Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

What is PRP? How does it work?

Platelet Rich Plasma, also known as "PRP" is an injection treatment whereby a person’s own blood is used. A fraction of blood (20cc) is drawn up from the individual patient into a syringe.

The blood is spun in a centrifuge to separate its components (Red Blood Cells, Platelet Rich Plasma, Platelet Poor Plasma and Buffy Coat).

Platelets are very small cells in your blood that are involved in the clotting and healing process.

When PRP is injected into the SKIN, it causes a mild inflammation that triggers the healing process. As the platelets organize in treatment area they release a number of enzymes to promote healing and attracting stem cells and growth factors to repair the damaged area.

As a result new collagen begins to develop, causing the tightening and strengthening of the skin as well as remodelling of the tissue to a healthier and younger state.

When PRP is injected into the SCALP, it causes a mild inflammation that triggers the healing process. As the platelets organize in treatment area they release a number of enzymes to promote healing and attracting stem cells and growth factors to the hair follicles and hence, improves hair calibre and stimulates hair growth

How is PRP applied?

PRP is loaded into syringes and are injected under the skin and into the hair follicles with a very fine needle, manually or with a mesogun.

At RECON, we offer a painless PRP treatment with our latest ELECTROPORATION MESOGUN. It delivers the PRP to the deoths of the treatment area, without the involvement of any needle pricks.

What is the downtime

There is no down time and you can immediately return to your normal activities. In some cases, slight bruising and swelling may occur at the injection points that may take a few days to recover.

When do the results show? How long does the effect last?

Results are generally visible at 4 weeks and continue to improve gradually over ensuing months (3-6) with improvement in skin texture and tone as well as hair calibre and growth.

Generally 2-3 treatments are advised, however, more may be necessary for some individuals.

Touch up treatments may be done once a year after the initial group of treatments to boost and maintain the results.

There will be variations in results from person to person.

Is PRP only for women?

Not at all! Both women and men can opt for PRP for rejuvenation of their skin and hair.

What are the uses of PRP?
  • Hair regeneration
  • As an adjunct to hair transplant
  • Skin regeneration and rejuvenation
  • Under eye rejuvenation
  • Scars
What is the aftercare following post-treatment?

Excessive and direct sun exposure should be avoided.

Broad Spectrum Mineral Sunscreen SPF 40+

Detailed information regarding the procedure and post-procedure care will be given after consultation.