Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP)

PRP is advised at Lightsculpt for skin texture, scarring, elasticity, cellulite and hair loss – speak to Lightsculpt about PRP for your next procedure.


What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?

PRP is blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets; this helps to introduce different forms of cell signaling protein molecules. This combination may help stimulate healing of bone and soft tissue. PRP is made by taking a sample of a person’s blood and processing it in a way that allows you to extract the concentrated platelets.


What is PRP therapy?

The therapy requires the extraction of the patients own PRP from their body; with this it is then injected into the desired area to promote a healing response from the body to that particular region.


What could PRP help with?

PRP has been publicised in the media, as the treatment has been used to treat muscle and soft tissue damage in athletes; both professional and amateur. Since it is a natural alternative to medication and significant improvements were seen, it has been applied to treatments in the cosmetic industry.
PRP has been combined with other cosmetic procedures to help increase maximum results for patients; for example, fillers, muscle relaxants and IPL.

PRP may help to improve a range of cosmetic concerns because it stimulates activity in the treated area, increases cell turn over and increases collagen production.

Results may include:

  • Improvement in skin texture.
  • Reduces/improves scarring.
  • Improvement in elasticity.

Results on any treatment may vary per individual as everybody is different and may respond differently to treatments mentioned.


Due to its natural form, PRP may be used on a variety of areas; these include:

  • The full face
  • Eyes
  • Décolleté
  • Neck
  • Hands
  • Also see PRP for Hair-Loss treatment


Are there any side effects of PRP?

Due to PRP coming from each patient’s own body, the reaction and side effects are minimal. The area treated may have redness, swelling or bruising; however this should be minimal and only last a few days.
Every procedure in the cosmetic and medical industry will have minimal side effects because this is the body’s natural way of reacting. Minimal side effects can be positive as it shows that the body has accepted the treatment and is adapting, although results may vary per individual.


Is PRP painful?

PRP is considered virtually painless; as the needles that are used to inject the substance are minute. A little stinging or tingling sensation can be felt when PRP is injected but it is a bearable sensation; similar to that of having dermal fillers or many other cosmetic injectables.