Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a potent and “natural” skin rejuvenation procedure that uses your own plasma to address a variety of skin concerns including sun-damaged skin, scarring and even hair loss.
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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
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The procedure begins by extracting a sample of the patient’s blood (using the same process as in a typical blood test) which is then spun in a centrifuge to create a concentrate of Platelet Rich Plasma.
The concentrated plasma solution is then injected under the skin at the targeted areas to stimulate the body in to improving the overall quality and health of the skin. We may also combine the injections with skin needling, depending on the condition of your skin and your goals.
The platelet-rich solution works to kickstart the body’s cellular processes, stimulating collagen production, skin cell turnover and invigorating the area with stem cells and growth factors.
The procedure takes about an hour and is well tolerated with typically no discomfort.
Before receiving any cosmetic injections, you must be assessed to determine if you’re medically suitable for treatment. It is important that you disclose any medication that you are taking, any health conditions affecting your muscles or nerves or if you are known to have any allergies.
To be suitable candidate for anti wrinkle injections, you will be at least 18 years old, in good overall health and have realistic expectations of the treatment.
You may not be suitable for treatment if you have a skin infection in the treatment area, are currently pregnant, nursing or planning to become pregnant.
Results will subtly occur over a period of 8 weeks, depending on your overall health.
It is recommended to have an initial 2 – 4 initial treatments at 6 weekly intervals, followed with a single annual “maintenance” treatment for optimal results.
Downtime is minimal and side effects are usually limited to minor swelling, bruising and tenderness for up to 24 hours.
It is important to follow any after-care instructions given to you by your practitioner and contact the clinic as soon as possible if you are concerned about any side effects.