Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)  esc-login September 19, 2023

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Harnessing your body’s own power for renewal and rejuvenation 

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) ​
Treatment Overview

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) or Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) is a form of therapy in which injections of the patients own platelets are used to accelerate the skin’s healing process. PRP contains platelets, minerals, vitamins and growth factors. It was made famous through the Vampire Facial undertaken by Kim Kardashian.  

Platelet Rich Plasma FAQs

We will draw a small amount of blood from the patients arm into a vial. This blood is then placed into a centrifuge machine to isolate and concentrate the platelets which will then be injected into the desired site. 

Treatments can be for hair or skin, including face, neck, decolletage and hands.  

This is a great option for hair loss. It’s efficacy in increasing hair count, hair thickness, and growth phase of the hair cycle has been scientifically proven. The treatment has been gaining popularity around the world within the last few years. Growth factors play the role of messengers, stimulating the activity of hair follicles to promote new hair growth. For best results, consistency is key. Treatments are typically performed once a month for the first five months, and every three to six months thereafter, depending on the individual patient’s response and results. 

PRP is generally safe, but if you fall under the following then it should be avoided: 

  • Skin Disorders – eg. SLE, Porphyria 
  • Cancer 
  • Chemotherapy 
  • Any severe metabolic or systemic disorders 
  • Haemathological disorder, especially abnormal platelet counts or function 
  • Anti-coagulation therapy 
  • Any drugs or therapy resulting in immune suppression 
  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding 
  • Steroid therapy 
  • Ongoing infection 

 As with other injectable treatments it should be avoided in pregnancy and breastfeeding.  

If you fall under the above categories please get in touch so we can suggest other treatments that can help.  

  • For 2 days prior to PRP treatment ensure you consume at least 3 of the following fruits : bananas, berries, mangoes, citrus fruit and/or pineapples. These should not be combined into a juice or smoothie 
  • For 2 days prior to PRP treatment ensure you consume 5 of the following vegetables : kale, spinach, sweet potato, carrot, beetroot, broccoli, asparagus, green beans, peas, dark coloured lettuce. These should not be combined into a juice or smoothie. 
  • Generally remain well hydrated and ensure you drink approximately 2 to 2.5 litres of water per day. Do not drink less than this and also avoid drinking much more than this 
  • Avoid the following foods for 2 days prior to your PRP treatment if possible: bread, pasta, rice, breakfast cereals, pastries, pies, fatty meats such as mince meat, sausages, kebab meat or fried meat, curries, excessive spices, fried foods, sugar rich soft drinks and sweets 
  • Avoid ALCOHOL  
  • Avoid all caffeinated drinks including drinks such as Redbull and pre-gym work out products, as well as coffee and caffeinated sugary drinks. 
  • Avoid SMOKING .