What is Platelet Rich Plasma?

Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, is well-known as a natural therapy, using your own blood to derive growth and platelet factors to stimulate collagen growth in the skin. These factors are like fertiliser for the skin. We feel its main role is as an adjunct or helper for other treatments.

Common names

PRP, plasma therapy, platelet rich plasma injections, vampire facelift and natural face lift injections

Targeted areas

Eye area, skin on the neck and chest, fine lines and wrinkles in all areas, backs of hands, lower arms, elbows and knees, scalp (for alopecia, or spot balding)

Procedure Information

Procedure Type

Non Surgical

Cost

from $525

Results

Patients should see gradual improvement. Results are variable and you must be realistic regarding results as this is a minor procedure. Often patients report some time later that they feel the ageing of their skin has slowed down

Recovery Time

Bruising ranges from nothing up to moderate bruising and very rarely severe bruising. Downtime from work is from one to seven days. Makeup can be applied after 24hrs if to a clean prepared skin

Treatable Area's

Eye area, skin on neck and chest, fine lines and wrinkles in all areas, backs of hands, lower arms, elbows and knees, scalp (for alopecia)

What happens before your procedure?

You should be in good health and refrain from blood thinning medication, such as aspirin, anti-inflammatory medicine and warfarin. The area should be clean and dry. Numbing cream can be obtained from a pharmacy and placed on the area to be treated. This is usually applied half an hour before the procedure and is then covered in glad wrap or cling wrap. The wrap is removed immediately before treatment.

Panadol can be taken 1 hour beforehand but is generally not needed. The treatment usually takes 15-30 minutes. On the day of treatment, your doctor will take a blood sample in a special tube and spin this down to remove the growth factors for use. Multiple small injections are used to place this back into your face, neck, chest or hands, plus any other areas that need treating.

The larger the areas treated, the more tubes are required and the higher the cost of the procedure.

Important: Please be aware that some ‘discount’ clinics may use just one tube to treat multiple areas. This is not recommended.

What happens after the procedure?

Once the area has been treated under aseptic conditions, ice can be applied for half an hour on and off for as long as needed.

Bruising ranges from nothing to moderate. Severe bruising is rare. Downtime from work is from 1-7 days. Makeup can be applied after 24 hours, but only to a clean prepared skin.

You should sleep with an extra pillow on the first night after the procedure to avoid swelling. If the area becomes red hot and swollen and you become feverish, please contact the clinic. This is rare and we’ve never seen this happen.

We believe three to four treatments are needed on average to see a significant improvement. These should be done once a month.

Improvement will be gradual and results can vary. You must be realistic about the outcome, as this is a minor procedure. Patients often report a slowing down of the ageing of their skin some time later.

Why Choose Absolute Cosmetic For Your PRP Treatment?

  • Absolute Cosmetic Medicine has some of the most experienced injectors in Australia.
  • We have 24-hour follow up available for any concerns.
  • Dr Murray was chosen as one of the 10 top injectors worldwide.

*Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks.  Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified practitioner.

"Absolute Cosmetic has some of the most experienced cosmetic injectors in Australia."

How can we help?

Whether you have a treatment in mind, or you have a condition that you’d like to discuss with one of our professionals, please make an enquiry using this form. Be sure to include your ideal date and time for your appointment

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