Who, What, How: PRP

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, or PRP, is one of the most popular treatments at the Institute, among patients and staff. PRP has been in use for years to help wounds heal faster by encouraging the growth of new tissue. When injected into the skin for cosmetic purposes, PRP helps to promote collagen production and kick-starts the skin’s regenerative capabilities
Below is everything you need to know about the treatment.

What is it? ◽️Plasma is the liquid portion of our blood. Other than plasma, our blood contains small solids, including red cells, white cells and platelets. Platelets, also called thrombocytes, are best known for the important role they play in clotting blood. However, platelets also hold hundreds of proteins called growth factors that help with the healing of injuries. Platelet-rich plasma is plasma with a higher concentration of platelets, and therefore growth factors, than what is typically found in blood. The level of platelets in PRP can be 5 to 10 times greater than usual.

Once injected into the face, growth factors in the plasma increase collagen and elastin production, stem cell proliferation and vascular formation. This produces a plumping and tightening effect on the treated area. The skin is rejuvenated and hydrated and wrinkles are reduced, resulting in a healthy, regenerated, glowing complexion that looks smoother and more youthful.

Who should perform it? ◽️A specialist trained nurse.

Who is a suitable candidate?◽️ A patient who is concerned about ageing or sagging skin, dark circles around the eyes, fine lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, acne scarring, ageing hands or hairloss. It is also an ideal rejuvenating treatment for patients who are concerned about ageing skin but not yet ready or interested in anti-wrinkle injections or other injectables.

How long do the results last? ◽️You will start to see results within weeks of your first treatment, however the optimal treatment number is 2-3 treatments depending on the indication. Results last 1 to 2 years depending on the patient and area treated.
What is the downtime?◽️This again depends on the patient but usual downtime is 1-3 days for any redness or swelling to disappear, however this is quite minimal and can be easily covered with makeup.
Anything else you should know?◽️ PRP is extracted from the patient’s own blood so there is no risk of an allergic or adverse reaction. It is also an effective treatment, if injected in the scalp, to stimulate hair restoration. Cellenis® PRP therapy accelerates the growth of the hair follicles by stimulating the stem cells and other cells in the micro environment of the hair follicle to increase the production of collagen, nutrients, and antioxidants, and by promoting vascularization to increase blood supply, leading to denser and stronger hair.