What is PRP?
PRP is a medical treatment in which the patient’s own concentrated platelets are used to rejuvenate and regenerate the skin tissue.
PRP is able to promote collagen production and improve skin texture, smooth lines and soften the appearance of wrinkles. It can also aid in the treatment of acne and reduce the appearance of under-eye bags.
At Eastern Skin Therapy, our qualified nurses are able to administer PRP via one of three techniques:
Are PRP Injections Painful?
PRP is administered gently, and numbing cream will be applied to the face prior to the treatment. While the DermaFrac and Dermastamp procedures are relatively painless, patients may experience discomfort when the PRP is administered via injections – especially if they are particularly sensitive to pain.
How Do PRP Injections Work?
Platelets are small cells in the blood that contain growth factors and wound healing properties. When separated from the other blood components, the plasma – concentrated with platelets – allows for accelerated healing of an injured area.
The patient’s blood is collected via venesection (the technique used to extract blood during a blood test), usually from a vein in their elbow. A centrifuge is then used to separate the components of the blood, and the concentrated plasma is injected back into the areas of concern in the face.