Skin rejuvenation using your own cells :
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) obtained from your blood contains platelets which work in the body to clog up cuts and tears. Platelets also have growth factors on the surface which stimulate collagen production when injected into the skin.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has been used in many medical procedures over the years, and its safety is well established. Examples include wound healing, during joint surgery, etc.
PRP has been used for facial rejuvenation since 2006 in the UK, Europe, Japan, and Australia.
Scientists have known for years that stem cells lie dormant in the skin and provide the building blocks for healing when you sustain a burn or cut. Until recently, physicians had no convenient way to stimulate those stem cells to grow new tissue. By utilizing the growth factors found in the blood (specifically the platelets), a physician can activate the stem cells already in the skin and tell those cells to grow new, younger-appearing skin.
Which facial and body areas can be treated?
- Wrinkles around the eyes (Dark Circles)
- Cheeks and mid face
- Chest and décollétage
- Back of hands and arms
- Stretch marks
- Stimulate hair growth on scalp.
How long does a treatment take?
How many treatments are advised?
For the best result, we recommend up to 4 treatments, 8 weeks apart, with top ups at 6-24 months.
What results can I expect from PRP treatments?
Improvement of skin texture and tone are noticeable within three weeks. Full collagen regeneration takes three months.
What happens during a facial rejuvenation treatment with PRP?
The doctor will assess the degree of skin aging, perform a simple skin analysis, and recommend an appropriate treatment with reasonable outcome. Pre-treatment photographs are taken.
Your skin is cleansed and prepared. Local anesthetic cream is applied. Blood is taken from your arm and placed in a test tube which is then centrifuged.
The Platelet Rich Plasma is then prepared and activated. It is then initially injected into any obvious lines or wrinkles. The remainder of the plasma is then injected all over the rest of the skin area to be treated.
Can any skin type or color have PRP treatment?
Yes, PRP treatments can be used on all skin types and colours.
Possible side effects of PRP facial rejuvenation
Expect minimal swelling, bruising and redness for 12-24 hours. A bruise at the needle site may be visible for 2-3 days.
Expectations from PRP
Results are visible at three weeks and improve gradually over ensuing months with improvement in texture and tone.
Skin care and light therapies can enhance the results.
Advanced wrinkling cannot be reversed and a minimal improvement is expected in persons with a heavy drug, alcohol and tobacco usage. Severe scarring may not respond.
Are results immediate?
No. Swelling from the fluid is what you will see and feel first. Once the swelling has subsided you will not see much change at all. Over a few weeks the platelets will stimulate the growth factors which will assist in more collagen growth.
How long do results last?
Treatment results vary, however, in most patients the results last up to 18 months. Touch-up treatments will maintain the results.
Is PRP treatment safe?
Yes, because we are using your own blood.
Who should NOT have PRP treatment?
- Heavy smokers, drug and alcohol users
- Platelet Dysfunction Syndrome
- Critical Thrombocytopenia
- Haemodynamic Instability
- Acute and Chronic Infections
- Chronic Liver Pathology
- Anti Coagulation Therapy
- Person with Skin Disease or Cancer