Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) utilises your own platelets to stimulate new collagen formation, cell regeneration and skin tightening. It can be used on its own, or in combination with other treatments. Sometimes known as the 'vampire facial' PRP has become a popular, natural cosmetic procedure.
“What I love most about PRP is that it is 100% natural. It is your own body healing itself!"
"Think about what happens when you cut yourself. The reason you are able to heal from a cut is due to the activity of your platelets in your blood, knitting the wound together and bringing about healing. When your platelets are isolated and then introduced under the skin, they do what they do best and start healing. Scars are reduced, dark circles under the eyes are faded, skin is lifted and tightened. It is an amazing process, and I am blown away every time I see it working”
What is involved?
Your blood is collected into a special tube (similar to when you have a blood test taken at a lab). The number of tubes needed depends on the size of the area being treated. The tubes are placed in a centrifuge and spun so that the platelet rich plasma is separated off from the red blood cells. This plasma is then injected into the area being treated with very fine needles.
Is the procedure painful?
We provide you with strong topical local anesthetic or a nerve block (similar to what you have at the dentist) to minimise any discomfort. The proceedure is very well tolerated, even by patietns who tell us they are scared of needles!
What skin conditions and areas can be treated?
The entire face can be treated. Some of the most popular areas to treat:
- large pores
- Dark circles and loose skin under the eyes
- Acne scarring
- Keloid and surgical scarring
- Loose skin around the cheeks and neck
Are there other uses for PRP?
Yes! Dr Tracey also uses PRP to treat arthritis in knee joints, inflamed tendons in the elbow and vaginal dryness and pain secondary to menopause and surgery. It can also be used to stimilate hair regrowth in some patients.
What is Triple Therapy?
We like to use the most treatments to get the biggest results! Combining PRP with microneedling and Heallite therapy used in combination are stronger than when uses alone. Dr Tracey likes to use this combination when treating the skin under the eyes and the lines around the mouth.
How many treatments are required?
Usually 2-3 treatments are performed, one month apart.
How long will the results last?
Many patients experience long lasting results. You may require a top-up treatment once per year.
How much does PRP treatment cost?
PRP injections cost from $500.
Book a cosmetic consultation online or call our friendly reception team. The cost of your consultation is fully rebatable against your first treatment. 02 5925 5333