Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

Fast-track regeneration of new cells in your body for injuries, hair loss and skin rejuvenation.
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Accelerated Cell Renewal

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy or PRP is an innovative treatment that uses a specially prepared highly concentrated segment of your own blood rich in platelets that are used to fast-track regeneration of new cells in your body. It can also stimulate hair follicles for increase hair growth[1], rejuvenate ageing skin[2] and heal tendons and cartilage[3].

For help with:

+ Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow
+ Knee Tendonitis
+ Osteoarthritis
+ Tendonitis
+ Tired and ageing skin
+ Fine lines and wrinkles
+ Dull and tired skin, uneven pigmentation
+ Thinning hair
+ Much more

The human body has a remarkable ability to heal itself and by injecting concentrated platelets we are facilitating the natural healing process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this treatment suitable for?

PRP is suitable for anyone who has been diagnosed with sporting injuries, is experiencing hair loss or wishes to improve the appearance of their skin. An initial evaluation by one of our doctors will determine if PRP is right for you.

What results can I expect?

Cosmetic patients can expect improved skin elasticity, tone and texture, reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, faster healing of skin abrasions following other cosmetic procedures and improved collagen production.

Hair loss patients can expect increased hair growth, thicker and healthier hair and stimulation of hair follicles for improved coverage.

Sports injury patients have reported a significant improvement in symptoms, dramatic return of function and the elimination of the need for more traditional treatments such as medications, cortisone injections or surgery.

What does the treatment involve?

Blood is drawn from your body and placed in a centrifuge where platelet rich plasma will be extracted and specially prepared for reinjection into the affected areas. In most cases, normal activity can be resumed immediately after treatment, however you may experience some minor bruising and tenderness or tingling in the treatment area. Sports injury patients will need to take additional care after treatment as advised by your doctor. The human body has a remarkable ability to heal itself and by injecting concentrated platelets we are facilitating the natural healing process.

How long until I see results?

Results vary from patient to patient and depend on what you are treating. Please consult your doctor for information specific to your condition and circumstances.

Studies on tennis elbow have demonstrated an 81% improvement in pain at 6 months and, 93% reduction in pain at 1-3 years[3].

Resources

[1] Li, Z. J., Choi, H. I., Choi, D. K., Sohn, K. C., Im, M., Seo, Y. J., … & Lee, Y. (2012). Autologous platelet-rich plasma: a potential therapeutic tool for promoting hair growth. Dermatologic Surgery, 38(7pt1), 1040-1046.

[2] Kim, D. H., Je, Y. J., Kim, C. D., Lee, Y. H., Seo, Y. J., Lee, J. H., & Lee, Y. (2011). Can platelet-rich plasma be used for skin rejuvenation? Evaluation of effects of platelet-rich plasma on human dermal fibroblast. Annals of dermatology, 23(4), 424-431.

[3] Rabago D, Best TM, Zgierska AE, et al. A systematic review of four injection therapies for lateral epicondylosis: prolotherapy, polidocanol, whole blood and platelet-rich plasma. Br J Sports Med 2009;43:471–481.[PubMed]