What is PRP?
A type of regenerative medicine that uses your own platelets and fibrins to rejuvenate the skin
Used by surgeons over the past 7-10years to speed up soft tissue healing from sports injuries as well as to treat burn victims and patients with severe ulcers.
It is also used as an adjunct to implant therapy in dentistry.
A fraction of blood (20-50cc) is drawn up from the individual patient into a syringe.
The blood is spun down in a special centrifuge to separate its components and PRP is extracted out.
- The extracted PRP which is rich in growth factors is the injected into the area to be treated.
Mechanism Of Action
- PRP injected into damaged area
- Triggers the healing cascade
- New collagen forms
- Fine lines
- Volume loss
- Rough skin texture
- No allergies
- Minimal down time
- Safe with minimal risk
- Short recovery time
- Natural looking results
- No general anaesthesia is required
- Less invasive than plastic surgery
- Fast procedure( 30-45 minutes)
- Lasts 18-24 months after one course of treatment
- Anti allergy
- Acute and chronic infections
- Skin diseases (e.g. SLE, Porphyria)
- Severe metabolic and Systemic disorders
- Abnormal platelet function
- Chronic liver pathology
- Anti-coagulation therapy
- Underlying sepsis
- Systemic use of steroid within 2 weeks of procedure
Possible Risks (all are temporary)
- Pain or itching
- Bleeding or bruises
- Swelling or infection
Subtle, with visible result in the injected area over a 3-5 weeks and continue to improve over next 3-6 months.
- Usually lasts 18-24 months (after a course of treatment - 4 times)