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PRP

by | Jan 10, 2019

PRP is a natural and safe bio”tool” to enhance regeneration

PRP… What is the magic behind these 3 letters?

Platelet rich plasma or PRP is a treatment when a small amount of patient’s blood collected in a sterile tube then separated from red blood cells and injected through a special needles in the dermal layer of the skin around face, eyes, neck, décolletage or hands.

That’s not a secret that our bodies are able to recover themselves many times during the life, but the ability inevitably decreases with age. Our own blood contains a huge amount of Growth factors, nutrients, microelements and vitamins. New technology in aesthetic medicine allows to use the source for skin regeneration, stimulation of fresh collagen and elastin, reparation of damaged tissue.

 

 

 

What skin/health conditions can be treated with PRP?

  • Dull skin
  • Sensitive irritated skin
  • Loss of volume
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Dark circles and tired eyes
  • Acne and post acne scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Hair loss in male and female
  • Chronic pain
  • Joint pain and arthritis
  • Muscle tension

 

 

How to prepare to the treatment?

There is no special preparation needed but you should remember that the blood quality will play significant role in treatment results. For 24 hours prior the PRP session avoid fat, spicy, sugary or allergenic foods, alcohol and smoking. Drink more water and limit your coffee or black tea intake to 1-2 cups per day. Try not to take any strong painkillers or blood thinners such as aspirin or fish oil but don’t stop any prescribed medication unless it was discussed with your medical practitioner. 
In France, for enhancing the best results from PRP, doctors recommend 3 gramms of Vitamin C 2 hours prior to the procedure. 

How many procedures of PRP do I need?

For the best and prolonged results, it’s recommended to do the treatment as a course of 3 sessions 2-4 weeks apart. In some cases, for example, in acne treatments or in diffusion hair loss a course of 6 can be required. 

Response to PRP is a reflection of you own regenerative capacity. Well maintained in terms of nutrition, general health and youth individuals tend to respond better. Therefore it is a high chance your doctor will address your problem comprehensively, and PRP will be 1 of the components of your management.  At VISTA Clinic Australia, we tend to treat the whole person and underlying cause, focusing on your health 1st of all. Good looks and beautiful appearance will be achieved with improved health.

 

How my skin will look like immediate after PRP?

After multiple injections it’s expected to have some redness what would settle during next 2-24 hours. You can use your normal makeup products after 24 hours or mineral makeup in 12 hours.

For hair or joint injections – there is no downtime.

What is not recommended to do for first 24 hours?

  • Go to the gym
  • Use sauna or face steamers
  • Rub or exfoliate your face
  • Use AHA, BHA and retinol

 

 

What is a mechanism of action of PRP? How it works? 

There is no clear agreement of how it works among academics and because it’s a natural treatment of own body healing itself, there is only minimal research funding to learn more about PRP. Hopefully in the future we will understand PRP better.

Most commonly accepted theories are:

1.Thrombocyte theory (Growth factors activation)

2.Nutritional (micro and macro elements in plasma are in bio-available for tissues form)

3.Environmental (plasma creates ideal environment for healing)

4.Hormonal

PRP is a natural and safe bio”tool” to enhance regeneration

  • Stimulate all stages of regeneration in synergy
  • Bio-availability high
  • Ratio of Growth Factors is unique and optimal to individual

 

What are contraindications?

  • Recent fever or illness
  • Cancer or blood cancer in past
  • Pregnancy and breast feeding
  • Local infection at treatment site
  • autoimmune disorders

PRP is a medical procedure and is strongly recommended to consult with registered trusted health practitioner (www.ahpra.gov.au is a source of checking your practitioner status).

Is it safe to have for professional athlets? Any doping restrictions?

As of 2010 it was not clear if local injections of PRP could have a systemic impact on circulating cytokine levels, affecting doping tests and whether PRP treatments have systemic anabolic effects or affect performance

In January 2011, the World Anti-Doping Agency removed intramuscular injections of PRP from its prohibitions after determining that there is a “lack of any current evidence concerning the use of these methods for purposes of performance enhancement

 

What medical conditions can be treated with PRP?

More and more evidence and data are being collected as time goes by, but these conditions in our experience and data are successfully were managed with PRP: 

  • cracked/dry lips (cheilitis) 
  • atopic dermatitis 
  • hair loss
  • acne
  • osteoarthritis (joint chronic inflamation)
  • fasciitis (ligament tears and pains) 
  • teeth and gum chronic ulcers
  • vaginal atrophy

What are best combinations of cosmetic treatments with PRP?

Most common:
– muscle relaxants (botulinum based medications)

     – HA fillers

     – threads

     – peelings

     – lipolytics

     – mesotherapy

As a beautiful procedure by itself, PRP can be a great addition to threadlifting, dermal fillers, chemical peels or post-surgery recovery.

 

 

 

 

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Email: vistaclinicau@gmail.com

Phone: +61 (0) 408 875 490

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