Dr Henna, KICHI's resident aesthetic doctor will start by smoothing numbing cream over your skin, before drawing a little blood and placing it into a centrifuge to isolate the platelets. These platelets contain growth factors, which are proteins that communicate calming commands to skin cells, encouraging that all-important healing response.

Once the rich platelets have been extracted, they’re injected back into key areas of your skin, depending on where you want the plumping to take place. For extra hydration, moisture magnet hyaluronic acid can be mixed in with the platelets. You can also opt to swap injections with microneedling, which creates tiny punctures in the skin, allowing it to penetrate deeper.

Any remaining rich platelets will then be applied to your face. If you choose microneedling, this is the point where you start to resemble Kim K’s selfie. The pore-plumping cocktail will be expertly massaged in, at which point you head home and allow it to absorb overnight. This is a skin regeneration experience like no other.

MESOTHERAPY 

* POA (added treatment) 

Mesotherapy is an aesthetic treatment which employs multiple injections of pharmaceutical and homeopathic medications, plant extracts, minerals, hyaluronic acid, vitamins, amino acids and growth factors. The procedure can treat a variety of concerns, including hyper-pigmentation, stretch marks, mild acne scarring, fine wrinkles and lines. It can also rejuvenate, rehydrate and tighten ageing/problematic skin.

The treatment takes around 30-40 minutes and involves your practitioner injecting small quantities of individually tailored cocktails into the desired area.

Mesotherapy with Growth Factors stimulates the fibroblasts to produce body collagen, which is the major support structure for the skin. If one can keep one’s skin firm and taught with collagen, then the sagging that takes place over time can be contained as tighter skin supports the soft tissues of the face and body.