Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy works on the basis that the body’s own natural healing powers may slow and even reverse the ageing process; it’s a revolutionary repair system that places growth factors in the exact location where we want the skin to repair and rejuvenate itself.
For over thirty years, PRP has been used in many different medical fields including: cardiac surgery, oral surgery, dentistry and periodontal implants, orthopaedics, wounds care, sports medicine, neurosurgery, general surgery and cosmetics.
After an initial consultation, a small amount of blood is drawn from the patient into a sterile tube (in the exact same manner as a standard blood sample). The tube is then placed into a centrifuge to separate the plasma and platelets from the other blood components. The plasma, enriched with concentrated platelets is removed from the same tube and re-introduced into the patient at the site of injury, scars, skin, obvious lines or wrinkles. Using a small sterile needle, the PRP is injected in and around the desired site. Upon re-injection the platelets release their growth factors which trigger surrounding cells to proliferate, in turn stimulating repair, increasing volume and rejuvenating the skin.
The treatment lasts 30 to 45 minutes and can be applied to any skin type.
This new addition in cosmetic enhancements has many possibilities such as reducing skin wrinkles, rejuvenating the skin, improve the appearance in those with acne scarring, and hastening the healing process after a facial peel. It is also beneficial for those wishing to have a fuller facial feature without the use of dermal fillers.