What is Platelet Rich Plasma?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is plasma from your own blood which contains concentrated platelets. Your own unique growth factors are used to rejuvenate your skin, by “healing” damaged or aging skin, and can be used in hair restoration to encourage hair follicles to continue producing new hair.
How does PRP work?
A small sample of blood is taken from the arm. This blood is centrifuged, and ten minutes later, the PRP has been separated from the whole blood and is ready for use. Once on site, the growth factors and other regenerative molecules are released leading to collagen and elastin formation as well as cellular growth and skin remodeling, resulting in long-lasting skin rejuvenation.
What will I feel right after the treatment?
Since PRP is autologous (it comes from your own blood), adverse reactions are rare.
What are the benefits of PRP?
This treatment can improve skin texture and tone, refine wrinkles and reduce scars such as acne or stretch marks while preserving a natural appearance. PRP can also be used to promote hair growth when injected into the scalp.
What is the difference between PRP and dermal fillers?
Dermal filler is a synthetic material designed to give volume and fill up lines in a specific area. PRP is self sourced and actively helps your skin to repair itself by improving skin complexion and restoring its natural glow.
How many treatments will I need?
PRP treatment is performed in a series of three sessions, 3-8 weeks apart. Maintenance treatments are recommended every 6-12 months for optimal long-lasting results.
Are there any contraindications?
Contraindications include pregnancy, breast feeding, autoimmune or blood pathologies and cancer. Consistent use of NSAID drugs within 48 hours of PRP application should be avoided.