Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
PRP has also been used to enhance hair growth, and can be used in combination with pharmaceutical or medicines to further stimulate hair production.
LATEST TECHNOLOGY SKIN TREATMENT
The use of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is not new; it has long been recognized for it’s accelerated wound healing properties in such applications as surgery and sports injuries. This technology is now being used for cosmetic enhancement with outstanding results.
PRP is a bio active stimulator using cells derived from your own blood, these are then re-injected into the skin to stimulate collagen and new skin cells.
WHERE DOES PRP COME FROM?
Your blood is rich in red blood cells, white blood cells and plasma. We use
only the plasma portion of your blood. A special process is used to obtain the PRP.
PRP TREATMENT IS IDEAL FOR
WHAT DOES THE TREATMENT INVOLVE
A small collection of blood 20mls, is taken and processed to give us the PRP required for your treatment. This is done by placing your blood in a centrifuge for 8 minutes separating the plasma and platelets from your red blood cells. The concentrated source of autologous platelets within the plasma contain numerous growth factors that stimulate tissue regeneration and remodeling. After application of a topical anaesthetic the PRP is then injected into your skin, much like having other cosmetic injections. The entire process is performed at Essential Men's Clinic and takes about an hour. Results take around 2-3 weeks to see and a series of up to 3 treatments is recommended 4 weeks apart. Your skin should still improve with time following your treatment programme.
HOW TO PREPARE
Best results are obtained in those individuals who
EXPECTATIONS AND AFTERCARE
Initially you will see swelling from the treatment itself, this will gradually subside. For the first 2 weeks there is minimal change. The neck is slower to improve than the face. Results become more visible around the 3 week period as platelets stimulate growth factors with concomitant collagen and skin production, this improvement will continue over the ensuing months particularly in skin texture and tone providing a thickening and tightening effect. Minimal improvement occurs in persons with heavy alcohol,
tobacco or drug usage as these patients harvest poor platelets.
PRP is 100% your own cells (autologous) and therefore there is no risk of
allergy, or rejection. PRP is inherently safe. PRP is suitable for all skin
tones and can be used in pregnant and breast feeding patients
DURATION OF PRP
After 3 treatments, a repeat treatment should be done within 2 years. This
is because once tissue is regenerated and remodeled with this effect being long lasting, we unfortunately continue to age, and with time the problem areas begin to reappear.
OTHER THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
WHO CANNOT HAVE PRP
PRP is not suitable patients who/have
PRP AND SKIN REJUVENATION
PRP AND HAIR LOSS