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Consultations for Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
 

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a natural, injectable anti-ageing treatment used at our Sydney based clinics. The procedure uses a small amount of your own blood, separating it in a centrifuge to leave the “plasma” full of growth factors and proteins. It is then reinjected into the areas of concern. This plasma has one of the highest concentration of growth factors for stimulating stem cells, which in turn, leads to collagen production, soft tissue healing, skin rejuvenation and, when injected into the scalp, can increase hair growth. PRP is also used in sports medicine for joint, ligament, and tendon repair. It also encourages repair of burn wounds.

What is the procedure for PRP?

  • A numbing cream is applied topically for 30 minutes prior and a local anaesthetic block and laughing gas are also offered.

  • A small blood sample is collected in specially designed sterile tubes.

  • It is then spun in a centrifuge to separate your plasma from the red and white blood cells.

  • The platelet rich plasma is then injected into the treatment area via small needles and/ or a super-fine cannula to minimise bruising.

  • Your platelets will then release growth factors to stimulate cells to regenerate new collagen.

  • This treatment can also be combined with other treatments

What is PRP used for in Aesthetic Medicine?

  • Dull, thin or crepey skin on face, hands or body.

  • Fine lines of the face.

  • Scarring post acne, surgery, or stretch marks.

  • Poor tone and texture of skin around the eyes, neck and chest. 

  • Recent hair loss or thinning (within 3 years of occurrence).

What are the benefits of PRP?

  • PRP therapy acts as a natural filler, improving the texture and appearance of your skin. 

  • Facial rejuvenation (particularly fine skin).

  • Improves skin quality, laxity and texture.

  • Reduces scarring.

  • Rejuvenates the fine skin above the eye. 

  • Minimises under eye circles and hollows.

  • Refreshes the thin skin of the neck and décolletage.

  • Enhances the skin of the hands, elbows, knees, thighs and abdomen.

  • Regenerates hair growth to the scalp (when hair loss is within the last two years).

  • Skin hydration is increased, offering improved natural skin glow.

How many treatments will I need?

  • 3 treatments in total are needed: 1 treatment at 4 to 6 week intervals, times 3.

  • Results are maintained at 6 - 12 months intervals, depending on your age and the condition of your skin.

  • Results are gradual, because PRP needs time for collagen production to take effect.

  • Results may be visible at 2 months; Full results are seen at 4 months after your 3rd treatment .

  • No two clients will experience the same results, therefore, a personalised plan is required.

Who is not suitable for PRP treatment?

  • A consultation is required to see if you are suited to PRP treatment.

  • Severe skin disease.

  • Cancer and chemotherapy patients.

  • Severe metabolic and/or systemic disorders.

  • Blood disorders and/or abnormal platelet function.

  • Some auto-immune diseases. 

  • HIV.

  • Steroid use in the last month.

  • Smokers.

  • Pregnancy, breastfeeding and IVF.

 Possible Side Effects

  • Since your own plasma is used, the procedure, in general, has fewer side effects than other treatments

  • Expect some swelling for 12-48 hours; you may require time off work for few days.

  • Redness, small bumps and tenderness for 12-24 hours.

  • Some clients may experience a headache.

  • Bruising for approximately 7-10 days. No moisturiser or make-up that day, but may be worn the next day.

  • A bruise at the venipuncture site may be visible for 3-7 days

  • Infection is very rare.

  • There are still extremely rare cases of side effects such as nerve damage, a vascular occlusion (skin necrosis) so do not plan anything special for at least a week.

What can you do before a PRP treatment for best results?

  • Drink plenty water to be well hydrated 48 hours leading up to the procedure.

  • Reduce your fat, alcohol, caffeine intake and no antihistamines, particularly that morning.

  • Stop fish-oils, garlic, ginger green and herbal teas, tomatoes, berries, magnesium, turmeric, flaxseed, aspirin, nurofen, anti- inflammatories that increase risk of bruising for one week.

  • Arrive ½ hour before your appointment for numbing cream and eat before arriving.

Aftercare, post-procedure hints:

  • Do not touch your face, use creams, or make-up for 12 hours.

  • Do not lie on your face and please sleep elevated for a few nights.

  • Do not apply ice or take antihistamines, as we want an inflammatory response and they can effect the viability of the platelets. 

  • Do not do strenuous exercise, yoga, steam rooms, saunas, spas for 48 hours.

  • You may require 24-48 hours off work for under eye swelling.

  • Do not apply ice after treatment as it can effect the platelets.

How much will it cost?

  • 1 vial PRP which will treat 1 area of face, neck or décolletage; or the hairline, under eyes, or around the mouth. All fees are discussed prior during the treatment plan at consultation. 2 vials will treat more areas. 

  • Additional treatments may be offered, as needed. This is not covered my medicare or health fund. Treatment must be paid on the day after each treatment. 

Platelet Rich Plasma 

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  Actual client PRP treatments for hair.

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Source : Cellenis/AMSL / 12 weeks after 2 PRP treatments to face.

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Source : Cellenis/AMSL after 6 treatments.

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Source : Cellenis/AMSL / 3 months after 3 PRP treatments to scar.

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Source : Cellenis/AMSL / PRP to hair loss after 6 treatments.

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Source : Cellenis/AMSL / 18 months after 6 PRP treatments to face.

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Source : Cellenis /AMSL / PRP to hair loss after 6 treatments.

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