Platelet Rich Plasma PRP Therapy
Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP therapy, is a popular cosmetic injectable treatment. It has the ability to naturally reinvigorate the skin and repair signs of ageing by using our own platelet-rich blood cells.
While it may seem daunting to the uninitiated, PRP is actually very safe and has been used in the hospital system for decades. Here’s everything you need to know about the innovative treatment.
What Is PRP?
PRP is a form of cosmetic injectable treatment that uses your own platelet-rich plasma. The plasma component contains stem cells and growth rich platelets and when injected back into the skin, it accelerates the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin to provide overall skin regeneration.
PRP is suitable at renewing:
- skin around the eyes
- face and cheeks
Benefits of PRP Therapy
PRP has a number of benefits. It uses your own cells to refresh the complexion and provide overall renewal by repairing the elasticity, colour and quality of the skin which minimises wrinkles, scarring, and crepe skin. The treatment can:
- improve skin texture and tone
- reduce fine lines
- reduce scarring
- stimulate collagen for a plumper complexion
- stimulate skin cell production for a more radiant complexion
How Does Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Work?
A topical anaesthetic is applied to the area that will be treated. Then, our clinician will draw a small sample of blood, which is then spun in a centrifuge for approximately five minutes to separate the plasma from the other blood particles. The platelet-rich plasma is then reinjected back into the treatment area to stimulate collagen and elastin production.
Am I a Good Candidate?
PRP therapy is great for anyone who is concerned by areas of skin that are starting to lose elasticity and volume. It’s also a highly helpful method for stimulating your body’s cells to produce new, healthy-looking skin. This works particularly well for that delicate under eye area where you may notice signs of ageing first, and where laser treatment isn’t possible. It’s also used to increase the structural integrity and health of the skin, particularly skin that has more than its fair share of sun damage over the years.
Is PRP a New Treatment?
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is not new and has been long recognised and used in the hospital system and in sports medicine for its practical wound healing properties since the 1970s.
Is it Safe?
Yes, PRP is a very safe injectable treatment as you are using your own natural elements without the addition of any foreign products.
What are the risks?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, while generally considered safe, does carry some potential risks and side effects. These may include:
- Risk of Infection: Any time the skin is punctured, there’s a slight risk of infection. Using sterile techniques and equipment minimises this risk.
- Pain or Discomfort: Mild pain or discomfort at the injection site is common.
- Bruising or Bleeding: Some individuals might experience bruising or bleeding at the injection site.
It’s important to discuss these risks before undergoing PRP therapy.
Does it Hurt?
PRP injections do involve a little bit of discomfort. You are always topically numbed before this treatment to make your session more comfortable.
How Long Do the Results Last?
It’s recommended that you undergo a series of 3 treatments in the first 12-months. After that, the results of PRP therapy typically last 1 year.
Will I Bruise/Swell?
You may experience redness, swelling and tenderness in the areas treated with PRP. Bruising should resolve within 1-10 days and swelling should resolve within 2-4 days.
How Much Does it Cost?
PRP Therapy starts from $400 per treated area. It’s always important to have a personalised consultation with your nurse before starting treatment so they can develop a treatment plan specifically for you.
Can I Pay with ZipPay?
Yes! Gold Coast Plastic Surgery has partnered with ZipPay for all injectable and Medispa treatments (not available to be used on surgical procedures).
Book Your PRP Therapy Treatment Today
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