Regen PRP Treatment
As you age, your skin slowly starts to lose that firmness and plumpness that gives it a youthful appearance. Collagen and elastin are responsible for making your face appear fuller and your skin firmer but as the body begins to produce less of these substances, lines and wrinkles start to form across the face and body.
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a revolutionary new treatment that uses the body’s own plasma to restore and rejuvenate the skin.
Instead of using foreign substances, it is now possible to slow down the ageing process by naturally stimulating collagen and elastin production. After the patient’s blood is withdrawn and processed, the plasma is injected into the face or body to rejuvenate the skin and reverse the ageing process.
Patients can expect fresh, vibrant skin and a more youthful appearance in a matter of weeks. With optimal results seen several months later as the collagen production continues to occur post treatment.
An Effective Skin Rejuvenation Procedure
Regen PRP can be used to treat a wide variety of skin concerns by improving the texture, tone and hydration levels of the skin.
The skin around the brow, jawline, décolleté and neck areas can also be rejuvenated to reveal a plumper, more youthful appearance.
Patients who are experiencing thinning hair can also use PRP treatments to naturally stimulate new hair growth.
Your Regen PRP Procedure – What to Expect
Prior to your treatment, your clinician will discuss your concerns and aesthetic goals with you to determine whether PRP is the ideal treatment for you. Your medical history and past treatments will also be discussed before proceeding with any treatments.
During your Regen PRP procedure, 10 – 15ml of your blood will be withdrawn into special Regen blood tubes, after which it will be placed into a device called a centrifuge. The centrifuge will separate your blood from the plasma, which is what will be gently injected into the problem areas. A topical numbing cream can be used should you be concerned about pain and discomfort during your treatment.
The average Regen PRP treatment lasts around 30 minutes but this will depend on the area being treated and if multiple areas will be treated too. Results will not be immediate though and patients will need to wait several weeks before they will see a difference in their skin. This is because the body needs time to produce the collagen and elastin that’s necessary for the rejuvenation process.
Since PRP improves the body’s natural healing process, this anti-ageing treatment offers faster recovery times than a lot of other traditional treatments, which is one of the many reasons why it’s one of our most popular procedures.
Depending on the health and age of the skin, 2 – 4 treatments spaced 6 weeks apart may be required to achieve your desired result. An annual maintenance appointment may also be required to continue enjoying the results of your PRP procedure.
Are There Any Side Effects
Since your own blood is being used for this treatment, there is no chance of your body rejecting it. There are, however, a few minimal side effects that can be expected.
For the first 12 – 24 hours, patients will experience some minor swelling, bruising and redness. The areas where blood was withdrawn will also be tender and slightly bruised. Fortunately, any bruising can be covered up with makeup, which means that in most cases, patients can return to work directly after their treatment. Your clinician will advise you on whether the application of makeup is advisable though.
Regen PRP Costs
Since every patient has different requirements, the cost of your procedure will be discussed with you during your consultation with Dr Omarjee.
Regen PRP vs. Factor 4
Regen PRP and Factor 4 treatments are mostly similar but one of the key differences is what happens to the patient’s blood once it has been withdrawn.
During a Regen PRP treatment, the patient’s blood is placed directly into a centrifuge where it is processed before it is injected into the relevant area of the face or body. A Factor 4 treatment, on the other hand, requires the blood to be incubated for at least 6 hours to allow a serum rich in growth factors to fully develop before it is placed in a centrifuge and stored for an upcoming treatment. The Regen PRP system allows blood harvesting, centrifuge and treatment on same day and usually generates from 5 to 7 ml PRP per Regen blood tube to be injected per treatment. Patients can have as many Regen tubes as they like, which increases the quantity of PRP available on day to be used. The Regen PRP is rich in platelets (the cells that produce growth factors, anti-inflammatory cells) and once injected into the skin continue to produce growth factors at site of injections for several days.
In contrast Factor 4 serum extracted via harvesting blood, incubation and centrifuge is rich in growth factors and has a lower platelet yield. As the preparation of Factor 4 takes 6-8 hours, it requires a morning blood test and the actual 1st treatment is scheduled on another day.
On average each Factor 4 treatment yields on average between 2 to 2.5ml conditioned autologous serum (“Factor 4 serum”) to be used per treatment.
* Results will vary from person to person and with various degrees of efficacy.
Regen PRP Treatment from $490
(Price is per treatment and price varies based on treatment location)