Platelet rich plasma, also known as 'PRP' is an injection/micro needling treatment whereby the clients own blood is used to rejuvenate the treatment area such as the face or scalp or hair loss
Avoid makeup for 24 hours
No direct sunlight, sunbeds, saunas, steam rooms, swimming for 48 hour post treatment
No sleeping on front or sides for 5 days post treatment
Instant (swelling will be present)
Longevity 9-12 months
A fraction of blood (5-20ml) is drawn up from the client into a vacuum sealed tube. This is a relatively small amount compared to blood donation which can remove 500ml. The blood is spun in a special centrifuge to separate its components (Red Blood Cells, Platelet Rich Plasma, Platelet Poor Plasma and Buffy Coat).
Once spun for adequate time within the centrifuge, the blood components should have separated. See diagram above. We look to extract the platelet rich plasma from the tube.
To give you an idea, in a tube of 10ml blood, we will be able to extract roughly 2ml of PRP. This is what is injected into the treatment area.
When PRP is injected into the treatment area it causes a mild inflammation that triggers the healing process. As the platelets organize in the treatment area, they release several enzymes to promote healing and tissue responses including attracting stem cells and growth factors to repair the damaged area.
As a result, new collagen begins to develop. As the collagen matures it begins to shrink causing the tightening and strengthening of the damaged area. When treating injured, aged, or damaged tissue, this can induce a remodelling of the tissue to a healthier and younger state.
The full procedure takes approximately 45minutes to an hour. Generally, 2-3 treatments are advised; however, more may be necessary for some individuals. Each treatment should be 4-6 weeks apart, or, until the treatment area has fully healed if taking longer than 4-6 weeks.
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Typically 30-45 mins
Swelling for up to 14 days should be expected. There is also a risk of bruising.
We only use cannulas so very minimal discomfort, some clients can feel pressure as the filler is injected
Yes for all facial areas apart from the lips, this helps limit the risk of complications, bruising and swelling.
Effects of dermal filler in the tear trough area generally lasts for 9-12 months, this however can depend on the individuals rate of metabolism and on how fast the hyaluronic acid is absorbed.
If you decide to not have your tear troughs treated again, the Hyaluronic acid will be reabsorbed into the body and your lips will return to normal just as they where pirior to filler.
Please see our after care advice.