PRP is short for Platelet Rich Plasma: blood plasma that is enriched with platelets. This treatment involves us taking a small amount of your blood, which is then centrifuged. This leaves us with plasma that is rich in platelets and active growth factors, which is subsequently re-injected into the skin. The growth factors stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, creating younger, firmer and more glowing skin. Because we work only with your own blood, this method is completely safe. Some people also value the fact that it doesn’t involve any chemicals being introduced to the skin; PRP is an advanced, yet 100% natural method.
Which areas can be treated?
PRP is not suitable for treating individual lines or wrinkles. This treatment targets the face as a whole, for a fresher, more youthful appearance. Fine lines and wrinkles can fade away as your skin becomes fuller and better hydrated. Sun damaged skin – on both face and body – benefits greatly from PRP treatment. The décolleté, hands or neck are all treatable with PRP.
The first step involves us taking a small amount of blood from you. This blood sample is then immediately centrifuged, whereby the plasma is separated from the rest. This plasma is then injected into the skin using a very fine needle. The results of the treatment will not be instantly visible, as the skin needs time to produce new collagen and elastin. The benefits will show in the weeks and months following your treatment.
One of the properties of PRP is that it promotes the production of new collagen in the skin. To take advantage of this, your practitioner may recommend a course of treatments. Sessions will be spread over a number of months to allow the skin time to produce new collagen, thereby enhancing the results of the subsequent treatment further.