What is the process?
Preparation is simple and quick, and completed on the physicians premises in the appointment time. Prior to treatment a simple blood sample of 10 – 20 mls is extracted from the patient. This blood is immediately placed in the centrifuge for 5 – 8 minutes. When centrifugation is complete your plasma will be separated from your red blood cells. The rich platelets are extracted from the base of the plasma gel. The platelets are injected into the deep dermis or fat layer of the skin. Platelets gradually increase collagen which can increase skin thickness and overall health of the skin.
Approx 45 minutes per two test tubes.
What facial and body areas can be treated?
• Orbital Rim – Around the eyes • Cheeks and mid face • Cheeks • Crepey skin on the neck • Back of hands • Décolletage • Other Body Areas
What are the benefits of PRP?
• Tissue regeneration and rejuvenation • Neo – Collagens • Neo – Vascularisation • Extracellular Matrix formation • Non allergenic • It is a ‘body own’ physiological product vs. animal derived or human donor products • Elimination of donor transmissible infections • Biological Glue: for tissue adhesion especially in skin flaps, bone grafts and trauma.
Do I need a skin test?
No, Regenerative Medicine is non allergenic as it is antilogous.
Are the results immediate?
No. Immediate swelling and wound healing are obvious at first sight. However, collagen rejuvenation can take from 6 weeks depending on the condition of your skin and lifestyle. More than one treatment will be necessary if the skin is mature
How long does a result last?
As we are regenerating collagen lasting results will depend on the care and maintenance of your skin. However, 2-3 treatments will help results last up to 18 months.
Does the treatment hurt?
Regenerative medicine is administered via an injection. Topical or local anesthetics can be administered if needed.
What can I expect after a treatment?
Redness, swelling, slight pain, bruising or all these signs can happen in the treatment area. These side effects usually subside in a few hours to a few days. Post care instructions will need to be followed through.
Can I return to work immediately?
Most patients will return to work immediately.