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Injectable Platelet Rich Plasma

1) What exactly is Platelet Rich Plasma?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), also known as ‘Facial Stem Cell Regeneration’, or simply ‘Plasma Therapy’, is a revolutionary dermal rejuvenation technique that uses growth factors from a patient’s own blood (Platelet Rich Plasma) to repair ageing skin at the cellular level.

Plasma is a part of the blood that is rich in platelets. Platelets are important for clotting blood and repairing the body. Platelets also release ‘growth factor’, which stimulates stem cells to repair and produce new healthy tissue. Because a person’s own plasma (autologous) is used, there is no danger of disease transmission.

Suitability for Platelet Rich Plasma will be assessed during an initial consultation with Dr Zacharia. Bookings can be made here.

2) What does Platelet Rich Plasma treat?

Platelet Rich Plasma can successfully treat anti-wrinkles conditions, including: –

  • Sun-damage
  • Prematurely aged skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improvement in skins tone & texture
  • Full face rejuvenation
  • Around the eyes
  • Chest and décolletage
  • Cheeks and mid-face
  • Jaw line
  • Sagging skin on the neck and face
  • Acne scarring
  • Back of hands

3) Who can do Platelet Rich Plasma?

Any women and men, between the ages of 30 and 80 years are eligible. Almost all skin tones prove that the process is safe and effective, because a patient’s own enriched plasma is used. However, not all grades of wrinkling can be improved.

Any medications or supplements taken should be disclosed to the physician, as they may increase bleeding and bruising at the injection sites. Minimal improvement is expected in drug, alcohol and tobacco users.

4) What does Platelet Rich Plasma treatment involve?

PRP Facial and skin rejuvenation take approximately 45 minutes to one hour.

Prior to PRP treatment, Dr. Zacharia will take a blood sample of 10 to 20 millilitres, like taking a standard blood test, causing minimal pain. The blood is then immediately placed in the centrifuge for eight minutes. The centrifuge is used to separate the Platelet Rich Plasma out). When centrifugation is complete, plasma will be separated from the red blood cells. The rich platelets are extracted and injected into the skin, in the area of fat loss and/or wrinkles. Platelets gradually increase collagen and skin thickness and overall health of the skin.

5) Is Injectable Platelet Rich Plasma painful?

Any injection can hurt but PRP injection is done usually with an anaesthetic local cream. The needles used for PRP injection are very small, which should result in being relatively painless or mildly uncomfortable.

6) How many treatments are needed?

This will depend upon the health and age of a patient’s skin, but PRP facial rejuvenation can be as a one off treatment. For optimal results, Dr. Zacharia’s practice recommends to have two-to-three treatments, each performed four weeks apart. Dr. Zacharia will also determine the treatment protocol according to a patient’s skin condition. Results are visible at three weeks and improve gradually over ensuing months, with improvement in texture and tone.

7) Are there any side effects involved?

Some minimal swelling, bruising and redness for 12-24 hours are expected. Some patients experience headache and may feel faint. A bruise at the venipuncture site may be visible for two-three days.

8) Is Platelet Rich Plasma safe?

PRP’s most exciting feature is that it is within the patient’s own body, blood and plasma. There is nothing artificial or modified, therefore is 100% safe. It is the most natural way of rejuvenating.

9) How long does Platelet Rich Plasma treatment last?

The results of the PRP treatment can vary, however in most patients the results last up to 18 months. To keep the skin and face looking youthful, it is also recommended that clients have follow-up injections yearly.

10) How much does Platelet Rich Plasma cost?

The cost varies on the area to be treated. This means that every treatment has a different cost, tailored to each patient. Cost analysis is discussed and the number of sessions possibly required with Dr.Zacharia. Platelet Rich Plasma is NOT covered under private health or Medicare.

Book a consultation or contact the staff at Dr. Zacharia’s rooms today on (02) 9192 1600.

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