Skin Rejuvenation

What is PRP?
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is “harvested” from your own blood.

This is done by collecting a small volume of your blood (much like having a blood test) and spinning it down to separate the red blood cells from the platelet cells. This resulting PRP is introduced back under the skin by a series of tiny injections. 
Platelets are the “sticky glue” that stop bleeding when you hurt yourself.

Their other job is to promote wound healing and repair by attracting growth cells.
PRP treatment produces a rejuvenating and tightening effect on your skin, giving it a healthy, youthful glow.

It is ideal for … 
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Textural improvement
  • Dull dry skin
  • Hair-growth stimulation (in those with thinning hair)
…and is used in the following areas:
  • Full-face rejuvenation
  • Crêpey neck
  • Eye area (both upper and lower eyelids)
  • Décolletage
  • Backs of hands
  • Other body areas

> The process takes around an hour. The skin area(s) to be treated are numbed with a topical anaesthetic cream.
> You can expect to have some redness, swelling and bruising, subsiding quickly over the following 4-7 days.
> The initial treatment for PRP is one treatment a month for 3 to 4 months, then repeat treatments either 6-monthly or 12-monthly, depending on your skin and results.
> As PRP is made up of your own blood products there is no risk of allergy, rejection or serious long-term side effects.
> PRP is contraindicated if you smoke, have cancer, a poor diet or lifestyle, have chronic disease, or a poor platelet count.

How long do results last?
Treatment results vary, but once tissue has been regenerated and remodelled, that benefit may be permanent.   Touch-up treatments will maintain the results.
Who cannot use PRP?
SMOKERS.  Drug and heavy alcohol users all get poor results.  The tar from cigarettes in particular inhibits growth factor production.
This treatment is not recommended for people with platelet or clotting disorders; sepsis or any form of acute or chronic infection; or if you have severe systemic disease, metastatic cancer or severe liver disease.
Anyone on anticoagulant or anti platelet therapy – if you use aspirin, warfarin, dipyridamole (Persantin® / Pytazen SR®), clopidogrel (Plavix®) or tranexamic acid (Cyclokapron®).