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PRP INJECTIONS

Utilise the natural healing abilities of the blood to improve skin quality with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma).

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PRP consists of two elements: plasma, or the liquid portion of blood, and platelets, a type of blood cell that plays an important role in healing throughout the body. Platelets contain growth factors that can trigger cell reproduction and stimulate collagen/tissue regeneration and healing in the treated area. 

For cosmetic purposes, the injection of PRP and the stimulation of the wound healing response, growth factors and collagen renewal can soften fine lines, create a more even and glowing skin tone and improve crepey and aged texture. 

PRP is autologous, meaning it is your own natural product. Because it is a part of your own blood, it is free from transmissible diseases, and cannot cause hypersensitivity or allergic reactions. PRP has been used for over 50 years in medicine, and more recently since the 2000’s for cosmetic and hair growth purposes. As the treatment is autologous and the quality of people’s blood products varies greatly, so can the results.

What areas can be treated with PRP?

We offer treatment of the face, neck and décolletage with PRP.
PRP injections are placed into the skin, with the aim of stimulating the formation of new collagen.

What does the procedure involve?

To create PRP, a sample of blood will be taken from you and placed into a device called a centrifuge. The centrifuge rapidly spins the sample, using gravity to separate out the other components of the blood from the platelets and concentrating them within the plasma. Once the spin is complete, the PRP is drawn up and prepared for injection.
During this phase you may have some topical numbing cream applied, however many people find that the treatment is quite tolerable. This can also depend on the delivery method, which can include multiple freehand injections, a microneedling injector device or dripped onto the skin during skin needling.
Your skin or scalp will be thoroughly cleaned and the injections will be administered in the desired treatment areas. Each injection is very quick and may sting for just a moment.

Does this treatment hurt?

This treatment is made more comfortable with the application of topical numbing cream prior to the treatment, and there may be local anaesthetic in the hyaluronic acid injections. 
Simple analgesia like paracetamol can be taken as per the product directions for any tenderness post treatment. Anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen should not be taken post treatment as they can interfere with the way PRP works.

What is the recovery time?

After a PRP treatment, you may appear moderately sunburnt and your skin may be tender to touch with little bumps on the skin. Most client's redness and bumpiness will resolve after about 3 days, however this could be a week or longer depending on your skin type and how well you adhere to the post care instructions. 

We will advise you of the correct aftercare to look after your skin during the healing process.

Are there any reasons why I can’t have skin needling?

Treatment should not be given to those with sensitivity to the active ingredients or anaesthetics, current active skin infection including acne and women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or trying to conceive. Treatment should be cautioned in those with: serious auto-immune or clotting disorders, those prone to keloid scarring, those prone to herpes simplex infection of the skin, general poor health, previous permanent fillers and facial implants. Treatment can also not be given if the motivations for treatment are unrealistic or causing undue stress to the person. Your suitability for treatment will be assessed by a prescribing doctor.

What should I do after the treatment?

Please note, you will be provide an After Care and Important information form after your treatment.

Post treatment, your skin may look moderately red and inflamed with tiny bumps on the skin. You may wish to cancel any plans for the rest of the day or plan for this treatment on a day without other commitments.
After the treatment you should:

- Not pick, pull or touch treated skin for the rest of the day. Be gentle touching the treatment area over the next 48 hours (no face down massage or harsh exfoliating)

- Unless advised otherwise, keep the post-treatment cream on and do not wash your face until the next morning. A gentle cleanser, moisturiser and SPF should be used at this point as advised by your practitioner.

- Avoid touching the treated area or applying makeup for at least 24 hours

- Avoid direct sun exposure for 24 hours and be vigilant to apply SPF for the following 2 weeks.

- Avoid strenuous exercise, saunas and spas for 48 hours

- Avoid active skin products like AHA and retinol for at least 2-3 days or longer until the redness has subsided.

- If directed by the prescriber, ensure you take a dose of over the counter antiviral medication if you have a history of coldsores.

Visit our Contact Us page, for more information on further assistance.

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