While our bodies can self-heal, this natural ability tends to decline with age. Nevertheless, our blood contains vital nutrients, growth factors, vitamins, and microelements that can aid in skin regeneration, repair damaged tissue, and stimulate the production of fresh collagen and elastin.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a treatment that leverages the body's natural healing properties to rejuvenate and revitalise the skin. This science-based therapy uses a concentrated amount of the patient's platelets to boost collagen production, improving skin texture.
The next-generation PRP therapy, Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF), also known as the Vampire Facial, is an advanced treatment that harnesses the higher concentrations of platelets and fibrin found in the patient's blood. This procedure promotes collagen production and skin rejuvenation by using fibrin, a biological scaffold that forms in response to skin injury, to activate growth factors. As fibrin binds to the circulating platelets, it helps to trigger collagen production and restore youthful-looking skin.
It's crucial to avoid taking strong painkillers or blood thinners unless explicitly advised to do so by your healthcare practitioner. Also, if you're taking any prescribed medication, discuss this with your doctor.
One might experience a bit of swelling and redness on the treated area with redness, as the treatment involves the injection of fluids. This redness is expected to occur. Also, some patients might see temporary bruises on the injection site, which will disappear in a few days.
Most patients can immediately resume their daily activities without downtime following PRP injections. However, patients may experience some redness or swelling at the injection sites, which usually settles within a few hours.
After the PRP treatment, it's crucial to avoid the following:
Washing your face for 5 to 12 hours
Exposing your skin to direct sunlight and heat
Engaging in activities that can cause you to perspire for at least one day following the treatment.
Using makeup immediately after the treatment
Getting other facial treatments for at least a week
Rubbing the injection site
Exfoliating your face
Using AHA, BHA, and retinol products
You can expect several positive outcomes, including:
Firstly, you will experience increased hydration, which will help to plump up your skin and make it look more healthy and vibrant.
Secondly, fine lines, wrinkles and folds will become smoother, giving your skin a more youthful appearance.
Thirdly, skin tone will become more even and uniform, creating a balanced and harmonious complexion.
Additionally, the skin will have a healthy glowing appearance as the activated PRP and growth factors work to improve your skin's overall health and vitality.
Finally, this activation will also stimulate an increase in collagen production, which is crucial for maintaining the elasticity and firmness of the skin and helping to prevent further signs of ageing.
Our skilled dermatologist will determine the appropriate number of treatments based on the health and age of your skin and skin concerns. Additionally, maintenance treatments may be recommended to ensure long-lasting results.