Treatments

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

Overview

At Avenue Advanced Skin Care, we believe our patients deserve to benefit from the latest, most advanced treatments. Having a renowned plastic surgeon, Mr Allan Kalus, on-site means that we have access to the latest medical grade technologies. Indeed, we are very proud of be one of the first medical skin care centres in Australia to offer Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy.

There are currently many different devices available to obtain platelet rich plasma (PRP). They are not all alike in the quality of the PRP that they produce. At Avenue Advanced Skin Care, we use Angel PRP device – which yields the highest level of Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma available in this medical field.

Conditions Treated
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Dull or dry skin
  • Crepey skin
  • Loss of volume
  • Acne scarring
  • Post Traumatic scars
What is PRP Therapy?

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a concentrate of your own blood that contains high numbers of platelets. Platelets are cells in blood that are responsible for helping to clot the blood, for the synthesis and release of growth factors and furthermore repair damage to an injury on the skins surface. The use of PRP harnesses the properties of platelets to create a wound healing process – to stimulate collagen production, promote tissue repair and rejuvenate the skin with stem cells and growth factors.  PRP Therapy is clinically proven to provide results.

By drawing on your body’s own healing process, PRP therapy offers a natural approach to facial rejuvenation. For this reason – it is one of our most popular skin rejuvenation treatments.

PRP can be used as a sole therapy for rejuvenation purposes or it may be used in conjunction with other treatments, including injectable treatments and skin treatments, for a multi-faceted approach.

Contact us on (03) 9521 5533 to arrange an appointment with our Nurse Injector to discuss how PRP can work for you.

FAQ’s

What areas can be treated?

PRP Therapy can be used to treat the face, neck, and décolletage as well as any other areas of the body that may suffer from the conditions mentioned above. PRP can also be used to stimulate under-developed and under-active hair follicles to encourage hair growth.

What should I expect during the treatment?

During the procedure, blood is taken from the patient, spun in a centrifuge to extract the platelets, before being reinjected into the treatment area. There, the activated platelets release growth factors, which facilitate cell growth, the formation of blood capillaries and, most importantly, the building of new collagen.

Prior to the procedure, a topical anaesthetic cream will be applied to the area, to ensure minimal discomfort during the procedure. PRP therapy begins by first drawing the patient’s own blood into a specially prepared test tube, while adhering to strict universal standards involving blood handling. The blood is then spun down in the Angel centrifuge to separate out the precious platelets. One of our highly skilled Nurse Injectors then injects the platelets into the area of concern. The process of injecting will take approximately 30 minutes, depending on the size of the area.

What will my skin look like after the treatment?

You may experience slight swelling immediately after the treatment, which will usually disappear in 24 hours. Bruising at the site of injections can be seen for 1-2 weeks post PRP Therapy. This is easily covered with make-up.

How should I care for my skin after the treatment?

  • Keep the treated area free of oil based products, heavy cosmetics and skincare for at least 4 hours post treatment.
  • Avoid touching the face for at least 2hrs post treatment, to allow injection sites to heal and avoid infection.
  • Avoid exposure to sunlight, rigorous exercise, saunas, hot baths and excessive amounts of alcohol post treatment.
  • The treated area will feel tender for a few days.
  • It is normal to experience swelling for 24-48hrs. Use cold packs on the treated area (10mins on then 10mins off) to reduce swelling if required.
  • Sleeping with your head slightly elevated can also help to reduce swelling.
  • It is normal to experience bruising for 1-2 weeks after your treatment. This can be covered with makeup if required.
  • Avoid long-haul flights for 1 week post treatment.

How long before I start to see results?

Visible results may take 3-6 weeks to appear and continue for up to 6 months. A series of at least three treatments is recommended for best results, with 6-8 weeks in between treatments. A series of 3 treatments can yield results for up to 2 years.

How can I maximise the results?

To maximise results the client must adhere to post-treatment care recommendations for best results.
Depending on the individual, other treatments may be recommended for ideal results such as anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers. Furthermore, the health of the skin may be enhanced with skin treatments or a cosmeceutical homecare routine, which can be prescribed by our Dermal Clinicians.

Who is not suitable for the PRP Therapy?

Ladies who are pregnant, breast-feeding or trying to conceive are not suitable candidates for this particular treatment. PRP Therapy is also not recommended in people on anti-coagulation treatment, autoimmune conditions, acute and chronic infections, or have suffered any type of cancer. Your past and present medical history, as well as your past cosmetic history will be assessed during your consultation to determine your suitability.