Tag Archives: PRP

Fillers versus PRP for penis enlargement

Which is best when it comes to penis enlargement – fillers or PRP? Dr Unnati Desai explains. Here at Harley Street Emporium we’re getting an increasing number of men enquiring about penis enlargement and the options available. Many ask about fillers – but are they the best option? According to GP and aesthetics practitioner, Dr Unnati Desai, fillers have some significant downsides in comparison to PRP and there are a number of things you need to consider when making your treatment choice. Fillers are used in cosmetic surgery to plump up and fill out the tissue and are best known…

The P-Shot

What is the P-Shot® or Priapus-Shot®? The Priapus-Shot or P-Shot is named after Priapus, the god of fertility in Greek mythology. He was known for his sizeable penis and permanent erection. The P-Shot is a natural, non-surgical treatment for men using Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) which is injected into the penis to to treat: Erectile Dysfunction* (ED) – by improving blood supply to the penis it can result in firmer erections and enhanced sexual performance, Peyronie’s Disease (PD) – a condition where scar tissue causes the penis to curve, making sex painful. The P-Shot can help straighten the penis by encouraging…

Hair loss: what are the treatment options for men and women

Losing your hair? It can be distressing, but as Scalp Confidential’s Kelly Morrell explains, you have treatment options. Here’s a surprising statistic – more women than men experience hair loss. It may not be as severe as men, but 40% of women experience hair loss by the age of 40 and 80% by the time they reach 60 years of age. Some 50% of men may experience some degree of hair loss in their lifetime. For men it is usually genetic, the typical male pattern baldness and can start as early as late teens or early 20’s for some. For…

Dr Simon Zokaie

Dr Simon Zokaie, BSc MBChB MRCP, is a cosmetic dermatologist  and the medical director of the LINIA Skin Clinic on Harley Street. In addition to his private practice he continues to work for the NHS. His areas of interest include the treatment of acne, rosacea, pigmentation, psoriasis and eczema as well as skin lesions and skin cancer.  He is a core member of the NHS skin cancer multidisciplinary team. In 2003 he graduated from the University of Manchester and underwent his medical training in London. He gained membership to the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) and subsequently spent more than …

How to get rid of lines around your mouth

How do you get rid lines around the mouth, nose and chin? Dr Leo Avgerinos gives us a glimpse of what’s involved.   It’s not just our eyes that start to show the ravages of time – the area from our nose to our chin can also be affected by wrinkles. There are three main types of lines that appear around the mouth: Marionette lines are the long vertical lines that run from the corners of the mouth down each side of the chin Nasolabial or parentheses lines which extend from nose to mouth, and, ‘lipstick’ or ‘smoker’s lines’ that…

Dr Unnati Desai

Dr Unnati Desai, founder of the Urban Aesthetix Clinic in Mayfair, is a highly skilled GP who has undertaken extensive post graduate training in aesthetics procedures, dermatology and women’s health. She is a member of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM) and  is actively involved mentoring and appraising doctors and nurses in both General Practice and Cosmetic Medicine. Dr Desai graduated from Birmingham Medical School in 2000 and Nottingham Law School in 2003. She completed her medical training in Birmingham and gained membership to the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2006. Shortly afterwards she moved to central London…

Losing your hair: treatment options

Hair loss can be worrying for both men and women, but there are things that you can do about it. Dr A Bolin explains.   Have you noticed your hair getting thinner or perhaps a receding hairline? Hair loss can have a huge impact on your self confidence. Generally, unless there is an underlying medical condition or treatment (such as chemotherapy) that is causing the hair loss, it’s often genetically determined. But, there is some good news: there are some medical grade treatments that actually work and can give you a thicker head of hair. Let’s have a look at…

Dr Shadi Eddin

Dr Eddin is a well respected aesthetic practitioner who has been performing aesthetics since 2005. He is a qualified as a Dental Surgeon in 2001 from Guys and Kings College hospitals and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Oral Surgery and treating nervous patients. He has extensive experience in non surgical cosmetic treatments with a special interest in modern anti-aging techniques skin rejuvenation and jaw slimming. He has been taught by 2 pioneers in the the use of plasma (PRP/vampire) therapy for facial and hair rejuvenation. Under his guidance as clinical director and owner, Retreat Medispa has achieved Save Face accreditation, which…

Female sexual dysfunction- what is it and what can you do about it

You may not have heard about it but female sexual dysfunction is one of the  biggest unspoken issues affecting female health and wellbeing. Dija Ayodele investigates what it is and what you can do about it.  Are you less interested in sex? Taking longer to get in the mood? Perhaps sex is great but you find yourself sore and in pain during or afterwards? Do you feel an itchy burning sensation in your vagina or the skin around it (which may be flaky or looking less than a vibrant pink)? If you’re nodding yes to any or all of these questions,…

Dr Bhavjit Kaur

Dr Bhavjit Kaur is the director and co-founder of the award winning Health & Aesthetic Clinic in Greenwich, London where she focuses on aesthetic procedures. She is a member of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine, the Royal Society of Medicine and is a BCAM appraiser and audit committee member and former mentor for Harley Academy, level 7 training – the body that trains health professionals in how to do aesthetic injectables. She has trained under some of the aesthetic industry’s leaders and makes every effort to keep herself up-to-date with changes and the latest technology. Dr Kaur takes an holistic approach to…

Dr Penelope Tympanidis

Dr Penelope Tympanidis, consultant dermatologist and owner of the Dermaperfect Clinic on Harley Street, is one of London’s leading dermatologists and has been a pioneer in minimally invasive anti-aging and body sculpturing techniques for the last 20 years. Dr Tympanidis is recognised by the European Board of Dermatology. She trained at Tufts in the USA and UCL in London, and has worked as a Clinical Research Registrar at the Department of Dermatology at UCL and the Royal Free/UCL Medical School Campus and as a Consultant in Dermatology at Mayday University Hospital in London, as as well as Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.…

FROM SAGGY EYELIDS TO DROOPING JAWLINES: DOCTORS SHARE THEIR NON-SURGICAL SOLUTIONS

Considering a cosmetic procedure but don’t want to go under the knife? Well, these days there are plenty of alternatives. Top doctors give their top tips. If you’ve started to notice your face is heading South as the years go by, chances are you’ll be looking for something to slow it’s progress. But is surgery the only option? In many cases, advancements in aesthetic medicine mean you can now turn back the clock without going anywhere near an operating table. Dr Rupert Critchley, director of the Viva Skin Clinics chain in London, says non-surgical aesthetics “is really beginning to bridge the gap…

Dr Shirin Lakhani

Dr Shirin Lakhani (MBBS, MRCA, MRCGP, DRCOG, ACCMA)  has an extensive background in medicine having trained in the NHS and various hospital sub-specialities, including anaesthetics. After moving into general practice, Dr Shirin soon discovered her passion for aesthetics and the synergy between medicine and beauty. Most of all, Dr Shirin loved the positive impact that her work could have on her patient’s confidence and self-esteem. In 2013 Dr Shirin founded Elite Aesthetics in Kent and has since left general practice to pursue her passion full-time. Her discreet approach and fantastic, natural-looking results have seen her treating royalty, A-listers and celebrities…

PRP – the Vampire or Dracula Facelift

What are Vampire or Dracula facelifts or facials? The Vampire or Dracula Facelift is a procedure which involves drawing a small amount of your own blood to obtain platelet-rich plasma (PRP) which is then injected back into the face to boost collagen and plump up the skin. In the case of the Vampire facial, made famous by Kim Kardashian, micro-needles are used instead of injections. The micro-needles, make a multitude of small punctures allowing the PRP to penetrate the skin barrier. PRP therapy was developed in the 1970s to help with wound healing after surgery and went onto be used for sports…