Raffine

Micro Needle

Therapy

Ideal for the non-surgical and non-ablative treatment of various skin conditions such as aging, scarring, and hyperpigmentation.

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About The Therapy

Hair loss, Baldness, Receding, Poor hair quality or Alopecia

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is an exceptionally safe and completely natural therapy. The added modality of ‘activating’ cells with PRP progresses this treatment to the frontiers of the anti-aging industry.

Process

Blood is taken from the client’s arm; the plasma separated from the blood cells in a centrifuge; a laser light is shone through the plasma, to activate the platelets; the plasma is then drawn up into syringes; and injected with small needles into the clients skin with a specialised ‘Raffine Automatic Micro Needling Therapy Device’, with added Meso-Therapy Hair boosting cocktail. Stem cells and growth factors in the plasma, activated by the light energy, repair and renew the tissue, stimulate the hair follicles and increase the circulation to the hair to improve strength and growth.

Indications

Any area of the head can be treated. Two techniques will be adopted for hair stimulation, micro needling with a raffine device and individual injection of the PRP.

 

Contraindications

No real absolute contra-indication, as clients own blood is being used. Relative contra-indications include if clients are on any anti-coagulation therapy, non-steroidal or anti-inflammatory medications, have a haematological disorder, concurrent infections, and treatment with roaccutane, immunosuppression, and undergoing chemotherapy and poorly controlled medical conditions. In these cases common sense and caution are advised. If a meso-therapy adjuvant is used with the PRP a risk of allergic reaction is present. Pregnancy and breastfeeding are only a contraindication if adjuvants are added to the plasma.

Side effects

The only side effects of the PRP can include some bruising and swelling that resolves quickly. The effects of phlebotomy may cause pain, bruising, discomfort or itching. Rarely phlebotomy may cause haematoma, nerve injury, arterial injury, tendon injury or needle stick injury. With treatments to the scalp you may experience an immune response 24-48hrs after which will include raised glands in the neck. This will go down in a couple of days.

Pain management

Pain is managed through topical anaesthesia. This should be applied 45 minutes prior to the procedure, 1g of paracetamol can be taken 1hour prior to treatment.

Aftercare

Refrain from touching the skin with your hands until the pores have had chance to close.

DO NOT PICK OR PULL THE SKIN. Any redness should subside over a 24-48 hour period. Do not rub or massage the head for 2 weeks, cleanse using a mild cleanser. Pat to dry only with a clean towel.

We recommend the use of hair boosting serum which should be massaged gently into the scalp with your fingertips at night, this will work in conjunction with the vampire treatments to increase the number of follicles in the active growth phase. The nightly booster will help support the regeneration of hair structure, strengthen the hair and reduce hair loss.

 

Refrain from extreme temperatures such as intense sunlight, saunas, sun-beds, and steam baths for a period of at least 2 weeks after treatment. Apply sunscreen with an SPF30+ on a daily basis. Avoid colouring or bleaching (hair) for 72hours. Do not swim in chlorinated water for approximately 14 days

There is a risk that the skin will turn very red, bruise or blister, slight stinging sensation similar to that of mild sunburn may be felt, these side effects will last for 24-48 hours. Later a scab or crust may form. There is a small risk that hyper pigmentation of the skin can occur after the procedure, although this is not normally expected as the epidermis of the skin is not removed as a result of the procedure.

Clients ‘treated’ areas should be left to dry and should be back to normal in 48 hours.

Follow up

For hair loss therapy & rejuvenation, to obtain a synergistic effect, a treatment of 6, with an interval of 3-6 weeks apart is recommended, then every 3 months until the desired effect. Results with hair loss therapy will show at around 6-9 months.