Indications

PRP is increasingly being recognised by specialist clinicians as a useful natural intervention to aid tissue growth and collagen stimulation.

Treatments have become popular in celebrities for all the healing benefits PRP provides. NBA Superstar Kobe Bryant was recently reported undergoing Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy for the treatment of his right knee.

Other athletes include Tiger Woods, Chris Canty and the Phillies’ pitcher Cliff Lee who have, in the past year or so, been treated with PRP to combat a sore knee (Woods), hamstring (Canty) and abdomen (Lee).

Actress Angelina Jolie has also been reported to have received PRP injections in her face to boost collagen.

Platelet-rich plasma comes from your own blood therefore it is safe and free of potentially transmissible diseases such as HIV, hepatitis or CJD (“mad cow disease”).

PRP has been successfully used in a variety of applications including:

  • Anti-Ageing
  • Wrinkles and Skin Revitalisation
  • Hair Loss
  • Following Face & Neck Lifts
  • Burns
  • Flaps and Grafts (A high concentration of activated platelets constitutes an excellent biological glue for tissue adhesion especially in skin flaps, bone grafts and trauma).
  • Scars and Trauma
  • Soft Tissue Reconstruction
  • Wound Care (e.g. skin ulcers)
  • Sports Injuries (e.g. tendon regeneration)
  • Stimulation and Acceleration of Bone and Soft Tissue Healing

PRP can be used as a standalone treatment or in conjunction with Medical Microneedling, Mesotherapy, Wrinkle Relaxing Injections, Dermal Fillers and Chemical Peels or following a cosmetic surgical procedure such as Face & Neck Lift or Hair Transplant Surgery for quicker recovery and enhanced results.

Contra-indications of PRP

PRP Therapy should not be used in patients suffering from:

  • Low platelet counts
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Chronic liver problems
  • Acute or chronic infections

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