Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections (PRP injections) is a revolutionary non-surgical medical treatment designed to treat a multitude of medical, skin and hair concerns. This rejuvenating treatment involves collecting a sample of blood, which is then spun in a centrifuge. A centrifuge separates cells in the blood into three main components: red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Platelets, also called thrombocytes, are blood cells responsible for causing necessary growth healing functions in the body.
The platelets are then injected into the treatable area, resulting in a surge of new cell regeneration.
Our Melbourne clinic offers PRP injections to address & treat common concerns such as hair loss, acne scarring, under eye bags, ageing skin, and many more. Bay Medical Aesthetics is a trusted doctor-led clinic located in the heart of Black Rock, Melbourne. This treatment is undertaken in a safe & sterile medical environment, performed by our highly experienced cosmetic doctor.
As well as providing excellent results for general skin rejuvenation, PRP treatment can also be beneficial for the following concerns:
PRP Injection Treatment is a highly effective restorative therapy treatment which can also be used for a number of medical purposes, such as postpartum hair loss & joint pain.
The general benefits of PRP treatment include:
PRP Treatment involves a 3 step process undertaken in safe medical environment:
If you’d like to find out more about PRP Injections in Bayside, Melbourne book a free 30-minute consultation with our cosmetic doctor to find out if this treatment is suitable for you. Take the first step towards achieving your skin & hair aesthetic goals!
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is an injectable treatment by which a person’s own blood is used. Platelets are key in the process of tissue healing, and the stimulation of new cells. PRP promotes collagen production, regenerates skin tissue, and reboots your cells into rejuvenating themselves. The release of growth factors stimulates the healing cascade process.
Applications for Aesthetic PRP:
PRP – softens fine lines and wrinkles, tightens the skin, and improves skin tone and texture, reduces pigment, and can help with melasma.
A topical numbing cream is used to numb the skin. A very fine needle is used to inject the PRP, the injection itself may be slightly uncomfortable. As the PRP injection is intended to produce an inflammatory and healing response, most clients can expect the injected area to feel slightly tender and warm for the first day after the procedure. Please note that no steroidal, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (e.g., Nurofen, Ibuprofen, Aspirin, fish oils) and no alcohol should be used for 3 days pre & post procedure as it can interfere with the healing response.
Some mild discomfort may be felt while the PRP is being reinjected. The sensation typically felt is a burning or tingling sensation. This discomfort only lasts a few minutes after the PRP is injected. Ice (wrapped in clean gauze) can be applied if needed to aid any discomfort.
Results from PRP injections can be seen for approx. 1-2 years after treatment. However, these results vary due to the individual’s variation in quality of Platelet Rich Plasma. While we cannot stop the aging process, we can slow it down. Results from PRP injections can be extended with proper at home skincare maintenance.
For cosmetic purposes, PRP is most popularly used to treat the face and neck. It is also useful in treating scars in combination with other therapies.
There is no significant downtime associated with PRP injections. However, after your treatment, your skin may be red and as with all injections you may have some light bruising. This is normal and can be expected. Redness usually lasts from one to 24 hours. You may also have light swelling in some areas. Factor this into the clients care planning and aim to offer treatment towards the end of the week, so clients have the weekend to recover. Healing time varies for everyone. Healing may take longer if PRP injections are paired with micro-needling. LED therapy before treatment may optimise PRP.
Results can be seen after one treatment. Generally,3 treatments are advised, one month apart but more may be indicated for some individuals. (e.g., smokers).
Cosmetic PRP is a simple and safe procedure. Most clients will have some redness at the end of treatment and the only potential ‘complication’ is mild swelling or bruising that may last from three to seven days.
PRP is extracted from your own blood, it is naturally resistant to biofilm so there is very low risk of infection, allergy or immune reaction.
As with all cosmetic and medical procedures, there are certain health conditions that will exclude patients. (Bleeding disorders / immunocompromised clients).
PRP treatment involves a small amount of blood, collected from the individual patient into a specialised vacuum tube (just like having a blood test). The collected blood is then spun in a centrifuge to separate its components. The platelet-rich plasma or “liquid gold” is then reinjected through a fine short needle, and/or micro-needled back into the skin.
PRP treatment takes approx. an hour to complete.
Dependent on if the PRP is administered through injections only, and/or micro-needled into the skin. This time frame includes an additional 30 minutes for the blood to be drawn and spun in the centrifuge, and the topical numbing to be applied prior to treatment.
Generally, clients notice tightening and a more even tone and hydration a week or two after PRP injections. These results continue to build for up to 6 months after treatment.
PRP used for aesthetic procedures is safe for most individuals. There are very few contraindications with PRP injections as it’s a natural by-product of the individual’s own blood. The most common side effects of PRP injections are mild to moderate swelling and redness.
During your consultation, and treatment plan a thorough history will be taken to ensure you are the right candidate for PRP injections. Individuals with certain health conditions may not be a good fit for PRP injections due to reduced outcomes.
NB: Patients who are pregnant are not candidates for PRP injections.
You should not touch the treated area or wash or apply anything to the skin after treatment for the first 4 hours. Please note It is good hygiene practice to wipe over your glasses and phone before putting on / near your face and wash your hands before touching your face or applying any cream for the next few days after treatment.
Active creams / cleansers / scrubs and peels should not be used for 3-7 days after treatment.