(1) The Dublin Lift
The face is the area for which the majority of patients seek cosmetic rejuvenation as the convex lines of a youthful appearance tend to flatten and droop as one grows older. The younger face is characterised by a balance captured in the classic shape of the inverted triangle. The reversal of this ‘triangle of beauty’ as ageing proceeds is considered generally less aesthetically appealing . At present, a variety of different dermatologic and volumising treatments are available for facial rejuvenation. These include chemical peels, dermal fillers, intense pulsed light and radiofrequency lasers, platelet-rich plasmas (PRP) microneedling, microdermabrasion, botulinum toxin injections, and laser resurfacing. Each treatment has its own relative beneﬁt, as well as risks.
In 2010 Dr. Patrick Treacy pioneered an AWARD WINNING novel method for full facial rejuvenation, which combined a number of established treatments to obtain the most optimum result. The DUBLiN Lift combines five treatments in the rejuvenation of the ageing face in an effort to increase aesthetic effect, patient safety, and reduce laser downtime. This won the much coveted medical research AMEC Award in Paris in 2014.
The facial rejuvenating therapies include microneedling, PRP growth factors and Omnilux 633 nm light. The technique is called the DUBLiN facelift as an acronym of previous involved: Dermaroller, UltraPulse laser, Blood growth factors, Light (red 633 nm), and Neurotoxin.
(2) Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Skin Rejuvenation Therapy
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Skin Rejuvenation Therapy is one of the latest, autologous anti-ageing, skin rejuvenation procedures available; offering a natural approach to improving the overall texture and tone of your skin naturally, by using your own body’s own resources. Ailesbury Clinic have used this method since 2004
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) contains high levels of tissue growth and regeneration factors which are vital to cell growth and rejuvenation. PRP works to revitalize the skin by improving blood supply and stimulating collagen formation, the results of which improve and increase over time.
PRP (Platelet-rich Plasma) also known as the Vampire Facial or Dracula therapy relies on using the body's own self repair mechanisms.
A small amount of the patient's own blood is taken and placed in a centrifuge and the plasma is separated from the red blood cells.
This platelet-rich plasma is then re-injected in the area to be treated. This platelet-rich plasma contains Growth Factors which will help repair damaged skin and injured tissue.
When these growth factors are injected into the problem area they stimulate other growth factors in the skin to grow and increase in number, this stimulates the repair so increasing skin volume, reducing fine lines and wrinkles and rejuvenating the skin.
What are the benefits of PRP treatment?
- It can be used on most skin areas ; eyes, face, neck, scalp, chest and hands
- Increases skin volume
- Improves skin texture
- It is very good for treating previously difficult to treat areas such as above and below the eyes
- This is a great value for money treatment costing around the same as Botox® and lasting up to 18 months
How many treatments will I need and when will I see the results?
Some patients will only need 1 treatment others may need 2 or 3 treatments at 4 to 6 week intervals.
Is there any downtime?
The downtime of this treatment is minimal
You can expect to see some swelling, bruising and redness for 12 to 24 hours You may get minor bruising at the injection sites for 1 to 2 days.
What can I expect?
You will see the results around 8 weeks after the treatment
As always good skin care will enhance the improvements
What does the treatment entail?
- Your skin is cleansed
- A local anaesthetic is applied to the treatment area
- A small amount of blood is drawn and placed in the GLO centrifuge, which will separate the plasma
- The platelet-rich plasma is then activated
- This activated plasma is then injected into the area to be treated using a series of small injections
Phone Julie on 01 2692255 to make an appointment. Costings from €350.