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 Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) or PRP HA-loween Therapy
Some clinics use the trademark names as the ‘Vampire Facelift’ or ‘Dracula Therapy’ and not to forget the famous –“ The Kim Kardashian blood facial”- The magic of this treatment lies in the platelets and their healing powers. It takes advantage of the body’s own healing power. It is a revolutionary repair system that uses platelets and growth factors in the area where we want the skin to wake up and repair itself. The Platelet Rich Plasma ( a part of blood obtained after centrifugation of blood) is known for being highly effective in treating burns, sports and skin injuries.
Although PRP therapy is called "facelift" it does not physically lift the face like surgical techniques or dermal fillers or threads. PRP can produce dramatic results in improving the quality , texture and volume of the skin. It also works as a prevention for aging signs to appear or else it postpones the signs of aging.

What Are Growth Factors?
“Growth factors” are proteins that a stored in and released by the platelets. They play an important role in healing injured or damaged tissue or skin. When we inject the concentrate of platelets into your skin they release the growth factors which awaken and stimulate the collagen tissue in our body. It can plump up the skin and so helps in reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

What Does The Procedure For PRP Therapy Involve and How Much Time Does The Procedure Take?
It can take upto 90 minutes for the first treatment and then upto 60 minutes for the subsequent treatments.
Initially we will apply a local anaesthetic cream over the face and any other desired treatment areas. We then withdraw of a small amount of blood (11ml-20 ml) from the patient ( same way as you give blood for testing) and put the test tube into a centrifuge machine, where the blood is spun for 10 minutes to separate the red blood cells from the platelet plasma. The part of the blood, obtained after centrifugation, that is rich in platelets (PRP) is used to be injected in the target site. We do not waste the plasma which is poor in platelets (PPP) as it has some beneficial power too!
We recommend that this treatment does wonders if combined with Microneedling or Dermaroller as this allows the PRP and PPP to go deeper in the skin and also gives the added advantage of microneedling. We have seen excellent results for Hair Growth when combined with Mesotherapy

When Can The Results Be Seen? Are The Results Permanent?
Some results are visible straight away but they disappear. What you see straight away after the treatment is swelling because of plasma and needling. It may take a few weeks or 1-2 months for the results of the PRP therapy to become visible. The results improve continually for 1 year depending on your life style. The results are not permanent.

How many sessions are needed?
The results are most visible after 2-3 treatments done every 1-2 months with yearly mantainence. The results of PRP therapy may last for up to one and a half years, with mantainence. Younger patients may need only 1 treatment per year.

What is the down-time after a PRP treatment?
Recovery time with PRP Therapy is very minimal.Most patients feel comfortable returning to their normal activities straight after the treatment or within a short while.

Are there any risks and potential complications from PRP treatments?
Immediately after the procedure, just like any other injections there can be some bruising, swelling and redness at the injection sites. Bruising and swelling is mainly seen around the eyes.You may also have some tenderness, bruising and pain at the injection sites. Some patients may feel mild itchiness for 24-48 hours.These side effects, however, disappear within a few days after the procedure. Some clients may experience headache. Some patients may experience fainting as a result of blood withdrawal (rare). A bruise at the venipuncture site may be visible for 2-3 days. In rare cases, skin cellulitis may occur which can be treated with antibiotics and cold compresses. Occasionally hospitalization is needed in these cases.Secondary skin infection is a rare complication.

Who can have PRP Treatments?
PRP therapy can be done on patients of any age. In the younger patients it can be used to improve the quality of their skin and for preventive reasons. The treatment can be used in older age group to target specific areas.

Which areas can be treated?
PRP therapy can be used for many treatments including sports injury and burns. In our clinic we use PRP for -

• Hair Loss
• Fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead
• Eyebrow, Eyelash, Bikini Hair growth
• Fine lines on upper and lower eyelids
• Dark circles
• Temples
• Smile lines
• Open pores and poor skin texture
• Nasolabial folds
• Jaw lines
• Acne Scarring
• Back of the hands
• Decolletage and neck
• Knees
• Scars
• Stretch marks
• It can be used all over the body

Is There Any After Care Advice For PRP Treatment?
Most patients can go staright back to their normal regimen after the treatment. At the end of the treatment we generally apply any left over PPP to the treated area. So please avoid touching the skin for the rest of the day to prevent the risk of Infection. Avoid cleansing or make up or moisturising till next morning.

 If you have concerns then please call us or email us.