Platelet Rich Plasma (Facial)

Introduction

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) - Facial

PRP facial, often referred to as “Vampire Facial”, is a new, innovative skin rejuvenation treatment that has rapidly swept the beauty circuit, becoming many people’s choice procedure for the ultimate skin rejuvenation.

PRP, which stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma, is a blood-derived fraction that has been enriched with platelets to initiate and accelerate cell repair, healing and regeneration. While the treatment was first developed in 1970 to aid with wounds and blood lost, it is now being successfully used in specialist treatment areas such as dermatology, dentistry, orthopaedics, plastic surgery and hair loss.

How does PRP facial work?

PRP facial is a form of cosmetic injectable treatment that uses your own blood to derive enriched platelet plasma. This specially prepared plasma contains rich proteins and growth factors which have been concentrated to 5-7 times greater than levels found in the normal blood circulation, and when injected into the skin, will accelerate the skin’s healing process, natural production of collagen and elastin to provide overall skin rejuvenation.

Is PRP facial safe?

Because PRP facial uses your own natural elements, there is virtually no risk of an allergic reaction or rejection. PRP facial is a very safe procedure using your own blood to significantly improve skin quality. Expected side effects include those expected with any injection treatment, and these include redness, mild discomfort, bruising and minimal swelling.

All the staff at The Lime Tree Clinic are expertly trained in all the steps of the PRP facial treatment, from blood collection and preparation through to the administration of the PRP to your skin. All our medical equipment and procedures are thoroughly monitored.

While there is always some level of risk with any skin procedure, significant side effects associated with PRP facials are very rare. Our qualified cosmetic practitioner will discuss all of the possible risk with you before your treatment is administered.


What are the treatment areas of PRP Facial?

PRP Facial is specifically used to treat, but not limited to the following;

  • Crow’s feet
  • Dark circles around the eyes
  • Loose wrinkle skin on the neck and décolletage
  • Acne scars
  • Fine lines around the mouth
  • Overall facial skin rejuvenation

What is the procedure of PRP facial treatment?

PRP facial is a skin rejuvenating procedure that takes between 45 minutes to 60 minutes, though treatment time varies depending on the number of areas to be treated.

The procedure commences with the collection of your blood from your arm, in the same way you would have a blood test and the target treatment area is thoroughly cleansed.

Then the drawn blood is placed in a medical-grade centrifuge for a specific customised protocol. This equipment spins at a controlled rate to separate the liquid concentrated plasma from the red and white blood cells.

Our qualified cosmetic practitioner will then carefully inject the activated PRP into the target areas of your face.  During the injection, you may feel a tingling sensation like the sting of an ant for a few seconds. Numbing cream can be used prior to treatment if you have a low tolerance to discomfort.

Our special V2 injection gun can be used with PRP to further promote advanced skin rejuvenation and increase comfort levels during the procedure.

PRP facial after care

The most common effects experienced after the PRP facial treatment is redness, slight swelling and sometimes a small amount of bruising. Redness and swelling will resolve within a day, however bruising can take 1-2 weeks to fully resolve. You can apply cold gel packs to reduce swelling or bruising.
Given that the treatment has minimal downtime, you can go back to your regular activities after your clinic appointment and light make-up can be applied after 24 hours of the treatment. It is also advisable that you apply sunscreen when outdoors, but ideally please avoid excessive exposure to sunlight.

When can I see the treatment results and how long will it last for?

PRP stimulates your body to produce its own natural collagen and improve skin repair, so the initial results may appear subtle. After 1 or 2 months, you should see rejuvenated skin that appears younger, softer and more supple as the skin has been repaired and stimulated. Results last for 6 months or much longer and varies between individuals, depending on different factors such as general health, age, diet, smoking and skin type.

For best results, one treatment is performed per month for 3 months initially, followed by 2-3 maintenance treatments per year.


What is the cost of PRP facial treatment?

Individual Platelet Rich Plasma treatment including consultation and assessment is $700.

Package of 3 is $1800.