What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection/Therapy?
Platelet Rich Plasma is the concentrated part of blood that contains platelets. These platelets not only assist in blood clotting but also release growth factors that attract stem cells to help your body repair itself which, is done by the stimulation of cells to generate new tissues, skin.
As we grow older, our skin tends to lose its elasticity and fullness which leads to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. PRP Therapy stimulates skin cells resulting in increased elasticity, plumpness and tightening of the skin.
Before the procedure, a vial of blood sample is taken and spun in a centrifuge to separate the portions of plasma and platelets. Under a topical local anaesthesia, the PRP portions of your blood are injected back into the skin.
Benefits of having Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
The use of PRP, is not new, and has long been recognised for its accelerated wound healing properties in surgical applications as well as sports injuries.
These days, this technology is being used for cosmetic enhancement with outstanding results.
Many people, including movie stars as well as celebrities, are having this treatment to utilise their bodies own healing potential, and to stimulate natural skin rejuvenation without the use of chemicals.
PRP has a thickening and tightening effect on the skin, leaving you with a youthful glow.
Who should have Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy?
PRP is ideal for people who want to improve the texture of their skin, add volume to their skin and reduce fine lines without undergoing plastic surgery.
It is also ideal for persons who have suffered tissue damage or have an open wound or injury.
Areas Platelet Rich Plasma can be used to treat the following:
- Crapy Neck;
- Around the Eyes;
- Fine lines and wrinkles;
- Textural improvement;
- Dull dry skin;
- Back of the hands;
- Full case rejuvenation;
How many treatments will I need?
The number of PRP treatments you will need is dependent upon factors such as your age and the condition of your skin. It is recommended that, you have three treatments at intervals of four weeks. You will need to have maintenance treatments every six to twelve months depending upon your personal needs.
How long will the results last?
PRP Treatment results vary from person to person although in most patients the results last up to 18 to 24 months. The use of cosmeceuticals; (a cosmetic that has or is claimed to have medicinal properties) and other complimentary treatments would ensure prolonged results.
What results can I expect from PRP Therapy?
PRP Therapy results become visible after about three weeks as, the platelet stimulated growth increases more collagen growth leading an improvement in the skin’s texture and tone.
Who cannot have PRP treatments?
People who are suffering from skin diseases such as SLE, allergies, porphyria, cancer, severe metabolic and systematic disorders, abnormal platelet function, critical thomobocytopemia, haemodynamic instability, anti coagulation therapy and, underlying sepsis cannot undergo Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy for Men
Cosmetic treatments are not limited to women only, and an increasing number of men are also choosing this type of procedure in order to enhance their looks.
PRP Therapy enables men to look younger by reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
Platelet Rich Plasma Injection cost
- $400.00 per tube
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Before & After
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During your consultation, you must inform your doctor about your full medical history, allergies, and medications. You will have to discontinue any anti inflammatory and blood thinner medications a week prior to the procedure.
However, please discuss and check with your doctor first.
You should avoid taking anti inflammatory medicines for three to four weeks after a PRP procedure as, they may block the beneficial effects of PRP.
You must keep your skin hydrated.
You also must should apply a 30+ SPF sunscreen several times daily especially, during the summer months.
FAQsWhat are the risks?
You may experience regular side effects such as swelling, bruising or redness which usually disappears in a couple of days.
Some people may experience headaches.
In extremely rare cases infection had been reported.
There is no age limit, and any person above the age of 18 can undergo the procedure.
You may experience mild pain after having Sydney Platelet Rich Plasma injections which can be controlled using medications. If you experience severe pain after a PRP procedure you must immediately inform your doctor.
PRP Therapy is a quick procedure and normally takes about an hour to complete.
PRP uses 100% of your own cells so therefore there is no risk of allergies.
No skin irregularities are to be expected.
Bruising or swelling are the most common side effects which usually resolve in around 12 to 24 four hours.
PRP Therapy is a day procedure so there is no need to take time off work.
You can start exercising normally 24 hours after the PRP procedure although, for a few days you should avoid exerting strenuously.
You should avoid sun exposure for a period of 24 hours after a PRP procedure.
There is no need to change your diet, however reducing your sodium intake can decrease swelling.
You should eat a well balanced diet and drink lots of water after your procedure.
The results of a PRP treatment are not permanent and you would need to have additional PRP injections at regular intervals.
In extremely rare cases, there could be some scarring which would disappear with time.
You can safely drive back home after surgery.
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