London Beauty Clinic enters the Twighlight Zone

London Beauty Clinic enters the Twighlight Zone.

London Beauty Clinic enters the Twighlight Zone.

London Beauty Clinic enters the Twighlight Zone.

With the craze for the Vampire Diaries came the introduction of a new facial therapy in top beauty clinics in London – the vampire facial.

To give it a more scientific name it is treatment using Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). Which involves taking a small amount of blood from your arm – a couple of dessert spoons is usually enough. Spinning it in a centrifuge to separate the plasma which is the fluid part of the blood from the red and white blood cells.

The concentrated plasma which is rich in growth factors is then injected into the face.  These proteins help heal injured tissue and damaged skin by stimulating surrounding cells near the injection site. Allowing them to proliferate.

One of the key cells, fibroblast, is the one which creates collagen which gives skin its youthful appearance.  Unfortunately as we age, less and less collagen is produced causing wrinkles and fine lines to appear on your skin.

Some practitioners in beauty clinics around central London may combine it with dermal fillers. To plump up problem areas like the delicate area under the eye.

Tennis ace Rafael Nadal is among many athletes who are thought to have used the treatment which has been around for more than 20 years. As PRP accelerates the healing of wounds and burnt skin.

As you might expect from someone rarely out of the headlines. Kim Kardashian is a fan but so too are many British actresses including Anna Friel. According to reports of the latest trends in beauty clinics around London.

Shenaz Shariff a health and well-being expert who runs the Face and Body Clinic in London says ‘PRP can be used on the face around the eyes, mouth, nose, the décolletage and even the backs of your hands. It can take a few weeks to see the full effect of the treatment. But it will last up to a year maybe with a couple of top up treatments in between’.

There is minimal downtime although some patients may experience bruising, swelling or redness near the injection site. But this should go within a few days and to avoid infection no make-up or cream should be used for 8 hours after the PRP .

A popular alternative to the vampire therapy is the very successful Hialurox anti-ageing facial. Which is available at a highly respected London beauty clinic run by Shenaz Shariff.

Actress Tamzin Outhwaite is a delighted convert to the facial and admits. ‘After just one treatment I noticed a visible reduction in the appearance of fine lines around my eyes and mouth. What makes this facial even more special for me is that it is completely relaxing. I felt confident putting myself in Shenaz’s hands knowing what she was doing really would work’.

Hyaluronic acid which exists naturally in all of us. Encourages the hydration of the epidermis which is the surface layer of skin cell.    However the amount we produce diminishes with age and that means we lose the firm texture to our skin.

Shenaz’s relaxing London beauty clinic enables clients looking for a non-surgical procedure to get fantastic results to leave you looking younger for longer.

It will require multiple treatments over the course of a few months to enable the body to complete the restoration process but you will see a distinct change after the first day.

Shenaz and her team are happy to offer information and advice about this and other treatments available at her beauty clinic in London, which could be used in conjunction with the facial.

For a consultation contact info@thefaceandbodyclinic.co.uk