The concentrated plasma contains key components of tissue repair and regeneration, taken from the recipient, PRP is injected into the skin to stimulate the formation of new collagen and elastin. The results develop over a period of months, improving skin tone and elasticity.
Results may be achieved after a single treatment, although most clinicians will recommend a review at 6 weeks and 3 treatments over three months to achieve optimum results.
Treatment time: 45 Minutes
Duration of results: 6 Months
Back to work: 0-24 Hours
Risks associated: Swelling, bruising, redness.
Aftercare: Avoid touching / pressure of the treated area for the first 6 hours. Cold packs will help in reducing any swelling. Arnica can be taken before and after treatment to reduce any bruising.
Is PRP suitable for me?
Most people are suitable for this treatment looking for more deeply hydrated, firmer and elastic skin. Also effective for acne scarring and sun-exposed areas such as décolletage and backs of hands. Medical history will be checked at initial consultation. Treatment is not suitable for anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding
Who will perform the treatment?
All the treatments will be carried out by Dr.Maather Alkattan herself.
Does it hurt?
We want to ensure all your treatments are as pain-free as possible. Topical anaesthetic will be used to ensure treatment is as comfortable as possible
How many sessions will I need & how far apart should they be?
A course of 3 treatments are advised in 4-6 week intervals. From then on 1 treatment every 6 months is advised.
What can PRP do for me?
PRP is an effective treatment for improving skin texture and repairing sun damage. Skin becomes luminescent, hydrated, nourished, and firmer and texture is improved.
What is the treatment like ?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a by-product of blood (plasma) that is rich in platelets.
Dr Maather AlKattan will take a small amount of your blood and place this in a centrifuge to separate the red blood cells from the platelet-rich plasma containing growth factors. The plasma is then re-injected into treatment area – it can be administered either in multiple micro-injections, like Mesotherapy or Dermal Hydrating Treatments, directly into lines and wrinkles, like a filler, or deeper into the dermis, like a volumiser.
The process should be no more painful than any other injectable procedure, but the treatment area might be numbed beforehand with a topical local anaesthetic cream. Some practitioners combine this with other ‘self-heal’ treatments, like Medical Micro-Needling to enhance the results.
What will happen afterwards?
There might be a small amount of redness or swelling at injection site, but this should fade quickly. You might also have some bruising where the blood was taken, but again this won’t last. One thing to avoid is taking aspirin or any anti-inflammatory drugs. This isn’t a one-off treatment – a course of treatments is usually recommended and it might take up to six months for the results of platelet rich plasma therapy to show, but the real benefit is that they should be permanent. Improvement of skin texture and tone are noticeable within three weeks. Full collagen regeneration takes three months.