What Is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?

Normal blood contains 6% platelets, in PRP there is a concentration of 94% platelets. This translates to a powerful growth factor “cocktail” which stimulates cellular tissue regeneration to dramatically accelerate healing making it very successful in treating the signs of ageing, as well as assisting in hair, muscle and joint regeneration.


What Makes PRP Safe and Unique?

Since the platelets come from the patient’s own blood, there is absolutely no possibility of an allergic reaction or any other side effects. The process of using a patient’s own blood to extract the PRP has earned the procedure the well-known nickname of The Vampire Facial.


About The Treatment:

To develop a PRP preparation, first blood is drawn from the patient. The platelets are separated from other blood cells, and their concentration is increased during a process called centrifugation.


What makes the Doctor PRP system unique at Skin Renewal, is that it goes through a DOUBLE centrifugation process, which concentrates the PRP preparation more than most other systems available on the market and therefore yields a superior result. Not only this, but we also offer a more complete treatment by giving our patients the option of treating the face, neck, décolleté and hands, all in one session at the same rate as a standard procedure.


Once the centrifugation process is complete, the PRP is separated into three parts. The Super Concentrated PRP, known as the “Buffy Coat” or the “Liquid Gold”, is usually injected by the doctor into the areas of greatest concern as it yields the best results. The remaining PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and PPP (Platelet Poor Plasma) is applied via needling by the doctor and / or therapist to further enhance the treatment.


*View a demonstration of The Vampire Facial here!


We also have various methods of application in order to specifically tailor the treatments to each patient’s needs. We are able to combine both injection mesotherapy techniques with micro-needling to ensure that we deliver this super-concentrated PRP exactly to the areas it’s needed using techniques that will give our patients the very best results as quickly as possible.


Need-To-Know Treatment Details:

  • Procedure Time: Approximately 60 minutes
  • Back to Work: Next Day
  • Treatment Recovery: 1-4 Days
  • Anaesthetic: Topical
  • Skin Specialist: Doctor / Doctor & Therapist
  • Risks and Complications: Low
  • For Best Results: 2 – 8 treatments are needed every 4-6 weeks
  • Duration of Results: 6 – 12 months, if you do no maintenance


For more information on this new treatment visit our Vampire Facial webpage!

About The Author

Skin Renewal

Renewal Institute offers its clients a holistic and integrated approach to anti-aging. This includes non - surgical anti-aging procedures - weight loss programmes, body sculpting procedures as well as health renewal diagnostic screening, nutraceutical supplements, IV detoxification and gene screening for hereditary diseases. The aim is to provide optimal health and well-being and to restore the aesthetic beauty of our patients. 16 Luxurious clinics can be found across Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban. There are also 24 Medical Doctors all with a special interest in aesthetic medicine and integrated healthcare. They are supported by a qualified team of registered nurses and fully trained therapists. Renewal Institute was founded by Dr Maureen Allem in 2005 and its fast paced expansion and growth is testament to its team’s aesthetic knowledge, professionalism and personalised care of each of its clients. The choice to join the company’s Radiant Loyalty Programme is offered to all new clients. It’s generous and easily attainable rewards is the company’s way of giving back and rewarding its client loyalty. Most Popular Procedures include: Skin Renewal: 3D Liquid Facelift using Botox and dermal fillers, chemical peels, pigmentation and rosacea treatments, lips and eye rejuvenation, sun damage reversal, age-defying facials, jaw line definition and acne treatments. Body Renewal: Medical weight loss programmes, cellulite and body sculpture with fat freezing treatments, hair and vein removal (sclerotherapy), stretch mark treatment, and hand, neck and décolleté rejuvenation. Health Renewal: Health renewal integrative consultation, bio-identical hormone balancing, nutritional supplement advice, IV vitamin therapy and IV detoxification. Oasis Spas: Five of the Skin, Health & Body Renewal branches offer their clients spa treatments providing massages, facials, hair waxing, manicures and pedicures. To find out more about holistic anti-aging: www.skinrenewal.co.za 0861 SKIN SA (7546 72)

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