Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a substance that has a wide range of applications in plastic surgery and in medicine in general. Plasma is a component of blood that contains special “factors,” or proteins, that help blood to clot. It also contains proteins that support cell growth.
PRP when injected stimulates the body to grow new, healthy cells and promote healing and rejuvenation.
In plastic surgery PRP provides a safe and natural approach to skin rejuvenation to:
Can be used on under eye, full face, neck, decolletage and hands.
The first step involves taking a sample of blood from the arm – this is similar to having a normal blood test.
The blood collected is then placed in a medical grade centrifuge. This process separates the red blood cells from the gold plasma – which contains a rich concentration of platelets. These contain antibodies, enzymes and proteins including growth factors. It is these products within PRP that
After numbing cream is applied to the designated area the patients PRP (after careful preparation mentioned above) is injected back into the skin with very fine needles. The whole procedure takes approximately 45 mins to 1 hour.
All our equipment and vials are TGA approved.
Fortunately because PRP is sourced from the patient’s own blood – this reduces the risks for an allergic reaction that can occur from injecting other medications. However there can be some risks from the injection itself such as:
Because PRP injections are intended to promote healing or growth, you may not notice an immediate difference after receiving the injections.
Some results may be visible after second treatment while others can take up the 3 to 6 months before seeing results.
Our suggested initial protocol is three to four treatments at one month intervals. Then a yearly maintenance or six monthly maintenance treatment especially for older patients.
Who is unsuitable for PRP treatment?
Patients not suitable for treatment are those with:
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We pride our practice in personalised, professional and ethical care. Your safety and satisfaction is our utmost priority – we only provide sedation or general anaesthesia in accredited facilities and after your procedure you will have direct access to Dr Aggarwal and his staff to answer any questions or concerns.
At your first consultation, Dr Aggarwal will explain a personalised treatment option for your desired results. A comprehensive medical history and examination is followed by discussion of surgery, examination of before and after photographs and trial of implants in the case of breast augmentation. Remember to bring a referral for your consultation, to claim the Medicare Rebate.
We will always be upfront about all costs of surgery including surgical, anaesthetic and hospital fees. Our quotes are valid for 12 months so there is no pressure to decide quickly.
To help achieve your goals, we will tailor treatment options to what you actually need. We will never recommend surgical or non surgical treatment if its not going to achieve what you want. We aim to deliver beautiful, natural results.
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