Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) enabling healthy tissue regeneration
What is PRP?
PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma, which is blood plasma containing a high concentration of platelets, also known as thrombocytes. PRP can help regenerate and revitalise damaged skin, reduce fine lines and help to improve skin texture.
How does it work?
Direct injection of PRP helps accelerate the process of tissue regeneration and repair, encouraging new collagen, elastin and new blood supply.
For example, when you cut yourself, the body’s natural response is to attract platelets that release growth factors and facilitate healing. By re-injecting concentrated platelets made from your own blood, there is an increase in the release of growth factors, which accelerates the natural healing process.
How many treatments are required?
This will be dependent on your individual situation. It is generally recommended to have 2-3 treatments, 4-6 weeks apart. Discuss your treatment plan with your medical practitioner.
How quickly does it work?
After the first treatment of PRP, the platelets will stimulate the growth, elastin and blood supply to the treated area, over the next few weeks. It will then continue to improve over the next few months.
Are there side effects?
PRP treatment is generally well tolerated. The most common side effects include: local irritation/redness and mild to moderate swelling.
What does treatment involve?
PRP treatment is a quick and easy process
- A blood sample is collected in 1-2 specially designed tubes.
- The tubes are then centrifuged for 5 minutes. During centrifugation, a patented gel within the tubes isolates PRP from other cells within the blood.
- Ready-to-use PRP is drawn up into a syringe and is now ready for application.