WHAT IS PRP?
PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma and PRP has been traditionally used by doctors treating sporting injuries. It is derived from the individual’s own blood. The patient’s red blood cells are removed then the platelets are separated using centrifugal force from specialist centrifuge equipment. Platelet-rich plasma stimulates cell growth and this results in a much better healing response for certain skin and scarring treatments.
PRP stimulates healing and soft tissue growth. Certain protocols must be met in the preparation of PRP and this can only be done by someone that not only has the correct medical equipment to do so but also is senior medically qualified.
If you are interested in having this treatment, we advise that you are well-hydrated, and of general good health. Those who suffer from skin allergies, cancers, undergoing chemotherapy, severe metabolic disorders may not be suitable for this treatment. It is advised that an initial consultation with Dr Saliba be requested when considering this treatment. At this consultation, we will formulate your personal treatment plan and courses / treatments required.
You may find some redness, bruising or swelling around the injection site, but this should subside quickly after treatment.
As with any advanced treatment, PRP should only be practiced by senior medical officers, such as Dr Saliba. Each individual patient’s needs would be assessed as part of the patient’s individual treatment plan and therefore the first thing that should be planned is an individual consultation with Dr Saliba. Call to book an appointment on 02 9567 0399