. Any pinkness or redness that may occur will usually disappear within a few hours.

Most clients require about three corrective sessions spaced one month apart and then one maintenance session combined with a pass of SkinTyte every six months. These maintenance sessions help maintain the skin’s quality and improve texture & firmness.

HALO Laser Treatment

HALO is a cutting edge laser skin resurfacing device that is popularly used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, pores, skin texture, and vascular change on the face, neck, and chest. By creating a controlled injury to the superficial and deeper layers of the skin, a HALO laser treatment triggers the body’s natural healing response to create new skin cells, leaving the skin looking rejuvenated with a restored glow.

To ensure the HALO laser skin resurfacing treatment is as pain free as possible, a topical numbing cream will be applied to the treatment area beforehand. At the start of the laser treatment, the heat is barely noticeable, but the intensity does build as the treatment continues. You will be left feeling as though you have a bad sunburn for about an hour after the procedure and there will be some redness and swelling. Depending on how aggressive your HALO laser treatment is, the downtime will be between 5–7 days.

The results from a HALO treatment can last for several years, but to maintain these results, you should apply sunscreen regularly and go for a BBL laser treatment twice a year. If you feel it is needed, you can repeat the HALO treatment again in the future.

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SOME PATIENT JOURNEYS

Justine, aged 31

Tear Trough Fillers

The tear trough is the groove that runs between the lower eyelid and the cheek, contributing to dark hollows below the eyes. This can be improved with precise volume restoration. Hear how this treatment turned out for our patient Justine.
Catherine, aged 50

Treatment of Lines Around the Lips with Injectables

Lines around the lips are one of the most common complaints that women come to us with. These can be treated permanently with aggressive resurfacing, although a much less invasive option is to simply restore some volume around the area. Hear how Catherine got on with filler injections around the mouth.
Michelle, aged 35

Treatment of Deep Frown Lines

When the frown muscles are strong, and frown lines well established, sometimes we need to employ a combination approach to achieve the best result. Hear how this worked out for Michelle. 
Lorraine, aged 50

Treatment of Jowls with Dermal Filler

The jowls are one of the most commonly complains about parts of the face. For patients who do not wish to undergo surgery, fillers in the cheek, chin and jawline and offer an effective non-surgical solution. Listen to how this approach worked for Lorraine.
Lisa, aged 45

Combination Treatment of Advanced Crow's Feet

Sometimes when the crows feet get stronger, simply relaxing the muscle around the eye is not enough and we need to do combination treatments to achieve the best result. Listen to how this turned out for our patient Lisa.
Marie, aged 46

Treatment of Downturned Mouth Corners

Downturned mouth corners can make us look sad, even when we feel happy inside. Hear how treatment with filler injections corrected this problem for our patient. 
Claire-Louise, aged 28

Augmentation of the Chin

Deficiency of the chin and jawline is a common problem that leads to facial disharmony and can lead to early jowl formation. Hear how correcting the chin improved our patients profile, and her self confidence. 
Deana, aged 57

Treatment of Eye Bags and Jowls with Injectables

Bags under the eyes and jowls along the jawline are some of the most common concerns patients have as they age. For patients who do not wish to have surgery, these can be significantly improved by restoring volume to the facial anatomy. Hear how this treatment approach worked out for Deana.
Jennifer, aged 27

Nose & Chin Contouring

A prominent nose can be one of the most distressing features for some people. Often, the problem is exacerbated by a weak or recessed chin and contouring the nose and chin with filler injections can help to re-balance to profile, achieving facial harmony. Hear how this treatment turned out for Jennifer, and the impact it had on her life.
Grant, aged 32

Male Wrinkle Reduction

Most people – men and women – begin to notice wrinkles appearing in the upper face in their early to mid 30s. This is the optimal time to start considering aesthetic dermatology to reduce the wrinkles and prevent them getting worse as the years progress. Listen to how the treatment turned out for Grant.
Tony, aged 38

Male Facial Volume Restoration

Tony had lost of a lot of weight, and the effects were showing on his face. As we age, we all lose volume from our face but in Tony’s case it was accelerated by significant weight loss. Listen to how treatment with facial fillers restored Tony’s facial volume, and his self confidence.