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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy uses an extract of your own blood that contains a high concentration of platelets, growth factors, and active proteins essential for tissue regeneration and healing. PRP at Angel Aesthetics includes injections to targeted areas and plasma needling to induce rapid skin rejuvenation.

PRP is the ultimate biological skin rejuvenation treatment. It uses the patient’s own cells to refresh the complexion and provide overall rejuvenation by repairing the elasticity, colour and quality of the skin which minimises wrinkles, scarring, and crepe skin; as well as a leading treatment in hair restoration.


Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy, also known as the ‘Vampire Facial’ made so well-known the Kardashians is often used as a natural alternative to cosmetic treatments like dermal fillers and Botox. The concentrated platelets in the extracted plasma contain growth factors that stimulate collagen production, which helps to rejuvenate and brighten the appearance of your skin, promote hair growth, reduce fine lines & wrinkles, and improve keloid, stretch mark and acne scarring.

PRP therapy is the ultimate biological treatment for the face, neck, and décolletage to achieve a more youthful and radiant complexion. Angel Aesthetics PRP procedure involves drawing a small amount of the patient’s own blood, processing it in a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets, and then injecting the PRP into the targeted areas of the skin, followed by skin needling using your own plasma and a compounded hyaluronic acid serum.

SkinPen® is the only TGA approved medical grade needling technology producing more dramatic results to rejuvenate skin, combat stubborn pigmentation and help repair acne or surgical scarring.

Our highly trained nurses will only treat a patient if both their aesthetic results & medical best practice standards can be met. This means we aren’t able to treat if you are contraindicated, not a candidate or go against our policies. PRP is mainly used for aesthetic reasons, it is still a prescription treatment that can only be administered by a registered medical professional. 

Please ensure you: 

  • Are not currently pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Do not consume alcohol or perform strenuous exercise in the 24-48 hours prior and post treatment 
  • Have no excessive acne, sunburn, broken skin, wounds or coldsores in the desired treatment area. 
  • If you are prone to coldsores, visit your local chemist for preventative medication. Not taking this medication can cause an outbreak, so take the night/morning prior to your appointment, as directed by your pharmacist.
  • Have not had any vaccinations, major dental work, or any aesthetic treatment planned to the same area for a MINIMUM of TWO WEEKS prior and post appointment. 
  • Have not come down with an illness (Influenza, Bronchitis, Covid-19 etc) within the last two weeks as your body’s immune response is heightened.
  • Are not taking any antibiotic or steroidal medications (penicillin, amoxicillin, prednisone etc) for the two weeks leading up to your treatment.
  • Stop the use of anti-inflammatory medications a minimum of one week before your appointment. e.g. Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Naproxen/Naprogesic, Fish oils, St John’s Wort, Ginko, Ginseng, Vitamin E, or any blood thinning medications. You may take regular Panadol but advise your nurse if it was within the last 24 hours prior to treatment. 
  • Ensure you are well hydrated by increasing your water intake, and have eaten a balanced meal in the last 4 hours prior to treatment.
  • If you suffer from an autoimmune disorder, you may not be able to receive treatment. Please discuss and gain consent from your regular GP or specialist before booking in for a consultation.

Please discuss your individual candidacy requirements with your healthcare provider prior to undergoing PRP therapy, as they can provide you with more specific information based on your medical history and current health status such as;

  • Good overall health: Patients should be in generally good health and not have any underlying health conditions that may interfere with the effectiveness of PRP therapy or increase the risk of complications.
  • Adequate platelet count: PRP therapy requires a certain level of platelets to be effective, so patients must have an adequate platelet count in their blood

The expected results from platelet-rich plasma (PRP) cosmetic treatment can vary depending on the individual patient’s skin condition, age, and health status, as well as the number of treatments received. We reccomend an intial treatment of 3x treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart, followed by 3x sessions spaced 12 weeks apart if indicated or treating keloid/pockmark scarring or hair loss etc.

The expected benefits of PRP therapy are:

  • Improved skin texture and tone: PRP therapy can stimulate collagen production, which can help to improve the texture and tone of the skin. This can reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars.
  • Increased skin hydration: PRP therapy can also improve skin hydration, which can give the skin a more youthful and radiant appearance.
  • Reduced pigmentation: PRP therapy may help to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation or sun damage, resulting in a more even skin tone.
  • Natural-looking results: Because PRP therapy utilizes the patient’s own blood, it can result in a more natural-looking outcome than other cosmetic treatments that use synthetic materials.
  • Minimal downtime: PRP therapy is a minimally invasive procedure that typically requires little to no downtime, so patients can return to their regular activities shortly after the treatment.

It’s important to note that the results of PRP therapy may take several weeks to fully develop, and multiple treatments may be needed to achieve the desired outcome. The effectiveness of PRP therapy for cosmetic purposes may also vary depending on the individual patient’s skin condition and the specific technique used during the treatment. It’s best to consult with a qualified healthcare professional to determine if PRP therapy is a suitable option for your specific cosmetic concerns.

Downtime for platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment is generally minimal, and most patients can resume their normal activities immediately after the treatment. 

Most patients can expect to see pinpoint redness at the injection sites, and overall redness & tightness to the skin surface from micro needling that fades within 1-4 days for most patients. Swelling is unlikely but can occur to the injection sites. If so, you can take a non-drowsy antihistamine (Zyrtec, Telfast, Claritin etc) to help bring it down quicker. The risk of bruising is minimal; however this risk varies from patient to patient due to the placement of blood vessels under the skin. If you do bruise, the best way to heal is to up your water intake and get a minimum of 8 hours sleep per night. To boost your healing, LED Healite II treatments are amazing, or you can spot apply Arnica cream from 48 hours post treatment. 

Aftercare guidelines for PRP Therapy:

  • Avoiding direct sunlight and wearing sunscreen: Patients should avoid direct sunlight and wear sunscreen to protect the treated area from further damage.
  • Applying ice: Patients may experience mild swelling or discomfort after the treatment, which can be alleviated by applying ice to the injection site.
  • Avoiding strenuous activities: Patients should avoid strenuous activities, such as exercising or heavy lifting, for at least 24 hours after the treatment.
  • Avoiding makeup and skincare products: Patients should avoid using makeup and skincare products on the treated area for at least 24 hours after the treatment.
  • Staying hydrated: Patients should drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and promote the healing process.
  • Follow-up appointments: Patients may need to schedule follow-up appointments with their healthcare provider to monitor their progress and determine if additional treatments are needed.

Please note the specific aftercare and downtime guidelines for PRP cosmetic treatment may vary depending on the individual patient’s medical history and the specific technique used during the treatment. Patients should always follow their healthcare provider’s instructions for aftercare and report any unusual symptoms or complications that may arise after the treatment.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is generally considered a safe and minimally invasive procedure, as it utilises the patient’s own blood and avoids the use of intravenous drugs or surgery. However, as with any medical procedure, there are potential risks and side effects to be aware of. Some of the most common risks associated with PRP treatment include:

  • Infection: As with any injection, there is a risk of infection at the injection site.
  • Pain or discomfort: Patients may experience mild to moderate pain, swelling, or discomfort at the injection sites, and skin sensitivity over needled areas.
  • Bruising: PRP injections may cause bruising or discoloration at the injection site.
  • Allergic reactions: Some patients may have an allergic reaction to the injection if your body is in a heightened immune state, which can cause itching, hives, or difficulty breathing.
  • Nerve damage: In rare cases, PRP injections can cause nerve damage or numbness in the surrounding area.

It’s important to discuss any concerns or questions you may have about the risks associated with PRP therapy with your healthcare provider prior to undergoing the treatment. They can provide you with more information about the potential risks and benefits based on your individual health history and circumstances.

Upon arriving to Angel Aesthetics, you will be greeted by our Angels and checked in via our booking system. If you have any patient forms left to complete (these are sent as part of your reminder message), please arrive at least 5 minutes early.

At your appointment time, your nurse will take you through and begin your consultation, which is provided as part of all treatments booked – we’ll never treat you without knowing your goals. During this consultation, the entire treatment area will be numbed, then you and your nurse will decide on the best treatment option/s for you, depending on your candidacy, goals and budget.

Your nurse will advise you of your expected results, discuss with how many treatments are recommended to meet your goals, and go through your aftercare instructions & any potential side effects to look out for.

A prescription for your treatment will be obtained via telehealth consultation if you are a new patient to us, or if it’s been more than 12 months since your last appointment. The doctor will also go through the risks again and obtain your consent to a prescription and subsequent administration.

Any makeup will be removed and the treatment area cleansed and disinfected in preparation for treatment. Your nurse will inject the plasma to targeted areas, and then microneedle any remaining plasma with a HA serum into the skin. Your nurse will check in with you from there and in roughly an hour, treatment will be complete.

After your treatment, your nurse will take you through to reception to complete payment, and you’ll be offered to sit and relax with a coffee, tea or sparkling water & some snacks to unwind and relax post treatment.

We use, depending on patient candidacy, either a very strong TLA (topical local anaesthetic) and/or local anaesthetic via injection to the treatment area/s. Both the injection needle and the microneedling head are extremely fine gauge, and with numbing the pain is minimal, but a pressure sensation can be felt

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