Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment in Kuala Lumpur

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Autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections were first used in 1987 in open-heart surgery. Today, PRP injections are used safely in many fields, including sports medicine, orthopaedics, faciomaxillary, urology, as well as aesthetic medicine. 

Platelet-rich plasma (or PRP) is blood plasma that has been enriched with regenerative growth factors to stimulate skin healing and natural recovery.

Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) is blood plasma enriched with regenerative growth factors that helps to stimulate skin healing and its natural recovery. Through our Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment, a small amount of your blood will be withdrawn from the arm and centrifuged to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the rest of the blood cells. Only platelet-rich blood plasma will be administered back to the desired area for the Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment to help with skin regeneration and other benefits. 

Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment is combinable with fractional laser treatment for those who suffer from old and stubborn acne scars. This treatment will help the skin to accelerate in its skin healing post-ablative laser treatments and promote new healthy skin cells.

What is PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma)?

Our own blood is made of plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Platelets are small discoid cells which contain granules that contain clotting and growth factors. During the healing process, the platelets are activated, and subsequently, releases these growth factors which stimulate inflammatory cascade and healing process.

Blood typically contains 6% platelets whereas PRP has a significantly increased amount of supra-physiological platelet concentration. Studies have shown that clinical benefits can be obtained if the PRP used has an increased amount of platelet concentration that is 4x greater than that of normal blood.

What is the process of the Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment?

Prior to the Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment, a simple blood sample of 10mls is extracted from the patient. This blood is immediately placed in the centrifuge for 5 – 8 minutes. When centrifugation is complete, your plasma will be separated from your red blood cells. The rich platelets are extracted from the base of the plasma gel. The platelets are injected into the deep dermis or fat layer of the skin. The platelets gradually increase collagen which can increase skin thickness and overall health of the skin.

What are the indications of PRP in aesthetic medicine?

  • Rejuvenation
  • Improves skin texture
  • Scar improvement
  • Reduces pore size
  • Smoothens wrinkles and fine lines
  • Increases skin radiance
  • Improves pigmentation and melasma
  • Promotes hair growth
  • Penis enlargement (aka Priapus or P shots)

8 weeks after 1 session of Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment for acne scars.
Pictures courtesy of Prosys PRP

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Before                                                          After 4 sessions of PRP

How long will the whole process take?

The whole process for Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment should only take 30 – 40 minutes. Proper centrifugation is needed to make sure the highest quality of PRP with the most platelet count is obtained for the best results.

How long will the effects last?

Unlike other aesthetic treatments, results from Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment can be lasting. This regenerative treatment helps your cells to regrow and renew, thus a new life cycle for newer cells is created. This delays the overall ageing process. Your new skin cells will provide you with younger and better skin and face which will last as long as you maintain it well.

How many sessions do I need?

This depends on your condition. Generally a Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment program of 3 – 4 sessions are recommended.

What should I expect after the Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment?

Due to the injection during the Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment, certain areas of your skin might appear red and swollen. These common reactions of injection will fade away within hours. A rejuvenation will be observed. Gradual improvement will be noticed on skin texture, skin tone, and wrinkles will be noticed after each session.

Am I suitable for this Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment?

Since blood is involved, anyone with any kind of possible blood-borne disease is not suitable for the Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment. Besides this risky group, anyone can be treated with the Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment. Kindly consult your doctor to know your blood compatibility for the Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment.