Platelet Rich Plasma - Adelaide

Platelet Rich Plasma

One of the latest advancements in skin rejuvenation techniques is the PRP Micro-Droplet Treatment, sometimes known as the Vampire Facial. The process medically referred to as platelet-rich plasma injections, earned the nickname vampire facial because it involves withdrawing some of the patient’s own blood and using certain beneficial elements of it to counteract the signs of ageing and restore a youthful appearance to the skin.

How does PRP / Vampire Facial Work?

PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma is a treatment that employs the use of platelets in your blood to stimulate collagen production. The treatment basically involved creating micro-injuries into the skin by using a micro-needling device.  These micro-injuries are healed by your bodies own natural healing mechanisms. The PRP serum helps to facilitate and enhance this healing mechanism and the formation of collagen.  The PRP serum can either be applied topically or it can be injected using small injections to the area being treated.

Platelets are very small blood cells that play a very crucial role in the clotting process. When you cut yourself,  your blood will begin to clot. The platelets release enzymes that attract stem cells to the area to help heal the damaged skin. these platelets release enzymes. These enzymes then attract stem cells to help heal the damaged area.

The body utilises platelets, growth factors and white blood cells to initiate and accelerate the growth of new tissue and repair injuries related to ageing, sun damage and other conditions. By adding to the platelet count, collagen and elastin production within the skin are stimulated, diminishing fine lines and tightening the contours of the face.

How Does PRP Revitalise and Refresh The Skin?

Dr Rahma Targett injects the platelet-rich plasma into ageing or damaged skin for an effective yet minimally invasive treatment option. By enhancing the body’s natural healing abilities, patients are able to enjoy a smoother, more youthful look and skin that is revitalised and refreshed.

While platelet-rich plasma is a new form of therapy in dermatology, it has been employed for years in orthopaedics and sports medicine practices. PRP injections are used to treat a wide range of conditions, including arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis, ligament sprains or tears and more.

What Does PRP Treatment Involve?

During the PRP micro-droplet treatment, a small amount of blood is drawn from the patient’s arm and placed in a processing unit to separate the platelets, white blood cells and serum from the red blood cells. The platelets, growth factors and white blood cells are then placed in a centrifuge and concentrated.

The platelet-rich plasma that is produced is loaded into several syringes. Dr Targett uses the tiny needles to make microscopic punctures in the skin to deliver the PRP directly into the targeted areas to maximise its absorption.

The treatment typically takes between 15 and 45 minutes to complete and is performed under local anaesthetic, which numbs the injection sites to minimise pain for patients. Most patients tolerate the injections well and experience little to no discomfort. The number of sessions recommended will vary depending on the condition of your skin, but optimal results are usually achieved in one to three treatments.

Are There Any Risks For PRP Treatment?

Since the PRP is produced from the patient’s own blood, there is little risk of developing complications when this procedure is performed by an experienced doctor. There is always some risk of infection with any type of injection, but most patients undergo this procedure with no problems.

Dr Targett can help you to determine whether a PRP micro-droplet treatment is right for you. If you are interested in learning more about the treatment and platelet-rich plasma, please call us today to schedule an appointment.

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Our Commitments

Our commitment to you is to provide you with the highest standard of service, treatment and patient care. You will always receive personal attention and treatment from Dr Rahma Targett each and every time you visit us.

Dr Targett will take the time to listen to your cosmetic needs and provide you with sound advice and realistic expectations. We will work with you to develop a plan tailored to your specific needs and goals.  Dr Targett will take the time to explain the procedure and provide you with expectations of the outcomes.

Following your treatment, we will provide you with the aftercare and advice that you deserve.  At Advanced Cosmetic Medicine, you will have the peace of mind that you are being treated by a qualified doctor in aesthetic medicine.

Dr Targett and her team will provide you with everything you need to achieve your aesthetic and health goals.

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