We are excited to announce that we are introducing a new treatment at Mode Medispa, PRP injections!
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is fantastic treatment which involves our practice nurse, Karyn, injecting a concentration of a patient’s own platelets in order to improve skin texture and tone and refine wrinkles.
What are plasma and platelets?
Plasma is the largest part of your blood, making up more than half of its overall content. It is composed largely of water and proteins, and is responsible for allowing your red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets to circulate through the body. Platelets are the blood cells that you have which cause blood clots when a blood vessel breaks and other necessary healing functions. Activating these Platelets is key in the body’s natural healing process.
How does this procedure work?
PRP injections tap into a patient’s own biological healing system to improve their skin or hair health by releasing growth factors and regenerative molecules.
The injections are prepared by taking a tube or two (between 11 and 22mls) of your own blood and running it through a machine called a centrifuge in order to concentrate the platelets. The PRP is a beautiful gold colour, and after anaesthetic cream is applied to the skin, very tiny needles inject the PRP back into the areas of concern such as: the under eye, mouth area, full face, neck, décolletage or hands. The downtime for PRP can include bruising and swelling, which is worst at 2-3 days, and could last up to 7-10 days.
These activated platelets are then injected into the desired skin area, releasing growth factors that increase collagen and elastin formation as well as cellular growth and skin remodeling. The quality of the plasma affects the results, which are normally visible at around 3 – 4 weeks. As such, results may vary per patient.
What is the difference between PRP and dermal fillers?
Dermal filler is a synthetic material used to fill a wrinkle or to add volume to an area, whereas PRP is an autologous natural substance used to address skin laxity, fine lines and improve skin complexion. Therefore patients who are unkeen on fillers, may find PRP more appealing. However PRP aims to improve skin quality and texture, whereas dermal fillers produce a volume effect that is long lasting (varying from 9-12 months). They can be used together or separately to achieve different results.
How many treatments of PRP are required?
This will vary between a patient’s skin situation and goals. PRP is often performed in a series of three to four sessions, 4 to 6 weeks apart. We also recommend maintenance treatments every 6-12 months for optimal long lasting results. In order to figure out your PRP treatment plan, talk to us about your goals and we will be able to assess your skin’s requirement and talk you through our recommendation to get you closer to the results you are looking for. It is important to note that results vary between patients. Patients with a good healthy regime, appropriate skin care, and those who do not smoke will generally achieve superior outcomes.
How much does PRP cost?
The pricing for PRP treatments at Mode Medispa is as follows:
1 Vial for $495, or 2 Vials for $990
These costs also include your full consultation prior to the PRP treatment and follow up.
When can I get my PRP procedure done?
This new treatment is currently available at our Gordon clinic. Book your appointment slot now by contacting us on 1300 80 9000, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any further questions about PRP, please contact us.
We are also excited to announce that due to popular demand, we are adding appointment times outside of work hours. Once a month, we will aim to have availability on Thursday night (until 7pm) and by appointment on some Saturdays for all injectables and medispa needs.
Make sure you check our Instagram @modemedispa for the upcoming dates and times.