A safe and natural technique which harnesses the healing and regenerative properties of your body’s own growth factors. This treatment can help to preserve a healthy, youthful, smooth skin and visibly correct signs of ageing such as wrinkles and lines, some scarring, skin dullness, stretch marks and poor skin quality. PRP can be used on its own to improve your skin as well as during a Derma FNS treatment or after a laser treatment such as Clear + Brilliant and Fraxel Dual.
Your medical practitioner will take a sample of your blood and processes it in a medical device called a Centrifuge to isolate the platelets found within you blood. When reintroduced to your skin, either by a number of tiny injections or during another treatment, your platelets release growth factors in the treated skin; growth factors are molecules which tell the skin to start the natural regeneration process.
Indications that PRP may be right for you:
You would like to improve the thickness and texture of your skin.
You would like to improve the tone and elasticity of your skin.
You would like to improve a dull skin tone.
You would like to improve the appearance of scarring.
You would like to improve the appearance of stretch marks.
You would like to improve the brightness under your eyes.
You would like to soften some signs of ageing, such as wrinkles.
You like how your skin currently looks and want to help maintain its look and feel.
You already have, or plan to begin, a skin care regimen to help protect against signs on ageing
You are already having cosmetic treatments, such as Fraxel Dual or Derma FNS, and want to further enhance your results and speed up any recovery time.
You don’t have the time or desire for more invasive procedures such as ablative laser resurfacing.
Will I need to take time off work after having this treatment?
Possibly depending on the method used to reintroduce your PRP to your skin, for example, the Fraxel Dual treatment may require a few days downtime. However, it is in the PRP’s nature to speed up your recovery so it may actually reduce any expected recovery time associated with another treatment.
Is there anything I need to do before the PRP treatment?
One of the main requirements when drawing blood for both medical and cosmetic purposes is for you to be hydrated in the 24 hours leading up to your treatment. We also suggest that you drink a litre of water or squash an hour before treatment.
Being dehydrated may result in your practitioner being unable to draw your blood and therefore you may need to postpone your treatment.
Are there any side effects?
PRP has an anti-inflammatory effect and is bactericidal (kills germs) so side effects from the PRP treatment are unlikely. Your practitioner will discuss any possible side effects, questions you may have and any aftercare you should adhere to prior to your treatment.
What treatments can I have in combination with the PRP treatment?
PRP can be had as a stand-alone treatment during which your PRP will be reintroduced to your skin by small injections. PRP can also be reintroduced to your skin during the micro needling treatment, Derma FNS, as well as after some laser treatments including Fraxel and Clear + Brilliant.
I’m looking for a dramatic correction for my signs of ageing, is this treatment right for me?
During your consultation, we will give you specific advice, however, this treatment can help to correct crepey skin, wrinkles and other advanced signs of skin ageing. It is not a substitute for surgical treatments.
You may need more than one treatment to achieve your results. You and your practitioner will create a treatment plan which may include using this treatment alongside other treatments.
Am I too young to have a PRP treatment?
PRP can be considered by those in their 20s and 30s as a preventative treatment and to maintain and improve healthy skin. Those who have dull skin and/or those who have had lots of sun exposure may find this treatment beneficial also.
There may be alternative treatments that may be suitable for you depending on your concerns and skin condition and this will be discussed during your consultation.
No. of treatments
Depends on your concern. You can have single sessions, but a course may be beneficial. This will be assessed and discussed with you prior to treatment.
Usually none. If it is used in combination with another treatment, it may speed up the usual recovery time of that particular treatment.
After your small amount of blood has been drawn, it takes less than 10 minutes to process. Full procedure time will be dependent on the method used to reintroduce the PRP to your skin; on average, 30 minutes. This will be discussed with you prior to treatment.
Resume usual activities
Again, this depends on how the PRP is reintroduced to the skin. If used in combination with another treatment, PRP usually speeds up the recovery time associated with that particular treatment. This will be discussed with you prior to treatment.
Dependant on the method used to reintroduce the PRP to your skin. You may see immediate changes, or it may take a few days to start seeing changes.
Usually mild discomfort, if any, at the time of drawing blood. This is tolerated well by our patients.
Duration of results
Up to a year for signs of ageing, dependent on the number of treatment sessions. If you are treating scarring or stretch marks, the result from this treatment should not reverse, however the treatment does not halt the ageing process and the skin in the area of your concern may change in appearance as you naturally age Best results are progressive and accumulative; patients notice results during the course of treatment however further improvement may be seen a few months following treatment as the deeper layers of skin continue to regenerate.
Consultation needed prior
We are all individuals, therefore, results from treatments may vary from person to person, because each person responds differently. Results achieved from the PRP treatment will last a different amount of time from person to person, this may even vary between treatments for an individual. Results, downtime and recovery following treatment will vary from patient to patient. The information we provide is based on the extensive experience we have gained from treating a wide variety of patients of different ages, genders and is based on an average patient experience
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