Revitalise your skin with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma).
PRP (Platelet rich plasma) – All You Need To Know
PRP (Platelet rich plasma) is rich in rejuvenating growth factors. This helps revive and repair the skin cells.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has become a popular option for anti-aging treatments, including the well-known “vampire facial.” In this procedure, a small sample of the patient’s blood is drawn and spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the rest of the blood. The PRP is then injected into the face using micro-needling or other techniques, which can help stimulate collagen production and improve skin texture and tone.
The combination of PRP with micro-needling and injecting has been shown to be particularly effective for reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Micro-needling creates tiny channels in the skin, which allows the PRP to penetrate deeper and more effectively. The injecting of PRP into the skin can also help to improve volume loss and enhance the overall appearance of the skin.
PRP has also been found to be effective in reducing the appearance of scars and stretch marks. When injected into the affected area, PRP can help to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, which can help to reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks over time. This can be particularly beneficial for those who have tried other treatments without success.
To ensure maximum comfort during the PRP treatment, a luxury facial cleansing is often performed beforehand, followed by numbing of the face. This helps to minimise any discomfort during the procedure, allowing for a more pleasant experience overall.
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Frequently asked questions
What is PRP therapy?
PRP therapy involves using a concentrated solution of platelets, growth factors, and other bioactive proteins derived from the patient’s own blood and injecting it into the area of injury or damage. This aims to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes and promote tissue regeneration.
What are the benefits of PRP therapy?
PRP therapy has been used to treat a variety of conditions, including sports injuries, arthritis, chronic pain, and skin rejuvenation. PRP injections have been shown to reduce inflammation, stimulate collagen production, improve skin texture and tone, and reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks.
How is PRP therapy performed?
PRP therapy typically involves drawing a small amount of the patient’s blood and using a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the rest of the blood. The PRP is then injected into the affected area using various techniques such as micro-needling or injecting.
Is PRP therapy safe?
PRP therapy is generally considered safe, as it uses the patient’s own blood and does not involve any foreign substances. However, as with any medical procedure, there is a risk of side effects, such as infection, bleeding, and pain.
Does PRP therapy hurt?
PRP therapy may involve some discomfort during the injection process, but the area is typically numbed beforehand to minimise any pain.
How long does a PRP therapy session take?
A PRP therapy session typically takes about 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the area being treated and the technique used.
Are there any restrictions after PRP therapy?
PRP is a non-surgical treatment so has minimal downtime. We normally suggest 24-48 hours. Most patients can resume their normal activities immediately after PRP therapy. However, there may be some redness, swelling, or bruising in the treated area for a few days. Patients are typically advised to avoid strenuous activity and exposure to sunlight for a few days after PRP therapy. They may also be advised to avoid certain medications, such as aspirin and ibuprofen, which can increase the risk of bleeding.
Will PRP work for me?
PRP therapy is generally safe for most people. However, individuals with blood disorders, autoimmune diseases, or certain medical conditions may not be suitable candidates for the treatment. It’s best to consult with a healthcare professional to determine if PRP therapy is right for you.
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How long does it take to see results from PRP therapy?
The results of PRP therapy vary depending on the condition being treated and the individual patient. Some patients may see improvement within a few weeks, while others may take several months to see results.
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How many PRP therapy sessions are needed?
The number of PRP therapy sessions required varies depending on the condition being treated and the individual patient. Some patients may require multiple sessions, while others may see improvement after a single session.
Each patient is treated individually but we normally recommend 3 treatments 4 weeks apart to get a great result.
How long does the effect of PRP therapy last?
The effects of PRP therapy can last anywhere from several months to a year or more, depending on the individual patient and the condition being treated. Some patients may require occasional touch-up sessions to maintain the results.
Are there any risks associated with PRP therapy?
PRP therapy is generally considered safe, but there are some risks associated with the procedure, such as infection, bleeding, and pain. Additionally, there is a small risk of allergic reaction to the PRP injection. It’s important to discuss any potential risks with your healthcare provider before undergoing PRP therapy.
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