What is PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy)?
This is a revolutionary treatment which harvests your own blood platelets to combat the signs of ageing. Platelets contain a high content of "growth factors" - proteins that help to heal injured tissue or damaged skin. (Studies have shown this technique to be highly effective in the treatment of skin wounds, particularly burns). Upon injection into the skin, platelets release their growth factors which trigger surrounding cells to proliferate, in turn stimulating repair, increasing volume and rejuvenating the skin. Most importantly, the growth factors contained in the plasma boost collagen production - the stimulation of collagen production results in new skin cells being formed and therefore an improvement in skin elasticity. Ultimately this creates a tightening effect on the treated area and enables patients to achieve a more beautiful, youthful skin.
Is PRP safe?
PRP is the safest non-invasive procedure available in the market today because you are using cells from your own body therefore there can be no allergic reaction:
It's the only treatment of this type that can be injected right into the tear trough without fear of any adverse effects
No surgery/ no anaesthetic
Completely safe and natural - no synthetic substances/no danger of allergic reactions or infections
Walk-in Walk-out procedure - minimal disruption to your life Virtually painless plus fast recovery
How does PRP work?
Once the consultation and patient case study phase is concluded, a small amount of blood is taken and passed through a centrifuge system to separate the platelets and fibrin from the red blood cells - this concentrate, known as the matrix, is then injected into the areas to be treated. Note the plasma remains alive in the treated area for approximately 7 days but the activity of the stem cells in the plasma continues working for about 3 months.
Where can PRP be used?
PRP can be used on the face, neck, hands and all over the body with excellent results: skin is re-plumped and rejuvenated; fine lines and wrinkles are reduced and skin contours are redefined to create a youthful, radiant bloom. It is hugely successful in the treatment of areas such as:
wrinkles/fine lines around nose, lips, mouth
sagging skin in the neck area
rejuvenate your skin
the viability of the hair follicle
before-after hair transplantation
What does the treatment feel like?
Prior to treatment, the patient's skin is numbed with a topical anaesthetic and plasma is then injected into the Upper Dermis - the patient may experience a sensation of tiny pin pricks but feedback from clients indicates that this sensation is not at all uncomfortable.
What after care is needed?
Patient will experience slight swelling but this will usually disappear in 24 hours. In cases where patients are prone to bruising easily, slight bruising may be evident, but as with any other filler, this is easily covered with make-up.
How long will the effects of PRP last?
In cases where skin is not deeply wrinkled, follow-up treatments are recommended on an annual basis. In the case of damaged or quite wrinkled skin, a follow-up treatment is advised for 3 months later and thereafter on an annual basis.
Who is not suitable?
Following consultation, the patient is advised on dietary changes required to aid the process e.g. increase intake of Vitamin C and water,and avoidance of stimulants such as coffee, alcohol and cigarettes. Patients will experience much more effective and satisfactory results if they follow these guidelines.
Are there any side effects?
No unnatural substances are used, therefore there is no danger of adverse/allergic reactions because you are using your own cells. Click here for further information on the science behind OZPRP