Refresh & create the very best version of yourself this year with amazing facial treatments, designed to re-invigorate and brighten up your skin from Contour Couture.
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"Very happy as per usual! Treatment was pretty painless and the salon is looking beautiful."
Price: £175 a treatment
(AKA Vampire Facial)
PRP facial is a completely natural treatment which uses the rich plasma from the client’s own blood to regenerate the skin.
Plasma, within our blood, contains many proteins, stem cells and growth factors that are responsible for plumping and regenerating our skin, as well as improving its elasticity.
When the rich plasma comes into contact with the body’s tissue it kick starts the regeneration process.
Simply put, the plasma in our skin is designed to repair the damage, so inputting that onto the skin causes it to repair all of the imperfections.
Four Step Process
A small amount of blood is simply drawn from the client and then processed to separate platelets from the other parts of the blood such as red cells
You then undergoes a microneedling (see below) treatment either with a derma pen or roller – this will create tiny access channels for platelets to enter the skin along with the normal benefits of a microneeling treatment.
The PRP is then rubbed into the skin which is absorbed through the tiny channels. Once the platelets are absorbed deep in the skin their granules are activated and wonderful improvements start to happen
Your skin then starts healing. The growth factors from the PRP are in a higher concentration than would normally be found so this induces extra collagen, new cells and increased normal vascularity of the skin. This has a profound effect on the look of our skin
What does it actually do and will it benefit me?
The biggest attraction for PRP 'vampire' facials are the anti-ageing qualities of the skin regeneration as this combats signs such as fine lines, dull complexion and thinning, non bouncy skin. However, the benefits stretch way beyond that and the treatment is exceptionally popular with people with any form of scarring, large open pores, rosacea, blemishes and chloasma to name a few. Even without any major underlying issues the treatment leaves you with a new, radiant and refreshed complexion.
Will you pour my blood over my face?
This is the most common question we get and with this being at the top of most people’s minds, no wonder there are people who are nervous about it. During the treatment we do take a small amount of your blood but we do not rub the ‘red blood’ over your face. After we take the blood we separate it using a centrifuge and this causes the red blood cells to separate from the plasma. The plasma itself is pretty colourless (in the test tube it looks straw coloured) and on the skin it just looks like a clear serum. We take the rich platelet plasma from the plasma, as this is the part that contains all the fantastic growth factors and this is what we rub into your skin.
The reason why in the images you see red blood on the face is due to the microneedling.
What is the microneedling for and why may it cause bleeding?
Before we rub the rich plasma onto your face, we microneedle your face for two reasons.
Microneedling (also referred to as derma-rollering or derma-pen treatment) is a popular stand alone treatment which regenerates collagen production and skin renewal. We use a derma pen to microneedle the face and what this does is it creates tiny channels and wounds on the surface of the skin which starts a natural healing cascade. A healing cascade is the body’s natural reaction to skin wounding is – it heals that area by creating new skin. The wounds are so tiny and superficial that they do not cause any issues other than some light bleeding at times.
Microneedling also makes the skin more porous so it enables the rich plasma to skin right into the skin to accelerate this skin regeneration.
In the media (and on the Kardashians) they shows quite severe microneedling, which is why there is a lot of blood. This is from using quite deep needles. In our experience (supported by a lot of training) there is actually no additional benefit to using needles that large on the face - it doesn't promote better skin, it just hurts... quite a lot. Which is why we don't do it.
Does it hurt?
We numb the face with anaesthetic prior to the microneedling so that the treatment doesn’t cause discomfort. We use relatively short needs (0.5mm) so the only areas that may feel sensitive with this size microneedle may be ‘boney’ areas such as the forehead and temples, also near the side of the eyes.
What is the plasma like on my skin?
We get this question is all colours like does it smell (the answer is no), will it make my skin yellow (also no), is it sticky (not really). The best way to describe the feeling of the plasma on the skin is that it makes it feel tight, like having a face mask on, or (if you’ve every experienced it) like having egg white on your face.
How long do I need to keep it on for?
We recommend to keep the plasma on over night, or if you can’t manage that then for at least 8 hours.
And I’ll start looking amazing the next day?
Sometimes yes, but mostly no. The majority of clients experience mild redness to the skin for a couple of days after the treatment, like very light sunburn. The skin will also tend to go quite dry as it is regenerating and hence shedding the old top layer. For this reason we recommend that if you have a special occasion to book the treatment for at least a week beforehand.
What are the risks?
Any treatment using needles will carry its risks but the great news with PRP 'vampire' facials is that the risks are minimal. This is because the facial uses your own natural growth factors so it is not possible for you to have an adverse reaction to it. The main risks come down to hygiene (ensuring all needles are brand new and unused) and safe venepuncture.
How many treatments will I need?
We tend to find that clients who have specific skin issues such as acne scarring will need 3 sessions, a month apart then annually to maintain the effects. However, clients looking for generally rejuvenation will see benefits from 1-2 facials a year.
How much does it cost and where can I get it done?
For one off treatments, we charge £175 however, we do offer a package of 3 for £480 if booked in advance. We carry out these treatments in our Swindon, Cheltenham and Bath clinics.
After one treatment my scar on my cheek has almost disappeared. Can't wait for my next treatment. Thank you Mimi, couldn't recommend you highly enough
Sara: PRP Facial, Malmesbury
I've now had my third treatment and I can't believe the results. The best thing is all the compliments my friends give about how good I look. Thank you
Louise: PRP Facial, Cirencester
Great experience, love the results. My face just looks like I've turned back the clock by several years. Would highly recommend to anyone who wants to beat the dreaded ageing process
Lisa: PRP Facial, Swindon
Why Choose Contour Couture?
Our practitioners are all experts in their chosen beauty treatments; dedicated full-time professionals who have carried out 1000s of treatments.
All our clinics practitioners have the appropriate insurance necessary to carry out our treatments, giving you peace of mind that you are always in safe hands.
All our practitioners are fully qualified in all the treatments they provide and ensure to provide highly quality results in a safe and minimally invasive way. They have extensive and continual training in advanced techniques to ensure you get the results you deserve.
Whether this is your first time with us or you’re trying something new, we’ll always offer advice & guidance to ensure you feel at ease whilst providing the treatment that’s right for you.
New Year, New You.
Whether you’re not quite feeling yourself or you’re looking for a fresh start, make the this year your year with luxury facial treatments from Contour Couture
At Contour Couture, our team of practitioners have years of experience in providing safe, professional beauty treatments to an exceptional standard; performing thousands of treatments for thousands of happy customers throughout the South of England.