Platelet Rich Plasma therapy has become increasingly popular in recent years, due to its ability to use the body’s own healing powers to reverse the signs of ageing and improve skin quality. However, an exciting new development in PRP therapy is the introduction of the innovative Exokine®-serum that we’re delighted to offer to our patients at Wimpole Aesthetics Clinic.
Exokine®-serum is free of the anticoagulants and additives that are often present in other PRP therapies – the pure serum only contains the proteins and growth factors the skin requires to regenerate itself.
As your skin ages, there is an increase in inflammation, as well as a decrease in stem cells, hydration, growth factors and collagen production. Exokine®-serum directly targets skin ageing by blocking inflammation as well as increase the production of growth factors, stem cells and collagen and improve hydration.
At your first appointment your blood is taken and then transferred to the Exokine® device to be incubated for a minimum of six hours. The blood cells become activated, releasing anti-inflammatory proteins, known as cytokines, in a very high concentration. The blood is then centrifuged to capture the pure serum.
Your second session begins with the application of a topical numbing cream to ensure optimal patient comfort. The Exokine®-serum is then injected into the top intra-dermal skin layer, activating the body’s own rejuvenation powers.
After a few weeks you’ll start to see a gradual improvement in the skin as it starts to look fresher, more hydrated, with a decrease in skin ageing.
What areas can Exokine®-serum treat?
The serum can be injected into the forehead, cheek area, around the eyes and in the jawline, as well as be used to reverse ageing on the neck, hands and décolletage.
Is there any downtime after my Exokine®-serum treatment?
You should expect some slight redness and swelling immediately after your treatment but within just a couple of hours this should have subsided and you can return to normal activities. We advise waiting 12 hours before exercising.
How long will by Exokine®-serum treatment take?
Your initial treatment will be split into two sessions; at the first one, your blood will be taken to be treated and the pure serum produced. You will then return for a second session – at least six hours after your first treatment – for the injection of the serum. A numbing cream will be applied and you have to wait for that to take effect, but then the injection of the serum should just take 20 minutes.
The serum can be stored frozen for up to a year so any follow-up treatments in that time will just involve injection of the serum.
Does Exokine®-serum treatment hurt?
There may be some mild discomfort experienced when the serum is being injected into the skin, but we apply a numbing cream in advance to improve patient comfort.
How long will the results of my Exokine®-serum treatment last?
Patients can expect an all-over skin rejuvenation for 9 months to a year, depending on your skin condition prior to treatment and lifestyle effect on the skin.
At Wimpole Aesthetics, we provide a wide variety of medical treatments and non-surgical rejuvenating procedures in the field of anti-ageing and aesthetic medicine. Our medical director Dr Joshua Berkowitz stays abreast of the latest developments in this field, but always ensures that any treatment we offer can deliver safe and effective results.
We love to hear our patients tell us that we have the feel of a local clinic right in the heart of London’s medical district.
YOUR STEP BY STEP PROCESS
1. GET IN TOUCH
If you’ve been considering an aesthetic treatment to rejuvenate your skin or reshape your body, then the first step is to get in touch with the clinic to arrange a consultation with our medical director Dr Joshua Berkowitz or one of his team, depending on your requirements.
2. AT THE CLINIC
The consultation is an essential part of the patient journey as it gives us the opportunity to discuss your objectives and the outcome you’re hoping to achieve. We will talk you through the procedure or treatment plan, clearly explain any possible risks and the results you can expect, as well as answer all of your questions.
3. YOUR TREATMENT
Procedures at Wimpole Aesthetics are carried out under the direction of our medical director Dr Joshua Berkowitz and his team. We aim to deliver practical, safe and effective medical aesthetic alternatives to cosmetic surgery whilst always respecting a patient’s privacy, dignity and confidentiality.
4. POST TREATMENT
Our care and support continues after you leave the clinic. You are provided with comprehensive aftercare advice appropriate to the treatment you have received and we welcome patients getting in touch if they have any questions regarding their experience and results.