PRP Stands for platelet rich plasma which is blood plasma containing a high concentration of platelets. PRP can help regenerate and revitalise damaged tissue.
Downtime 1 - 3 days mild redness
Treatment Time 90 minutes
Improves skin tone and texture, tighten skin, and soften lines and pores. Results begin to show one (1) to two (2) weeks after the treatment session and continue to improve with time.
You can expect to see the benefits of PRP facial rejuvenation in about 1 to 2 weeks after the treatment. Results are gradual, and the skin will continue to improve as the process of renewal can go on for up to a month after the procedure. For best results, we recommend 3 to 4 sessions, 4 weeks apart.
Treatment results vary depending on your body’s metabolism
Bleeding at the injection and/or blood collection site, which is usually resolved within the first 24 hours
Tenderness, pinkness/redness and increased warmth at the treatment area, which is usually resolved within four days.
Bruising at the injection and/or blood collection site is usually resolved within three to five days.
WHO IS NOT SUITABLE
Has a platelet disorder and / or blood disorder
Is currently undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatment
Has an acute and chronic infection
Has skin disease
Is a smoker
Has liver infection
Has a severe systemic or metabolic condition/ disorder
Is undergoing anti‐coagulation therapy
Has received an injection of long acting steroids at the
PRP injection site within the past six weeks
Is pregnant or breastfeeding
Is under the age of 18 years
If you are unsure, contact us.
HOW IT WORKS
PRP helps accelerate the process of tissue regeneration and repair, encourage new collagen, elastin and new blood supply. Using the body's natural response is to attract platelets that release growth factors and facilitate healing.
By re-injecting concentrated platelets made from your own blood, there is an increase in the release of growth factors, which accelerates the natural healing process.
WHAT TO EXPECT
A blood sample is collected in 1-2 specially designed tubes.
The tubes are then centrifuged for 5 minutes.
During centerfugion a patented gel within the tubes isolates PRP from other cells within the blood. Ready-to-use PRP is drawn up into the syringe and is now ready for application using our Skin Pen.
A numbing agent may be applied 15 minutes prior to minimise discomfort.
POST TREATMENT CARE
Refrain from washing your hair for the first 12 hours. This will allow the platelets to activate and commence the skin rejuvenation process.
Refrain from strenuous exercise for the first 24 hours
Take paracetamol and/or codeine if required, but avoid aspirin for two days
Avoid supplements that may increase bruising (e.g. fish oil) for two days
Avoid inflammatory medication (e.g. Nurofen), topical gels (e.g. Voltaren) and oral steroids (e.g. Prednisone) for ten days
FOLLOW UP AND NEXT STEPS
To ensure that you are happy and that optimal results are achieved, it is recommended that you attend a review appointment and assessment.
Your health and well-being is our priority. If you are concerned about any aspect of your treatment, or if you become unwell – contact the clinic immediately.