*Disclaimer: Patient results and treatment experience may vary from person to person.

“My Thermage treatment has made my post-menopausal skin feel pre-menopausal again - plumper, tighter and glowing”*

JW


"I couldn't imagine entrusting anyone else, but Dr. Rakus with my face. After my Thermage even my mother has noticed how well I look".*

R.K.

“My Thermage treatment has made my post-menopausal skin feel pre-menopausal again - plumper, tighter and glowing”*

JW


“I personally found the Thermage treatment painless overall with some tenderness under the chin/neck area, however, nowhere near the ‘cigarette stubbing’ pain level I had read about.!"*

D.H.


"I knew I wanted to have some work done, but I wanted to know I was in good hands. I sought impartial advice and met with Wendy Lewis, the New York aesthetic consultant. She recommended
Dr Rakus
- she was right. I know I'm in safe hands and my treatments have been effective without side effects and have drawn many compliments".*

Suzan B.P.


"I couldn't imagine entrusting anyone else, but Dr. Rakus with my face. After my Thermage even my mother has noticed how well I look".*

R.K.

"With JuvédermUltra I was very impressed especially since my husband had no idea what procedure I had! It was painless and very effective."*

SF


“My treatment is the best investment any woman could make for herself and is better than a week in Spain”.*

MC


"I'm 44 now. My friends are always asking what I do to keep my skin such good shape and why I don't have any wrinkles. I tell them I've been going to Dr Rakus for 10 years. Even those who were formally against having anything done - ever - have now asked me for her number!"*

K.T.

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PRP

The Vampire
Lift

aka Angel Glow

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What is Platelet Rich Plasma [PRP] Therapy?

Platelets are a naturally occurring component of your own [autologous] blood and play an important role in wound healing and tissue regeneration. Platelet Rich Plasma [PRP] therapy is the process of isolating platelets from the blood and concentrating these platelets to much higher concentration levels than normal through the process of centrifugation. The result is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). PRP encourages collagen formation and improves blood supply to tissue, both of which are important factors in anti-aging therapies. Your skin texture will improve as the Platelet Rich Plasma stimulates new skin tissue growth.

What does the process involve?

A small sample of your own blood [approximately 60mls], is processed in a highly specialised, state of the art system, specifically designed to extract the Platelet Rich Plasma [PRP] in a safe, clinical manner and then this Platelet Rich Plasma [ PRP] is injected into the areas of the face and neck that require skin rejuvenation.

How does Platelet Rich Plasma PRP work on tissue?

Platelet Rich Plasma [PRP] contains high levels of tissue growth and regeneration factors which are vital to skin rejuvenation & repair. PRP is increasingly being recognised by specialist clinicians as a useful natural intervention to aid tissue growth and collagen stimulation.

Is Platelet Rich Plasma PRP Therapy safe to use?

Platelet Rich Plasma is your own unique [autologous] tissue and so you are using your own blood to repair and improve your skin tissue. Platelet Rich Plasma has been used in hundreds of thousands of procedures around the world for over 30 years, predominantly in maxilla-facial, orthopedic and cardiac surgery. More recently PRP therapy has been used successfully in advanced wound care treatment and increasingly for skin rejuvenation as an alternative to foreign substance injections like Botox and volumising fillers.
Slight swelling and redness may be present after the procedure but this is normal and temporary and your specialist surgeon will provide you with appropriate treatment and care.
The Platelet Rich Plasma is processed under exacting clinical standards which all clinicians must adhere to when working with blood products and the processing of the blood is at 'point of care', next to the patient.

Is there discomfort following the Platelet Rich Plasma treatment?

Each person is unique and the response to intra-dermal injections will vary, though adverse reactions are rare. Your specialist may use a topical anaesthesia before injecting the Platelet Rich Plasma [PRP]. You may feel a ‘tingling’ sensation after the procedure and there may be redness, slight swelling and bruising. These symptoms will disappear. Please discuss this with your specialist.

How long will the Platelet Rich Plasma procedure take?

The procedure will take on average 20-25mins.

What changes will I notice?

Platelet Rich Plasma encourages tissue growth and improves blood supply to tissue, both of which are important factors in anti-aging therapies. Your skin texture will improve as new tissue cells grow and visible results may take 3-6 weeks. The results continue to improve over time and last approximately 1 - 2 years. Best results are attained through 1 to 3 consecutive treatments.
We are all unique and so results will depend upon a number of factors including your overall health status, age, dietary variations, whether you smoke, as well as a number of other health factors, including your unique skin type.

Are there any contra-indications to the use of Platelet Rich Plasma?

You must inform your specialist if you are taking medication, including blood thinning [anti-coagulant] medication, undergoing steroidal or any long-term therapies.

Are all PRP therapies the same?

No, not all PRP therapies are the same. There is increasing clinical evidence that suggests that PRP therapies which contain higher concentrations of platelets, produce better results. Research indicates that the optimal therapeutic concentration for effective skin rejuvenation is a platelet concentration of 3-4 times the normal level of platelets. Studies show that concentrated platelet levels of 800'000 to 1'000'000 per ml have been linked to optimal collagen formation. Matti, B. & Everts P.A.M. (2011)

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“My Thermage treatment has made my post-menopausal skin feel pre-menopausal again - plumper, tighter and glowing”*

JW


“I personally found the Thermage treatment painless overall with some tenderness under the chin/neck area, however, nowhere near the ‘cigarette stubbing’ pain level I had read about.!"*

D.H.


"I knew I wanted to have some work done, but I wanted to know I was in good hands. I sought impartial advice and met with Wendy Lewis, the New York aesthetic consultant. She recommended
Dr Rakus
- she was right. I know I'm in safe hands and my treatments have been effective without side effects and have drawn many compliments".*

Suzan B.P.


"I couldn't imagine entrusting anyone else, but Dr. Rakus with my face. After my Thermage even my mother has noticed how well I look".*

R.K.

“My Thermage treatment has made my post-menopausal skin feel pre-menopausal again - plumper, tighter and glowing”*

JW


“I personally found the Thermage treatment painless overall with some tenderness under the chin/neck area, however, nowhere near the ‘cigarette stubbing’ pain level I had read about.!"*

D.H.


"I knew I wanted to have some work done, but I wanted to know I was in good hands. I sought impartial advice and met with Wendy Lewis, the New York aesthetic consultant. She recommended
Dr Rakus
- she was right. I know I'm in safe hands and my treatments have been effective without side effects and have drawn many compliments".*

Suzan B.P.


"I couldn't imagine entrusting anyone else, but Dr. Rakus with my face. After my Thermage even my mother has noticed how well I look".*

R.K.

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