PRP Therapy is essentially tissue regeneration with your blood cells. Aging and UV damage causes the skin’s texture and appearance to deteriorate gradually over time. This is characterised by sagging and thinning of the skin, crepey-ness, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles. The delicate skin around the eyes, neck and back of hands is particularly prone to this process. PRP can help rejuvenate the skin where other treatments fail or deliver suboptimal results.
Platelets are blood cells with several crucial functions. They contain important growth factors that, when secreted, are responsible for:
In spite of its nickname, The Vampire Facial!, PRP is a relatively gentle and straightforward procedure when performed by an experienced clinician.
The area to be treated is cleansed and a topical numbing cream is applied for 40 minutes. A small quantity of blood is obtained from the patient’s vein. This blood is then processed and the plasma component (the part rich in platelets and possibly stem cells) is separated. These platelets are then activated and injected back into the skin (or any other host tissue) using various methods such as direct injecting using tiny needles, dermapen™ or any other skin needling device and Fractional Skin Resurfacing.
Preparation is simple and quick and completed in the clinic during the appointment time.
The procedure requires approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour per two to four test tubes of plasma.
Apart from minimal swelling, bruising and redness for 12–24 hours, there are no documented serious side effects of this treatment when performed in a medical clinic by trained doctors and nurses in sterile conditions. Most patients can go to work the next day with the clever use of mineral makeup.
Not everyone is suitable. Persons with skin disease (SLE, porphyria, allergies), cancer, chemotherapy, severe metabolic and systemic disorders, liver disease, haemodynamic instability and abnormal platelet function (i.e. blood disorders) are not recommended to have this treatment. Anti-coagulation therapy and underlying sepsis excludes the use of PRP as well. Chain smokers and alcoholics are also not suitable.
PRP delivers very natural and subtle results for patients looking for gradual improvement. Results are visible at three weeks and improve gradually over ensuing months with improvement in texture and tone of the skin.
Other procedures like fractional skin resurfacing and medical skin needling, when combined with PRP treatment, can significantly enhance the results.
This is assessed on consultation with the treating doctor. A treatment is mapped out for each client and the cost can be assessed at this time. This is based on a clients’ unique requirements, their budget and the result that is desired. Platelet rich plasma can be combined with other treatments as a package and the overall cost will be discussed at consultation.
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