What is PRP Therapy?

In the never ending search for anti-aging solutions, new cosmetic treatments are continuously arriving on the market. Some of them don’t stay around for long, but others like platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP therapy), remain. PRP therapy promises younger, fresher, smoother skin, and has received many positive reviews since being introduced into dermatology.  But what exactly is PRP therapy, and how does it work.

What is PRP Therapy?
PRP therapy is an injectable treatment that uses the platelet rich portion of a patient’s own blood sample, to rejuvenate the skin. PRP is administered via injections under the skin.  It can be used to improve skin tone and texture, and it also improves hyperpigmentation, dull skin, scars, wrinkles, and fine lines.  PRP therapy can also be used on other parts of the body, such as the breasts.

It is a simple, relatively painless solution for individuals looking for a natural way to freshen their appearance. There is generally no risk of an allergic reaction, since it is an enriched version of your own blood plasma. The effects of PRP therapy can last up to 18 months.

How does it work?
The process starts with the collection of a small amount of blood, which is usually drawn from the patient’s arm. The blood is then spun in a centrifuge in order to separate the platelets. The platelets are nutrient rich, and are also packed with growth factors that help the cells of the body regenerate. It also stimulates the production of collagen.

Contact Wellcare Medical Centre, Kingston, QLD, to find out if PRP therapy would be a good treatment option for you. We offer safe and effective PRP treatment services to the Brisbane metro area. Call 07 3133 4483 today to schedule an appointment.

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