PLASMA RICH PLATELET THERAPY (PRP)

PRP therapy is also known as  'The Vampire Facelift' and uses the body’s own healing mechanism to rejuvenate the skin. The treatment triggers collagen and elastin production, in turn plumping and revolumising the skin. The skin looks more youthful and has a silky feel, with results lasting upto 18-24 months.

PRP was historically used to treat skin ulcers, tendinitis and various other joint issues. The results were very promising which led to this being used in aesthetic treatments.

It involves taking small amount of blood from patient and spinning it at high speed in a machine (centrifuge) to separate the platelets and plasma from the red blood cells. This separated fraction of blood, rich in platelets and growth factors, plays an important part in the body’s healing mechanism. The above is then injected into the area of skin that needs to be treated using fine needles.

There are many PRP treatments available in the market, our clinic uses Tropocell PRP system. The following concerns can be addressed using PRP:

  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Pigmentation
  • Hair Loss
  • Stretch marks
  • Acne scars
  • Enlarged pores

PRP is one of the few treatments which can be safely administered to the delicate area around the eye. The results achievable with PRP can be improved by combining it with Dermaroller treatment.

 

FAQs

1Are there any contraindications to this treatment
PRP is not recommended for persons with the following conditions: platelet and clotting disorders, Liver pathologies and persons on anticoagulation therapy.
2Is the treatment safe?
The treatment is very safe as the blood used is patient’s own.
3Are there any side effects?
There may be some bruising, swelling, soreness and redness immediately after the treatment which should subside in a few days.
4How long does the treatment take?
Approx 1 hr.