What is PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)?
PRP has fast become a popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure for facial and skin rejuvenation. PRP or (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy is a treatment which uses your own blood platelets to stimulate new cell growth, helping to improve your complexion, skin texture and to restore lost facial volume. Blood is made up of four components; red blood cells, white blood cells, the plasma and the platelets.
PRP involves taking the patients’ blood and spinning it in a centrifuge, in order to separate the blood cells from your plasma and platelets. This is then re-injected into the skin to stimulate collagen and new skin cells.
Platelet Rich Plasma is a clinically safe method with no risk of allergy or rejection of the treatment. PRP is a medical procedure and as such has associated risks and side effects which range from mild to severe. These will be discussed during your consultation. There is much evidence to suggest that PRP can also be utilised to treat thinning hair and male pattern baldness as well as assist in the treatment of skin conditions such as alopecia, eczema and psoriasis.
How much does it cost?
Platelet Rich Plasma is a specialised medical procedure and as such can only be performed by our highly trained cosmetic doctors and registered nurses. Cost varies depending on treatment area and sessions required. You will be given a quote for treatment at your consultation.
Packages are available for those requiring 3 or more treatment sessions.
Single PRP – $600
Treatment Packages (PRP only) 3 treatments (4-6 weeks apart) – $1500
Vampire Facial – SkinPen with PRP
1 treatment- $900
3 treatments – $2100 (intro offer $1800)
6 treatments – $3000
Injectable Areas- 2-5 vials
The treatment Process
A full medical consultation is required with one of our highly trained on-site GPs. In this consultation suitability for PRP will be determined and a treatment plan put established.
2- The Procedure
- The recommended treatment plan is 3 treatments, 6 weeks apart.
- Depending on your condition and treatment area will determine how much blood will be collected.
- Typically between 10 to 50 ml will be collected one of our doctors or nurses.
- Your blood is then placed in a centrifuge for around 8-10 minutes.
- Once separated, the rich platelets are extracted and injected into the skin as per the treatment plan.
3- Post treatment
- Mild to moderate swelling in the area of treatment, redness or heat, are common side effects and are part of treatment process and activation of your platelets.
- Localised swelling is inevitable due to injection of fluid volume.
- Bruising can occur due to the injections and may take several days to disappear.
- Expectations will be re-iterated and post treatment care outlined
- Post care information handout given
4- Follow up
A follow up consultation will then be scheduled, and further treatment sessions outlined.
How soon will I see results?
Most patients will require three treatments at four to six-week intervals. Improvement in skin turgor and elasticity will be noticeable in this time frame. Collagen production can take up to three months to occur and the results can differ depending on the individual.
PRP is 100% your own, therefore factors such as smoking, stress and illness can affect results. A series of three treatments can yield results for up to two years however results vary in each individual.
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