Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, also known as PRP Therapy or Autologous Conditioned Plasma, uses your own blood to encourage the production of new collagen and to promote growth factors. It is a growing area in medicine that has been shown to help with a variety of problems. For example, it is an increasingly popular solution to address hair loss, and it helps give you healthier, thicker hair.
It is also used to encourage the production of new collagen in skin to improve fine wrinkles and the general appearance of skin. Injecting the face in multiple areas with PRP has been termed as the “Vampire Facelift” and is a popular treatment of ours.
It has been shown to improve the pain associated with arthritis or injuries in the shoulder and knee.
Our PRP procedures are carried out exclusively by our highly experienced Doctors. Our Doctors use this treatment regularly for both cosmetic and medical purposes. For joints we like to combine PRP with Hyaluronic Acid which used together produces new collagen and a lubricating effect on painful joints. We utilise advanced technology to split the elements of the blood, separating the potent human growth factors from the plasma and platelets. The treatment involves harvesting the natural growth factors in the blood and redistributing them to feed the hair follicle, skin cells or collagen building cells within joints. We use your own super growth factor from your blood, concentrate it and then put it back in to an area that really needs it.
What to expect
You will be examined by our Doctors to establish where to administer treatment for the best results and a topical anaesthetic cream is applied if needed. A small amount of blood will be drawn from your arm and inserted into our state-of-the-art concentration system to separate the human growth factors and plasma from your blood. The concentrated boosting factors will then be injected back in to the site requiring treatment. The treatment itself can take up to 30 minutes depending on what area is being treated.
After having your treatment, you are advised to avoid using any other product on the skin for 24 hours. This is to ensure the area is kept clean and to reduce any chance of infection. For joints we advise resting the joint for 24 hours after the procedure.
Are there any side affects?
As we are injecting the plasma that has been extracted from your own blood, there is no medication involved and therefore side affects are very uncommon. As with any injection there may be a small amount of bruising at the needle entry point.
Is this treatment permanent?
PRP can produce long term results but most clients benefit from having PRP done more than once.
How quickly does it work?
PRP works gradually over a few weeks. Most people notice an improvement to their skin, hair or joints within the first 3-4 weeks.
I cannot recommend NU-U highly enough. I have had my “Vampire Facelift” done by both Dr Rai and Dr Punater and each time it has had an amazing effect on my skin. I’m so glad I have found these doctors. They are welcoming and know exactly how to make your skin so much more radiant.
Excellent. I went to NU-U just before my wedding due to some frown lines. My treatment was amazing start to finish. Everything I was worried about was carefully looked at and precisely corrected.
PRP here is the best I’ve ever had! I have to get PRP done on my hair following a hair transplant. Lots of my friends have had very painful experiences with scalp PRP. Dr Rai does my treatment with a fast machine and it is so much better than the places I visited in London.
Excellent service. I’ve had several different treatments from Dr Punater at NU-U. Each one has given great results and I’ve been amazed at how easy he makes everything look. This is definitely the best place I have been to for cosmetic treatments.
From the moment I was greeted by Dr Rai I felt I was in safe hands. This is an amazing clinic where they really aim to look after you and I wouldn’t trust anyone other than Dr Rai now. The botox injections I had were far less painful and gave a much better result than anywhere I’ve been before. Would highly recommend NU-U to everyone.
Great Professional Service! I felt at ease with these guys. Very caring, professional and explained everything to me. Gave me my options and guided me through what would be best for my skin. I’ve not been to other clinics and having chosen this one I don’t think I’d ever go anywhere else.