Elements Skin Cancer Clinic

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Treatment

PRP is a way of introducing growth factors directly back into the patient's skin to increase volume, elasticity and tighten skin.

The process utilises the patient's own healing potential and is a more natural procedure than botox and fillers.

During the procedure, blood is taken from the patient & spun down in special tubes to separate the platelet rich plasma from the remaining blood.. The platelet rich plasma, rich in growth factors, is injected back into the skin intradermally. The patient is treated with topical local anaesthetic to minimize the discomfort of multiple injections Growth factors promote healing, stimulate collagen production & stimulate fibroblast proliferation and thus improve the condition of the skin.

PRP is considered the best treatment for neck/décolletage & hand rejuvenation.

Contraindications to PRP include:

  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Platelet dysfunction/coagulopathy
  • Current skin cancer or a history of multiple skin cancers
  • Acute/chronic infection
  • Systemic illness
  • Chemotherapy & steroid therapy
  • Anticoagulant Therapy
  • Severe Skin dermatoses
  • Pregnancy

Each person is unique and the response to intra-dermal injections will vary. Adverse reactions are rare. A tingling sensation may be experienced after the procedure and there may be redness, slight swelling and sometimes bruising but this is temporary.

Visible results may take 3-6 weeks and continue for up to 6 months following treatment. A course of 3 treatments 4-6 weeks apart are generally recommended. The result of the treatment will depend on overall health, age, dietary variations, smoking status and other health factors including the individual’s unique skin type.