WHAT IS PRP?
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is an extract of your own blood that contains a high concentration of platelets, growth factors and bio-active proteins essential for tissue regeneration & healing. The PRP is injected into the skin initiating a local stem cell response. In the weeks and months following treatment these stem cells help to produce new collagen, elastin & blood vessels to repair & regenerate damaged skin.
It is also used to regenerate hair growth: The application of PRP causes miniaturized hair follicles to become healthier and larger, producing more robust hair growth. PRP activates follicular progenitor cells (adult stem cells) and promotes angiogenesis and localised cell growth. Effective for both male and female pattern hair loss.
Alocuro is the one of the most advanced PRP collection systems offering a 90-95% platelet collection efficiency which means the quality of the PRP you receive is 4 x more concentrated than other vacutainer systems. This in essence means that one of our PRP treatments can have the same effect as 4 treatments with other collection systems.
WHAT TO EXPECT.
A small volume of blood (around 30mls) is collected in the same way as a standard blood test. After the platelets have been separated using a special separating device, and collected in a concentrated sample known as PRP, the PRP is injected into the superficial skin layers using a very fine needle after a local anaesthetic gel is applied.
The whole procedure is usually around one hour from arrival until completion.
Some people may have some subtle skin redness, mild skin tightness or bruising but there is minimal downtime (just no excessive exercise for the first 24 hours).
This is not an immediate process and the pronounced effects can been seen in 6 weeks. Most patients report the improvements lasting for 1 year!