Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

PRP is a cosmetic procedure that utilises the healing properties of platelets found in your own blood. The extract used contains a high concentration of platelets, growth factors and bio-active proteins essential for tissue regeneration and healing. It has been used for many years in medical applications for post-surgical healing, repair of tendon, ligament and joint injuries, and most recently to assist fertility.

The process involves drawing a small amount of blood which is then processed to concentrate the platelets and other bio-active components. When PRP is injected into the skin it initiates a local stem cell response. In the weeks and months following treatment these stem cells help to form new collagen, elastin and blood vessels to repair and regenerate damaged skin and poorly functioning hair follicles. The procedure is proven to refresh, tone and tighten by repairing elasticity, colour and quality of skin. PRP injected into the scalp releases growth factors that act on hair follicles to up-regulate activity, increasing hair count, quality and diameter.

Our clinic uses a recognised TGA approved method to extract PRP producing high quality PRP with optimal platelet count. This translates into fewer sessions to obtain results (so if you see competitors suggesting 6 hair PRP sessions where we recommend only 3, it is likely their method produces a suboptimal platelet yield).


  • Its natural: PRP uses the growth factors and active biological components from your own body to focus healing at the injected site. This is a natural way to promote cell regeneration. Because it is your own product, it has minimal risk of allergy or adverse reactions.
  • Collagen Stimulation: PRP promotes collagen and elastin production, improving skin elasticity and firmness.
  • Hair regrowth: PRP has demonstrated efficacy in improving the growth phase of the hair cycle, improving scalp health, increasing hair follicle count, hair quality and thickness.
  • Texture Improvement: PRP can enhance skin texture, addressing issues such as acne scars and sun damage.
  • Pigment and melasma: PRP is a suitable treatment for melasma and hyperpigmentation which can be resistant to other treatments. Unlike heat based treatments PRP has a lower risk of exacerbating pigment chnages).
  • PRP is suitable to treat
    • All skin colours and types
    • Hair thinning and loss in men and women
    • Skin rejuvenation: collagen loss, dullness
    • Fine lines and wrinkling
    • Pigment changes and melasma
    • Superficial scarring and UV damage
    • Shadowing / dark colour under eyes
    • Crepey skin and under-eye bags


A consultation with our clinical team is essential to discuss suitability for PDO thread treatment and to discuss individual goals and expectations. Pre-procedure images will be taken for records.

Patients do not need a referral.

Preparation prior to the procedure:

Some medications and treatments affect the efficacy and safety of the PRP procedure and should be discussed with your doctor.
These include: 

  • Oral corticosteroids

  • Blood thinning medications (including aspirin)

  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as Nurofen

  • Supplements including Garlic, Ginko, Ginseng, Green Tea, Vitamin E, Multi-vitamins, Omega 3,6 and fish oils.

  • High strength cosmeceuticals containing Vitamin A, Retinol, Glycolic acid

  • Microdermabrasion, aggressive peels and exfoliants

On the day the following is recommended:

Minimal caffeine, alcohol and fatty food and ideally have a healthy diet
At least one litre of water each day for good hydration (more in hot weather)

Blood collection:
30mL of blood is taken, similar to a pathology test. The blood is centrifuged (spun down) using a patented device and centrifuge and the platelet-rich component is extracted for use.

Skin preparation
The treatment area is cleansed, and a local anaesthetic may be applied to minimise discomfort during the procedure.

Scalp preparation
The affected scalp is cleansed, and a local anaesthetic may be applied to the frontal scalp area.

PRP administration
Using the Hycoox® automated injector or manual ultra-fine needles, the PRP is injected into the upper layers of skin in the treatment area.


  • Bruising and Swelling: Temporary bruising and swelling at the injection site is possible but not common.
  • Infection: As with any injection, there is a risk of infection, though it is rare.
  • Allergic Reaction: Since PRP is derived from the patient’s own biology, the risk of an allergic reaction is minimal.
  • Pain or Discomfort: Some individuals may experience mild pain or discomfort during or after the procedure.

Post-Procedure Care:

  • Avoid Sun Exposure: Protect the treated area from direct sunlight to prevent pigmentation issues. Use sunscreen with high SPF.
  • Avoid excessive exercise For 24 hours after treatment
  • Avoid Certain Medications: Some medications, like aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), may increase the risk of bleeding and bruising, so it’s advisable to avoid them for 10 days.
  • Hydration: Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, aiding in the healing process.
  • Follow Post-treatment Instructions: A post-treatment information sheet will be provided to support your recovery.
  • Patience for Results: Results may take some time to become noticeable, and multiple sessions may be recommended for optimal outcomes.

FrequentlyAsked Questions

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It’s crucial to consult with a qualified healthcare professional before undergoing any cosmetic procedure, including PRP, to discuss individual risks and benefits based on your specific health and skin condition.