MEDICAL SKIN CARE TREATMENTS

VAMPIRE FACIAL

PRP is autologous (using your own blood) therefore eliminating allergy potential. PRP has been shown to have tissue regenerating effects. Other benefits include: minimal downtime, safe with minimal risk, short recovery time, and no general anaesthesia is required.

Platelet Rich Plasma, also known as PRP, is derived from the patient’s own blood in the following manner. A fraction of blood (60cc) is drawn from the individual patient into a syringe. This is a relatively small amount compared to blood donation. The blood is spun in a special centrifuge to separate its components (Red Blood Cells, Platelet Rich Plasma, Platelet Poor Plasma and White Blood Cells). The Rich Plasma is used as a serum after micro-needling is performed on the skin causing micro-injury from small needle pricks. The benefit of micro-needling the skin whilst injecting the rich plasma is to generate new collagen and skin tissue for smoother, firmer, more toned skin. This treatment is ideal for the face to treat a variety of concerns including large pores, produce collagen, reduce scarring, wrinkles, resurfacing and rejuvenating the skin.

The Platelet Rich Plasma containing monocytes and various plasma proteins are collected into a syringe. A sterile Calcium Chloride 10% and sterile Bicarbonate 8.4% solution is added in 5% volume to the syringe containing PRP. Calcium Chloride and Bicarbonate both work to activate the platelets, thus leading to the liberation of growth factors and healing elements. The activated platelets are then injected within the next few minutes as a medical intervention. As the platelets organize in the clot, they release enzymes to promote healing and tissue responses including attracting stem cells and growth factors to repair damaged tissue and cause regeneration and rejuvenation.

The full procedure may take between 15-45 minutes. Often 2-3 treatments are advised, however, more or less may be necessary for some individuals. It is often recommended that treatments be done once a year after the initial group of treatments to continue regeneration and maintain or enhance the results. The use of PRP for anything other than mixing with bone marrow is considered “off label” and EXPERIMENTAL.

TREATMENT PRICING

VAMPIRE FACIAL

Plasma Rich Platelet and Microneedling Treatment for Skin Rejuvenation (30 Minutes) £250 per session
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DERMAPLANING

Dermaplaning is a deep exfoliating skin care treatment that involves gently scraping off the surface of the skin with a surgical scalpel. This treatment removes dead skin cells, peach fuzz leaving your skin feeling baby soft, rejuvenated, exfoliated and smooth for the application of makeup products.

Dermaplaning has a long list of skin-healthy benefits, including:

• Brighten your complexion and promotes smoother skin
• Can Improve mild scarring and superficial hyperpigmentation
• Can help to diminish fine lines and wrinkles
• Evens-out skin tone and texture
• Provides deeper product penetration
• Removes soft facial hair “peach fuzz” that traps dirt and oils
• Works on all skin types
• Instant results and no downtime

TREATMENT PRICING

DERMAPLANING

An advanced, effective exfoliation skin care procedure to remove dead skin cells and vellus facial hair (peach fuzz) combined with a hydro jelly mask. (30 minutes) £50 per session
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FREQUENTLY ASKED SKIN CARE QUESTIONS

It is important you tell your practitioner about any medicines or dietary supplements you are taking, some medicines can adversely affect the way the toxin works or increase your risk of bruising.

If you are taking supplements such as Vitamin A, C or E, Gingko Biloba, Garlic, fish oils, St. Johns Wort or some pain killing medicines such as aspirin or ibuprofen, then these can increase your risk of bruising and it may be advisable to stop taking them a few days before your treatment. It is also advisable that you do not drink alcohol the night before your treatment, for the same reason.

It is not advisable to have treatment if you are feeling at all unwell.

Make-up will need to be removed prior to the injections and you will be advised not to reapply it for 12 hours in order to reduce the risk of infection or irritation at the injection sites.

Be aware of the necessary aftercare advice and that your schedule allows for you to follow it.

You will be advised to avoid extremes of heat or cold, vigorous exercise, lying down or leaning over for 4-6 hours.

After treatment, it is expected that you will start to see an improvement within 2 or 3 days. For some people, this takes longer. The full result may be judged at 2-3 weeks. You will be invited to attend a review appointment at 2-3 weeks where the success of the treatment may be assessed and adjustments to your personal treatment plan made, if necessary.

PRP’S safety has been established for over 20 years for its wound healing properties and its theoretical effectiveness has extended across multiple medical specialities including cardiovascular surgery, orthopaedics, sports medicine, podiatry, ENT, neurosurgery, dental and maxillofacial surgery (dental implants and sinus elevations), urology, dermatology (chronic wound healing), and ophthalmology, cosmetic surgery. At Face Aesthetics we also use PRP therapy as an efective treatment for hair loss.

Dermaplaning is usually performed every 3/four weeks. It is good to have the skin complete its normal rejuvenation cycle, which is thirty days, before going back and having the treatment done. The procedure generally will remove between two to three weeks of dead skin from the facial area.

People who suffer from acne or have excess oil should not have Dermaplaning performed. The reason why you want to avoid this procedure is that if the hair is removed from the area, the oils may cause bacteria growth which could lead to acne breakouts.

Sometimes after Dermaplaning, the skin will end up peeling slightly. This normally only happens when there is not enough time in between treatments to let the hair’s growth cycle be completed. This is why it is important to leave enough time between visits to get the best results.

Women have facial hair just like men. Best known as “peach fuzz” or vellus hair, these tiny hairs are usually finer and lighter There is no need to worry about the hair on your face getting any darker. Since Dermaplaning only targets the vellus hair (peach fuzz) the hair will grow back the same size and colour. It is physiologically impossible for the hair to grow back thicker and dark. Dermaplaning removes these fine hairs as well as the top layer of dead skin cells.

Dermaplaning is a great layering treatment for other additional treatments such as chemical peels.

Dermaplaning is often combined with a gentle chemical peel or hydrating facial, their skincare products penetrate deeper and makeup application is easier and smoother.

Face Aesthetics is a medically led, results-driven clinic. We offer expert medical skin care from our clinics in Francis Street, Leicester and Harley Street, London. You can book in for an appointment online or contact us on 011 6309 0182.