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    PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)

    Use your own plasma to improve the texture of your skin

    Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) rejuvenates aging or damaged skin by harnessing your own body’s ability to heal and rejuvenate itself. PRP uses platelets concentrated from your own plasma to stimulate new collagen production. Platelets contain important growth factors that are responsible for increased collagen production, skin rejuvenation and healing of wounds and injuries.

    Skin that’s treated with PRP feels firmer, appears tauter and regains its youthful glow. PRP is a safe and tolerable treatment that’s particularly beneficial in delicate, hard to treat areas such as around the eyes and the neck. PRP is especially appealing to clients seeking effective yet natural rejuvenation.

    What does the procedure involve?

    10 – 20 mls of blood is collected, just like having a blood test. This blood is centrifuged immediately until the platelet rich plasma separates from other blood components. The platelet concentration in normal blood is 200,000 per ml. After centrifuge, the platelet count in the plasma exceeds 2 million platelets per ml. This concentrated plasma, enriched with your own platelets, growth factors and natural stem cells, is then reinjected into the deep dermis or fat layer of your skin to stimulate the collagen production that gradually improves skin quality and overall skin health. Treatment takes 45m -1hour.

    We recommend 3 or more treatments one month apart to achieve good results. Results usually appear after the second treatment and accrue over the next few months. The neck is slower to show improvements than the face. Due to the natural variation in quality of platelet rich plasma, results will vary between individuals. PRP treatment is not permanent as natural degradation will occur over time and maintenance treatments will be needed from time to time.

    What is PRP used for?

    PRP is ideal for previously hard to treat conditions such as droopy upper eyelids, undereye crepiness, aging necks and acne scarring. It’s ideal for general skin freshening, especially hands, forearms and
    chests. PRP works extremely well in conjunction with injectables and laser treatments. Talk to your practitioner about your best options.

    Are there side effects?

    Minimal: Expect minimal swelling, bruising and redness for some hours to a few days. Some clients experience headache.
    Modest: Some patients may feel faint. A bruise at the venapuncture site may be visible for 2-3 days. Inflammation of the vein may occur.
    Severe: In rare cases, skin cellulitis may occur which can be treated with antibiotics and cold compresses. Occasionally hospitalization may be needed in these cases. Secondary skin infection is a rare complication.

    Can anyone have this treatment?

    No. Clients with the following conditions are not suitable: skin disease (SLE, porphyria, allergies), cancer, chemotherapy, severe metabolic and systemic disorders, and abnormal platelet function (i.e. blood disorders), anti-coagulation therapy and underlyin infections. Advanced wrinkling cannot be reversed. Minimal improvement occurs in persons with heavy alcohol, tobacco or drug usage as these patients harvest poor platelets. Severe scarring may not respond.

    How do I prepare for my treatment?

    Avoid aspirin and antiinflammatories, such as nurofen and voltaren, Omega 3, Vit E supplements and Ginko Baloba 2 weeks before and 6 weeks after treatment

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