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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. It is one of the most natural treatments available inaesthetics, harnessing the power of your own platelets to stimulate new cell growth, healing and rejuvenation.

PRP is an exciting approach for those seeking a more natural method to tackle the signs and symptoms of ageing.

At MOS 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.

Ageing is caused by the reduction in new cell formation and the inability to repair and rejuvenate old cells. PRP uses your own cells to slow the ageing process via the activation of growth factors. Now PRP therapy is being successfully used across a wide range of medical applications from aesthetics, hair loss, sports injuries, gynaecology and wound healing.

Our blood is made up of a solution called plasma which contains many cells. One of those cells are called platelets. In this treatment, a sample of your blood is taken and spun in a centrifuge to separate out the cells and produce a plasma sample rich in platelet aka PRP.

At MOS we use an advanced gel separation technology that creates the ideal micro–environment, where cells, such as neutrophils and inflammatory red blood cells, that are harmful to the reparative environment are removed or remain in the lowest concentration and those that enhance the healing and growth process, such as platelets and monocytes, remain within the solution to aid superior skin rejuvenation and regeneration.

The PRP collected is either injected into the skin or used with skin needling or laser treatments to get into the skin. Within the skin the platelets, in the presence of monocytes, release growth factors and anabolic cytokines. These stimulate new cell growth and repair to result in skin rejuvenation and regeneration.

Typically, PRP can be used in any area where rejuvenation is required. It is best used for those wanting subtle results that slow the ageing and gradually rejuvenate the skin quality. At MOS we harness the power of your own platelets in a number of different procedures.

Facial rejuvenation where the Platelets stimulate collagen to result in an improved skin quality, texture, tone, tightening, plumping and rejuvenation.

Hair loss where platelets stimulate new hair growth that is thicker and healthier.

Female G Spot where platelets can improve sex life by stimulating the regeneration of tissues, nerves and muscles.

PRP FAQ

What is PRP and how does it work?

Platelet rich plasma is a natural therapy prepared from the patient’s own blood eliminating the risk of immune reactions or transmissions of infectious diseases. It’s based on harnessing the natural healing powers of your own blood’s plasma.

Platelets contain growth factors that promote healing, collagen and elastin stimulation in the cells around the injection site plumping them up, stimulating collagen and causing them to increase in volume. It has become a highly sought after non-surgical procedure for skin rejuvenation and repair based on using your own bloods platelets to stimulate new cell growth and to reverse the signs of ageing, such as pigmentation, wrinkles, dark circles and loose skin whilst improving skin texture, tone, and vitality. It generally results in clearer, tighter, plumper skin.

For a few years, it has been successfully used in numerous skin care applications, including alopecia, scar revision, acne scars, stretch marks, skin rejuvenation and dermal augmentation. For some indications, PRP may be used in association with other treatment modalities such as laser, radiofrequency or fat grafting to improve clinical outcomes.

What are the benefits of PRP?

The most beneficial factor about PRP is that is so natural. It is literally utilising the properties of your own body to rejuvenate and regenerate cells. There is nothing else in the industry so pure and bioidentical. It, therefore, reduces the risk of any allergies, but at the same time is does rely on your body’s own health and wellness, which needs to be optimal.

What areas does it treat/what does it treat?

PRP can be used on any skin area. However, it is most commonly used on the face, neck, décolletage, hands and for areas of hair loss.

Who is a good candidate/what age should treatment start?

Anyone of any age and any skin type can benefit from PRP.

What preparation do I need before having them?

Please follow the pretreatment information given to you to prepare your skin.
Please arrive at the clinic with clean skin, no lotions, creams, perfumes, powders and no makeup on.
Stop using anti-inflammatory medication for 48 hours before the procedure.
Ensure all spray tan is removed from the skin.
If you have a risk of cold sores, start taking antivirals 2 days before the procedure.
Do not consume alcohol on the day of the procedure.
Drink plenty of water for the 48 hours leading up to the procedure.
Do not have any other facial laser, IPL or RF treatments on the skin for 2 weeks before your treatment.
If you are unwell or have any skin infections on the areas to be treated, please call us to reschedule your appointment.

How the treatment is performed?

The skin being treated will be cleansed. A local aesthetic cream will be applied to the skin surface for up to 40 minutes. You will then have a sample of blood taken, similar to having blood taken for a medical reason. The blood will then be spun for 5-10 minutes to separate the platelets. The Platelets will then be either injected into the area of concern or used with the SkinPen. The procedure is relatively comfortable and can take from 30-90 minutes depending on the area being treated.

Is it painful?

The area being treated will always be numbed first which means the procedure is always comfortable.

How long does the procedure take?

The procedure will take an average of 45- 90 minutes, depending on the area treated.

Is there any downtime?

The downtime for PRP is minimal. There is the risk of some mild swelling and tenderness over the treatment area for 3-5 days and bruising. Any bruise will take 7-14 days to resolve.

What aftercare is required?

Immediately after treatment
Ice packs/cold cloths may be used on skin for comfort and to reduce any swelling.
If an antiviral was prescribed, continue to take as directed.

Next Day (Day 1)
Use your hands to gently wash the skin with a cetaphil wash or Medik8 Calmwise cleanser.
Finish by patting the skin dry with a soft cloth. Be careful not to rub the treated area.
Continue cold compresses if required
Sleeping slightly elevated can help reduce swelling.
Use a simple moisturiser such as cetaphil and apply no make up.

Days 2 – 7
Follow steps 1-4 above
Always make sure hands have been washed before touching your skin
Apply Cetaphil moisturiser during the day, when required to keep skin soft.
If any peeling starts (usually around day 3 after a vampire facial), do not pick at your skin or try to exfoliate, let it happen naturally.

How many treatments are required?

The recommended number of sessions to treat a concern is usually 3 sessions each, a month apart. You may then need maintenance treatments every about 6–12 months.

How long do the result last and when should it be repeated?

Results generally last about 12 months. The longevity of the results depends on the severity of your initial concern, your desired results and your health, wellness and natural ageing.

What treatments work well with this to ensure I look natural?

To optimise the treatments results, a home skincare regime will be recommended. LED treatments and facials can help the skin recover better. Dermal filler can be used for facial shape changes that occur with ageing and anti-wrinkle injections can be used to help reduce visible upper facial lines. Laser can also be used for skin tightening and for the removal of superficial skin textural or colour concerns.

Are there any side effects?

All cosmetic treatments come with side effects and at MOS we do everything we can to minimize these.
For PRP these include but are not limited to:

Swelling of the area treated
Pain, burning, tenderness, redness, inflammation, herpes.
Scarring, keloid scars
Pigmentation (increased or decreased) or redness: temporary or permanent
Increase of visible vessels
Infection
Under correction or no results

How much does it cost?

PRP costs from $550.

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