Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy – is there any down time?

Platelet Rich Plasma TherapyPlatelet Rich Plasma Therapy, aka the ‘Vampire Facelift’, is an exciting rejuvenating treatment that works in a different way to other popular anti-ageing treatments like dermal fillers and Botox.

Instead of introducing substances into your skin to ‘correct’ specific signs of ageing, PRP Therapy works with your body in a more holistic way.

The treatment uses a concentrated dose of your own blood plasma to stimulate your body’s natural repair mechanism.

When injected into your skin, this ‘mega-dose’ of plasma packed with healing growth factors encourages collagen production and new blood vessel formation, improving your skin’s texture and tone.

Which all sounds great. But what’s the down side? Or more specifically, the down time, for PRP Therapy?

Down time after PRP treatment

Most treatments require a period of allowing the skin to ‘settle down’ afterwards, and PRP is no different. In fact, because of the nature of the treatment, it does tend to require slightly longer than many other treatments.

Though non-surgical, PRP does involve several small injections in fairly delicate areas of the face. This means there is the potential for bruising.

But as with all healing, bruising varies from person to person. Everybody will experience the treatment in a slightly different way, and some will bruise more than others.

Most people will find they are quite red after treatment, with some very light needle marks which will wear off after a couple of hours. Your skin will also feel quite itchy and a little bit tender. After around 24 hours, the redness and itchiness should have subsided.

If you’re considering PRP Therapy, we’d advise you to allow plenty of time for any potential bruising to heal. As a general rule of thumb, we wouldn’t recommend you have PRP Therapy within a couple of weeks of attending any special event to be doubly sure your skin will have recovered nicely.

For any more information about PRP Therapy, or to book a free consultation to discuss the treatment with one of our expert practitioners, contact us on 01844 318825 or email