PLATELET-RICH PLASMA THERAPY
PRP therapy involves harvesting platelets from the patient’s own blood in order to inject them into problem skin areas. The platelet plasma, the component of blood known for being highly effective in treating burns and skin injuries, is then activated and injected into the chosen area, where it plumps up the skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
HOW DOES PRP TREATMENT WORK?
WHAT DOES PRP TREATMENT INVOLVE?
PRP injections are prepared by taking anywhere from one to a few tubes of your own blood and running it through a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets. These activated platelets are then injected directly into your injured or diseased body tissue. This releases growth factors that stimulate and increase the number of reparative cells your body produces.
HOW LONG DO THE RESULTS LAST?
Results with PRP vary according to the individual and the area being treated. For the face, results can last anything up to 12 months, after which, a top up treatment is then recommended. For hair, the results can be permanent, though again, a top up treatment may be required once annually.
IS IT PAINFUL AND ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
Most people have PRP injections without any side effects. They can be a bit uncomfortable at the time of injection, but many people find that they are not as bad as feared. There may be pain at the injection site for 1-2 days after the injection