PRP (PLATELET RICH PLASMA)
PRP injections are a medical treatment in which the patient’s own concentrated platelets are used to heal, rejuvenate and regenerate the skin tissue.
Platelets are small cells in the blood that contain growth factors and wound healing properties. When separated from the other blood components, the plasma – concentrated with platelets – allows for accelerated healing of an injured area.
PRP is also able to promote collagen production and regenerate skin tissue, improving skin texture, smoothing lines and softening the appearance of wrinkles. It can aid in the treatment of acne and reduce the appearance of under-eye bags.
What is involved in the PRP procedure?
The patient’s blood is collected via venesection (the technique used to extract blood during a blood test), usually from a vein in their elbow. A centrifuge is then used to separate the components of the blood, and the concentrated plasma is injected back into the areas of concern in the face.
How is PRP administered?
At Eastern Plastic Surgery, our qualified nurses are able to administer PRP via one of three techniques:
PRP is administered gently, and numbing cream will be applied to the face prior to the treatment. While the DermaFrac and Dermastamp procedures are relatively painless, patients may experience discomfort when the PRP is administered via injections – especially if they are particularly sensitive to pain.
What are the benefits of PRP?
- As the formula used in PRP is an autologous product (the patient’s own blood), there is no risk of allergies, rejection or a reaction.
- PRP can treat around the eyes, cheeks and mid-face, neck, hands and decolletage.
- The treatment does not involve the use of animal derived or human donor products.
*Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.