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What is PRP ?

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What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is an extract of your own blood that contains a high concentration of platelets, growth factors, and bioactive proteins essential for tissue regeneration and healing. It uses the patient’s own cells to refresh the complexion and provide overall rejuvenation by repairing the elasticity, colour and quality of the skin which minimises wrinkles, scarring, and crepey skin; as well as a leading treatment in hair restoration.

What is pre and post care?

PRP is non-surgical and minimally invasive, with no downtime after the procedure. Patients can return to work the very same day. The treatments only take 15 - 20 minutes, and the post procedure care is very minimal. For Hair treatments do not use any shampoo, conditioner, or hair products following the procedure. It is ok to resume them the next day. We recommend not swimming and avoiding vigorous exercise and sun exposure for 48 hours after the procedure. You can wash your hair with water only, 4 hours after the procedure.

Before treatment do not take any anti-inflammatory medications the week leading up to your procedure. Inflammation is an important part of the PRP process.

How does PRP hair restoration work?

The first step is a free consultation with our doctors and nurses to ensure you are approved as a candidate for PRP hair restoration. Upon your first visit for treatment, a registered nurse draws blood from your arm. The blood is then placed in a centrifuge and separated into three layers. This allows the layer of “liquid gold” PRP to be isolated from the blood and extracted. After the PRP is extracted, the nurse gently administers the PRP back into the affected areas of the scalp.

How many PRP hair treatments are needed?

Initially, 3 treatments are required, once every 3-4 weeks. After just one or two treatments hair can grow thicker and longer, whilst most patients can see a noticeable improvement in their hair after 3 months. Once the initial treatment phase is completed, patients will need to receive PRP injections 2 times per year for maintenance.

Is PRP safe?

PRP injections are safe. The procedure is provided under stringent guidelines to provide a medical procedure with minimal risk of complications. There is also little chance of a reaction because the material being injected back in to the patient is from their own blood. In Australia, PRP procedures and Medical Devices are regulated by the TGA, to improve safety for patients.

 

Alocuro Pro-PRP devices are TGA approved, point-of-care medical devices for the purposes of collecting a high concentration of platelets from patient’s blood sample. The system offers an average 94% platelet collection efficiency to ensure that the PRP being injected is as ‘pure’ and ‘concentrated’ as possible.

How does PRP work for Skin Rejuvenation?

When PRP is injected back into the skin, it initiates a local stem cell response. In the weeks and months following treatment these stem cells help to form new collagen structure and blood vessels, repair and regenerate damaged skin, and help slow and reverse the signs of aging, creating healthy skin that looks refreshed and rejuvenated.

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