Known for its groundbreaking anti-ageing treatment, The Rejuvenation Clinic is once again at the forefront of antiageing procedures. We have recently introduced a revolutionary PRP Rejuvenation Procedure that uses the patient?s own plasma, platelets and growth factors for a natural self rejuvenation of the face, neck, hands or any tissue damaged by trauma, burns or inflammatory processes like acne

With the treatment, developed by leading Harley Street cosmetic surgeon Dr Mario Luca Russo, MD, a sample of blood is taken and is processed in order to separate platelets and plasma from the rest of the blood. The PRP is then injected into areas where rejuvenation is required such as wrinkles, sun damage and acne, burn or traumatic scars. The PRP will activate the local stem cells that will start to tighten, recontour and regenerate the tissue where they are injected.
HOW IT WORKS ? PRP is a mix of concentrated platelets and serum. Why is this important? Surgeons have known for years that healing depends on platelets. These very tiny blood components are rich in growth factors and help form a blood clot during injury. When you injure an area like a ligament or a muscle, they seep into the wound during the bleeding that normally occurs. They then set up a blood clot to stop the bleeding and start to release growth factors to the area to coordinate a repair response. Over the first week or so, they act as a time release ?pill? that secretes various growth factors as various times. These time release growth factors do things like bring in stem cells and bring in new blood vessels to ensure that the body can get more blood to the area.

To prepare a PRP, a small amount of blood is taken from the patient's arm. The blood is then placed in a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins and separates the platelets from the rest of the blood components. The entire process takes less than 10 minutes and increases the concentration of platelets and growth factors up to 600%. Using the patient's own blood, specially prepared platelets are taken and re-injected into the affected area. These platelets release special growth factors that lead to tissue repair.

The human body has a remarkable ability to heal itself, and by re-injecting concentrated platelets, we are facilitating the natural healing process. The PRP injections are calling in stem cells to repair the area. When performing these injections, is important to follow certain recommendation to maximize stem cell release to optimize healing. We know certain factors diminish stem cell release such as smoking and alcohol and antinflammatory drugs intake, so is important to stop smoking and drinking one week before and following the PRP procedure.