PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is a specific component of your blood that contains platelets, responsible for helping to clot the blood and also the release of growth factors. When an injury to the skin or blood vessel occurs, proteins are released causing the platelets to bind to that area to create clot and stop bleeding. These activated platelets secrete growth factors to help repair this damaged area, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin.
We are able to take advantage of this process for many beneficial applications, ranging from orthopedic surgeries, aiding in the recovery of sports injuries (many famous sports people use this treatment for joint injuries) to cosmetic applications to assist in improving the quality of your skin and hair.
PRP For The Face
With age and environmental factors, our skin quality diminishes over time. Our collagen layer suffers, becomes thinner, loses its smooth firm look and feel that we associate with young and healthy skin.
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is a skin boosting, anti-aging treatment designed to improve skin’s visible quality and elasticity. This procedure has become a very common treatment with those who want to maintain visibly healthier looking skin and hair.
Activated platelets secrete growth factors: this process is the basis of your PRP treatment. When your platelets are re-injected back into your skin, cell regeneration is stimulated and the growth of collagen and elastin occurs reducing the visible signs of aging. Normal blood contains about 6% of platelets, however our process of preparation aims to multiply this by 4x. The safe and easy treatment with minimal down-time is targeted to giving back that plump, smooth look essential for healthier appearing and feeling skin.
With the concentrated growth factors PRP naturally stimulates your own collagen to:
- Improve skin texture and elasticity,
- Reduced fine lines and wrinkles
- Promote a more youthful complexion, and
- Slowing the ageing process of skin.
The PRP procedure is used to improve the quality of your skin and is often used in combination with anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers to provide natural looking results for a total face rejuvenation.
While PRP facial treatments are popular other areas include:
- Eye area,
- Back of hands,
- And has been used to promote hair growth
Your PRP treatment is a very simple procedure taking approximately 45 minutes – 15-20 minutes of which is the topical anaesthetic mask, the efficient treatment itself only takes 5 minutes!
To begin we take a small amount of your blood, then using specialised equipment we separate the platelets from the other blood components – this process increases the concentration of platelets up to 4x the normal concentration in blood. Once your skin is completely numb, the nutrient filled plasma and platelets are re-injected into targeted areas to nourish the collagen layer of your skin. By doing this we aim to promote new cellular growth, helping the skin with it’s repair and rejuvenation process.
While clients often see results with a single treatment, the number treatments are determined by current skin health and a client’s desired outcome. If someone has very poor skin health (excessive sun exposure, long history of smoking etc) we would recommend more treatments, whereas if someone has good skin and simply wants to maintain this they may only want to do 1-2 treatments a year. On average 1-2 treatments a year is a great way to assist our skin with it’s repair process.
As we are stimulating your own collagen growth, visible results are often seen in the short term (weeks) but it is important to understand that as collagen growth occurs and continues to occur over months. Most clients report the best results after 2-3 months with the treatment actively working until then, at this point some clients may choose to have another treatment to boost this result.
Visible mild swelling on the skin is possible and should settle within 2-3 days. Very rarely a small bruise can occur and make-up can be applied after 24 hours to conceal this. As we are using your own (autologous) plasma fluid the risk of complications is very low.
Yes. Some of our clients choose to have PRP alone, whereas others combined theirs with anti-wrinkle and/or dermal filler treatments to target different concerns. PRP is great for boosting the skin quality and health, however anti-wrinkle treatments relax muscle movements and dermal fillers replace collagen deficit.
Book an appointment with one of our specialist to have these discussions in full.
PRP For Neck & Hands
PRP has also been widely used to treat the neck, décolletage and the back of hands. These areas are exposed to sunlight in our day to day routines leading to fine lines and poor skin texture.
The treatment of neck, décolletage and hands is similar to the treatment of the facial area. The only difference is as there is very little fat covering these areas, smaller bruises are more common and we would recommend including this in the healing timeline.
|Treatment Packages (Number of Treatments)|
|PRP For Eyes|
|PRP For Eyes||$450||$840 ($420 each)||$1200 ($400 each)||$1520 ($380 each)|
|PRP For The Face|
|PRP For The Face||$490||$930 ($465 each)||$1350 ($450 each)||$1720 ($430 each)|
|PRP For Neck|
|PRP For Neck||$490||$930 ($465 each)||$1350 ($450 each)||$1720 ($430 each)|
|PRP For Hands / décolletage|
|PRP For Hands / décolletage||$490||$930 ($465 each)||$1350 ($450 each)||$1720 ($430 each)|
|Treatment Packages (Number of Treatments)|
|PRP For The Face & Neck|
|PRP For The Face & Neck||$490||$930 ($465 each)||$1350 ($450 each)||$1720 ($430 each)|
|PRP For Neck & décolletage|
|PRP Face &
PRP For Neck & décolletage
|Packages will be tailored to suit your needs|