What is PRP?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is anti-ageing treatment designed to induce collagen production, reduce wrinkles, and diminish the visible signs of ageing by growing healthy new tissue. It uses cells and growth factors from your own blood to slow and reverse the ageing process. PRP can be infused and injected into the skin in specific places to create a more youthful and radiant appearance.
This concentrated solution derived from your own blood contains a high level of growth factors and is extremely effective as well as safe for you, as the body readily accepts it having come from your own blood!

What is the procedure?

The growth factors are obtained by a registered nurse drawing a sample of your blood, then separating the plasma and platelets by using a centrifuge. After this the PRP is extracted, this little syringe of gold is infused into your skin!
PRP is ideal to stimulate collagen and elastin, resulting in way more glowing and youthful skin! This works on lightening pigment, reducing pore size, texture, dark circles, hair loss, rosacea and skin damage.
Yes, you read that right! PRP can assist with thinning hair to stimulate hair growth! It does this through the growth factors; which stimulate existing follicles, increase the thickness of hair shaft, generate new growth of hair and have a strengthening action to reduce thinning.

How many treatments do I need?

We recommend a course of 4-6 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart. PRP can be infused into the skin via injections, skin needling (ever seen the vampire facial?), or through the Tixel open channels treatments. During your consultation, your dermal therapist will assess your skin and give you an estimate based on your skin concern and ultimate goals.

Is PRP safe?

Absolutely, PRP is safe and a minimally invasive treatment. As it uses your own blood, this is easily recognized and readily absorbed into the body.
All these amazing things PRP is capable of achieving, but the confidence it can bring to you is priceless.

Am I suitable?

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding we do not recommend this treatment. As well, anyone currently taking Roaccutane, anti-coagulation medications or have suffered autoimmune conditions or cancer we do not recommend undergoing PRP. Our dermal therapists complete a comprehensive review of your medical history to ensure you are the right candidate!

An extra tip – for the most optimum results with PRP, you need to healthiest blood possible! This can be achieved by avoiding sugar, processed foods, and refraining from smoking and drinking. Ideally, a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, good quality protein and fat sources will give us the best plasma possible! We recommend prior to your appointment ensuring you are well hydrated, drinking plenty of water the day of your procedure.

By Riley McDonald
Dermal Therapist