Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is concentrated from your own blood which contains healing factors, such as white blood cells and bioactive proteins, called growth factors and stem cell markers.
These cells are vital for tissue regeneration and repair. Platelets, once thought of being responsible for only clotting, have been scientifically proven to be a reservoir of these vital healing components. With advanced techniques we are able to concentrate these regenerative healing cells at Luxe Clinic.
How is it done?
A small amount of blood is taken and placed into a medically approved container. This sterile disposable container is placed in a specialized centrifuge, for spinning, to separate the whole blood sample into ‘layers’ of platelet rich plasma (PRP) and red blood cells. The PRP layer is taken from the red blood cells and is injected or applied, under sterile conditions, into the area of interest.
Why is it done?
- PRP can help to stimulate new cell growth, helping to improve your complexion, skin texture and to restore lost facial volume.
- PRP has the added benefits of:
- Natural and organic; from your own body
- Speeds up and promotes healing
- Minimal to no down time
- Minimally invasive
What should I do before?
Have a clear idea of the areas that you would like to address. Be sure to mention these to your doctor during your consultation. Try to take advantage of our natural therapy packages to maximise the benefits of your treatment and reduce any unwanted side-effects.
What should I expect after?
The anesthetic used to numb the skin generally wears off in 1-2 hours. Mild pain and swelling may occur at the injection site. However, the majority of patients are able to return to usual activities with no down time.
You must be particularly careful not to injure the area after your treatment. At the beginning the procedure may cause some localised soreness and discomfort. Patients can apply ice and elevation as needed. Use the area as tolerated since restricting movement for an extended time can cause stiffening. Movement and massages promote circulation in the area and also assist with healing. Pain natural therapies or medication will be prescribed if needed.
Patients can expect to see significant improvement in appearance over the course of healing time. Many patients require two to three treatments to obtain optimal results within 2-3 months.
What are possible complications?
PRP is from your own blood, so there is little to no risk when conducted by a trained professional. Since the cells are yours there is no risk of an allergic reaction. Side effects or complications with PRP are very rare.
How much will it cost?
The cost depends on the number of sites that require treatment, and the number of sessions required to achieve the desired outcome. The only accurate way to give you a reasonable estimate is to assess your needs when you visit us.
How much time off work will I need?
Generally most people return to work on the same day or the day after their treatment