PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

Innovative Anti-Ageing Technology

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy skin rejuvenation therapy is one of the latest, autologous anti-aging, skin rejuvenation procedures available; offering a natural approach to improving the overall texture and tone of your skin, by using your body’s own resources.

Platelet rich plasma contains high levels of tissue growth and regeneration factors which are vital to cell growth and rejuvenation. By using and refining the patient’s own unique tissue, Dr Kubicka can harness their own growth factors and healing properties to promote natural skin rejuvenation with no risk of allergic reaction or rejection.

PRP therapy revitalises the skin by improving blood supply and stimulating collagen formation, the result of which improve and increase over time. PRP skin rejuvenation therapy can actually last longer than chemical treatments.

Aesthetic uses of plasma therapy

  • Skin rejuvenation – lines and wrinkles, skin laxity
  • Acne scarring
  • Hair loss

PRP rejuvenation therapy is based on solid science and is safely prepared and applied by an experienced and trained cosmetic doctor; plastic surgeon or aesthetic nurse.

The entire procedure will generally take between 20 minutes to one hour, depending on the area being treated. Results are not instant, as the results of PRP are based on the body’s natural response to it’s own platelets. Results will continue to improve for 4 – 6 weeks as the skin heals and rejuvenates from within.

PRP Procedure

The procedure is made up of the following steps:

  • Taking blood
  • Preparation of the blood by placing the sample in a centrifuge
  • Application of a topical anaesthetic if required
  • Application of treatment

Methods of application

The method used will be discussed with you during consultation as it will be dependent on
downtime and the outcome may vary.

  • Mesogun
  • Dermaroller
  • Single injections

PRP may be combined with other treatments. The timing of any combination of treatments will be agreed upon during consultation

Key Facts

  • Treatment time: 60 minutes
  • Number of treatments: 3 – 6
  • How often: 4 week intervals
  • Downtime: none – mild redness (slight swelling for treatment around the eyes and lips)
  • Post treatment: from none (Mesogun), redness and skin swelling (Dermaroller) with possible bruising (injection technique).

PRP Therapy FAQ

Is PRP Therapy safe?

PRP Therapy is perfectly safe. It is an advanced technique used to naturally rejuvenate and reinvigorate the skin and is also used in a medical setting to treat patients with severe burns.

Are there any restrictions on who can have the treatment?

There are some groups of people to whom this procedure is not recommended; these include heavy smokers and those with platelet and clotting disorders.

How long will the results last for?

The benefit of PRP Therapy can be permanent, though skin does continue to age and deteriorate even after receiving treatments and as such, wrinkles may start appearing 9-18 months afterwards. Touch-up treatments are available.

Are there any side-effects?

Swelling and redness can occur for 12-24 hours after the treatment and small bruises may appear around the treated region.

How Does PRP Therapy work?

The platelet rich plasma itself is first prepared using the patient’s own blood, which is concentrated to clinically defined concentration levels, for greater effect. This is then applied or injected back into the skin, where the plasma will release platelet growth factors, which stimulate cell growth, increase the production of collagen and improve the skin’s ability to retain moisture.

Who is PRP Therapy For?

PRP Therapy is typically chosen by men and women who are looking for a natural procedure to rejuvenate their skin and reduce wrinkles. PRP Therapy stimulates the skin to repair itself using only your own blood, making it one of the most natural anti-ageing techniques available today. PRP Therapy can be used all over the body; some of the most common treatment areas include the face, neck and hands.

How Much Will it Cost?

PRP is an affordable choice for patients looking for a natural way to rejuvenate the skin without resorting to major surgery. See our medical treatment prices page for the latest costs.