PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma
What is PRP?
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is an autologous concentration of human platelets in a small volume of plasma. PRP utilises your own growth factors within your blood to stimulate your body’s natural healing response to achieve incredible, versatile benefits.
PRP can reduce the common signs of ageing and many of our clients who take up our PRP treatment end up with a naturally-youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
How does it Work?
PRP is a procedure that involves taking a sample of your blood and centrifuging (separating) the platelets and plasma from the red cells. The platelets and plasma is then re-injected into the skin.
This treatment is great as it promotes new skin cells, stimulates collagen production, repair cell damage, and regenerate and remodel tissue growth. This is great for the following:
- Hair Loss (Scalp, beard and brow)
- Acne and acne scarring
- Under eye rejuvenation (dark circles)
- Wrinkles and fine lines (frown lines or crow’s feet)
- Loose skin
- Hand rejuvenation
- Stretch marks
How many treatments are required?
This will depend upon the health and age of your skin. Normally it is advised to have 2-3 treatments, 4-6 weeks apart. However, your clinician will determine your treatment proto-col according to your skin condition.
Avoid touching or apply anything on the treated area for 12 hours. It’s advised to apply moisturiser regularly after 12 hours as the skin could be come dry and flaky during the first 2-3 days. Apply sunscreen and avoid strong sun exposure in the first week after the treatment.
Minimal: Expect minimal swelling, bruising and redness for 12-24 hours. A bruise at the needle site may be visible for 2-3 days. Infection and scarring is very rare.
Who is not a candidate for PRP
- Heavy smokers, drug and alcohol users
- Platelet Dysfunction Syndrome
- Critical Thrombocytopenia
- Haemodynamic Instability
- Acute and Chronic Infections
- Chronic Liver Pathology
- Anti Coagulation Therapy
- Person with Skin Disease or Cancer
- Severe Metabolic and Systemic Disorders.