Platelet Rich Plasma (or PRP) is a revolutionary new injectable treatment, designed to rejuvenate and regenerate skin conditions related to ageing and scarring.
PRP therapy, sometimes referred to as The Vampire Facial, is unique to other skin treatments, as it uses the patient’s own blood to harvest concentrated plasma, which is rich in platelets. When injected, these rich platelets release powerful growth factors and natural stem cells that are specifically designed to significantly stimulate regeneration and restructure of the skin tissue.
Growth factors and stem cells also increase cellular turnover and collagen production, which is the foundation of youthful, glowing and radiant skin.
A PRP injection treatment is very safe, as it uses your own cells and can be performed on any part of the body, including the eyelids and directly under the eyes. PRP injections for wrinkles are especially effective as it treats lax skin and fine lines on the face giving the most natural result possible. This is because the skin is brought back into its most prime condition, essentially rewinding the damage that time and the environment has caused.
Australian Laser & Skin Clinics are proud to offer safe and effective PRP treatments at our modern clinics in Melbourne.
The growth factors that are released after a PRP injection are responsible for:
These effects result in an improved skin tone, colour and texture, as well as smoothed lines and a softened appearance of wrinkles. In addition to these benefits, the injected area will also experience an increase in hydration, helping to keep skin soft, healthy and vibrant. These benefits are a direct result of growth factors, which control the body’s wound healing mechanism. When growth factors are stimulated by a PRP treatment, collagen production is boosted, helping to improve the appearance of ageing related skin damage, including wrinkles, scarring and fine lines.
Platelet Rich Plasma is a very safe, quick and comfortable treatment. Prior to the procedure, a numbing cream is applied to the skin in order to minimise any discomfort from the PRP injection. Next, a small amount of blood is drawn from the arm. This amount isn’t more than the amount required for a blood test, which is around 10ml-20ml.
The drawn blood is placed into a sterile and specifically designed vial, which is inserted into a specialised centrifuge that prepares the blood for PRP therapy. A patented separator gel within the tube isolates the platelets and plasma from red blood cells as the vial spins, separating the blood into its three main cell types: red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.
The richest platelet part of the now separated plasma (PRP) is then safely and painlessly re-injected into the skin. For extra efficiency, the platelets are further infused into the skin with skin needling. This immediately activates growth factors and stem cells, triggering rejuvenation that will result in renewed, youthful and vibrant skin. While three PRP injection treatments are generally recommended to obtain optimal results, visible improvements can be seen after just one treatment.
Australian Laser & Skin Clinics perform PRP treatments at our state-of-the-art clinics in Melbourne. We understand the importance of performing PRP therapy in a hygienic setting, which is why we provide a hygienic environment and use a sterile technique for all injectable procedures we perform. This prevents complications that can occur with a lack of sterility.
Platelet rich plasma can treat a wide number of skin conditions, including the following:
The full face, neck, décolletage and hands can be treated. PRP injections for wrinkles are especially well-suited for treatment of the crepe skin around the eyes and eyelids.
Other body areas that can be treated include the knees, elbows, upper arms and post-baby tummy, all of which can be efficiently and easily improved, giving visible results.
A minimum of 3 platelet rich plasma treatments* are usually recommended, to be performed at monthly intervals. Some people may need up to 6 treatments* and ongoing maintenance treatment may be performed every six to twelve months*.
Platelet Rich Plasma therapy provides natural and long lasting results. Each treatment delivers an accumulative effect, with visible changes evident within two to three months*. The healing and regenerative effect continues for over twelve months after just one PRP injection treatment.
Some clients may experience mild discomfort while receiving PRP injections, which is why an anaesthetic may be applied to the area being treated to ensure greater comfort.
A platelet rich plasma treatment will take around 45-60 minutes in total. The longest part of the treatment is the spinning and separation of the blood in the centrifuge. The injecting component may be performed in as little as 15 minutes.
Treatment with platelet rich plasma uses your own blood. Because of this, the risk of allergy or cellular rejection is eliminated, making PRP one of the safest and most tolerable procedures currently available.
Australian Laser & Skin Clinics perform effective and painless platelet rich plasma treatments at our clinics in Melbourne. We care about the patient experience, which is why we ensure that each and every PRP session is conducted in a way that ensures maximum comfort. We’ll apply anaesthetic when necessary and perform the treatment slowly and gently, minimising pain and discomfort.
While PRP can be performed safely and effectively on the majority of patients, there may be some for whom it is not best-suited. The team at Australian Laser & Skin Clinics will establish your suitability for the procedure in a free initial consultation, to determine if PRP injections are the best treatment for your specific skin concerns.
Yes, Kim Kardashian received Platelet rich plasma therapy, igniting an avalanche of public commentary on her experience. This procedure is now commonly referred to as the ‘vampire facial’. Many other celebrities have also undergone PRP treatment, such as supermodel Bar Rafaeli, and actors Rupert Everett and Anna Friel. Tennis ace Rafael Nadal has also used it to help him recover from sporting injury, praising the procedure for its rejuvenating properties.
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DISCLAIMER: *Results may vary from person to person.