Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy?
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is a non-surgical treatment that utilizes your own body’s healing abilities to stimulate skin and follicle recovery. It is a natural treatment that uses the platelets from your own blood. These activated platelets secrete and release at least 7 different growth factors which enhance the natural healing process of the skin and hair follicles.
During a PRP Therapy treatment, a small amount of blood is drawn from you into a sterile tube in the exact same manner as a standard blood test. The tube containing your blood is placed into a centrifuge and spun to separate the plasma and platelets from the other blood components.
After a few minutes, the PRP layer is removed from the same tube and re-introduced into the body at the site to be treated. Using a small sterile needle, your practitioner will inject the PRP in and around the desired site.
The production of collagen induced by the PRP will brighten, rejuvenate and rehydrate the skin even after the first treatment. A course of 3-4 treatments are recommended to see the full effects of this pioneering technique.
PRP at a Glance
WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED WITH PRP?
Whether you want to address crow’s feet, frown lines or loose skin, PRP Therapy can be an effective treatment to restore your skin’s youthful appearance. By encouraging the natural collagen production, this innovative facial rejuvenation treatment can help to provide numerous anti-ageing benefits, helping your skin to look smoother and more plumped.
Using PRP, we can treat stretch marks, cellulite and scarring on the body. By stimulating and accelerating the body's natural healing process, the skin is rejuvenated and renewed with PRP Therapy.
PRP Therapy can be used to treat one of the most frustrating and common concerns for both men and women, hair loss. The treatment involves harvesting the natural growth factors in the blood and reintroducing them to feed the hair follicle. This great, minimally invasive procedure promotes healthy hair growth, to help give you fuller and thicker hair.
Does it hurt?
No, if needed topical anesthetic cream can be used which will numb the face.
How many treatments and how often is this therapy needed?
While responses to treatment vary, most people will require 2-4 sessions. Each set of treatments are spaced approximately 4-6 weeks apart. There is no limit to the number of treatments you can have. Your practitioner will determine your treatment protocol according to your skin/ scalp condition.
What results can I expect from PRP treatments?
Improvement of skin texture and tone is noticeable within three weeks. Full collagen regeneration takes up to three months. Reduction in hair loss is noticeable within 8 weeks. Complete hair re-growth is seen 3-6 months after the last treatment.
Are there possible side effects of PRP facial rejuvenation?
Minimal swelling and redness for 12-24 hours.
How long do results last?
Treatment results vary, however, in most patients the results last up to 24 months. Touch-up treatments (every 3-6 months) will maintain the results.