Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has become a highly sought-after non-surgical procedure for facial and skin rejuvenation. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) therapy is a treatment which uses your own blood platelets to stimulate new cell growth, helping to improve your complexion, skin texture and to restore lost facial volume.
We take your blood and spin it in a centrifuge, which enables the separation of the blood cells from your plasma and platelets. This is then re-injected into the skin to stimulate collagen and new skin cells. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) harnesses the beneficial functions of the patients’ own platelets and therefore there is no risk of allergy or rejection of the treatment.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) can also be successfully used to treat thinning hair and hair loss particularly male pattern baldness. It is important to start treatment early on and whether you are a suitable candidate will be determined during your consultation.
Most people will experience some mild to moderate swelling in the area of treatment, redness or heat, which are all common side effects and are part of the activation of your platelets. Bruising can occur and may take several days to disappear.
Most patients will require three treatments at four to six week intervals. The first thing people notice is an improvement in skin turgor and elasticity. Collagen production can take up to three months to occur and the results can differ depending on the individual. Because the injected product is 100% your own, factors such as smoking, stress and illness can effect results. A series of three treatments can yield results for up to two years.
Those unsuitable for this treatments are pregnant, breast-feeding, trying to conceive, on anti-coagulation treatment, autoimmune conditions, have suffered any type of cancer or who have certain implants in the treatment area.