What is PRP?

by | Jul 12, 2021

What is PRP?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), is a concentrate of platelet-rich plasma protein derived from whole bloodcentrifuged to remove red blood cells. We take a small amount of blood from your arm and spin out the platelets in our very own centrifuge while you wait. We then reintroduce directly into your dermis to stimulate fibrinogen and collagen production or into the hair follicle to stimulate growth.

Is PRP new? Platelet Rich Plasma was first used in cardiac surgery in 1987 to improve post-operative healing. It has a variety of uses including skin rejuvenation and treatment of hair loss.

Is it safe? Cosmetic PRP is a simple and safe procedure. Most patients will have some subtle redness at the completion of the procedure and the only real potential ‘complication’ may be mild swelling or bruising that may last three to seven days. Because the PRP is extracted from your own blood, there is no risk of disease transmission, allergic or immune reaction. As with all cosmetic and medical procedures, there are certain health conditions that will exclude patients.

Does it hurt? A local anaesthetic cream or gel is used to numb the skin. A very fine needle is used to inject the PRP and the injection itself may be slightly uncomfortable. As the PRP injection is intended to produce an inflammatory and healing response, most patients can expect the injected area to feel slightly tender and warm for the first day after the procedure. Please note that no ice, steroidal, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (eg. Nurofen, Ibuprofen) should be used for 7 days post procedure as it can interfere with the healing response.

Are all PRP systems the same?

No! We are passionate about bringing the highest quality, highest clinical grade equipment into our new clinic.

Our  Alocuro device produces PRP in line with the recommended levels and can provide a concentration up to 10 times normal concentration levels if required.

Cost and course of treatment


For optimal results we recommend 3 treatments 1 month apart, then once a year after that.

We have so many more exciting treatments as well as a bunch of experienced consultants who will be joining us to make CosMedic Collective a true collective and a one stop shop for all your skin needs.

We are currently building an efficient, streamlined booking platform so you can book in with us at any time of day or night from the comfort of your home. Stay tuned!

Platelet-rich plasma
Platelet-rich plasma
Platelet-rich plasma