Dr Daniel Lanzer is pleased to announce he is now offering PRP treatments.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is being used in aesthetic medicine to rejuvenate and slow down the aging process. Platelets release growth factors that assist the human body to repair itself by stimulating cells to regenerate new tissue. Today, platelet rich plasma can easily be separated from blood, through a process of centrifugation. Using your own enriched plasma permits the body to heal faster and more efficiently. Because it is a part of your own blood, it is free from transmissible diseases, and cannot cause allergic reactions or hypersensitivity.
The procedure is performed in our Malvern rooms and takes less than 30 minutes with very little discomfort.
The process involves the withdrawal of blood, separating and concentrating the PRP from the whole blood, and then injection of the PRP into the treatment area.
Blood is taken in a similar way to a blood test. The next step is to separate and concentrate the PRP from the rest of the blood products (e.g red blood cells). This is done by placing the blood taken into special vials and spinning the vials in a centrifuge. The heavier cells, such as red blood cells, fall to the bottom of the vial, and the plasma that is ‘rich in platelets’ is left at the top of the vial. The PRP is then extracted into a syringe and then heated to body temperature in an incubator and is then ready for injection. The process is repeated a few times and may help with antiaging of the face.
Figure 1: On the left is our Incubator that heats the PRP to body temperature; On the right is our centrifuge that separates the plasma from the red blood cells.
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