- 08 Jul, 2013
- Anti Aging Treatments
What Is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is “harvested” from your own blood. This is done by collecting a small volume of your blood (much like having a blood test) and spinning it down to separate the red blood cells from the platelet cells. This resulting PRP is introduced back under the skin by a series of tiny injections.
What is platelet?
PRP is not new to the world; it has been recognized for its accelerated wound-healing properties in surgery and sports injuries for some time.
Platelets are the “sticky glue” that stops bleeding when you hurt yourself. Their other job is to promote wound healing and repair by attracting growth cells.
PRP treatment produces a rejuvenating and tightening effect on your skin, giving it a healthy, youthful glow.
What it is using for?
It is ideal for: …
Fine lines and wrinkles
Dull dry skin
Hair-growth stimulation (in those with thinning hair)
and is used in the following areas:
Eye area (both upper and lower eyelids)
Backs of hands
Other body areas
How long this procedure will take?
The process takes around an hour. The skin area(s) to be treated are numbed with a topical anesthetic cream.
What is the side effect of this procedure?
You can expect to have some redness, swelling and bruising, subsiding quickly over the following 4-7 days.
Do I have to repeat the treatment ?
The initial treatment for PRP is one treatment a month for 3 to 4 months, then repeat treatments either 6-monthly or 12-monthly, depending on your, age, skin and results.
Is there any long term side effects?
As PRP is made up of your own blood products there is no risk of allergy, rejection or serious long-term side effects.