Skin Regeneration and Repair
Skin Regeneration: PRP Therapy Post Treatment Advice
Some patients experience slight discomfort around the treatment area for a short time after PRP Therapy treatment.
Patients may experience temporary swelling, bruising or itchiness around the site of treatment. This will usually settle within a day or two. Side effects, if they occur, are usually temporary and mild to moderate.
The results are not permanent and the duration will differ from patient to patient.
The treatment normally takes 4-6 weeks to take effect.
Avoid washing the treated area or applying creams for 12 hours following treatment.
Avoid wearing make-up for 24 hours after treatment.
Skin Regeneration: How do I prepare for PRP Therapy?
Avoiding the use of NSAIDs and alcohol for 48 hours prior to PRP Therapy treatment will reduce the chance of bruising.
If having treatment to your face, please arrive for treatment without make-up on.
Skin Regeneration: What are the possible side effects from PRP Therapy?
If you experience any side effects following PRP Therapy treatment, or if you have any concerns at all, please call Clare McLoughlin RGN INP on 0800 8766322Side effects following PRP Therapy, if they occur, are usually temporary and mild to moderate.
Possible side effects are mild bruising, swelling or infection around the injection sites.
If you are pregnant, breast feeding, have autoimmune or blood pathologies or cancer then treatment should be avoided.
Furthermore, consistent use of NSAIDs within 48 hours of PRP application should be avoided.
Skin Regeneration: What happens during treatment with PRP Therapy?
The total procedure takes approximately 1 hour.
You will have an initial consultation to discuss your medical history and your expectations from the PRP treatment.
You will have topical anaesthetic cream applied all over the face for 45 minutes to numb the skin.
Your practitioner will then take some blood from your arm, before placing the blood into a centrifuge machine.
After the blood has been spun your practitioner will then inject your face/neck/hands/décolletage area with the platelet rich plasma. This may cause some slight but brief discomfort.
You may experience temporary swelling, bruising or itchiness around the site of treatment. This will usually settle within a day or two.
The PRP Therapy treatment normally takes 4-6 weeks to take effect and you are often required to have repeat treatments to maintain results.
At your consultation, your practitioner will assess your skin, discuss your expectations and create a treatment plan for you.
Skin Regeneration: How safe is PRP Therapy?
As PRP Therapy treatment is carried out using your own blood, the concern for disease transmission is eliminated and minimises the chances for possible side effects, making it a safe procedure.
Skin Regeneration: What areas can PRP Therapy be used on?
PRP Therapy can be used on the following areas:
- Sun-damaged and aged skin
- Sagging skin of the neck
- Around the eyes
- Back of the hands
- Acne scars
- Cheeks and mid-face
- Stretch marks
- Nasolabial folds
- Area of hair loss
- Other parts of the body
Skin Regeneration: What are the advantages of PRP Therapy?
The advantages of PRP Therapy are:
- Improvement of skin texture and tone
- Gradual Increase in skin thickness and vitality
- Minimal safety concerns – non-allergenic and free from concerns over transmissible disease
- May be used for sensitive areas, like fine skin under the eyes
- May be combined with other treatments to stimulate biological effect (dermaroller/skin filler treatments).
Skin Regeneration – How long has PRP Therapy been in use?
Treatment with PRP has been widely used in the past decade in various fields of therapy, including orthopaedics; plastic surgery; dentistry; and aesthetics.
This autologous treatment has been used as an effective alternative for synthetic dermal fillers in the field of skin rejuvenation.
Skin Regeneration – What is PRP Therapy
PRP Therapy is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is an increasingly popular treatment used to improve the texture of the skin, create better skin tone, firm the skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It is a new form of regenerative medicine that utilises your own blood, where the platelet rich plasma component is extracted, concentrated and reintroduced to rejuvenate the skin.
Platelets are a crucial part in the body’s ability to stop bleeding and repair damaged blood vessels and cells in the body. Platelets contain substances called growth factors that activate and rejuvenate cells in the body.
The concentrated platelets in PRP contain vast amounts of bioactive proteins, which include growth factors. These growth factors have been shown to initiate accelerated tissue repair, and to have positive effects on skin rejuvenation. The growth factors, when released, promote tissue repair and collagen production.