You may have seen photos online of celebrities and influencers with their face covered in blood splatters? This isn’t a new Halloween look, but it is one of the latest skincare trends, PRP, also known as the vampire facial. When PRP is injected into damaged tissues, it will stimulate the body to grow new, healthy cells. PRP is not only used to rejuvenate the skin, the treatment can also be used to treat hair loss.

How does platelet-rich plasma (PRP) work?

PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma. Platelets are cells that are found in blood, they primarily help our blood to clot and prevent blood loss following trauma. However, they also play a large role in the natural processes of growth and healing. In addition, platelets are also our body’s primary source of bioactive tissue growth factors. By isolating a concentrated sample of platelets and growth factors we can stimulate the natural wound healing response in the chosen injection site. The final results boast an array of beneficial outcomes from a healthy & beauty point of view.

Who can perform PRP treatments?

PRP treatments can be performed by any medical professional that has successfully trained to do the procedure. Here at Azthetics Academy, we welcome; Doctors, Dentists, Nurses, Pharmacists, Paramedics, Midwives, and Dental Therapists to partake in our aesthetic courses. We do, however, recommend that delegates have some injecting experience prior to attending this course. The PRP course includes some advanced techniques, ensuring you leave well-prepared and confident that you can the best aesthetic results for your clients.

What will be covered in the PRP training course?

During our PRP course, Dr. Tom MacDonagh will cover the theory and practical techniques used to create outstanding results.

PRP Theory:

  • Structural anatomy and physiology of the skin – with reference to key surrounding structures including arterial and venous vasculature

  • To understand how the anatomical knowledge can be applied to practice to improve patient safety and reduce the rate of complications

  • To understand the indications and presentation that would indicate a client is a suitable candidate for PRP

  • To understand the physiology of the wound healing cascade

  • Understand the full range of potential side effects from common and mild to rare and severe

  • To understand common conditions leading to hair loss and how these can be tackled with PRP therapy

PRP Practical:

  • To develop confidence with skills of consultation prior to treatment, including giving information about likely results and treatment courses.

  • To undertake supervised facial assessment with particular reference to the hair and skin and use this to help to identify suitable patients

  • To be comfortable injecting in the scalp and throughout the face – to include the use of different needle and syringe combinations as well as a U225 mesogun

  • Be confident delivering aftercare advice and instruction for your clients

Why will PRP benefit your client base?

PRP is an autologous treatment. This means that in order to produce a beneficial result it uses your body’s own products. For this reason, it is a very safe treatment as we are not introducing any foreign components into the body. It may be seen as a new beauty treatment but it has been used in both clinical and sports medicine for its effective healing properties since the 1970’s.  Completing our PRP course will allow you to treat difficult to reach, delicate areas such as the under-eye. These can often be challenging areas to treat using other methods due to safety concerns. Typically results last up to 12 – 18 months after a series of 4-6 treatments.

A 1-day intensive PRP aesthetic course in Bristol

All of our aesthetic courses are designed to ensure that delegates are given all the tools necessary to complete the training and leave knowing the procedure inside out. The next date for our PRP course is on the 7th November 2020: you can book online, or if you have any queries contact us or give us a call on 01174 533 536.