What is PRP? Everything you need to know.

Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, is a popular cosmetic injectable treatment. This is due to its ability to naturally rejuvenate the skin and repair the signs of ageing by using our own platelet rich blood cells.  

While it may seem daunting to the uninitiated, PRP is actually very safe and has been used in the hospital system for decades. Here’s everything you need to know about the innovative treatment: 

What is it?

PRP is a form of cosmetic injectable treatment that uses the client’s own platelet rich plasma. The plasma component contains stem cells and growth rich platelets and when injected back into the skin, it accelerates the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin to provide overall skin rejuvenation. 

How does it work?

A topical anaesthetic is applied to the area that will be treated. Then, our clinician will draw a small sample of blood, which is then spun in a centrifuge for approximately five minutes to separate the plasma from the other blood particles. The platelet rich plasma is then reinjected back into the treatment area to stimulate collagen and elastin production.  

What does it do?

PRP has a number of benefits. The treatment can improve skin texture and tone, reduce fine lines and scarring, and stimulate collagen and skin cell production for a plumper, more radiant complexion.  

Who is it for?

PRP is great for anyone who is concerned by any areas of skin that are starting to lose elasticity and volume. It’s also a highly effective method for stimulating your body’s cells to produce new, healthy looking skin and is extremely effective for that delicate under eye area where often clients notice signs of ageing first and where no laser can be used. It is also used to increase the structural integrity and health of the skin, particularly skin that has had more than its fair share of sun damage over the years. 

Is it a new process?

PRP is not new and has long been recognised and used in the hospital system and in sports medicine for its effective wound healing properties since the 1970s. 

Is it safe?

Yes, PRP is actually a very safe injectable treatment as essentially, you are using your own natural elements without the addition of any foreign products. 

Where can PRP be treated?

PRP is effective at rejuvenating:  

  • Skin around the eyes 
  • Face and cheeks 
  • Hands 
  • Décolletage 
  • Neck  

 

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