Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma, which is blood plasma containing a high concentration of platelets, also known as thrombocytes. PRP can help regenerate and revitalise damaged skin, reduce fine lines and help to improve skin texture.
What is RegenLab PRP?
RegenLab PRP is a world leading system for the preparation of PRP developed by RegenLab in Switzerland, RegenLab PRP is an approved system that has been used to successfully treat fine lines worldwide since 2008.
How does it work?
Direct injection of RegenLab PRP helps accelerate the process of tissue regeneration and repair. RegenLab PRP contains fundamental growth factors released by activated platelets to initiate the tissue regeneration process by stimulating:
New collagen production
Stem cell division and differentiation
Formation of new blood vessels (Angiogenesis)
What does treatment involve?
Preparing RegenLab PRP is a quick and easy process. Blood is collected from you in 1 - 2 specially designed tubes, which are then centrifuged for 5 - 10 minutes. During centrifugation, a patented gel within the tubes isolates PRP from other unrequired cells within the blood. RegenLab PRP is then ready for application. Depending on the indication, it can be applied as:
Multiple small superficial injections
Deeper injections using a type of blunt needle called a cannula
Topically in combination with other treatments
NOTE: RegenLab PRP uses your own blood, which reduces the risk of immunological reactions or contamination with transmissible diseases.
Is it right for me?
Ask Cosmetic Physician Dr Hooi if RegenLab PRP is suitable for you.
RegenLab PRP is suitable for:
Tired and dry skin, laxity of skin and uneven pigmentation
Wrinkles and dark circles
Overall texture and tine improvement
Certain types of alopecia or general hair thinning
People who may experience risk of allergic reactions from other treatments
People looking for a natural treatment
RegenLab PRP treatment:
Results in an increased number of collagen fibres
Leads to enhancement of skin texture and elasticity
Decreases hair-loss and increases hair volume and strength
PRP in the media...
In March 2013, PRP made news as photos circulated on the internet of Kim
Kardashian undergoing PRP therapy.
I have personally known about this treatment for some time now, and have
watched with amazement as many of my Darwin and Canberra clients
underwent treatment. The results are spectacular.
Sometimes referred to in the media as the "Vampire Facial", PRP is often
mistakenly thought to be an alternative to injectables or fillers. It is not. PRP is
a procedure where blood is taken from the client, spun in a centrifuge to separate the plasma from other blood products and then that plasma is re-injected into the client into that specific area. Why? The plasma is rich in stem cells and growth factors. It accelerates the bodies natural production of collagen and elastin.
This treatment is safe because unlike anti-wrinkle injections and fillers, you are putting you back into you so to speak. It is extremely effective for that delicate under eye area where we first notice signs of ageing and where no laser can be used. It is a fantastic tool for increasing the structural integrity and health of the skin, particularly skin that has had more than its fair share of sun damage over the years.
PRP is not new. It has been used in the hospital system for wound healing since the 1970’s. PRP is not appropriate for everyone however. At Territory Laser Clinic, Dr Hooi obtains a full medical history from our clients to ensure they are appropriate for the treatment. Contraindications can include long terms use of anti-inflammatory medications, smoking, acute and chronic infections, and diseases such as cancer.