Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP)

PRP is a new innovative and revolutionary approach in tissue regeneration that can be used anywhere on the body. PRP has been used within medicine for many years, it has focused on wound healing tissue repair. It has also been used in orthopaedics, dentistry, neurosurgery and ophthalmology. This system uses your own bodies growth factors in order for the skin to repair and rejuvenate itself.

What is PRP used to treat?

Healing the wrinkles around the eyes, which are difficult to treat using conventional rejuvenation therapy.WrinklesAcne scarringSagging skinBags under the eyesBack of the hand wrinklesStretch marksDécolletage/Neck

What is PRP Therapy?

Platelet Rich Plasma is an increasingly popular treatment used to improve the texture of the skin, create better skin tone, firm the skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It is a new form of regenerative medicine that utilises your own blood, where the platelet rich plasma component is extracted, concentrated and reintroduced to rejuvenate the skin.
Platelets are a crucial part of the body's ability to stop bleeding and repair damaged blood vessels and cells in the body. Platelets contain substances called growth factors hat activate and rejuvenate cells in the body.
The concentrated platelets in PRP contain vast amounts of bioactive protein, which include growth factors. These growth factors have been shown to initiate accelerated tissue repair, and to have positive effects on skin rejuvenation. The growth factors, when released, promote tissue repair and collagen production

How safe is PRP?

As this treatment is done using you own blood, the concern for disease transmission is eliminated and minimises the chance for possible side effects making it a very safe procedure.

What happens during treatment?

The total procedure takes approximately 1 hour. You will have an initial consultation to discuss your medical history and your expectations from the treatment. You will have topical anaesthetic cream applied all over the area to be treated for 35 minutes to numb the skin. Your practitioner will then take some blood from your arm before placing the blood into a centrifuge machine. After the blood has been spun your practitioner will then inject the area to be treated with the platelet rich plasma. This may cause some slight but brief discomfort. You may experience temporary swelling, bruising or itchiness around the sight of treatment. This will usually settle within a day or two.
The treatment normally takes 4-6 weeks to take effect and you are often required to have repeat treatments to maintain the results.

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