What is PRP?
PRP stands for “Platelet Rich Plasma”
• Plasma with a higher concentration of platelets than found in whole blood
• Once the plasma is injected into the skin tissue Platelets activate via the collagen within the skin and release the Growth Factors responsible for wound healing.
It is expected, that injecting you own plasma product we can replicate wound healing in targeted area’s to help with skin laxity, fine lines and mild to moderate wrinkles, skin texture and increase the vitality of the skin. The product injected is 100% your own blood by-product (autologous).
Due to the treatment being patient derived there are very few contraindications (mostly related to blood disease and illnesses). Side effects are also severely reduced, limited to swelling & bruising at the treatment site for up to 7 days.
DISCLAIMER: PRP is a cosmetic procedure and not currently intended for therapeutic use. While there many be many websites that show evidence for therapeutic use, this is anecdotal and based only on feedback and trials that are not currently backed by clinical research. We encourage patients to do their own research and see if this is a procedure that they would like to try. We do not and can not, by law, guarantee any results for PRP treatment, until such clinical trials, research and evidence is published by TGA and/or regulatory bodies.
PRP is considered and invasive procedure. As a medical clinic we use sterilised equipment and only TGA listed Regen tubes which do have clinical evidence to prove they are safe for use. If you would like to discuss any PRP procedure further, you may make an appointment with Dr Bascomb. There is a $250 upfront fee that is redeemable on any PRP or Laser treatment, should you chose to go ahead.
Areas we can inject for aesthetic application
+ Orbital Rim/Crows Feet
+ Cheeks/Mid Face
+ Thinning Skin on the Neck
+ Jaw Line and Sub Malar
+ Post Baby Tummy
+ Back of Hands
+ Elbows, Knees and Upper Arms
+ Thinning Hair areas
VAMPIRE PRP TREATMENTS
We are also certified and trained to offer the following popular cosmetic procedures:
Vampire Facial ®
Vampire Face lift ®
Vampire breast Lift ®
O-Shot ® (Female Sexual Rejuvenation & Stress Incontinence)
P-Shot ® (Male Sexual Rejuvenation)
What is the treatment Process?
A Sample of blood is taken by a certified clinician in a specially designed tube which contains a patented gel which is FDA approved and TGA listed, clinically proved to optimise the quality and quantity of platelets collected.
To help make the injection process more comfortable, we place a topical anaesthetic on the treatment area to help numb the injection site.
While we let the topical anaesthetic work, your blood sample is placed in a centrifuge to spin down and separate the red and white blood cells from the platelets and plasma. The golden plasma is then carefully syringed out.
Once the topical anaesthetic has numbed the treatment site, we clean the treatment site to prepare your skin for application.
The application process involves tiny injections made into the dermal layer of your skin. Releasing the plasma enriched with platelets which may accelerate the healing process by increasing growth factors, regenerate and repair collagen, elastin and increase blood supply.
Standard treatment course would involve three sessions 1 month apart, and we encourage a 6-12 month to keep results optimal.
+ what are the contraindications?
If you have any of the following conditions we would refrain from treating you due to complications, or ineffectiveness of the treatment.
- Platelet Dysfunction Syndrome
- Critical Thrombocytopenia
- Haemodynamic Instability
- Acute and Chronic Infections
- Chronic Liver Pathology
- Anti Coagulation Therapy
- Person with Skin Disease or Cancer
- Severe Metabolic and Systemic Disorders
- SMOKERS (need more treatments)
+ How many treatments are required?
This will depend upon the health and age of your skin. Standard Treatment involves 2 – 3 treatments 4 to 6 weeks apart. in certain cases, and for accelerated results we can treat 2 weeks apart.
+ how long to results last for?
There is on going improvement in the skin up to 12 months after each treatment depending on the rate the patient grows collagen. Suggested follow up treatments at 12 months.
+ Are results immediate?
No. Swelling from the plasma is what you will see and feel first. Once this has subsided you will not see much change at all. Over a few weeks, the Platelets will stimulate the growth factors which will help assist in more collagen growth.
+ What should i do to prepare for a treatment?
Suggested Patient Preparation for A PRP Treatment:
➤ Hydrate drinking H2O for 7 days pre & post treatment
➤ 5 – 7 days before treatment STOP taking supplements that increase bruising and bleeding
Green Tea, Omegas (Fish Oils), Evening Primrose oil, Garlic, Echinacea, St Johns wort, Vitamin E, Nurofen, & Voltaren
➤ Cease Aspirin (After consulting your doctor)
➤Take Arnica tablets for 5 – 7 days before treatment
Purchased from health food stores and chemists. Arnica tablets have been widely used as supplementary homeopathic treatment for bruises, strains and sprains, for pre- and post-operative care, for muscular pain, and for shock and trauma, among others.
+ what are the expectations of PRP & Regen Lab Tubes?
- Results are visible at 2-3 weeks and improve gradually over ensuing months with improvement in texture and tone.
- Cosmeceutical and Light therapies can enhance the results.
- Advanced wrinkling cannot be reversed and a minimal improvement is predictable in persons with alcohol and tobacco abuse.
- Severe scarring may not respond.
- RegenLab PRP is well tolerated however patient selection is important if predictable results are to be expected.
+ WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF REGENLAB PRP FACIAL REJUVENATION?
Minimal: Expect minimal swelling, bruising and redness for 12-24 hours. Some clients experience headache.
Modest: Some patients may feel faint. A bruise at the venipuncture site may be visible for 5-7 days.