About Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a skin treatment that uses the growth factors and proteins within the platelets to achieve anti-ageing and rejuvenation on the skin. When injected into the skin and tissues, PRP accelerates skin and wound healing. It improves skin texture and firmness by stimulating collagen formation. It also works really well to target visible signs of ageing such as wrinkles, lines, and decreased volume on the skin due to collagen loss.
Who is suitable for Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment?
Male and female with below skin concerns:
- Dull-looking skin
- Loss of glow
- Early signs of ageing
- Dehydrated skin
- Dark circles under the eyes
- Enlarged Pores
- Acne scars
When it is not suitable
You should not have Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment if you:
- Are pregnant or breastfeeding
- Are receiving radiotherapy or chemotherapy
- Have active infection on the treated area
- Have immunosuppressive disease
- Are allergic to numbing cream
Avoid having treatment during menstruation
Avoid intake of alcohol, anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin
Keep a healthy lifestyle and balanced diet
Speak with an experienced practitioner. Be sure that you are a suitable candidate prior to the treatment
Avoid direct sun exposure and wear daily sunscreen of SPF 50
Keep skin moisturised at all time
Makeup can be worn 24-48 hours after treatment
Avoid skincare products that contain benzoyl peroxide, Retin-A, Retinol, or glycolic acids
Avoid strenuous exercising, hot baths, showers or sauna in the first 24-48 hours
PRP is a safe treatment. However, as PRP is administered into the skin, it may cause swelling, redness and bruising at the injected area.
Prior to the treatment, our practitioner will have a comprehensive consultation with patients to tailor a bespoke treatment plan. This involves discussion of treatment goals and signing of patient consent forms.
During each session, the patient will have numbing cream applied to the skin. A small amount of blood (<20mls) is drawn from the vein of the patient. The blood is then spun to separate the PRP from the other components. After the platelet-rich plasma mixture is prepared, it will then be administered to the treated area. Patients are given the option of having the injections administered by hand or mechanical gun.
Most of our patients notice the difference in their skin within a few days. For some patients, the results may take 5-7 days to show up.
The results can last for several months for one-off treatment. For patients who wish to treat acne scars or other skin damages, a course of 4-6 treatments will be recommended in order to achieve the desired results.
Side effects are minimal with PRP treatment as the platelets are generated from the patient’s blood. There is no risk of transmissible disease or allergic reactions.