Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy 

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

What is PRP therapy?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a safe, non-surgical regeneration and rejuvenation treatment utilising cells and chemistry from your own blood. This treatment is very popular among those who prefer natural treatments as there’s no artificial products in PRP.

PRP contains over 300 growth factors which can help regenerate and revitalise damaged skin or tissue, reduce fine lines, improve skin texture, and stimulate hair growth.

What does the procedure involve?

The process involves drawing a small amount of blood from the patient and spinning it in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the rest of the blood components. The concentrated platelets (PRP aka liquid gold) are then injected into the area of the patient’s body that requires treatment.

Where can PRP be used for cosmetic medicine?

PRP can be used for both cosmetic medicine and medical applications. Because PRP is a ‘body-own’ physiological product, it is totally safe to use anywhere in your body. At Dr Allan Aesthetics, our PRP treatments include, but not limited to skin rejuvenation, skin tone improvement, hair growth stimulation, scar improvement and healing of injured tendons. For aesthetic applications, we use PRP specifically for:

  • Hair growth stimulation (for men & women)
  • Fine lines & wrinkles (Face, Neck & Décolletage)
  • Scar improvement.
  • Creeping skin around the eyes
  • Ageing hands
  • Pigmentation
  • Acne
  • Rosacea

Where can PRP be used for medical treatments?

The healing of injured or inflamed tissue involves a complex & precisely regulated series of natural processes within the body. Thrombocytes (platelets) play an important role in this process. At the site of injury they release growth factors that initiate the restoration of injured tissue & inhibit painful inflammatory processes.

PRP therapy is based on our understanding of these processes. With its high concentration of growth factors, it supports the body’s self healing process.

Suitable for any age, mainly for ligament, tendon and muscle tears, PRP can be used to treat a variety of conditions such as: tennis elbow; golfers elbow; knee tendinosis; rotator cuff tears; achilles tendinosis; plantar fasciitis and osteoarthritis.

What are the side effects of PRP?

  • There are minimal risks of allergic reaction, because PRP uses components of your own blood.
  • Minimal swelling, bruising and redness for 12 to 24 hours.
  • There may be bruise at the puncture site, which could be visible for several days.

How much does the treatment cost?

For standard PRP tubes, the cost is $650 per treatment (recommended 3 treatments for best results). Package deals are $1170 for 2 treatments and $1690 for 3 treatments. For more details, pricing, please refer to our pricing page .

How long will it last?

The regime and timing interval will depend on the age of the patient and condition being treated. But as a guide, the results last for 12-18 months for most patients. Therefore, following an initial course of treatment, maintenance treatments are usually required on a yearly basis.

Do I need to do anything to prepare for the treatment?

Alcohol, aspirin, Ibuprofen and a range of dietary supplements including; St. Johns Wort, fish oils, Gingko Biloba, Vitamins C and E- may all contribute to bruising and are best avoided 24 hours before treatment. If you are taking aspirin for a medical condition, please discuss whether it is advisable to stop this with your prescribing doctor. Treatment cannot be administered if there is an active skin infection. Do contact the clinic to discuss any illness or new medicines prior to attending.

Who cannot have the treatment?

The treatment is not suitable for patients who have any of the following conditions:

  • Low platelet count
  • Platelet Dysfunction Syndrome
  • Critical Thrombocytopenia
  • Hypofibrinogenaemia
  • Sepsis
  • Acute and Chronic Infections
  • Chronic Liver pathology
  • Anti coagulation therapy (Warfarin, Aspirin)