PRP can help to regenerate and revitalise damaged skin tissue. PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma, which is blood plasma containing a high concentration of platelets, also knows as thrombocytes.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does PRP work?
A small sample of blood is taken from your arm, exactly like having a routine blood test. The blood is centrifuged, and 10 minutes later, the PRP has been separated from the whole blood and is ready to use.
Once on site, growth factors and other regenerative molecules are released leading to collagen growth and skin remodelling. This may result in skin rejuvenation and a reduction in wrinkles and scars.
What are the benefits of PRP?
This treatment improves skin texture and tone, refines wrinkles and reduces scars such as acne and or stretch marks while preserving a natural appearance. PRP can also be used to promote hair growth when injected into the scalp. Visible results may take up to 6-8 weeks and will vary between individuals. This variance depends on factors such as general health, age, diet, smoking and skin type.
How many treatments are required?
This will depend on your individual situation. Often PRP treatment is performed in a series of two or three sessions, 3-6 weeks apart. Maintenance treatments are recommended every 6-12 months for optimal long lasting results. Discuss your treatment plan with your cosmetic clinician.
What is the difference between PRP and dermal fillers?
Dermal filler is a synthetic material used to fill a wrinkle or to add volume, where as PRP is an autologous natural substance used to address skin laxity, fine lines and improve skin complexion
Can this treatment be used in conjunction with other treatments?
Clinical evidence has shown that combining PRP with other rejuvenation techniques such as fillers, Infini RF skin needling, PDO threads and IPL treatments induces a synergistic beneficial effect.
What are the side effects?
PRP treatment in generally well tolerated. The most common side effects: local irritation or redness and mild to moderate swelling. Consult your clinician if you have any questions or concerns.