PRP is a mature treatment that has been used by the medical industry for a long time in the fields of sport medicine and in treatment of auto-immune diseases.
More recently, cosmetic medicine has harnessed the power of PRP with amazing results in the treatment of anti-ageing.
PRP therapy is a form of regenerative medicine that utilises your own blood to rejuvenate your skin and treat other medical condition.
This treatment is based on collecting your own blood (about 10-30ml), centrifuge it and then concentrate it using specialised methods in order to extract platelet rich plasma “PRP” which is then injected using a very short needle and reintroduced into the skin to rejuvenate it (under some topical anaesthetic).
Platelets are the key to the body’s ability to stop bleeding and repair damaged blood vessels and cells in the body. When stimulated by substances from damaged tissue, the platelest release growth factors (more than 30 bioactive proteins) that facilitate cell rejuvenation, collagen production, tissue regeneration and tissue repair.
The treatment is easy to apply with no risk of allergy or transmissible disease infection e.g HIV, Hepatitis B & C infections as we are using your own blood.
PRP is used for:
- Skin Rejuvenation
- Wrinkles and creases
- Volume restoration
- Acne and acne scars
- Non-surgical Hair restoration
- Stretch marks
- Acute and chronic wound healing
- Hair Loss or thinning
Usually 2-3 Treatments one month a part are required with results starting to show after the first treatment.
PRP is also used to help healing of different musculo-skeletal conditions:
Tennis elbow (common extensor tendinosis)
Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis)
Jumper’s knee (patellar tendinosis)
Hamstring muscle injury
Calf muscle injury
Quadriceps muscle injury
Knee MCL tears
Typically 2 or more injections are required, separated by 4-6 weeks apart. This may vary depending on your injury.
Price is according to how many Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) tubes are required. The tube is $450
All assessment and treatment provided by Dr EL-BAKY