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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

At Ministry of skin we harness the power of your own platelets in a number of different procedures.

PRP is an exciting new approach for those seeking a more natural method to tackle the signs and symptoms of ageing. Ageing is caused by the reduction in new cell formation and the inability to repair and rejuvenate old cells. PRP allows regeneration using your own cells to slow the ageing process via the activation of growth factors.

At Ministry of Skin our doctors and nurse specialists are highly trained and skilled at performing PRP. The procedure is very safe and natural as it used your own blood.

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Ministry of Skin is a RACGP accredited clinic.

PRP has become a highly sought-after non-surgical procedure for a number of reasons. PRP technology was developed over 20 years ago to help with wound healing by utilising the body’s natural ability to heal and rejuvenate. Now PRP therapy is being successfully used across a wide range of medical applications from aesthetics, hair loss, sports injuries, gynaecology and wound healing.

PRP is a procedure that harvests cells called platelets from your own blood. These are then reinjected into the area of concern, in order to activate progenitor cells (adult stem cells) and stimulate new cell growth. PRP harnesses the innate ability of your own platelets so the procedure is very natural and there is no risk of allergy or rejection of the treatment.

What is PRP used to treat?

At Ministry of skin we harness the power of your own platelets in a number of different procedures.

  1. Facial rejuvenation where the Platelets stimulate collagen to result in skin tightening, plumping and rejuvenation.
  2. Hair loss where platelets stimulate new hair growth that is thicker and healthier.
  3. Female G Spot where platelets can improve sex life by stimulating the regeneration of tissues, nerves and muscles.

PRP FAQ

What can PRP be used to treat?

Skin Improvement

  • Tired and dry skin, laxity of skin, uneven pigmentation
  • Signs of skin ageing
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Overall texture and tone improvement

Hair loss

  • Certain types of alopecia
  • general hair thinning or unhealthy hair

Female G Spot

  • Female sexual dysfunction ( arousal difficulty)
  • Female sexual arousal dysfunction ( difficulty climaxing)
  • Low sex drive
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Vaginal Atrophy and pelvic floor conditions by increasing blood flow, collagen and sensory nerve regrowth

Other

  • People who may experience risk of allergic reactions from other treatments
  • People looking for a natural treatment using the body’s own healing process
How many treatments are required?

The number of treatments requires varies on your initial condition severity. lifestyle and expectations.

Normally a starting point is 3 treatments each 4-6 weeks apart, then once you are happy with the results you can maintain the look with top – up treatments every 12 – 24 months.

How is the procedure performed?

The procedure is simple and comfortable.

The area to be treated is initially numbed with a local anaesthetic cream.

A sample of your blood is then taken, exactly as would occur if you were giving blood when unwell.

This blood sample is spun in our centrifuge which separates out the platelets. We use a special process that not only concentrates the platelets but adds fundamental growth factors to activate the platelets and help initiate the tissue regenerative process.

This “golden elixir” (aka platelets) are then extracted into a separate syringe and used for the treatment.

The platelets are then injected directly into areas of concern to work their magic.

For facial rejuvenation we typically treat either the eye area where we can inject all the way to the eye lashes or the midface. Or we perform a skin needling treatment and use the platelets as the serum on the skin. The needles make microchannel in the skin through which the platelets sink into the skin ( aka Vampire facelift).

For hair loss, the platelets are injected into the area of concern.

For the female G-spot the platelets are injected into the vagina, clitoris or G-Spot.

What should you expect post treatment?

Most people will experience mild to moderate swelling in the treated area with some associated redness or heat. Because a volume of fluid has to be administered, swelling occurs, which can be worse the following day but should then resolve over 2-3 days. Bruising may occur and then take several days to disappear.

Results of PRP

Skin Changes

  • Improved skin colour, elasticity, tone and thickness.
  • Remodelling of the collagen fibres for improved tone.
  • Long-term smoothing of skin tissue and texture.
  • Faster healing following aesthetic treatments e.g. laser skin treatment and dermal needling.

Hair changes

  • Stimulation of hair follicles
  • Increased hair growth
  • Thicker healthier hair

Female G Spot

  • Increased sensitivity
  • Increased muscle tone
  • Increased sex drive and sensation
How soon will I see results?

Skin Rejuvenation

Typically results are first seen about 2 weeks after the treatment but full results can take 6-9 months. This is because we have to wait for the platelets to stimulate the release of growth factors and assist in collagen regeneration which takes times.  Results can differ depending on the individual as not only are the platelets injected your own, but we also rely on your own bodies regenerative power and this can be affected factors such as smoking, stress and illness.  A series of three treatments can yield results for up to two years.

Hair rejuvenation

New hair growth can be seen as early as 2 months, but it typically is event between 5-8 months and will continue to improve up to a year after treatment

How long do results last for?

Treatment results vary on the individual and the individuals age and health, but after a treatment course results can last up to 18 months. Remember you are ageing every day and this treatment does not prevent ageing. So to maintain the results we recommend an annual treatment. This is the same with all cosmetic treatments.

Are there any reasons why I can’t have PRP therapy?

Like the majority of cosmetic procedures, we do not recommend the procedure to pregnant or lactating women. . This treatment is not recommended in those that take anti-coagulation treatments, have autoimmune conditions, or who have permanent  implants in the treatment area. Your past and present medical history, as well as your past cosmetic history will be assessed to determine your suitability.

Is it safe?

Because PRP used your own blood the procedure is very safe and natural.

When should I start PRP

The sooner PRP is started the better the results and outcome for all treatment possibilities. For hair, PRP should be used at the first sign of hair loss and thinning.

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If you have a skin lesion you are concerned about or have a family history of skin cancer please call the clinic on 03 5261 6171 to arrange an appointment. Skin is our Armour. We are always happy to listen and help support your skin concerns.

Book an appointment online or call the clinic on 5261 6171 to arrange an appointment.

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