Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
Our platelets contain many factors essential for cell survival including nutrients, vitamins, hormones, electrolytes and proteins.
Platelets are key factors in clotting and tissue repair mechanisms. They contain growth factors which stimulate cellular healing and generation of new tissue eg growth of collagen and elastin, improvement in scars and stretch marks, growth of hair, repair of tendons, healing ulcers etc. PRP has been used to encourage a brisk healing response in many areas of medicine such as orthopaedics, plastic surgery and dentistry.
This treatment is not new and first began in the 1950’s when the doctors who first recognised platelet growth factors received a nobel prize for their work!
We have used PRP therapy medically to treat rosacea, burns, androgenic alopecia (hormone related hair loss) in both males and females, acne scarring and stretch marks. It works particularly well in conjunction with laser therapy for acne scarring.
We have achieved excellent results in skin rejuvenation with visible thickening of the skin, improved elasticity and tone especially the delicate skin of the chest, neck and eye areas. It can be used on any part of your body, hair, face, neck, chest, hands etc
Improvements in skin texture and elasticity can be noticed by 4-6 wks and continue for the next year as more collagen and elastin is laid under skin.
Improvements in hair strength and volume are seen more gradually and cumulatively as hair only grows by 1cm a month. Results may vary between individuals depending on different factors such as general health, age, diet, smoking, medications and skin type.