Platelets Rich Plasma

PRP has become a highly sought-after non-surgical procedure for facial and skin rejuvenation.
PRP therapy is a treatment which uses your own blood platelets to stimulate new cell growth,
helping to improve your complexion, skin texture and to restore lost facial volume.

Your blood is essentially made up of four components; red blood cells, white blood cells, the
plasma and the platelets. We take your blood and spin it in a centrifuge, which enables the
separation of the blood cells from your plasma and platelets. This is then re-injected into the skin to
stimulate collagen and new skin cells. PRP harnesses the beneficial functions of the patients own
platelets and therefore there is no risk of allergy or rejection of the treatment.

PRP can also be successfully used to treat thinning hair and hairloss particularly male pattern
baldness. It is important to start treatment early on and whether you are a suitable candidate will
be determined during your consultation.

PRP can also be used for the relieve of Dry eye syndrome, where we use the platelets concentrate
and mix it with regular lubricating eyedrops and use it over 15 - 20 days.

What is the procedure?

Depending on how many areas you want to get treated, a volume of blood will be taken. This is
usually between 10 to 30 ml. Your blood is then placed in a centifuge for around 8-10 minutes.
Once your cells have separated, the rich platelets are extracted and injected into the skin where
rejuvenation is requested.

What should you expect post treatment?

Most people will experience some mild to moderate swelling in the area of treatment, redness or
heat, which are all common side effects and are part of the activation of your platelets. Because a
volume of fluid has to be administered, swelling is inevitable. Bruising can occur and may take
several days to disappear.

How soon will I see results?

Most patients will require three treatments at four to six week intervals. The first thing people notice
is an improvement in skin turgor and elasticity. Collagen production can take up to three months to
occur and the results can differ depending on the individual. Because the injected product is 100%
your own, factors such as smoking, stress and illness can effect results. A series of three
treatments can yield results for up to two years.