Q. Who provides the Endoret® (PRGF®) treatment?
Ans. All treatments are provided by Mr Ó Ceallaigh.
Q. Is Endoret® (PRGF®) treatment safe?
Ans. Yes.Facial Endoret® (PRGF®) treatment has FDA (American) and CE (European) approval for use on the face.
The process involves harnessing the growth factors contained in your own blood and placing them into your face.
Q. How does Endoret® (PRGF®) work?
Ans. As your skin ages your growth factor diminish and you loose collagen and you loose the elasticity of your skin.
Treatments are aimed at replenishing growth factors with resultant increase in collagen and elastin.While it takes 4 to 6 weeks to begin to see the benefits of PRGF, the results and improvement continues for the next 8 months as more collagen and elastin is laid under the skin. The results typically last 2 years or longer because the growth factors continue to stimulate the creation of new collagen and tissue long after the initial treatment.
Q. What happens in the Endoret® (PRGF®) treatment?
Ans. The process involves taking a small amount of blood from your arm (like getting blood tests at the GP).
This blood is then spun down and the growth factors are isolated.The growth factors are then removed and reconstituted and are replaced into the face using a U225.
Q. Is the procedure painful?
Ans. With he U225 the procedure is virtually painless.The U225 is used to micro needle the growth factors into the face.You may feel a pinch like discomfort on occasion.If you are nervous oral sedation can be prescribed.
Q. How long does the Endoret® (PRGF®) treatment process last?
Ans. From registration to leaving the practice about 1 hour 20 minutes.
Q. Can I go back to work later?
Ans. Your face will be flushed for an hour after the procedure.
This redness can be hidden with make up.
Q. How quickly after the procedure can I place make up?
Ans. One hour after treatment.
Q. Can I go to the gym /exercise in the first 24 hours?
Ans. I advise avoiding strenuous exercise for the first 24 hours.
Q. How long before I see results?
Ans. After your first treatment your skin feels tight for 24 hours.Your skin will feel softer fresher and fine wrinkles disappear.
It is after the second and subsequent treatment before the long term effects are noticed.
Q. How often do I need Endoret® (PRGF®) treatment.
Ans. I advise an initial treatment followed by a second 3 to 4 weeks later ,followed by a third treatment 3 to 4 weeks after that.
Depending on the condition of your skin I advise a “top -up”every 6-12 months.
You will be informed of the frequency at your consultation.
Q. Is the consult and treatment all on the one time?
The initial consult takes place at least a week prior to treatment.
This allows a cooling off period and allows you to think about the treatment and time to ask questions.
Q. What are side effects?
Ans. Bruising of the skin may rarely occur.
The bruising may take up to a week to recover.
Q. Who benefits from Endoret® (PRGF®) treatment?
Ans. Endoret® (PRGF®) is recommended to slow the facial ageing process starting from 35 years of age.
Q. Is this the same as a vampire lift?
Ans. Vampire lift is not a medical term.
PRP has been called vampire lift by the media as blood is re injected into the face hence the vampire bit.
Q. How much does the initial consult cost?
Ans. The consult cost 100 Euro,however if you decide to proceed with treatment this is then deducted from the cost of your first treatment.
Q. How much per treatment?
Ans. 650 Euro per treatment.