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PRP

PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy for hair loss is a 3 step medical treatment in which a person’s blood is drawn, processed and then injected into areas of the face, neck, décolletage, backs of hands.

PRP can be used along with a micro-needling treatment such as Dermapen.

The
problem

Poor skin texture, wrinkles, dark circles, sun damage, acne scarring and obtrusive pores.

The
procedure

The process begins with the practitioner drawing blood from the patient’s arm and then using a centrifuge machine to separate out the red cells. The remaining platelet-rich plasma is then injected into the patient’s facial areas. A topical anaesthetic cream will be applied for about 45 minutes prior to this procedure.

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Patients are usually in the clinic for 2 hours. It takes about 30 minutes to draw blood and process the platelets. It takes the practitioner about an hour to complete the procedure but we always book out plenty of time for this appointment.

Generally PRP injections are not painful. A local anaesthetic will be applied. You can expect mild discomfort and post-treatment bruising after this procedure.

Anti Wrinkle Injections work to relax the facial muscles so that you can be left with smoother skin without wrinkles and fine lines. PRP on the other hand uses your own blood to stimulate the skin on your face so that new, healthier skin cells can grow.

PRP promotes collagen production and stimulates it to develop complete facial rejuvenation instead of focusing on just specific wrinkles. It will improve skin tone and texture, tailoring the0 skin smooth and tight.

You should start to see results within a week. After 1 to 2 months you should see rejuvenated skin that appears younger and feels softer and more supple. Results may remain from 1 to 2 years following your treatment.

We recommend a minimum of 3 treatments per year 3-4 weeks apart.
PRP can be combined with skin needling such as Dermapen.
Filler can be injected along with PRP to achieve extra volume.

Avoid tweezing or the use of hair removal cream on the area to be treated.
Avoid excessive sun exposure and wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily of SPF50.
Avoid any products containing retinol for 7 days prior to treatment.
We would suggest not taking any blood thinners (unless prescribed by your doctor), fish oil or Vitamin C starting one week prior to treatment due to increased risk of bruising.
No alcohol 24 hours prior to treatment.
No alcohol 24 hours post treatment. Alcohol can cause extra swelling to the injected areas.

Avoid applying ice or heat to the injection site for the first 72 hours post-procedure.
Don’t take a hot bath or use a sauna for the first few days post-procedure.

Avoid consumption of any alcoholic beverages for 7 days post-procedure.
Avoid exercise for 7 days post-procedure.

Anyone with a medical condition that could worsen or spread with injections such as an active infection, a metastatic disease or certain skin diseases.
Anyone who has blood and bleeding disorders.

Although your own blood is used for this treatment, it is not recommended whilst pregnant or breastfeeding.