Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is an established injection therapy to enhance tissue regeneration.
PRP is defined as an autologous concentrated preparation of platelets and their associated growth factors in a small volume if plasma. PRP therapy is used to promote tissue regeneration and remodelling by delivering growth factors at high concentration to the treated site.
The technique comprises withdrawal of patient’s own blood, processing it in a centrifuge, extracting the platelet-rich plasma and injecting it into the required site. The whole procedure takes around an hour, generally, 2-3 treatments are required, although more may be recommended. Maintenance is advised once or twice a year.
What are the benefits of PRP in aesthetics?
The Injection of PRP to the treated site activates platelets, causing them to release regeneration associated growth factors, which initiate a healing response by attracting stem cells, stimulating cell growth, tissue remodelling and de-novo collagen deposit. The process leads to a slow down of the ageing process, improvement of skin texture and tone, diminishing fine lines, wrinkles and scars and gradual increase in skin thickness and vitality. Importantly, the skin will maintain a natural-looking appearance after treatment
Is it safe?
PRP treatment is autologous (derived from the patient’s own blood), minimising safety concerns for an allergic response or disease transmission. Furthermore, PRP may be used in sensitive areas, such as the fine skin around the eyes which are not suited for other treatments. PRP may be combined with other treatments to stimulate biological effect.
When will I see results?
Results should not be expected immediately and are generally visible at 3 weeks, with a continued gradual improvement over 6-12 months. Improvement is dependent on skin conditions, the extent of wrinkles and scarring, smoking and alcohol consumption. During the first few days after treatment skin, redness and sensitivity may appear.
Are there any side effects or risks?
All side effects, contraindications and risks will be discussed at your consultation.
Benefits of PRP combined with Microneedling
Combining PRP with Microneedling is perfect for those that suffer from pigmentation or fine lines. Microneedling works by causing tiny injuries to the skin’s surface, this encourages the skin to heal the treated area and produce more collagen. This results in brighter, firmer skin. Microneedling helps to penetrate the PRP into the skins surface, this helps to give the best results from the treatment. Combining this with PRP will help massively reduce pigmentation and fine lines, the platelet rich plasma helps to speed up the healing process so results are seen much sooner than microneedling alone.
PRP Therapy Before and After
PRP Therapy Cost
|up to 1 hour
|One Session with Microneedling
|up to 90 mins
|Three Sessions with Microneedling
|Subject to status