Platelet Rich Plasma
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is a fairly new advancement in the world of cosmetic treatments and is gaining popularity all the time. PRP is a very versatile treatment since it can be used not only as a cosmetic filler but also for treatment of ailments such as back, neck and shoulder pain as well as ACL injuries.
Before and After Treatment
At Adonia Medical, we offer PRP treatment for all types of patients, whether they want it for cosmetic reasons in the form of a filler, or to relieve pain via PRP therapy.
Dr Ifeoma Ejikeme has a great deal of experience performing PRP treatments so you can be sure that when you visit us, you’ll receive the very best care possible. We always ensure that our patients’ individual needs are taken into account so we can provide the most comfortable experience.
What is PRP?
Platelet rich plasma, sometimes called the vampire facial or Dracula facial is a way of isolating your adult stem cells. The stem cells are then injected into the skin to help smooth fine lines and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, reduce stretch marks and tighten skin. It is an extremely popular injectable treatment that’s used in clinics around the world.
Who is PRP for?
PRP therapy can be used to treat a wide range of skin complaints but, they’re most suitable for people who want to improve the appearance of their skin and fine lines and wrinkle and even reduce stretch marks.
These patients might otherwise have considered an injectable filler, but PRP is a more natural solution by using the powerful healing factors held within the patient’s own blood and avoiding any use of artificial substances.
What are the advantages of PRP?
PRP comes with some key advantages. These include –
- rejuvenation and replenishing of skin tissue
- extracellular matrix formation
- increases skin thickness and overall skin health
- a non-allergenic treatment
- increases collagen production
- eliminates the risk of donor transmissible infections
Who should not get PRP treatment?
Whilst PRP treatment is generally very safe, there are certain groups of people who should avoid it. These include people who are receiving chemotherapy, those who have chronic infections and anyone who heavily consumes nicotine and/or alcohol.
PRP THERAPY FAQ
Is PRP Therapy safe?
PRP therapy is very safe on the whole. Of course, there are some risks as with any treatment and you’ll be fully informed of any risks and limitations when you come in for a consultation.
How long do the results last for?
The results of PRP therapy typically last for approximately one year, though this does vary from patient to patient. You will be fully assessed at the consultation and given a good idea of how long you can expect the effects of the treatment to last. Follow-up treatments are available also.
Are there any side-effects?
Some temporary swelling and redness may occur a day or two after your treatment as well as some small bruises but these should subside very quickly.