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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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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