Also known as platelet rejuvenation treatment, it uses the patient’s own blood platelets to trigger skin rejuvenation and activate natural collagen production. US reality television star, Kim Kardashian, 32, had the procedure done live on one of her programmes – you can see some rather gruesome, blood-stained pictures on the internet that backs up why it is called ‘vampire’ therapy.
What’s it good for? Can improve skin texture particularly in the upper face area, help reduce wrinkles, creases and furrows. It can also help to plump cheeks and skin depressions caused by various types of scars.
What’s involved? A small amount of the patient’s own blood is taken, placed into a centrifuge, and spun for 15 minutes. The blood is then separated into its different components, including platelets – which play an important role in tissue regeneration. The platelet concentrate contains up to nine times more platelets than your regular blood. It is injected into problem areas. The treatment takes around 45 minutes.
How often? Treatments are recommended twice a year.
How much? Between £600 and £1,500.
Where can I find it? Dr Nirdosh in Harley Street, London.