PRP facials are skin care treatments that have rapidly swept the beauty circuit, becoming many people’s go-to procedure for a quick and lasting beauty pick-me-up.
PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma: a natural resource which can be extracted from the blood and used for topical cell regeneration. PRP facials make use of these naturally occurring healing properties to bring back youth and radiance to the face.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is a non-surgical treatment that utilizes your own body’s healing abilities to stimulate skin and follicle recovery. It is a natural treatment that uses the platelets from your own blood. These activated platelets secrete and release at least 7 different growth factors which enhance the natural healing process of the skin and hair follicles.
During a PRP Therapy treatment, a small amount of blood is drawn from you into a sterile tube in the exact same manner as a standard blood test. The tube containing your blood is placed into a centrifuge and spun to separate the plasma and platelets from the other blood components.
After a few minutes, the PRP layer is removed from the same tube and re-introduced into the body at the site to be treated. Using a small sterile needle, your practitioner will inject the PRP in and around the desired site.
The production of collagen-induced by the PRP will brighten, rejuvenate and rehydrate the skin even after the first treatment. A course of 3-4 treatments are recommended to see the full effects of this pioneering technique.
What areas can be treated with PRP?
Whether you want to address crow’s feet, frown lines or loose skin, PRP Therapy can be an effective treatment to restore your skin’s youthful appearance. By encouraging the natural collagen production, this innovative facial rejuvenation treatment can help to provide numerous anti-ageing benefits, helping your skin to look smoother and more plumped.
Using PRP, we can treat scars on the body. By stimulating and accelerating the body’s natural healing process, the skin is rejuvenated and renewed with PRP Therapy.
PRP Therapy can be used to treat one of the most frustrating and common concerns for both men and women, hair loss. The treatment involves harvesting the natural growth factors in the blood and reintroducing them to feed the hair follicle. This great, minimally invasive procedure promotes healthy hair growth, to help give you fuller and thicker hair.
Does it hurt?
Face: Minimal pain, if needed topical anaesthetic cream can be used which will numb the face.
Scalp: Mild / Moderate pain. Scalp injections can be painful but we use certain tools to make the treatment as comfortable as we can for you. Each individuals pain threshold will be different so the level of pain experienced will vary.
How many treatments and how often is this therapy needed?
While responses to treatment vary, most people will require 3-4 sessions. Each set of treatments are spaced approximately 4-6 weeks apart. There is no limit to the number of treatments you can have. Your practitioner will determine your treatment protocol according to your skin/scalp condition.
What results can I expect from PRP treatments?
Improvement of skin texture and tone is noticeable within three weeks. Full collagen regeneration takes up to three months. Reduction in hair loss is noticeable within 8 weeks. In most cases, hair re-growth is seen 3-6 months after the last treatment. Results will vary from person to person – during the consultation, the practitioner will examine your area of concern and taking into account your medical history and expected results for your case will be discussed thoroughly.
Are there possible side effects of PRP facial rejuvenation?
Mild / Moderate swelling and redness for 12-48 hours. Mild bruising may also occur. How long the side effects last will vary from person to person – in some cases, side may take longer to subside.
How long do results last?
Treatment results vary, however, in most patients the results last up to 24 months after a completing a course of 4 treatments. Touch-up treatments (every 3-6 months) will maintain the results.