PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Injections
Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment (PRP) is a procedure that rejuvenates your skin by injecting an extract of your own blood that contains a high concentration of platelets, growth factors, CGF and active proteins essential for tissue regeneration and healing. The procedure is extremely safe, and has been used by doctors for many years to accelerate surgical healing, repair tendon, ligament and joint damage, skin wounds and to also help regrow muscle and bone.
Industry best professionals recommend PRP for the treatment of:
Fine lines, wrinkles and other facial creases
Crow’s feet, under eye dark circles and hollows
Acne scarring and other superficial scars
Other sun damaged areas
How does it work?
It will begin by taking approximately 10 to 30ml of your blood (this will be collected in the same way you’d take a standard blood test). Using innovative technology the platelets in the blood (the good stuff!) will be separated from the whole blood and are then collected in a concentrated sample. We will then apply a local anaesthetic cream to minimise discomfort before directly injecting the platelets into your skin using a very fine needle. As your comfort is our number 1 priority and throughout the entire process our practitioners will continually check in with you to ensure there are no concerns or discomfort. The platelets release natural growth factors which enhance cell rejuvenation leading to new collagen, eventually giving you a more youthful and refreshed look. The procedure from beginning to end usually takes less than an hour.
Is it the treatment painful?
Thanks to the use of local anaesthetic, most people experience no pain or discomfort with this procedure.
How long does the treatment take?
Please allow approximately 1 hour for your treatment at our Camberwell Clinic.
Is the treatment safe?
At our Camberwell Dental and Facial Aesthetic Clinic, we only use sterile and single use equipment throughout the procedure.
How long should it take before I see results?
As this procedure is based on natural healing, most patients see improvement in overall skin appearance by Week 4, with further improvements up to Week 12.
How many PRP procedures should I undertake?
Patients usually require up to 4 PRP applications, performed 4 weeks apart. Ongoing treatments are recommended on a 6 monthly basis to maintain skin health.
Post Treatment Information
Your practitioner will guide you in your post care treatment in more detail on the day, however please keep in mind your skin will be fragile and requires time for it to naturally activate the rejuvenation process. The application site may also feel slightly sore and tender to touch.
At the same time please avoid:
Washing your face or applying make up for last 12 hours post procedure to allow the platelets to activate undisturbed
Using anti-inflammatory medication for 7 days post procedure
Exercising or undertaking activities that may cause facial perspiration for 24 hours
Caffeine and alcohol
Lack of sleep
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.