PRP Skin Rejuvenation
Rejuvenate Your Skin With PRP
What is PRP for skin rejuvenation?
You may have heard the term PRP before, but do you know that it can provide a total skin rejuvenation for a variety of skin and cosmetic concerns? Here’s everything you need to know about this regenerating, natural and long-lasting cosmetic procedure.
Our PRP procedure can be an effective treatment for improving the appearance of your skin, reducing lines and scars. You may notice a positive effect after seven days, and your skin can gradually improve for up to six months.
We recommend up to six treatments for best results, after which you will only need maintenance treatments. This professional procedure is cost-effective as you can see long-term results after a quick treatment session.
Our cosmetic specialists ensure that you receive a treatment that is most suitable for your situation. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss which cosmetic treatment is best for you.
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What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
PRP stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma. Your blood has an abundance of natural growth factors and, when PRP is injected and micro-needled into your skin, it stimulates your body’s collagen and elastin production, helping you achieve smoother, softer, younger-looking skin. Here are some of the specific benefits of the PRP procedure in Sydney.
Our blood is made up of four components; red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma and platelets. PRP is a blood component. Platelets work by reacting to cuts and wounds to clot blood and aid healing. Plasma contains nutrients, proteins and growth factors that repair damage and injuries. These components are therefore useful to stimulate the cells in the skin to produce collagen and elastin.
Benefits of PRP
If smoother, glowing, younger-looking skin is what you are looking for, PRP treatment may be the answer you are looking for. While there are may cosmetic options out there, PRP is a total rejuvenation procedure, with incredible benefits, such as:
· With PRP, only your own natural elements are injected back into your skin, making it a completely natural treatment.
· Since it is only your own plasma being injected into your skin, PRP is very safe and a great option for those with sensitive skin and/or allergies.
· After your PRP treatment, it will usually take around two weeks to see some results, however, you will continue to see improvements as it is a regenerative, long-lasting treatment.
· It provides total rejuvenation. PRP stimulates elastin and collagen production, which tightens and thickens loose and thinning skin. This tightening and thickening action effectively smooths wrinkles and fine lines.
PRP is useful for:
· Improving the overall skin tone and texture
· Stimulating collagen and elastin production
· Encouraging acne and acne scarring healing
· Plumping tired and ageing skin
· Decreasing sagging
· Smoothing fine lines and wrinkles
· Minimising the appearance of pigmentation
· Reducing the severity of dark under eye circles
· Easing rosacea symptoms
What happens during the procedure?
One of our skin specialists will have an in-depth consultation prior to any treatment, to ensure that PRP for skin rejuvenation is the right option for you. This consultation can be performed at the time of the initial PRP treatment. As PRP is a natural and safe procedure, most people are a suitable candidate for this effective procedure.
After your thorough consultation, your face will be cleansed and numbing cream will be applied, to ensure maximum comfort. Blood is then taken from your arm and spun in the centrifuge; to separate the blood components. The face is cleansed again to remove the numbing cream. The PRP is injected into any specific areas of concern, such as under the eyes, acne scarring or lines, for targeted treatment, then a medical grade micro needling device is used over the rest of the face. This creates micro-wounds to allow the penetration of the PRP into the skin and to entice the skin to increase cell turnover and healing nutrients to be released in the skin. Following the treatment, antiseptic cream is applied to protect and relieve the skin.
Your skin may be red and swollen post-treatment and it is recommended that the face is not touched or wash for a minimum of four hours after the PRP treatment. Most people will experience redness for 1-3 days after the PRP procedure, followed by up to 7 days of dryness and/or flaking of the dead skin cells. Once the skin has healed, and the dead skin cells have naturally sloughed off, the soft, new skin is revealed. There is an undeniable and noticeable glow to those who have had a PRP treatment and it is a sneak-peak into the results that are yet to come.
PRP injections and PRP micro-needling targets the lower layers of the skin to stimulate the cells to produce collagen and elastin. The skin will become plumper and tighter. The treatment can help reduce fine lines and wrinkle, pore size, pigmentation dark circles, scars, acne scarring, and improve the overall quality of the skin. The tone and texture of the skin will improve, resulting in smoother, firmer and more-even skin.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, the treatment does not hurt. To ensure comfort, we apply numbing cream to the face prior to treatment and the micro-needles are very fine and don’t cause any discomfort.
There will be slight erythema (redness) to the face for 1-3 days. Do not wash or touch your face for the next 8 hours, to reduce the risk of infection. Otherwise, normal daily activities can resume! There may be dryness for the following 5-7 days while the dead skin cells slough off, followed by a youthful glow.
As the cells are constantly producing collagen, results will show about 7 days later but can gradually improve for up to 6 months. We recommend 3-6 treatments for best results.