What is platelet rich plasma (PRP)?
Platelet rich plasma is the portion of blood which contains a high concentration of platelets. Platelets stimulate the release of growth factors which assist in collagen regeneration. Increasing the collagen in your skin means over time your skin will appear more rejuvenated, smoother, firmer, younger, and fresher looking.
Is PRP safe?
Because PRP treatment uses your own blood, the risk of immunological reactions or contamination with transmissible diseases is eliminated.
What does the procedure involve?
8-24ml of your blood is collected in a similar way to a blood test. The blood is spun down in a centrifuge using a specially designed tube that separates the PRP from the red blood cells. The PRP portion of the tube is then drawn up into a syringe ready for re-injection and/or microneedlinginto the skin.
Topical anaesthetic cream is applied to the skin prior to injection or microneedling to keep discomfort to a minimum.
What can I expect following my PRP treatment?
There is very little to no downtime following a PRP treatment. Injections can cause minor bruising and swelling. Some patients report a tingling sensation after injection.
How many treatments do I need?
Typically, we recommend 3 PRP treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Some patients may need up to 6 treatments.
When will I see results?
Typically first results are visible 2 weeks after the first treatment and full results around 3 months after the final treatment.