What is Platement Rich Plasma therapy?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy makes use of plasma, the liquid component of our blood. Plasma-based treatments have proven to be effective in treating burns, sporting/joint injuries, skin injuries and hair loss. PRP is now gaining recognition following its use by high-profile sports stars and celebrities — in treatments that range from skin rejuvenation to sports injuries.
How PRP therapy works
PRP therapy involves harvesting plasma from a small amount of patient’s own blood. Typically around 10 – 20 ml is taken from the patient and spun in a centrifuge. This separates the useful components used in the treatment and especially separated platelets.
The platelets contain natural growth factors that stimulate cells to promote tissue growth and produce collagen. After applying a local anaesthetic, the areas to be treated are injected with plasma rich in platelets. A very fine needle or a micro-needling device is used.
Once PRP enters the skin, it stimulates surrounding cells to start the healing cascade. This in turn encourages tissue growth and the production of collagen, aiding rejuvenation and adding volume to the skin.
PRP therapy — working naturally against the signs of ageing
PRP is an effective anti-ageing procedure. It can be used for treating some of the key signs of ageing, including:
- Dark circles under the eyes.
- Fine lines
- Volume loss in the face, neck and hands
Find out more
To learn whether PRP therapy is the right treatment for you, please get in touch for a no-obligation consulation with Dr Edwards.