Platelet Rich Plasma
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is an intensive collagen and elastin induction treatment that makes the skin smoother, tighter & more youthful.
PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP) TREATMENTS
(Personalised Packages Available)
Full Face Treatment 1.5hrs: $750 P/Treatment
Per Area 1hr (Half Face): $450 P/Treatment
WHAT IS PRP THERAPY?
Blood is made of RBC (Red Blood Cells), WBC (White Blood Cells), Plasma, and Platelets. When in their resting state, platelets look like sea sponges and when activated form branches. Platelets were initially known to be responsible for blood clotting. In the last 20 years we have learned that when activated in the body, platelets release healing proteins called growth factors. There are many growth factors with varying responsibilities, however cumulatively they accelerate tissue and wound healing. Therefore after increasing the baseline concentration of these platelets, we are able to deliver a powerful cocktail of growth factors that can dramatically enhance tissue recovery.
PRP is virtually a cocktail of many proteins that collectively stimulate repair and regeneration. However there are some proteins included in PRP that we can now selectively isolate to promote anti-inflammatory effects and pain reduction. Scientists have now developed natural/homeopathic based tools to selectively isolate the cells/growth factors within PRP that meet our needs of customising the treatment by reducing inflammation and simultaneously stimulating repair.
HOW IS A PRP PROCEDURE PERFORMED?
PRP therapy is performed by using patient’s own blood, specially prepared platelets are taken and then re-injected into the area. These platelets release substances known as “growth factors” that lead to tissue healing. By concentrating the platelets we increase the release of growth factors which promotes the growth of collagen and elastin – making the skin smoother, tighter and more youthful.
As a concentrated source of autologous platelets, PRP contains (and releases through degranulation) several different growth factors and other cytokines that stimulate healing of soft tissue. The efficacy of certain growth factors in healing various injuries and the concentrations of these growth factors found within PRP are the theoretical basis for the use of PRP in tissue repair. The platelets collected in PRP are activated by the addition of thrombin and calcium chloride, which induces the release of these factors from alpha granules.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PRP THERAPY?
Patients can expect to see significant improvement skin colour, elasticity, tone and collagen production.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR A TREATMENT?
The treatment usually takes an hour and is performed on as an ‘outpatient’ basis. Do not take any anti-inflammatory, vitamins/supplements or alcohol one week prior to the injection and for one week after as this may limit the treatment benefits.
Please arrive with no make-up on to each appointment (including post-treatment check-ups).
WHAT ARE THE SIGNIFICANT SIDE EFFECTS?
Although uncommon, the risks include those signs/symptoms associated with an injection including: pain, infection, blood clot, nerve injury, skin discolouration calcification, scarring, loss of fat to the area and allergic reaction.