About PRP Treatment | Vampire Facial

“What is PRP treatment?” is one of the most common questions we received. PRP stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma, and PRP treatment, also known as PRP therapy or vampire facial (when used for facial rejuvenation), is a medical procedure that uses a person’s own blood to promote healing and rejuvenation in various areas of the body, particularly the skin. It is a minimally invasive procedure commonly used in dermatology, orthopedics, and other medical fields. PRP is applied to the face to address concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and texture.

PRP treatment is generally considered safe since it uses the patient’s own blood components. However, as with any medical procedure, there can be risks and potential side effects, including infection, pain, and allergic reactions. The effectiveness of PRP treatment can vary from person to person, and multiple sessions may be needed to achieve desired results.

PRP Treatment near me? If you are looking for a trusted clinic where you can have a vampire facial. We are located right in the heart of London, on 15 Harley Street, which is only a 8 minuites walk away from Oxford Circus Station and Bond Street Station.

Who is suitable for Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment?

Male and female with below skin concerns:

  • Dull-looking skin
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Loss of glow
  • Early signs of ageing
  • Dehydrated skin
  • Dark circles under the eyes
  • Enlarged Pores
  • Acne scars

You are not a suitable candidate for PRP treatment if you:

  • Have acute and chronic Infections 
  • Have skin diseases (i.e. SLE, porphyria, allergies) 
  • Have cancer 
  • Have chemotherapy treatments 
  • Have severe metabolic and systemic disorders 
  • Have abnormal platelet function (blood disorders, i.e. Haemodynamic Instability
  • Have hypofibrinogenemia, Critical Thrombocytopenia) 
  • Have chronic Liver Pathology 
  • Are having anti-coagulation therapy
  • Have underlying Sepsis and 
  • Have a systemic use of corticosteroids within two weeks of the procedure. 


Defer treatment if:

  • Have active acne


Cellenis PRP

Best Practices


  • Avoid sun exposure 2 weeks before the treatment.
  • Avoid exfoliation skincare routines such as acid scrubs, exfoliation, etc., for two weeks
  • Avoid Oral Isotretinoin (such as Accutane) 12 months before treatment.
  • Avoid retinol for 6 months before treatment. 
  • Suppose you have skin prone to acne and inflammation. In that case, you need to make an appointment in advance for a face-to-face consultation and communicate with the doctor whether you are a suitable candidate for the treatment.
  • One week before or on the treatment day is recommended to have HydraFacial or hydrating facial to boost the treatment results. 
  • Avoid having treatment during the menstruation period.
  • The overall operation time is usually 1.5 hours (5 minutes cleaning, 30 minutes topical numbing cream, 30-45 minutes operation)
  • The skin will be flushed or red, which may be expected when you leave your appointment and will usually go away in 72 hours or less. 
  • You might experience skin dullness and peeling after 72 hours, and it should get better in 7 days post-PRP Treatment. 
  • Please inform our practitioner if you have had any skin treatment within 30 days before the treatment
  • To limit sun exposure on the day of treatment, we recommend bringing a cap/hat and a pair of sunglasses. 


  • Do not drink alcohol for 24 hours and avoid spicy food, shellfish and beef
  • No strenuous exercise for 24 hours
  • Wash your face after 24 hours
  • skin care products and cosmetics can be applied after 48 hours depending on the condition of the repair.
  • Pay attention to sun protection, physical sun protection above 50SPF and avoid sun exposure within two weeks

Frequent Questions

PRP is a safe treatment. However, as PRP is administered into the skin, it may cause swelling, redness and bruising at the injected area.

Prior to the treatment, our practitioner will have a comprehensive consultation with patients to tailor a bespoke treatment plan. This involves discussion of treatment goals and signing of patient consent forms.

During each session, the patient will have numbing cream applied to the skin. A small amount of blood (<20mls) is drawn from the vein of the patient. The blood is then spun to separate the PRP from the other components. After the platelet-rich plasma mixture is prepared, it will then be administered to the treated area. Patients are given the option of having the injections administered by hand or mechanical gun.

Most of our patients notice the difference in their skin within a few days. For some patients, the results may take 5-7 days to show up.

The results can last for several months for one-off treatment. For patients who wish to treat acne scars or other skin damages, a course of 4-6 treatments will be recommended in order to achieve the desired results.

Side effects are minimal with PRP treatment as the platelets are generated from the patient’s blood. There is no risk of transmissible disease or allergic reactions.