How does it work?

A small vial of blood is taken from your arm. The blood is then placed in a vial and spun in a centrifuge to separate the red blood cells and the plasma. This process concentrates the platelet count to about 4 x normal. It is this platelet-rich plasma – often called “liquid gold” – that is then utilised.

The serum is activated by the addition of calcium chloride. The activated plasma serum behaves the same way the body would respond if there were an actual injury. Therefore healing platelets rush in to create a rich fibrin mesh. This fibrin mesh in turn calls out to natural healing cells, releasing growth factors and stimulating the process of fibroblast production to energize and heal. Fibroblasts are the cells within the body that product collagen.

What can I expect following my PRP treatment?

Most patients go straight back to work after the procedure

  • Injections can cause minor bruising and swelling
  • Some patients may want to touch up the treated area with make-up before resuming their day
  • Some patients report a tingling sensation after injection

PRP treatment is suitable for:

  • Tired and dry skin, laxity of skin, uneven pigmentation.
  • Signs of skin ageing.
  • Fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Overall texture and tone improvement.
  • Certain types of alopecia or general hair thinning
  • Stimulates collagen growth and natural skin regrowth and renewal.
  • People looking for a natural treatment using the body’s own healing process.
  • Stimulates collagen growth and natural skin regrowth and renewal.
  • Healthier skin that looks and feels healthier.

Is it safe?

Because PRP is derived from your own biological make-up, there is almost no risk of allergic reaction with the treatment. However, you do need to disclose all medications that you are currently taking, including herbs and supplements, to your doctor.