Natural skin rejuvenation
PRP works by stimulating the skin’s stem cells to regenerate new collagen and elastin, resulting in rejuvenation of the skin and slowing the signs of ageing.
PRP is the perfect treatment for those who seek natural results and who are committed to long term skin health.
How does PRP (Plasma Therapy) work?
Also known as the ‘vampire facial’, PRP is a form of cosmetic injectable treatment that uses your own blood to derive enriched platelet plasma. This specially prepared plasma contains rich proteins and growth factors which have been concentrated to 5-7 times greater than levels found in the normal blood circulation, and when injected into the skin, will accelerate the skin’s healing process, natural production of collagen and elastin to provide overall skin rejuvenation.
Extensive research has established a direct correlation between platelets and tissue growth.
What areas can be treated with PRP?
PRP can be used on the face, neck, hands and all over the body with excellent results: skin is re-plumped and rejuvenated; fine lines and wrinkles are reduced and skin contours are redefined to create a youthful, radiant bloom.
PRP is specifically used to treat, but not limited to the following;
• Crow’s feet
• Dark circles around the eyes
• Loose wrinkle skin on the neck and décolletage
• Acne scars
• Fine lines around the mouth
• Overall facial skin rejuvenation
When combined with secondary procedures such as skin needling, PRP can achieve outstanding rejuvenation.
Frequently Asked Questions
- +What does the treatment involve?
PRP uses the patients’ own blood which is drawn up and placed in a centrifuge to spin down the blood and extract the platelet rich plasma.
The procedure is performed following a thorough consultation with our doctors or nurses to determine your concerns and suitability for the procedure. Following consent for the procedure, blood is taken and the treatment area is cleaned. A topical anaesthetic cream may be applied for comfort.
Following this the PRP is injected into the treatment area, such as the face, neck or hands. Alternative treatments may include skin needling the PRP into the skin in a more superficial way. From here the PRP releases growth factors which then generate cell growth and regeneration, new blood vessel formation and production of new collagen and elastin. This results in connective tissue formation, skin tightening and rejuvenation.
The procedure takes approximately 45-60 minutes.
- +When can I see the treatment results and how long will it last for?
Results from PRP become evident within 8-12 weeks with the end result evident at 6 months. Results are a gradual process due to the generation of new collagen, elastin and connective tissue which is an ongoing process.
You will notice a gradual yet noticeable improvement in skin texture and appearance but it is important to note that the results are not immediate and are patient dependent and depend on factors such as diet, smoking status and general health.
For best results, one treatment is performed per month for 3 months initially, followed by 2-3 maintenance treatments per year.
- +Is PRP safe?
Because PRP facial uses your own natural elements, there is virtually no risk of an allergic reaction or rejection. PRP facial is a very safe procedure using your own blood to significantly improve skin quality. Expected side effects include those expected with any injection treatment, and these include redness, mild discomfort, bruising and minimal swelling.
- +What happens after my treatment?
Post treatment, there will be some redness and swelling to the treatment area much like with other injectable treatments. Bruising is a possibility due to injections however this is expected with an injectable treatment and is generally self-limiting and mild. Many patients can return to normal activities the day following the treatment.
Following the procedure, it is important to protect the skin from the sun and maintain hydration by the application of gentle moisturisers and broad spectrum sunscreen. This will protect the skin and prevent any damage to the newly forming collagen and elastin cells. Full after care instructions will be provided.
- +What Is the price?
• PRP Under Eye – $400
• 1 Vial of PRP – $400
• 2 Vials of PRP – $650
• 3 Vial of PRP – $900
As an add-on to Micro-needling or Vivace
1 vial – $350 / 2 vials – $600 / 3 Vials – $850