Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Since PRP uses your own blood, you should not have a reaction to it. Studies have noted that PRP has been found to have a positive effect on male and female pattern hair loss without major adverse side effects.
The biological regeneration of your collagen and skin tissue is a natural process that can be enhanced with the use or your own PRP.
The PRP method is used in application buy orthopaedic surgeons and there has been increased interest in autologous blood products for use in a number of orthopaedic therapies. The healing effects of platelet-rich plasma are caused by growth factors released from the platelets, which cause a healing response.
The Arthrex ACP Double Syringe System is a highly effective method for concentrating growth factors for therapeutic use. Producing the ACP with the Arthrex ACP System can be performed within minutes.
• Skin Ageing – treatment of aging and damaged skin, naturally increasing dermal elasticity as well as improving the tone and texture of the skin
• Alopecia (Hereditary Hair Loss) – increasing hair density and hair diameter
• Scarring and tissue healing – reducing the severity of scars, promoting the healthy healing – stimulation of new tissue formation and faster healing after laser treatment
The Arthrex system ( two syringes in one)-delivers rapid and reliable Platelet Rich Plasma and growth Factors. The treatment is delivered fast and safe.
When using the Arthrex ACP® Double Syringe, PRP can be produced and applied within a few minutes (if used within 30 minutes of blood sampling, no anticoagulant is necessary).
The Arthrex ACP® Double Syringe is a closed, sterile system which reduces significantly the risk of contamination.
Is PRP treatment safe?
Overall, PRP is an especially safe treatment option with no risk of allergic reaction because it is your own blood. However, anytime a needle is placed in the body, there is a risk of infection, bleeding, and nerve damage. These risks do not happen often, and are very rare. Other risks depend on the area being treated.
How long does it take to recover from PRP treatment?
The Platelet Rich Plasma therapy takes approximately one to two hours, including preparation and recovery time. Performed safely in a medical office, PRP injections relieve pain without the risks of surgery, general anesthesia, or hospital stays and without a prolonged recovery.
What Are the Side-Effects of Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?
You may experience minimal pain, pinpoint bleeding, and redness when the injections are being delivered to your skin .
How much does PRP cost?
Please contact our clinic to discuss your treatment options and pice.
How long does it take for PRP injections to work?
The course of injections is advisable, usually first we start from one session once a month for 3 to months and the maintenance period is one session every four to six months.
Can you exercise or drive after a PRP injection?
You can drive your vehicle after injections.
Vigorous exercise and alcohol is best avoided 24hrs following the injection. Build back into exercise and activity gradually following PRP injections.
How effective is PRP therapy?
PRP or platelet-rich plasma uses your own blood platelets to stimulate hair growth. It also thickens your existing hair. The treatment is proven to be very effective, however the level of response is very individual .
PRP platelet-rich plasma helps your body recover from injuries and surgeries, reduces acne scars and prevents ageing and helps to minimize scars after operations and injuries.
How long does it take for PRP to work on face?
PRP therapy results after completing the course can lasts for 1 to 2 years ( depending on the individual predispositions and response).
PRP therapy can be performed on areas where dermal fillers are unsafe ( e.g Glabella- between eyebrows, and on the forehead).
What should I do before PRP?
Avoid corticosteroid medications for 2 to 3 weeks prior to the procedure. Stop taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (NSAIDs), such as aspirin or ibuprofen, or arthritis medications such as COX-2 inhibitors( such as Celebrex) , a week prior to the procedure. Please do not take anticoagulation medication for 5 days before the procedure.
Please drink 3-4 cups of water before the procedure.
What should I avoid after PRP on a face?
It is advisable to not touch treated area for four hours after the treatment.
You can wash your face gently with a mild cleanser twice daily followed by application of moisturizing cream.
Avoid applying makeup for 24 hours and then you may return to your regular skin care routine.
For three to five days skin can be pink and then goes back to normal.
How long does PRP for hair loss last?
According to published reports, “plain” PRP (without ECM) tends to improve hair shaft and hair growth for about four to six weeks. The treatment requires a course of procedures as often as 4 to 6 weeks for three to six months.
How PRP is prepared?
Blood collection: As your own (autologous) blood is used, it is collected from a large vein in your elbow by Doctor, the same procedure used in blood tests or blood donations. Up to 20ml of blood may be collected during one session.