Everything You Need to Know About PRP Treatment
Posted by Dr. Julian De Silva October 10, 2019
Do you want amazing results from your surgical procedures without excessive downtime and pain? If so, PRP in London can be the right treatment for you. Today, plastic surgeons are using this form of treatment to enhance recovery time, and leading facial plastic surgeon, Dr Julian De Silva is no exception. Read on to find out everything you need to know about PRP treatment in London.
What Is PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma therapy, also referred to as PRP, is a form of treatment that encourages healing and reduces inflammation. Platelets promote blood clotting and help wounds heal. During the PRP treatment, your surgeon will take a small blood sample and put it in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from other components in the blood. The platelet concentration is then injected into the treatment area. The body heals more quickly thanks to the increase in platelet concentration. Platelet Rich Plasma has been widely used by professional athletes to enhance recovery after injury, reduce downtime by a natural means. (e.g. Tiger Woods to speed up recovery after golfing injury). The technology utilises your body’s own natural reparative growth factors triggering enhances natural healing. Dr. De Silva provides his patients with the latest high-technology treatments to achieve natural looking results and fast recovery.
Are all PRP therapies the same?
Most available PRP systems utilise a simple lab centrifuge, although fast these and readily available these produce a lower poor quality of PRP that has inferior results. Dr. De Silva utilises a state-of-the-art-German machine that produces high quality PRP (Concentration of >1.5million platelets/uL), the machine takes approximately 60-minutes to deliver the PRP for use after which Dr. De Silva has customized the use of clinical use.
Dr. De Silva uses PRP is used in conjunction with surgical treatments to enhance recovery with the use of natural growth factors. By using your own body’s natural healing mechanisms, healing is promoted in a natural way, there is no risk of allergies or reactions to your own body.
PRP Treatment in London
PRP treatment has many functions. While some athletes receive this form of therapy to speed up their healing process, Dr De Silva uses it as a standalone cosmetic treatment option. He has created his own regime of PRP components specifically designed to improve facial tissue quality, thus allowing patients to achieve a more youthful complexion. His innovative techniques not only improve skin quality, but also help treat challenging conditions such as dark circles under the eyes. PRP rejuvenates facial skin including:
- In the US the term ‘Vampire facelift has been used
- ’Skin texture and pores
- Fine line and wrinkles
- Crow’s feet & Glabellar frown lines
- Lip lines and corners of mouth
Combining PRP With Other Procedures
PRP treatment on Harley Street in London can be used during various procedures. It can be combined with other surgical and cosmetic procedures to enhance healing and recovery. By using the body’s natural repair mechanism, PRP can trigger a faster recovery process while also enhancing the results of the procedure itself. This means that in addition to reduced downtime, you may come out of your procedure with better results than you expected. By investing in the best equipment available, Dr De Silva delivers the highest quality PRP to his patients.
The Benefits of PRP
In addition to enhancing results and minimizing downtime, PRP therapy on Harley Street is:
- Safe as it is produced from the patient’s own blood
- Proven to improve skin quality in many patients
- Able to further enhance the results of graft uptake
It’s worth mentioning, however, that while PRP treatment can improve skin quality, it does not help with all signs of facial ageing. The therapy affects everyone differently and does not cure soft tissue damage or help with volume loss.
Dr De Silva’s Approach to PRP Therapy
Dr De Silva is committed to providing his patients with the most natural-looking, long-lasting results. This is why he has dedicated himself to using the best quality tools and the most innovative techniques when offering PRP therapy as a standalone treatment or to enhance recovery after a surgical procedure. To find out more about PRP treatment in London and how Dr De silva can help you, contact London Facial Plastic Surgery today.