Platelet-Rich Plasma PRP Therapy

Individual results may vary.
   WHAT IS IT ?
 

Individual results may vary.

 
Platelet Rich-Plasma (PRP) is plasma with many more platelets than what is typically found in blood. The concentration of platelets, thereby, the concentration of growth factors can be 5 to 10 times greater (or richer) than usual.
Although blood is mainly a liquid (called plasma), it also contains small solid components (red cells, white cells, and platelets.) The platelets are best known for their importance in clotting blood. However, platelets also contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors which are very important in the healing of injuries.
  HOW DOES IT WORK ?

Individual results may vary.

To develop a PRP preparation, blood must first be drawn from a patient. The platelets are separated from other blood cells and their concentration is increased during a process called centrifugation. Then the increased concentration of platelets is combined with the remaining blood.

 
 
Individual results may vary.
As your own (autologous) blood is used, it is first collected by venesection, the same procedure used in blood tests or blood donations. 
The site of the venesection is usually a large vein in your elbow. Up to 20ml of blood may be collected.
 
Individual results may vary.
This blood will then be spun down in a centrifuge to separate the components. The process takes 8-10 minutes. The platelet rich plasma (PRP) is then harvested and there are a variety of different ways this can be done. 

 

 
Individual results may vary.

 

 The PRP will then be injected into your injury.
What conditions are treated with the PRP?
PRP therapy can be used on:
the face, especially around the eyes, mouth and nose, the jowls
the back of your hands
scars, including surgical scars, acne scars
the neck
stretch marks
for hair growth in baldness (men and women)

 

   WHAT TO EXPECT ?
These growth factors work like magic to cause increased collagen & new blood flow. 
• rejuvenate new skin
• help restore color and texture 
• promote the healing of damaged skin, including healing of aged skin
• increase the skin volume, then the skin becomes firmer, radiant and rejuvenated
 It will take a few weeks for the results of the PRP treatment to show, but with 3 to 4 top-up treatments, the results of PRP therapy can last for up to 12, or even 18 months (depending on individual). There is no recovery time and no side effects.
You can resume your normal activities immediately. Occasionally some minor bruising and redness in the injected areas can appear.