How is it done?
After an initial consultation, your advanced nurse practitioner will take a small blood sample from your arm ( similiar to one you have done at the doctors.) The platelet rich matrix is then extracted in a special machine. The area for treatment is then cleansed, and anaesthetic cream is applied to reduce discomfort. The platlet rich matrix is then injected into skin at multiple locations. The whole process takes about one hour.
How many treatments will I require?
One treatment a month for 3 months with optimum results seen 6 months post course where by repeat treatments will be required every 6-12 months.
How long will a treatment session last?
Treatments usually take an hour from blood sampling to injection completion.
Does the treatment hurt?
Pain is very individual. However with micro-injection technique most people fell very little discomfort. An anaesthetic cream can be applied 30 minutes prior to treatment if requested.
Are there side effects?
As the patient’s own blood is used, there are no adverse effects. Slight swelling and bruising are likely after the injections, but these subside in a few days.
Combined with other treatments?
PRP can be safely combined with other rejuvenating treatments such as, dermal fillers, derma pen, anti wrinkle injections. Please speak to your Advanced Nurse practitioner who will advise you on this.
How do I know my practitioner is safe?
Any practitioner providing this treatment must have specialist training, knowledge and relevant experience. Always choose a qualified advanced nurse practitioner, doctor, or dentist who had a minimum of 5 years working in the field of aesthetics to perform this or any aesthetic cosmetic procedure.