PRP Regenative Therapy
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
This cellular-regenerative therapy uses a concentrate of platelet-rich plasma protein taken from the patient’s whole blood. Relatively new in aesthetic practice, it has been used for many years in dentistry, orthopedics and dermatology.
When done properly, PRP provides impressive rejuvenation, especially when incorporated into a treatment plan with hyaluronic acid fillers, wrinkle-relaxing treatments and other skin treatments.
PRP is extremely safe, using the healing powers of a patient’s own platelets. Nineteen growth factors are responsible for the rejuvenating effects which occur over the three months following the treatment. We are capturing the body’s rejuvenating potential and placing it where it can provide the maximal aesthetic benefit.
Another advantage of PRP is that the procedure can be done in a clinic, producing virtually no downtime in the treatment of wrinkles, melasma, and acne scars.
Exceptionally, there is some downtime when it is used to treat the lower eyelids – here patients will experience some swelling for up to 2 days. This can be hidden with sunglasses, but many will choose to spend time at home after they treat their lower lids. The impact of PRP on the lower lids lasts about two years and can create a phenomenal outcome.
PRP actually enhances skin quality, providing textural changes which are noticeable to patients. It can help erase forehead wrinkles and necklace lines on the neck. The platelets appear to cause a ‘photoshop’ improvement on the lines.
One of the newer applications of PRP is for the treatment of hair loss. It is used to reverse the hair loss in men and women as part of a multi-step treatment of the scalp that is done under local anaesthetic. It appears to ‘reset’ the hair follicles and reduce the impact of DHT(dihydrotestosterone) in those with Androgenetic Alopecia (pattern hair loss) and there is also growing evidence that PRP is the new ‘gold standard’ for Alopecia Areata