Thinking of Dracula therapy? Dr Kambiz Golchin, a leading expert in the field of skin rejuvenation, offers some words of advice.

Dracula therapy works using your own blood to rejuvenate the skin. It’s a 100% natural skin care treatment.

Also known as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections, it’s used to stimulate the growth of collagen and to improve the skin’s texture and tone.

During the procedure, a small amount of blood is drawn from the arm into a sterile tube, much like a standard blood sample.

The tube containing the blood is placed into a piece of equipment that separates the plasma and platelets from the other blood components.

Using a small sterile needle the plasma and platelets are injected into the face, rejuvenating the skin and reducing any obvious facial lines, wrinkles or acne scars.


Advice from the expert

Dr Kambiz Golchin, a consultant ENT and facial plastic surgeon who carries out the method in London and at his clinic in Ireland, says it has many benefits:  “PRP is a great skin care treatment on its own or in combination with other treatments. It can be considered as an ‘organic’ treatment, which can especially suit patients who are keen on a more natural approach.”

It can lead to healthier skin, he says, and a glow that is still present weeks down the line.

He says that there are different types of PRP so advises anyone considering having the treatment to do their research. “Check which PRP you are having. Not all PRPs are the same. The concentration and the quality of PRP makes a big difference.”

He adds that it’s essential that the procedure is carried out by a skilled medical practitioner: “Not every practitioner can do this. It should be performed by a skilled medical practitioner with excellent knowledge of anatomy and the products for contouring the face.”


General information

Are there different types of PRP?

Yes. There are three main types of PRP treatments.

The first involves injecting plasma and platelets from your own blood; the second combines this procedure with a Hyaluronic acid dermal filler and the third combines it with laser therapy.

Are the results immediate?

No. Swelling from the fluid is what you will see and feel first. Over the days/weeks there will be more collagen growth.

Are there side effects?

Minimal swelling, bruising and redness for 12 to 24 hours.

How long does it take?

30 to 45 minutes.

How many treatments will I need?

Most people will require one to three sessions. The results last up to 18 months.

Can it be combined with other treatments?

Yes. It can be combined with other treatments, including wrinkle-relaxing injections and Dermal Fillers.

Dr Kambiz Golchin

Dr Kambiz Golchin

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