PRP Injections

Platelet rich plasma therapy can be used as a stand alone therapy or in conjunction with other treatments.

Blood itself is mainly liquid but it also contains small components, which are solid such as platelets. Platelets play an important role in building new collagen, promoting cell growth and forming capillaries healing injuries due to proteins called growth factors, which are contained within the platelets.

PRP treatments begin with the patient’s blood being drawn by one of our medical practitioners into a test tube. The platelets are removed from the other blood cells with their concentration being increased due to centrifugation.  It is this concentration of platelets, which is combined with remaining blood.  One of our highly skilled professionals will then proceed to inject the platelets into the area of concern. There, the now activated platelets will release growth factors and start the healing process.

Can be used to used to treat:

  • Hair loss ( has the ability to stimulate new hair growth)
  • Soft tissue muscular injuries i.e. hamstring issues
  • Tendon issues i.e. tennis elbow
  • For management of osteoarthritis

PRP can also be used as a cosmetic treatment to treat skin concerns. PRP is more commonly referred to as the vampire facial. The vampire facial is a popular skin treatment due to its natural approach to skin rejuvenation and its popularity with celebrities like Kim Kardashian.

Platelet rich plasma therapy can be used as a stand alone therapy or in conjunction with other treatments.

It can be used to effectively treat:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Dull / dry skin
  • Crepey skin
  • Loss of volume
  • Acne scarring / scars post trauma


What should I do before my PRP treatment?

  • It is vital that you stop smoking a few days prior to your treatment. If you are finding it difficult to stop, Dr Reza will be happy to help you in any way he can.
  • Drink plenty of water prior to treatment as it will make it easier for your blood to be drawn ( Also reduces the chances of you fainting) .
  • Although most PRP treatments are relatively pain free and with the doctor doing the best he can with anesthetic it’s a good idea to take some pain relief prior to treatment.
  • Refrain from drinking any alcohol, consuming fatty foods or caffeine on the day of treatment.

What should I do after my PRP treatment?

  • Avoid touching the face for at least two hours post treatment, to allow injection sites to heal and avoid infection
  • Avoid exposure to sunlight
  • Avoid rigorous exercise high impact exercise such as running, skipping and instead opt for low impact exercises like swimming, walking in water or cycling.  We encourage you for the course of the PRP treatments and for a month afterwards to opt for these low impact options.
  • Avoid saunas and hot baths
  • Sleeping with your head slightly elevated can help to reduce any swelling post treatment

You may take paracetamol if needed for any pain but please refrain from using any anti- inflammatory medication unless absolutely necessary and approved by the doctor.