31 Jan Mr Chris Inglefield talks about Angel PRP
Mr Christopher Inglefield, one of the first surgeons in the UK to Use PRP, talks about Angel PRP
We start our interviews with UK practitioners using the Angel PRP system to look at what they find is successful and why they chose the Angel system.
Mr Chris Inglefield is an internationally recognised plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He is a pioneer in his field and was one of the first in the UK to use the Angel system back in 2007. He saw the potential of PRP even when there were fewer systems, and less clinical data. He introduced the benefits to The London Bridge Plastic Surgery Clinic (LBPS).
Why did you choose the Angel PRP system for your business?
We considered a range of different suppliers. We looked at reliability, concentrations, ability to work with bespoke settings. And of course, the fact it was a closed system. We liked the system it met our requirements. But, after meeting the Biotherapy team, we were even more confident. They understand the system, PRP and give full support and training.
We have never changed supplier. Other systems are available but can’t match the Angel’s capabilities.
What treatments do you use the Angel system most?
We use it for rejuvenation as that’s what the market dictates in our clinic. The most popular areas for treatment are face and neck. We offer a course of three treatments four to six weeks apart for patients.
Do you use it for other treatments or in other areas?
Yes, we use it all over the body. But its other popular uses are hair restoration and treating hands for rejuvenation. PRP by its nature can stimulate the restoration of the skin and hair.
We have used it for hair restoration and have seen good results. We are looking at this as an area we can develop. We have a lot of female patients contacting us about hair thinning and hair loss.
Do you combine it with other procedures?
At LBPS we are advocates of planning a treatment regime that will give the patient the most benefit. So, we are masters of combination therapies. Angel PRP is most often paired with fractional resurfacing. In the clinic we use the Endymed RF fractional system.
In the surgical arena are you using PRP for anything else?
Yes, we use it with fat grafts. We first treat the area to receive the graft with PRP. This helps the fat graft to establish and gives the greatest results. We use it particularly on the lower legs, where fat grafts can be troublesome.
What do you see in the future of Treatments and for PRP?
As the market changes and moving into a new decade there is a need for more bespoke treatments. Patients like the idea of using their own blood to restore their own tissues. It makes sense and they love the natural results. I am excited about the wound healing research presented for PRP. It demonstrates the potential for it to restore and help in tissue reconstruction. Medical wellbeing has never been a hotter topic. Consumers are becoming better connected with their own physiology. They are tracking, testing and measuring their own bodies using technology. They are well researched and embrace new developments in biotechnology. I see the next decade will be an explosion of new treatments to meet this desire.
About Mr. Christopher Inglefield BSc, MBBS, FRCS(Plast)
Chris was born in Trinidad, he studied at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica and Trinidad. He gained his Medical Degree in 1985. Chris then came to London to complete his specialist surgical training. He became a fellow to the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1990.
Chris is passionate about plastic surgery. He spent the next 6 years developing his specialist skills and gaining experience. He studied for and passed the intercollegiate specialist examination (in Plastic Surgery). Adding the title FRCS(Plast) in 1997. This confirmed his expertise in all aspects of Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery. He is on the Specialist Register of the UK General Medical Council.
Associations, Publications and Press
Chris is a renowned national and international speaker. He has written clinical research papers and contributed to many specialist books and journals.
He is a member of the following associations;
- The UK Association of Aesthetic Surgeons.
- The World Professional Association for Transgender Health.
- The British Burn Association.
- The British Microsurgical Society.
- The British Association of Surgical Oncology
- The Royal Society of Medicine – Plastic Surgery.
Chris has appeared on television and radio programmes. (Including Botched Up Bodies, Body Shockers, Radio 5 Live, NBC and Granada TV). He’s often interviewed and quoted in the national press. Press includes: The Sunday Mirror, The Sunday Times, The Financial Times, The Daily Mail and Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar.
Chris received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2012 Aesthetic Awards. Voted for by his peers in the industry for his work and dedication to innovation within the field.
London Bridge Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Clinic
Chris founded London Bridge plastic Surgery and Aesthetic clinic in 2003. And the clinic moved to its current location in the heart of Marylebone, close to Oxford Street and Harley street in 2010. The established award-winning clinic is known for its, caring approach and outstanding patient care. It has evolved into one of London’s premium established clinic. Chris, together with his business partner Greg Bran lead the way. Together they have put the clinic on the map with their innovative approach and cutting-edge technologies. The clinic team has grown and has a wide range of skills. Specialists, nurses and therapists deliver a premier service. But the emphasis is not only on the treatment alone. It is patient centric care before, during and after every procedure. This, along with a pioneering approach e clinic apart.