What is PRP?
PRP is an injectable treatment that uses your body’s own growth factors to rejuvenate the appearance of the skin. PRP is extracted from your blood and injected into specific areas of the face or body with the aim of stimulating collagen and elastin production and cell renewal.
Our experienced injectors will perform a full assessment of your skin and prescribe a personalised treatment plan to achieve optimal results.
An anaesthetic cream will be applied to your treatment area 45 minutes prior to the procedure to ensure comfort. Your blood will be carefully drawn, enough to have ample PRP for the treatment, and spun down to separate the PRP from the red blood cells. The PRP is then extracted and prepared to be injected into your skin. PRP is administered through small needles into the top layers of the skin. The injecting takes approximately 20-30 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area. At Inigo Cosmetic, we use the V2 injector which is one of the only TGA approved injecting devices on the market. It features 5-9 micro-needles that inject the skin at once, allowing for uniform depth and spacing of injections. After injecting, a healing recovery mask is applied and massaged in with cool globes. A serum is then applied to complement the results of the PRP treatment. With any cosmetic injectable treatment comes risks. You can expect to be slightly red, swollen, bumpy and bruised in the treatment area. These side effects are temporary and will subside within a week or two.
Results may be visible from 2 weeks post-treatment, and may continue to improve over the next couple months as new collagen and elastin is produced. Our experienced injectors recommend a minimum of three treatments every 3 to 4 weeks, followed by maintenance treatments every 6 to 12 months.
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You may experience some minor discomfort during the PRP treatment, however application of topical anaesthetic to the area prior helps minimise pain from the injections.
Platelet-rich-plasma can be used on the face and body, the most commonly treated areas being the face, eye area and hands. PRP aims to stimulate collagen and elastin production, aiding in the treatment of:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scarring
- Uneven skin tone and texture
- Dry and dehydrated skin
- Stretch marks
- Lax skin
A PRP facial, also known as the “Vampire Facial” involves using your own platelet rich plasma and having it needled over your entire face with one of our skin needling devices such as the V2 injector or our Dermapen. This treatment is ideal for those wanting a more general rejuvenation of the face.
We offer a few different types of PRP treatments at Inigo Cosmetic. PRP may be injected into small areas of the face or body or needled into larger areas of the skin using one of our needling devices such as Dermapen or the V2 injector. To determine the most suitable treatment for your needs, we recommend first speaking to one of our experienced nurse or doctor injectors by booking in for an Injectable Consultation here.
PRP injections start from $399, we recommended booking a consultation with one of our Registered Nurses or Doctors for a quote.
We recommend a course of three treatments performed 3 to 4 weeks apart. After your initial course of PRP treatments, we recommend 1 to 3 additional sessions per year for maintenance.