What is PRP?
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is a treatment designed to improve tissue regeneration, increase collagen production and rejuvenate the skin in the most naturally and chemical free manner.
The technique involves one's own blood to be drawn by a Dr and placed in a very specific tube to be centrifuged. The red blood cells will separate from the plasma/platelets and white blood cells. Only the plasma rich growth factors will be used to inject into the skin or treated areas. By use of a Vital injector, growth factors will be injected more even and accurate opposed to a manually injection method.
How does PRP rejuvenate my skin and other tissues in the body?
Platelets are involved in various processed in the body eg. wound healing. When platelets are activate at wound sites within the body, they release growth factors that activate surrounding fibroblasts to produce new cells such as collagen, huyluronic acid and form new blood vessels. This formation, called neovascularization, improve oxygen enriched blood flow and nutrients to the area, thus optimizing the tissue environment and allowing it to function at its best.
What is the success rate of PRP?
The success rate of prp therapy varies considerably. Much depends on the condition being treated, health status of the patient , age and treatment protocol. Success is also highly subjective and dependant on the patients perception.
Contra-indications/ Side effects?
Since the platelets come from the patients own blood, there is absolutely no possibility of allergic reaction or other side effects.
A topical anaesthetic is applied to numb the skin before treatment. The machine used to administer the prp into the skin is very comfortable. It may leave a few small bruises at the needle injection sites that could stay for about 5 days post treatment.
Concerns to be treated by PRP?
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Poor Elasticity
- Skin colour and circulation(improved complexion with even tone)
- Hair restoration: PRP regenerate and optimize the function of existing hair follicles to improve hair quality and slowing down the rate of hair loss
- Post surgery scars/Stretchmarks: Platelets are vital in the process of wound healing by increasing collagen production, blood flow and nourishment to the area.
- Intimate areas: PRP/growht factors have been found not only to restore the normal vaginal tissue, but improve lubrication and sensitivity within the tissues.
How many sessions is needed?
Depending on the degree of rejuvenation required, treatment protocols can vary.
In most cases 3 sessions spaced out monthly is needed.
What is the difference between needling and PRP?
Micro-needling is a quick collagen inducting treatment which uses micro needles to penetrate the skin. It aims at stimulating the body’s own collagen production. PRP is an extraction of your own blood that contains platelets. When PRP is placed back into the skin, it initiates a localized stem cell response, over the weeks and months following treatment, this stem cell response recruits collagen producing cells called fibroblasts. The fibroblasts replace tissue that has been damaged or lost through the aging process with healthy skin that looks refreshed and rejuvenated.