How does it Work
PRP contains is a blood product, derived from each client and to be utililised by that client on the same day. The plasm derived from the patient’s blood is rich in platelets. Once injected, these platelets release growth factors with stimulate tissue regeneration including:
- New collagen production
- Stem cell division and regeneration
- Formation of new blood vessels (Angiogenesis)
What does the treatment involve?
Blood is collected in designated tubes which are centrifuged for 5 to 10 minutes to isolate the platelet- rich plasma. The treatment area is then numbed by either a local anaesthetic cream or an anaesthetic block (similar to a block given by a dentist). The PRP is then re-injected into the patient by multiple micro-injections.
How long does PRP last?
It is recommended to have 2-3 treatments done 3 to 6 weeks apart. After this, the skin will show continued improvement over the next 6 months with increased thickening of the skin and improves hydration. A maintenance treatment every 12 months is recommended. Because you have regenerated your own skin the overall benefit will last for years!
Results are dependent on your overall health and internal nutrition. Remember smoking, excess alcohol and sun exposure can shorten the life of cells.
Preparation before a treatment
Prior to treatment, a medical consultation is required to treatment to assess if PRP is right for you.
7 days before treatment, please discontinue supplements that increase the risk of bruising. These include: Green tea, St John’s Wart, Vitamin E, Omega fish oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Ginko Biloba, Garlic, Echinacea, Nurofen and other anti-inflammatory medication and Aspirin. (You may need to consult your doctor regarding the latter).
24 to 48 hours before treatment, drink lots of water (1.5 litres/day) to ensure you are well hydrated.
Combine your PRP with other collagen building and regenerative treatments for even better results. These include:
- Matrix fractionated treatments
- LED treatments.
- Microdermabrasion and vitamin C Ultra-sonophoresis.
Call us on 02 9747 5444 to make an appointment for a free consultation.