PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP) FACIAL
What is a Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Facial?
Platelet Rich Plasma is the concentrated part of blood that contains platelets. When injected into tissue, growth factors are released aiding in cell repair and generation of new tissues. As we age, collagen production in the body starts to slow and our skin starts to lose its elasticity and fullness which leads to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. PRP Therapy stimulates skin cells resulting in increased elasticity, plumpness and tightening of the skin.
What does the treatment involve?
Before the procedure, a vial of blood sample is taken and spun in a centrifuge to separate the portions of plasma and platelets. Under a topical local anaesthesia, the PRP portions of your blood are injected back into the skin. Over the following 3-6 weeks your skin texture will respond as new tissue cells grow, visible results may continue for up to 6 months post procedure.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of PRP treatments you will need is dependent upon factors such as your age and the condition of your skin. It is recommended that you have three treatments at intervals of four weeks. You will need to have annual maintenance treatments depending upon your personal needs.
How long will the results last?
PRP Treatment results vary from person to person although in most patients the results last up to 18 to 24 months. The use of cosmedical grade products and other complimentary treatments would ensure prolonged results.
What does the treatment cost?
1 Vial of PRP $350 – roughly enough to treat a half face
2 Vials of PRP $600– roughly enough to treat a full face, neck or décolletage
Add-on Skin Needling $150 (save $49)
Add on LED Healite $40
Who can have this treatment?
PRP can be performed safely and effectively on the majority of patients, though it is most effective on clients that live a healthy active lifestyle.
This treatment is not suitable for those suffering from blood-related conditions, anemia, or blood or bone cancers, severe metabolic and systematic disorders, abnormal platelet function, critical thomobocytopemia, haemodynamic instability, anti coagulation therapy and underlying sepsis. PRP therapy is not recommended during pregnancy or while nursing.
Pre and Post care information
Avoid anti-inflammatory/blood thinning medications if possible for a period of 2 weeks before treatment. Medications and supplements such as aspirin, vitamin E, green tea, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, St. John’s Wort, Omega 3/Fish Oil supplements, Ibuprofen and NSAIDS have a blood thinning effect and can increase the risk of bruising and swelling after injections. Avoid strenuous exercise and excessive alcohol use in the 24 hours after treatment. You should avoid taking anti inflammatory medicines for three to four weeks after a PRP procedure as they may block the beneficial effects of PRP.