PLATELET RICH PLASMA THERAPY
Aka the “Vampire Facial,” platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy accelerates the process of tissue regeneration and repair by encouraging new collagen, elastin and new blood supply. In a nutshell, plasma is natural and powerful, and will nourish, strengthen and regenerate cells to ensure healthy, happy and glowing skin!
PRP can be performed using an array of modalities therefore it’s important that you discuss your main concerns with your practitioner prior to commencing your treatment series. PRP can be used on the face, neck, hands, and all over the body with amazing regenerative results. Did you know that it is also used for hair rejuvenation?
Who is it for?
Correcting dull, and aging skin
Treating hyperpigmentation and photo damage
Skin resurfacing and cell regeneration
Uneven skin tone and texture
Hair regeneration and hair growth
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PLATELET RICH PLASMA THERAPY?
Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
Lightens and brightens
Stimulates collagen and elastin production
Regenerates healthy cell renewal
Improvement of loss of facial elasticity and sagging skin
WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF the PLATELET RICH PLASMA THERAPY?
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is generally deemed minimally invasive with a low risk of adverse events and complications as long as treatment instructions and pre and post skincare advice is followed effectively. On rare occasions, if not performed by trained professionals, infection or excessive bruising can occur, which is why at Skin Collective, we only employ highly skilled health professionals.
No unnatural substances are used, which means there is no risk of adverse reactions as we are using your own cells. PRP treatments that are completed using anaesthetic crème are not recommended during pregnancy or when breastfeeding.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS DO I NEED?
The number of treatments required is determined by your individual skin type and concerns. As a general rule, the best results are achieved from 3 treatments, 4-6 weeks apart. A tailored treatment plan will be created for you during your consultation.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING MY TREATMENT?
We start the therapy with drawing the patients’ own blood into a specially prepared test tube. The tube is then spun in a Regenlab centrifuge to separate the oh-so precious platelets. When injected into the area to be treated these platelets release several proteins that stimulate collagen formation, connective tissue formation, and skin tightening. Following the treatments a Societe Rejuvenating Peptide Mask is applied for ten to fifteen minutes to hydrate and heal the skin post treatment. All PRP treatments include LED treatment, which stimulates collagen production and has crazy impressive healing properties. 60-minute treatment +
WILL IT HURT?
The level of discomfort felt during this procedure varies from person to person. PRP therapy can be performed with local anaesthesia, which significantly reduces any discomfort that may be felt. We would rate the pain of a PRP treatment at approximately two to five out of ten without local anaesthetic, which can be reduced to as low as zero when it is applied.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER MY TREATMENT?
Results are best seen between four and six weeks following your treatment and have a cumulative effect. Your skin will be notably brighter and smoother, with an overall improvement in tone and texture.
The following are expected following PRP Therapy with experiences varying between clients: Mild swelling and light discomfort subsiding within 24 hours Mild bruising (easily covered with make-up)
When paired with a skin needling modality expect:
Low grade redness and swelling for up to 4 days post treatment
Slight discomfort subsiding within 24 hours
Mild crusting and scabbing for 2-3 days post treatment
Short-term skin dryness, tightness, itching and burning
Short-term darkening of skin pigmentation followed by lightening
IS THERE ANY PRE OR POST CARE?
Skin preparation (skin-priming) is essential prior to all PRP treatments to reduce the incidence of unwanted side effects and complications from cosmetic procedures, and it also assists with the healing required by your skin after treatment. Your treating practitioner will devise a skin-priming regime specifically tailored to match your skin type and to also address your main concerns.
Post procedure the treating practitioner will clean the skin, if required, and apply a generous amount of customised serums to the treated area to maintain a moist wound-healing environment to support skin recovery.
You should avoid the following for at least 24 hours:
Consumption of alcohol
We recommend that for the next two weeks you avoid:
Extended exposure to sun or UV light
Extended exposure to heat or freezing temperatures
We always recommend the use of sunscreen to prevent damage to the skin. Ensure SPF 30 or above is applied and remember to re-apply throughout the day (every 2 hours).
Whilst we have seen amazing results from this treatment, please know that results vary and we cannot make guarantees. We recommend an in-depth consultation with one of our lovely practitioners prior to your treatment so you know how it works, whether it will be right for your skin type, and what results you can expect so that you reach your desired skin goals.