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PRP Platelet-rich plasma

What is PRP Treatment?


Platelet-rich plasma treatment, or PRP treatment, is a new cutting edge cosmetic technique that makes use of an individual’s own blood to aid healing and growth. The star component of blood are platelets, which not only aid in clotting when bleeding occurs, but they also help to stimulate new tissue production. This is because the rich proteins that platelets contain and other growth factors. Platelets also stimulate a ‘healing cascade’ when used in PRP treatment, which accelerates cell growth and proliferation, making it a naturally-induced rejuvenation.

PRP can be used anywhere in the body. From stimulating hair growth to helping with gum disease treatment, the applications of PRP are many.
It can also be used in conjunction with other treatments.
The fact that it is a relatively simple, non-surgical procedure makes PRP therapy a popular choice among our patients. Since PRP involves using your own blood, it is considered very safe and there are minimal risks of adverse reactions, rejection by your body, or complications.

What can PRP treatment be used for?
 

PRP has a wide variety of uses across different medical fields. Being a non-surgical treatment, it is quickly gaining popularity and for some, a preferred choice over other surgical treatments.

At the Wandsworth Dental Centre, we offer, where appropriate, PRP treatment for the following conditions:

PRP FOR HAIR LOSS

PRP FOR ANTI-AGEING AND FACIALS

PRP FOR ACNE

PRP FOR PERIODONTAL DISEASE

PRP for Hair

PRP treatment for hair loss is a new exciting non-surgical procedure that can help with hair loss. It is quickly becoming on of the most popular treatments for hair loss as it is safe, effective and a minimally invasive procedure to carry out.

The treatment involves withdrawing a small amount of blood from the patient. The blood is then centrifuged to separate the platelet rich plasma layer. This layer is the injected into the areas of the scalp with thinning hair. The injected platelets and growth factors stimulate the inactive or newly implanted hair follicles to enter the active growth phase. This results in hair growth.

PRP treatment for hair loss

Ideal candidate for PRP hair loss treatment

PRP treatment is effective for men and women with androgenetic alopecia, which is a hereditary condition that results in hair thinning. It is also effective for women with traction alopecia, which is hair thinning caused by hairstyles that tightly pull on hair. As a general rule, PRP treatment for hair loss is most effective for those who have just recently begun to experience hair loss.

It is not effective for completely bald scalps and does not restore all lost hair.

PRP hair loss treatment procedure

You will first have a consultation with one of our experienced clinicians, who will listen to your concerns. A basic medical history may be taken, to ensure you are fit for the PRP treatment needed.
A tailored treatment plan will then be formulated for you.

 

On the day of your first PRP treatment, a small blood sample will be drawn and added to a centrifuge to separate the platelet rich plasma layer.

 

Using special microneedles, the plasma is extracted and injected into desired areas of scalp. A topical numbing gel may be applied for your comfort.

 

Each session lasts for approximately 30mins. Depending on your needs, 3-4 sessions will most likely be required, with 4 weeks between each treatment.
 

Please note that some individuals may require more sessions to achieve their desired results. This will all be discussed with your clinician beforehand.

PRP treatment is an effective and safe method of getting a radiant and youthful look without the need for invasive surgery. This quality makes it an effective treatment for healing acne scars.  

Acne scars form when cystic acne causes damage to the dermis and the lower layers of the skin. PRP helps to accelerate the replacement of epidermal tissue. This tissue is formed in the lower dermal layers, but as it is created, the tissue eventually moves up to replace dead or damaged skin cells in the outermost layers. The result is smoother skin with fewer discoloured regions, which helps fade acne scars.

PRP treatment for Acne

Acne PRP treatment process

You will first have an initial consultation with one of our experienced clinicians, who will listen to your concerns. A basic medical history may be taken, to ensure you are fit for the PRP treatment needed. Your skin’s concerns will be addressed


A tailored treatment plan will then be formulated for you,.

On the day of your first PRP treatment, a small blood sample will be drawn and added to a centrifuge to remove platelet rich plasma.

Using special microneedles, the plasma is extracted and injected into desired areas of your skin, especially around the acne scarring.

Each session lasts for approximately 30mins.
Please note that some individuals may require more sessions to achieve desired results.

PRP for Acne
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PRP for anti-ageing and facials

PRP facial treatment. How it works.

 

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is plasma that is at least 5 times more concentrated in platelets. PRP treatment helps isolate this plasma and inject it into target areas that require rejuvenation.

But how do platelets help our face rejuvenate?

Platelets contain proteins called growth factors. Growth factors play an essential role in healing damaged and diminished tissue. It rejuvenates the face by boosting collagen production and speeding up cellular turnover. Collagen is a protein that is naturally produced by the body and helps give skin fullness and tightness.

The overall effect of this influx of collagen production is a visible improvement in the tone, appearance and texture of your skin.

This is part of the reason why PRP is such a popular treatment for a host of skin complaints such as acne, scarring, dark circles, and ageing skin.

Ideal candidate for PRP facials

 

If you’re experiencing any of the following skin-related issues, then you could be the perfect candidate for PRP facial treatment.

  • Hyperpigmentation

  • Acne scarring

  • Signs of ageing like fine lines and wrinkles. See also our page about Botox.

  • Uneven skin tone

  • Just looking for a way to rejuvenate and freshen your skin for a youthful look. For a brighter smile, teeth whitening is a great option.

PRP for anti-ageing

PRP for Periodontal disease

What is Periodontal disease?

 

Chronic periodontal disease is a common inflammatory condition that affects tissues around the teeth which includes the gums, the alveolar bone around a tooth and the ligaments that attach teeth to the alveolar bone. Periodontitis is characterised by the formation of pockets between the teeth and gums

gingival abscess from periodontal proble

Ideal Candidate for PRP Periodontal treatment

  • Patient suffering from periodontal disease

  • Patient with deep pocketing in their gums 

  • Highly motivated patient with good hygiene who is undergoing conventional periodontal treatment

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PRP treatment and Periodontal Disease

 

As discussed above, PRP treatment can be used for a wide range of conditions. One of the less well known uses of PRP is for the treatment of periodontal disease. Several studies have already demonstrated the great potential of PRP treatment when used in combination with conventional periodontal treatment. 

Due to its proven anti-inflammatory and healing properties, PRP treatment can play an important role in the treatment of periodontal disease by accelerating the healing process, reducing the amount of pocketing and increasing the amount of attachment between your teeth and gums. 

PRP for Teeth
FAQ for Hair PRP
  • What is the cost of lip filler treatment?
    Lip filler treatment starts from £150 per session. 0% finance payment options are available for all our cosmetic treatments at Wandsworth Dental Centre.
  • Does lip filler treatment hurt?
    There is useally some minor discomfort during the procedure. Many dermal fillers contain lidocaine, which is a local anaesthetic. Further measures can be taken to make the comsmetic procedure as comfortable as possible such as applying mumbing cream to the areas of treatment. A complete nerve block may be carried out similar to that of traditional dental procedures. This will completely remove all sensations during treatment. With the right highly trained clinician, lip filler treatment should be a fairly comfortable treatment to carry out.
  • How long does lip filler treatment takes?
    There is an initial consultation, where one of our highly trained clinicians will carry out a facial analysis and discuss what you'd like to achieve and your treatment options. Treatment appointment times typically take around 30 minutes.
  • What are the aftercare Instructions?
    Avoid using make-up and lip balms for a minimum of 2 hours. Aboid activities involving extreme heats such as sauna, steam rooms and sun beds until any swelling subsides. A cold pack or ice may be used to help reduce any initial swelling. A review appointment may be arranged after your first treatment to assess your progress.
  • How safe are dermal fillers?
    With the right highly trained cosmetic dentist, lip filler and lip augmentation procedures are a safe cosmetic procedure to carry out. For this reason it is important to ensure the treatment is carried out by an experienced and fully qualified professional with a high level of knowledge of facial anatomy. This will greatly minimise the risk of side effects and complications. This will be discussed in detail with the cosmetic dentist before any procedure is carried out.
  • What do Lip Filler injections contain?
    There are various different materials that are used for lip filler treatments. At Wandsworth Dental Centre, we only use hyaluronic acid lip fillers due to their many benefits. Hyaluronic acid is a smooth naturally occuring substance which adds volume and provides contour to your lips.
  • What are the expected results?
    Lip filler treatment will give an immediate result following the procedure. Some of the added volume in the first 24 hours is due to swelling which will quickly subside. Ice may be used to reduce this initial swelling. Within 2-3 days, lips will return to their injection volume and will then gradually soften further over 2-3 weeks to their matural, soft and full feel.
  • How long do results last?
    Results do vary with each individual, as your metabolism can affect the speed at which hyaluronic acid is broken down. A conservative estimate would be 4-6 months. Results do tend to last even longer with successive injections as it takes longer for the body to breakdown the hyaluronic acid.
  • Are there any side effects to the Lip Fillers?
    Side effects of hyaluronic lip filler cosmetic treatment are temporary and normally last 2-3 days. These include: Swelling of the lips Bleeding and tenderness at the injection sites Reactivation of cold sore at the lips
  • Will my lips go back to normal after lip filler injections?
    After a few days of possible swelling, your lips will go back to their new fuller more definced volume. And after around 6 months, your lips will go back to how they were before lip filler treatment was carried out.
  • How often can you get lip fillers?
    This can vary with every individual and should be discussed in further detail with your cosmetic dentist. As a general rule of thumb, lip fillers are often repeated every 6 months to maintain the desired shape and volume of lips. It is not uncommon that when using hyaluronic acid lip fillers that with every successive treatment, the effects last longer.
  • I have a big day coming up? When should I get lip filler treatment?
    It's all about the planning, If for example you have a wedding coming up and want to look your best, we would recommend having your cosmetic lip filler treatment at least 3 weeks before the big day. If its your first time having lip filler, we would advise having the treatment 4-6 weeks before.
  • Can I get other cosmetic treatments at the same time?
    Absolutely! It's very common for our patients to have Teeth Whitening and Botox treatments, both great ways of enhancing your natural beauty and giving you a more youthful look.
  • What is the cost of lip filler treatment?
    Lip filler treatment starts from £150 per session. 0% finance payment options are available for all our cosmetic treatments at Wandsworth Dental Centre.
  • Does lip filler treatment hurt?
    There is useally some minor discomfort during the procedure. Many dermal fillers contain lidocaine, which is a local anaesthetic. Further measures can be taken to make the comsmetic procedure as comfortable as possible such as applying mumbing cream to the areas of treatment. A complete nerve block may be carried out similar to that of traditional dental procedures. This will completely remove all sensations during treatment. With the right highly trained clinician, lip filler treatment should be a fairly comfortable treatment to carry out.
  • How long does lip filler treatment takes?
    There is an initial consultation, where one of our highly trained clinicians will carry out a facial analysis and discuss what you'd like to achieve and your treatment options. Treatment appointment times typically take around 30 minutes.
  • What are the aftercare Instructions?
    Avoid using make-up and lip balms for a minimum of 2 hours. Aboid activities involving extreme heats such as sauna, steam rooms and sun beds until any swelling subsides. A cold pack or ice may be used to help reduce any initial swelling. A review appointment may be arranged after your first treatment to assess your progress.
  • How safe are dermal fillers?
    With the right highly trained cosmetic dentist, lip filler and lip augmentation procedures are a safe cosmetic procedure to carry out. For this reason it is important to ensure the treatment is carried out by an experienced and fully qualified professional with a high level of knowledge of facial anatomy. This will greatly minimise the risk of side effects and complications. This will be discussed in detail with the cosmetic dentist before any procedure is carried out.
  • What do Lip Filler injections contain?
    There are various different materials that are used for lip filler treatments. At Wandsworth Dental Centre, we only use hyaluronic acid lip fillers due to their many benefits. Hyaluronic acid is a smooth naturally occuring substance which adds volume and provides contour to your lips.
  • What are the expected results?
    Lip filler treatment will give an immediate result following the procedure. Some of the added volume in the first 24 hours is due to swelling which will quickly subside. Ice may be used to reduce this initial swelling. Within 2-3 days, lips will return to their injection volume and will then gradually soften further over 2-3 weeks to their matural, soft and full feel.
  • How long do results last?
    Results do vary with each individual, as your metabolism can affect the speed at which hyaluronic acid is broken down. A conservative estimate would be 4-6 months. Results do tend to last even longer with successive injections as it takes longer for the body to breakdown the hyaluronic acid.
  • Are there any side effects to the Lip Fillers?
    Side effects of hyaluronic lip filler cosmetic treatment are temporary and normally last 2-3 days. These include: Swelling of the lips Bleeding and tenderness at the injection sites Reactivation of cold sore at the lips
  • Will my lips go back to normal after lip filler injections?
    After a few days of possible swelling, your lips will go back to their new fuller more definced volume. And after around 6 months, your lips will go back to how they were before lip filler treatment was carried out.
  • How often can you get lip fillers?
    This can vary with every individual and should be discussed in further detail with your cosmetic dentist. As a general rule of thumb, lip fillers are often repeated every 6 months to maintain the desired shape and volume of lips. It is not uncommon that when using hyaluronic acid lip fillers that with every successive treatment, the effects last longer.
  • I have a big day coming up? When should I get lip filler treatment?
    It's all about the planning, If for example you have a wedding coming up and want to look your best, we would recommend having your cosmetic lip filler treatment at least 3 weeks before the big day. If its your first time having lip filler, we would advise having the treatment 4-6 weeks before.
  • Can I get other cosmetic treatments at the same time?
    Absolutely! It's very common for our patients to have Teeth Whitening and Botox treatments, both great ways of enhancing your natural beauty and giving you a more youthful look.
FAQ for Acne PRP
  • What is the cost of lip filler treatment?
    Lip filler treatment starts from £150 per session. 0% finance payment options are available for all our cosmetic treatments at Wandsworth Dental Centre.
  • Does lip filler treatment hurt?
    There is useally some minor discomfort during the procedure. Many dermal fillers contain lidocaine, which is a local anaesthetic. Further measures can be taken to make the comsmetic procedure as comfortable as possible such as applying mumbing cream to the areas of treatment. A complete nerve block may be carried out similar to that of traditional dental procedures. This will completely remove all sensations during treatment. With the right highly trained clinician, lip filler treatment should be a fairly comfortable treatment to carry out.
  • How long does lip filler treatment takes?
    There is an initial consultation, where one of our highly trained clinicians will carry out a facial analysis and discuss what you'd like to achieve and your treatment options. Treatment appointment times typically take around 30 minutes.
  • What are the aftercare Instructions?
    Avoid using make-up and lip balms for a minimum of 2 hours. Aboid activities involving extreme heats such as sauna, steam rooms and sun beds until any swelling subsides. A cold pack or ice may be used to help reduce any initial swelling. A review appointment may be arranged after your first treatment to assess your progress.
  • How safe are dermal fillers?
    With the right highly trained cosmetic dentist, lip filler and lip augmentation procedures are a safe cosmetic procedure to carry out. For this reason it is important to ensure the treatment is carried out by an experienced and fully qualified professional with a high level of knowledge of facial anatomy. This will greatly minimise the risk of side effects and complications. This will be discussed in detail with the cosmetic dentist before any procedure is carried out.
  • What do Lip Filler injections contain?
    There are various different materials that are used for lip filler treatments. At Wandsworth Dental Centre, we only use hyaluronic acid lip fillers due to their many benefits. Hyaluronic acid is a smooth naturally occuring substance which adds volume and provides contour to your lips.
  • What are the expected results?
    Lip filler treatment will give an immediate result following the procedure. Some of the added volume in the first 24 hours is due to swelling which will quickly subside. Ice may be used to reduce this initial swelling. Within 2-3 days, lips will return to their injection volume and will then gradually soften further over 2-3 weeks to their matural, soft and full feel.
  • How long do results last?
    Results do vary with each individual, as your metabolism can affect the speed at which hyaluronic acid is broken down. A conservative estimate would be 4-6 months. Results do tend to last even longer with successive injections as it takes longer for the body to breakdown the hyaluronic acid.
  • Are there any side effects to the Lip Fillers?
    Side effects of hyaluronic lip filler cosmetic treatment are temporary and normally last 2-3 days. These include: Swelling of the lips Bleeding and tenderness at the injection sites Reactivation of cold sore at the lips
  • Will my lips go back to normal after lip filler injections?
    After a few days of possible swelling, your lips will go back to their new fuller more definced volume. And after around 6 months, your lips will go back to how they were before lip filler treatment was carried out.
  • How often can you get lip fillers?
    This can vary with every individual and should be discussed in further detail with your cosmetic dentist. As a general rule of thumb, lip fillers are often repeated every 6 months to maintain the desired shape and volume of lips. It is not uncommon that when using hyaluronic acid lip fillers that with every successive treatment, the effects last longer.
  • I have a big day coming up? When should I get lip filler treatment?
    It's all about the planning, If for example you have a wedding coming up and want to look your best, we would recommend having your cosmetic lip filler treatment at least 3 weeks before the big day. If its your first time having lip filler, we would advise having the treatment 4-6 weeks before.
  • Can I get other cosmetic treatments at the same time?
    Absolutely! It's very common for our patients to have Teeth Whitening and Botox treatments, both great ways of enhancing your natural beauty and giving you a more youthful look.
FAQ for Facial PRP
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