PRF & PRP Treatments

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If you want to find out more about our PRP and PRF treatments, click here to book an appointment, or get in touch with Dr Rakib Uddin for an initial consultation.

Price per Session:

PRP: $600

PRF: $600

Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF)

Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF)​ is part of our blood that is rich in fibrin and stem cells. When there is an injury on any part of our body, the fibrin is formed to assist wound healing process. Stem cells are responsible with growth factors and collagen formation. Because of these benefits, PRF is now used in facial rejuvenation. PRF is harvested from our own blood. The blood is drawn (usually from the crevice of the elbow) then straight away put inside a specialised centrifuge to separate PRF from other blood components. PRF is then applied to the skin by itself, with needling device or following a fractional radio frequency treatment. It can also be injected directly into the problematic areas, just like natural dermal fillers. The injected PRF gives additional volume to the skin for a couple of weeks then continues to rejuvenate the skin after it subsides.

PRF is a skin boosting and rejuvenating treatment using your own blood to stimulate collagen growth. It can be used on the face, neck, and hands to improve thin, crepey skin and fine lines. It is given by micro-injection.

PRF is plasma which the red and white blood cells have been removed, and the platelets concentrated. It is then injected into the skin to stimulate collagen production and to re-energise your cells into rejuvenating themselves.

The product injected is 100% your own blood by-product. PRF is a natural cell stimulator, not a filler. It works to increase collagen and thicken your skin to give a firmer and younger looking appearance. The effectiveness of PRF is determined by a number of things, including the existing condition of the skin and your overall health.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

PRP has become one of the most popular treatments in the cosmetic world today. It can be used on any part of the skin on the face, scalp or body.

PRP is your blood without the red and white blood cells. It is composed of the water component of your blood, the plasma proteins, and your platelets in a higher concentration than is normally found.

PRP has been used extensively in medicine, surgery and dentistry over decades as a means of accelerating wound healing, for skin rejuvenation, and for hair restoration. The platelets in PRP contain many growth factors that initiate and control the wound healing process and stimulates stem cells to differentiate into new cells that have a variety of functions including collagen production and the growth of new smooth muscle and blood vessels.

The following are areas for a PRP treatment:

  • Crepey skin in the eye, neck, and décolletage areas
  • Crow’s feet
  • Dark circles around the eyes
  • Fine lines around the mouth
  • Dull, rough, or grey skin tone and texture
  • Sun damaged skin
  • Acne scarring
  • Thinning hair on the scalp

 

PRP FAQ’s

What is PRP?

PRP is your blood without the red cells and white cells. PRP is composed of the water component of your blood, the plasma proteins and your platelets in a higher concentration than is normally found.

Blood is drawn from your arm like any other blood test, placed into a special collecting tube, which is then centrifuged to separate the red and white cells from the plasma and platelets. The tube itself may or may not have an anticoagulant added (to help stop the blood from clotting inside the tube before it can be used). The plasma is withdrawn and then used to inject into the skin. The platelet growth factors promote tissue healing by stimulating stem cells that results in the formation of new collagen, new blood vessels, new fat and new skin cells. The result is plumper, firmer and more youthful looking skin.

What happens with a PRP treatment?

Before any treatment, you will have a thorough consultation with Dr Rakib. This is your opportunity to discuss your goals and expectations for the treatment. They will ask about your medical history and advise on the most suitable treatment options.

After deciding on which areas are to be treated, the procedure is as follows:

 

  • Local anaesthetic cream is applied to the treatment areas to make the treatment comfortable (alternatively, nerve blocks may also be used)
  • Blood is drawn for PRP preparation, exactly the same way as a simple blood test
  • The blood is then spun in a centrifuge for about 10 minutes to isolate the PRP fraction of the blood
  • The skin is then cleaned with antiseptic
  • The PRP is then injected into the skin, either manually or with an automated device


If PRP is to be combined with another procedure such as laser skin resurfacing, the PRP treatment always follows the other procedure, whether the same day or at a different day in the future.

Please note that the blood collected or prepared PRP cannot be stored in the clinic for future use. It must be used on the day of preparation.

How long does a treatment take?

A treatment with PRP takes between 30 to 90 minutes depending on the number of areas treated. A lot of this time will be taken up with waiting for the numbing cream to take effect.

How many sessions will I need?

The standard treatment regime in Australia is 3 treatment sessions spaced about a month apart. However, as a rough guide, the number of treatments required to see results is roughly your age in decades (so someone in their 20s will generally need 2 treatments, in their 30s three treatments and so on). Once over 50, PRP is usually combined with another treatment such as skin resurfacing to improve skin texture.

Maintenance treatment sessions are typically annual – usually one or two is required.

How soon will I see results and how long do they last?

A PRP treatment is not suited for those who want a quick result.

The results will take 1 to 3 months in most people to see the improvement in their skin.

The results typically last 1 to 2 years hence we recommend an annual maintenance treatment.

Who cannot have PRP?

PRP should not be used in patients with

  • Clotting disorders
  • Low platelet counts or abnormal platelet function
  • Severe liver disease
  • On blood thinning medication
  • Prior skin cancer in the intended area of treatment
  • Cigarette smokers (especially heavy smokers)
  • Unwell for any other reason on the day of the procedure (such as a viral or bacterial infection)


If you are on medications such as anti-inflammatories (such as ibuprofen or similar), fish oil, krill oil, St John’s Wort or Vitamin E, these should be stopped at least 2 days beforehand as these medications can affect platelet function. You should make your treatment provider aware of any medications you are taking and the ramifications will be discussed during your consultation.

Although PRP itself is likely to be safe in pregnancy (it is your own blood), no clinical studies have been performed using PRP in pregnant or breast feeding women, therefore, we do not recommend performing PRP in pregnancy or while breast feeding.

What are the side effects?

Generally, PRP is a well tolerated procedure. Your treated skin will be swollen and have a pink glow after the treatment. Any redness will fade within a few hours. Swelling usually takes 2 days to completely resolve. The most significant after effect that might occur is minor bruising due to the injections. After swelling and bruising resolves, your skin should go back to looking the way it was prior to the procedure. At this stage, the wound healing process is well under way but visible results will be seen at 4 to 5 weeks at the earliest.

Is there any after care?

After your PRP treatment, we recommend you continue to maintain good skin hydration and sun protection. If necessary, you may put make up on the skin immediately after a treatment. Topical active skin care such as Vitamin A, glycolic acid etc can be restarted the day after treatment.

Is there any pain or downtime?

PRP treatment is generally considered to be a relatively non-invasive procedure with minimal discomfort. Some patients may experience mild discomfort or pain during the blood-drawing and injection process, but this can usually be managed with local anesthesia or a mild sedative.

As for downtime, it can vary depending on the type of treatment and the area of the body being treated. Some patients may experience mild swelling, redness or discomfort at the injection site, but these symptoms typically resolve within a few days.

PRF FAQ’s

What is PRF?

PRF (platelet-rich fibrin) treatment is a method of using a patient’s own blood to promote healing and tissue regeneration in a variety of medical procedures. Blood is drawn from the patient, and then processed in a special machine to separate out the platelets, which are cells that play a key role in the healing process. The concentrated platelets are then used as a treatment to promote healing in areas such as wounds, injuries, and dental procedures.

During a PRF treatment, a small sample of the patient’s blood is drawn, typically from the arm. The blood is then placed in a special centrifuge machine, which spins the blood at high speeds to separate out the different components, including the platelets. The platelets are then collected and concentrated in a fibrin matrix, creating a gel-like substance known as PRF.

The PRF is then applied to the area of the body where treatment is needed, such as the face, neck, or hairline. The platelets in the PRF release growth factors that promote healing, reduce inflammation, and stimulate the growth of new blood vessels and tissue. The treatment usually takes about 30 minutes to complete and it is performed in the clinic.

What is the difference between PRF and PRP?

PRP  contains white blood cells, platelets and fibrin which help in wound healing and collagen formation processes. PRF is the next generation of PRP which has high concentration of white blood cells, fibrin and stem cells. PRF is used to treat the same concerns as PRP, however it releases growth factor over time so it gives longer lasting benefits. PRF also stimulates faster healing than PRP.

As PRF contains growth factor, therefore it helps to treat hair fall issues and stimulate hair growth. With the concentrated blood plasma which contains approximately five times the number of platelets found in normal circulating blood. The higher levels of platelets allow more naturally occurring growth factors to circulate through the balding area.

The high concentration of the blood platelets stimulates stem cells, increases the production of collagen, nutrients and antioxidants. By activating follicular progenitor cells (adult stem cells) the application of PRF causes weak hair follicles to become healthier and larger, therefore, gaining thicker hair growth.

Many clinics offers PRP treatments nowadays, but only a few offer PRF. Dr Rakib offers both treatments, book in a consultation with him now to discuss your options further.

What happens with a PRF treatment?

Before any treatment, you will have a thorough consultation with Dr Rakib. This is your opportunity to discuss your goals and expectations for the treatment. They will ask about your medical history and advise on the most suitable treatment options.

After deciding on which areas are to be treated, the procedure is as follows:

 

  • Local anaesthetic cream is applied to the treatment areas to make the treatment comfortable (alternatively, nerve blocks may also be used)
  • Blood is drawn for PRF preparation, exactly the same way as a simple blood test
  • The blood is then placed in a centrifuge machine, which spins the blood at high speeds to separate out the different components, including the platelets. The platelets are then collected and concentrated in a fibrin matrix, creating the PRF.
  • The skin is then cleaned with antiseptic
  • The PRF is then injected into the skin, either manually or with an automated device

Please note that the blood collected or prepared PRF cannot be stored in the clinic for future use. It must be used on the day of preparation.

How long does a treatment take?

A treatment with PRP takes between 30 to 90 minutes depending on the number of areas treated. A lot of this time will be taken up with waiting for the numbing cream to take effect.

How many sessions will I need?

The standard treatment regime in Australia is 3 treatment sessions spaced about a month apart. 

Maintenance treatment sessions are typically annual – usually one or two is required.

How soon will I see results and how long do they last?

Since PRF comes from your own body the results vary for each person. 

Results begin to show 3-4 weeks after the treatment session and continue to improve with time. 

Who can take PRF treatments?

If you want to improve your skin’s wellness or address scarring, wrinkles, fine lines, pigmentation, and volume loss, then PRF treatment is for you. That is, if you are mostly healthy. 

Your provider will not prescribe the treatment to patients with a history of cancer because the treatment can cause cancer cells to grow. Patients with a history of skin cancers, melanomas, or other types of cancers should not take the treatment either. The treatment is also not recommended for patients with a history of autoimmune diseases or those who have had organ transplants.

It is also not applicable for patients who have a history of bleeding disorders, need anticoagulation therapy, or have active bleeding. Patients with immunosuppressive therapy are also not eligible for this treatment.

Dr Rakib will go over this during the consultation to see if any of your current health conditions may potentially hinder your PRF treatment. 

Is there any pain or downtime?

The treatment is not painful. It is a simple procedure that does not take long to complete. The process can be completed in less than an hour, and the patient can go home after the treatment.

There are no side effects of the platelet-rich fibrin treatment, but it should be noted that it may cause bruising and inflammation at the injection site. Other than that, there should be no further problems since we are using the patient’s own blood.