Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment

PRP treatment is the latest non-surgical treatment to manage various medical and surgical disorders. It is safe and effective.

What is PRP?

PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. Plasma is the liquid aspect of our blood which houses all the cellular components such as red and white blood cells, as well as platelets. In simple terms, platelets naturally make up only 10% of our blood's cellular components. In PRP, the platelet ratio is flipped to 90% platelets. Therefore, PRP is plasma rich in platelets.

PRP is useful to help,

  • Anti aging
  • Anti wrinkle treatment
  • Skin rejuvenation- Neck, Upper Chest, Hand
  • Under eye darkness reduction
  • Plasma face lift
  • Male pattern hair loss
  • Female pattern hair loss
  • Premature graying of hair
  • Alopecia areata
  • Wound healing

How to do it?

The Doctor starts by taking a small amount of blood from your arm. This is the same as when you have a routine blood test at your family Doctor. This blood is then placed in a centrifuge which spins the blood at a very fast speed.

When this process has completed we are left with platelet rich plasma. This is then drawn off into a syringe and mixed with a solution ready for injection. It is then placed by injection into the areas where we want the improvement.

Which facial and body areas can be treated?

  • Skin around the eyes
  • Cheeks and midface
  • Neck
  • Jawline
  • Chest and Decolletage
  • Back of hands and arms
  • Other body areas
  • Stimulate hair growth on scalp

What are the Benefits?

  • Latest non-surgical treatment method
  • No side effects or minimal side effects
  • Results are rapid
  • Effective treatment method

How often do you have to repeat?

The frequency of the treatment depends on condition to which we are injecting PRP. In most cases three sessions are required to deliver the optimum level of treatment. At your consultation the Doctor will advise you as to how many treatments are required and when they should be carried out. In some cases one treatment may be all that is required.

Who should not have PRP?

  • History of heavy smoking, drugs or alcohol use
  • Platelet dysfunction syndrome
  • Sepsis, acute or chronic infection
  • Connective tissue diseases, Anticoagulant therapy, chronic skin disease or cancers
  • Metabolic or systemic disorders

Can we do any other treatment same time?

You can use your other medical treatments concurrently.

Side effects

Usually no side effects. But,

  • Transient redness and swelling can occur which will subside quickly
  • Infection at the site is rare

When do you see results?

You need to be a little patient because these results can take time to take effect. It is perfectly possible to see results early on, even in a matter of a week , but you must allow three to six months to gauge the results objectively.

Does the treatment last in terms of results?

You should expect around two years of improvement in most cosmetic indications. Most patients tend to book in for top up treatments around this time to maintain the progress made.


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