Plasma Performance Therapy
An advanced PRP facial treatment using a highly researched protocol unique to our clinics
Platelet-rich plasma (or PRP) skin regeneration therapy is a regenerative medicine procedure that uses components of the patient’s own blood to rejuvenate the skin. Using the body’s innate healing cascade, the treatment is performed by injecting a platelet-rich serum prepared from your own blood back into your skin. This matrix regenerates tissue and stimulates collagen production leading to total facial rejuvenation, smoothing and tightening skin, as well as helping to restore volume.
Growth factors are specialised proteins found in all the active cells in the body. They have many functions, with the most important being activation of cellular renewal. They do this by switching on or off the signals that regulate every activity of the cells in the skin. Playing a variety of roles, they help to maintain the skin’s youthful appearance by increasing cell renewal, cell defence, blood circulation and collagen and elastin production.
In addition, studies have shown that PRP not only stimulates the activity of the cells in the skin, but also switches on production of new fibroblasts in adult skin. These are the all-important cells that produce collagen and elastin – the scaffolding in the skin.
Plasma Performance Therapy© combines PRP and either microneedling or the LipoFirm MED technology of your choice, in a highly researched protocol unique to our clinic.
Our protocol utilises a triple layer injection technique to help with overall facial rejuvenation and slow the volume loss that can occur in the face. The addition of the Dermapen or LipoFirm MED technologies – clinically proven in their own right – adds the benefit of opening up channels in the skin to deliver PRP and a hyaluronic acid preparation to the deeper layers of the skin. We also administer the platelet-poor fraction of the preparation, demonstrated to decrease the downtime and improve results further.
Plasma Performance Therapy© and PRP treatments are increasingly being used by both men and women to stimulate hair growth in areas of thinning. We are also very excited by the results we are seeing in the under-eye area in particular, an area where many of the other treatment modalities are not appropriate.
What are the benefits of treatment?
This is an intense collagen induction treatment designed to optimise the results of this increasingly popular treatment:
- Restoration of volume and elasticity
- Improvements in skin tone and texture
- Reduction in photodamage
- Increased blood supply and oxygenation in the skin
- Improvements in stretchmarks and scarring
- Improvements in hair quality in areas of thinning in men and women
- Firmer skin above and under the eye
Does PRP really work?
We are delighted to report that numerous recent publications, including a review of over 22 studies, have shown that PRP does indeed really work for facial rejuvenation, putting to bed much of the debate around its place in the world of scientific anti-aging. [See refs below]
For the best results, it is ideal to have at least 3 treatments. A noticeable difference is usually seen after 4 to 6 weeks, with collagen regeneration at its maximum around 3 months after the first treatment.
There are, however, many different methods available for the preparation and administration of PRP, and not all have been shown to be safe and effective, and you need to be discerning about the techniques and methods employed by your practitioner. We have been careful to explore the research, and to select methods of preparation that are demonstrated to contain the clinically proven concentrations of platelets, as well as the treatment modalities shown to enhance the results. You should take the time to discuss this with your practitioner at your initial consultation.
What can I expect?
During a treatment: your doctor will draw some blood and prepare it in the centrifuge to obtain the platelet rich plasma. By using components of your own blood, this minimises the chance of allergies or reactions to the treatment. You will first undergo microneedling or your RF treatment modality, followed by mesotherapy and application of the PRP. In addition, the platelet-poor plasma will be massaged into your skin. As a final step, we will apply a hyaluronic acid mask infused with healing nutrients to reduce redness and calm the skin for a speedy recovery.
After the treatment: it is normal to experience redness and some swelling, and the skin may feel a little tender. We don’t recommend wearing make-up for 24 h after a treatment.
Elghblawi E. Platelet-rich plasma, the ultimate secret for youthful skin elixir and hair growth triggering. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2018 Jun; 17(3):423-430
Aust M et al. Platelet-rich Plasma for Skin Rejuvenation and Treatment of Actinic Elastosis in the Lower Eyelid Area. Cureus 2018 Jul 18;10(7):e2999
Cameli N, Mariano M et al. Autologous Pure Platelet-Rich Plasma Dermal Injections for Facial Skin Rejuvenation: Clinical, Instrumental, and Flow Cytometry Assessment. Dermatol Surg 2017; 43 (6): 826-835
Ulusal BG. Platelet-rich plasma and hyaluronic acid – an efficient biostimulation method for face rejuvenation. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2017 Mar; Mar,16 (1): 112-119
About ? Minutes
Usually immediately. Occasionally some scabbing which resolves within 1 to 2 weeks
Duration of Results
Mild discomfort for ? days