Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is blood plasma that contains a high concentration of your own platelets. Platelets contain growth factors that help in the healing process (post injuries) and cell regeneration. A normal concentration of platelets in your blood is 200,000 per micro litre, whereas the platelet count in PRP has 1.6 to 8 times the level in your blood. This concentrated plasma is enriched with your own platelets, growth factors and natural stem cells. PRP is often combined with skin needling when treating skin issues for optimal results. Skin needling induces mechanical injury to the collagen using fine needles to induce new collagen formation.
*Results may vary from patient to patient. **All photos are of patients from Cosmos Clinic, and all ‘after’ images are taken 6 weeks post operation.
Repair and rejuvenate soft tissue to areas where they are needed
The PRP treatment is a simple, safe procedure where blood is taken (just like a blood test), and then spun in a centrifuge machine. This allows your blood to separate into red blood cells and white blood cells at the bottom, and plasma at the top. This process allows the platelet rich plasma to be extracted. Platelets help to repair and rejuvenate soft tissue by delivering growth factor proteins to areas where they are needed. This platelet rich plasma is then re-injected into the areas to be treated.
Platelet Rich Plasma, taken from your blood, contains a high concentration of your own platelets & growth factors. PRP Therapy is often combined with skin needling.
The plasma is then injected into the dermis (the second layer of skin) with a fine needle; which induces the formation of new collagen fibres to help skin texture. You will experience a mild discomfort at the injection site when the PRP is injected.
The area treated will usually swell, lasting between a few hours to 2 days, and you may experience some bruising.
You will start to notice a change in your skin a few weeks after the treatment. We recommend 3 treatments, one month apart, to achieve good results. In a few weeks, the skin texture and acne scarring is improved, with long-lasting results.
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) treatment prices vary depending on your overall situation and expectations.
Prices start from $600 per treatment
Package discounts are available
Initial consultation is between $120 – $150, redeemable upon treatment
PRP can be used on any area of the face/body where improvement in texture is desired. Almost everyone can benefit from having a treatment under the eyes. Other popular areas are décolletage, neck, hands and for full-facial rejuvenation. PRP is used for stretch marks, acne scarring, skin tightening, fat transfers, burns and ulcers. Additionally, rich plasma therapy can also be used as sport medicine to treat soft tissue injuries and inflammation. The treatment has also garnered media attention since becoming a popular mainstream choice for skin rejuvenation. Read here about PRP being used by celebrities for the famed “Vampire Facial”.
Your initial Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) consultation and subsequent procedure can be undertaken at one of our cosmetic clinics in Australia – either in Sydney, Adelaide or the Gold Coast.
Why is PRP good at improving your skin texture, acne scarring and loose skin?
Plasma is rich in platelets, stem cells and growth factors. This is what stimulates your skin to produce more collagen. The stimulation of collagen helps to improve skin texture and acne scarring, while at the same time tighten the skin.
What forms of PRP are available at Cosmos Clinic?
Regen PRP offers 1.6 times the level of platelets found in your blood, while Harvest PRP offers 8 times the level of platelets found in your blood. We generally use Regen PRP for mild-moderate scarring and general skin texture improvements. We use harvest PRP for severe scarring, stretch marks and cellulite improvements.
Are there any risks associated with PRP?
Since Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is autologous (i.e. from the self) and uses only your own plasma, there is no chance of rejection or adverse reactions.
Will I still need Anti-Wrinkle Injections, fillers and/or laser?
PRP works extremely well in conjunction with injectables and laser treatments. They all work to keep skin looking refreshed and youthful. It is preferable to complete the treatments on separate occasions.