Platelet-rich plasma injection therapy is a type of regenerative injection therapy that can harness healing abilities from our own blood and amplify the natural growth of our skin tissues. PRP promotes healing when injected patients own platelets (growth factors) into damages tissue. The process involves separating the blood cells from the plasma, the liquid part of blood.
The process rejuvenates your skin, boosts collagen production and improve skin laxity. After the treatment, you may feel your skin tightened, fresher and brighter. It can also used on the hair to improve hair growth and reduces hair loss.
Firstly, the blood is drawn from the patient’s body in a manner similar to that of a blood test, which is then placed in a machine that separates the blood cells, platelets and serum. This is then re-injected into the area of the body requiring treatment or rejuvenation and is sometimes referred to as ‘Vampire’ or ‘Dracula’ therapy.
The platelets help the body to repair itself by releasing growth factors, stimulating the skin cells to generate new tissue, in addition to improving skin tone as well as the rate of collagen production. This helps the skin grow back healthily, appearing more vibrant and plump.
The growth factors also help to stimulate inactive hair follicles into producing new hairs that replace the falling ones. This helps to combat both hairs thinning and balding. It promotes healing of the skin and your scalp should become much healthier over time due to active production of new tissue.
This treatment isn’t just a trend or popular; it has real skin and hair care benefits. Other than stimulating the body to grow new, healthy cells and promote healing, PRP injection helps to:
A skin disorder that affects both adults and teenagers, acne is more common during puberty but anyone can be affected by it at any stage of their adult life. Acne occurs when skin pores, connected via follicles to oil glands, get blocked by a build-up of oil. This accrual of oil blocks the passageways where a natural liquid known as sebum helps to eliminate dead skin cells and this blockage underneath the skin causes the formation and growth of pimples. A consistent of PRP treatment for acne will help the skin to appear more vibrant, soft and smooth.
Wrinkles are an inevitable part of aging and a natural process that occurs due to the skin losing its ability to produce collagen. It holds the skin together, maintaining its tightness and elasticity and the lack of production means that the skin is unable to snap back into place. As a result, creases and folds begin to develop and form in the skin, eventually leading to wrinkles and fine lines. Facial expressions can also contribute to wrinkles due to the lack of collagen, while excessive exposure to the sun and dehydration can also be a factor.
The platelets will be injected into the treated area to stimulate collagen production within the dermis skin. This collagen production is what helps correct the visible effect of wrinkles.
Dull skin can be caused by several factors, but the most common of all is not getting enough sleep at night (less than 7 hours minimum). This is almost a norm in many people’s life as busy working schedules and the hectic city lifestyle often cut into sleeping time, with dull skin prevalent among working individuals. Skin will appear tired and the formation of dark eye circles, eye bags and wrinkles all contribute to its overall dull tone and weary look. It could also lead to dehydrated skin which will also contribute to a build-up of dead skin cells. The regeneration of collagen triggered by PRP injections will be enhancing skin texture, younger-looking and brighter skin tone.
On average, any one individual can shed around 50-100 hairs daily and this loss of hair is not noticeable. However, excessive hair loss may appear unsightly and could leave bald patches on the head. Hormonal changes, specific medical conditions and aging are also factors that contribute to hair loss, but the most common cause is genetics.
Balding, also known as alopecia, can affect both men and women alike and results in the hair losing its volume. Bald spots may emerge, or hair may be significantly weakened, leading to large clumps falling off when washing or combing. Scalp infection or thyroid issues should also be checked for as these may also contribute to the hair loss.
Hair growth in cycles and the average rate of follicles go through 4 phases. Full complete cycles can take up to 60 days. Out of 4 phases of hair growth cycles, only one is the active growth phase. During this phase, patients can see a visible and rapid result of the PRP for hair growth treatment. The PRP treatment for hair loss contains a high number of platelets concentrate, will be injected into the scalp to boost and stimulate new hair follicles. Resulting in the growth of new healthy hair and thickening of existing hairs.
As a result of overexposure to the sun, the skin will attempt to protect itself by producing melanin in order to defend against harmful UV rays. Age spots may develop if the melanin production is focused in small spots, leading to the emergence of a section of black, grey or brown spots across the skin. Hyperpigmentation may also occur, which comes about as a result of the same melanin production, but it is focused on a small patch of skin as opposed to tiny spots and is often of a darker colour. Apart from exposure to the sun, picking at the skin, hormonal changes or even selected medications may also cause the formation of both conditions.
The PRP injections will promote skin regeneration at the cellular level by secreting transforming growth factor. The injectable growth factor will immediately trigger a skin regeneration process of fresh skin cells rapidly turning the skin back to its original form or even better. Depending on the patient skin condition, 2-3 sessions may require to minimise complete visibility of age spots and pigmentation under normal sun exposure.
Individuals with oily skin are more likely to suffer from enlarged pores as they form due to a pool of sebum and dirt building up. This in turn results in the skin swelling up, making pores appear bigger than they truly are. Skin will also lose its tightness and elasticity as you age, and the inability of the skin to snap back into place results in pores being stretched out. Overexposure to the sun is also a factor, as the skin will generate additional skin cells at the edges of pores to protect itself from the UV rays, which unfortunately stretches out pores in the process. The PRP injection which rich concentrate of growth factors will trigger the regeneration of new skin cells that greatly enhances the skin texture and appearance. The new layer of skin will appear more healthy, polished and glowing.
Eye bags and dark circles are a common occurrence and many individuals over the age of 20 are bound to experience these at some time. Most of the time, a lack of quality sleep and exercise is the main factor while a diet that is heavy in salt also adds to the problem. This stretches the skin beneath the eyes, which leads to the formation of eye bags and dark circles.
Another cause is aging, with the ligaments and muscles that keep facial fat in its place weakening as you get older. This, in turn, leads to sagging, which results in the fat becoming more distinct below the eyes. What PRP will do are stimulating new production of fresh collagen and elastin at the treated area. This process will encourage the regeneration of new healthy skin tissue for gradual, natural and real results that improve in the 2-3 months following a single treatment.
Due to the body aging process, the water content of the cartilage increases and the protein makeup of cartilage degenerates. Joint pain and swelling happened when the joints being repetitive and overly use over the years. PRP for arthritis is a procedure that is clinically-based, with a small amount of blood extracted from patient own body. This is then prepared in a special type of machine which helps to separate the blood cells, platelets and serum into individual components in the centrifuge. The components are then re-injected back into the knee to help to alleviate and minimise and pain and discomfort felt in the area due to arthritis.
PRP injection knee has been proven by studies to be a more effective treatment than hyaluronic acid injections alone, with two sets of patients undergoing the treatments. In most cases, patients will start to feel the effects and notice improvements after two to four weeks following the PRP knee osteoarthritis procedure.
Although vaginal PRP is used to treat urinary incontinence and overactive bladders, it is also quickly becoming a popular method for sexual dysfunction treatment. All of these are problems that are commonly faced by women of all ages.
The vaginal PRP procedure is done by injecting plasma rich in platelets into the clitoris or the upper wall of the vagina, which helps to increase the rate of collagen and elastin production. Both of these are natural proteins produced by the body to help with repair and rejuvenation, with the vaginal PRP treatment simply acting as a catalyst for its production. Since platelets contain growth factors that have healing properties, it can be used to help strengthen and regenerate vaginal tissue. Another benefit of the treatment is the increase of blood flow to the area as well as lubrication.
Platelet-rich penile therapy, also known as PRP therapy or Priapus shot is one of Premier Clinic’s latest male enhancement treatments and is named after a Greek male god of fertility. Despite what most people believe, this penis enhancement treatment is not meant to increase penis size, but rather to enhance sexual sensations and improve erections, leading to a better quality sex life. Apart from this, it can also be used to treat erectile dysfunction, which is a problem that is actually fairly common among men.
P-shots help to increase the blood circulation around the penis area, which leads to higher sensitivity in the genitalia and firmer, improved erections. Since there is an increase of blood flow to the penis, the firmer erections can help to greatly boost the sexual experiences. The process works by utilising platelet-rich plasma from your body to help catalyse the increase in production of newer stem cells and growth factors in the penis, kick-starting the rejuvenation process.
After the p-shot treatment is complete, results should start becoming noticeable after a week or so, but it can take longer in select cases. This will be one of the discussion points during the first consultation session, as the Priapus shot penis enhancement results can vary depending on the individual.
Patients may experience minimal swelling and bruise for up to a week after treatment, but this is minor and will subside. Almost no downtime is required, and there is minimal risk of side effects as your own plasma is used in this natural treatment, making it a safer option compared to many other anti-aging methods available on the market. Within a month of treatment, patients are advised to avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
As this treatment is a form of injection type, minimal risk of infection, injury to blood vessels and risk of bleeding may happen but rarely.
Most patients can continue their daily activities following PRP injection. It is because this treatment is intended to promote healing or growth. Within a few weeks of PRP treatments, your skin should become noticeably firmer and smoother, with further improvements to come in the months that follow.
These results are usually able to last for about 18 months, but you will need to use top-up treatments to maintain its appearance. Depending on the individual, your doctor will recommend 2-3 treatments spaced 2 weeks apart, but this may vary.
This wonderful treatment that encourages healing and reduces inflammation is estimated to cost around RM 1,500 to RM 6,000. The price for PRP treatment may vary depending on the patient’s problem and function. Commonly the price for knee PRP treatment may higher than normal PRP treatment for face, hair loss or sexuality function.
In Premier Clinic, PRP injection for face, hair loss and sexual enhancement are around RM 2,000 onwards. While for knee and breast PRP is around RM 2,500. Patients are advised to look for an authorised PRP provider before administered any injection or substances into their body. Our doctors who are fully trained in handling medical and aesthetic cases will examine and diagnose you before recommending any type of treatment that may suit you the best.
If you are concerned about skin imperfections, hair loss or under-eye problem, do visit our doctors to see which treatment or combination of treatments is the best choice for you. PRP treatment is becoming trending in Malaysia as it delivered better and faster result to the patients.
Alternatively, you may come to any of our clinics in Bangsar, TTDI, Mont Kiara, Puchong and KL City to make an appointment. Please contact us for further information:
Yes, PRP injections are safe. PRP is an effective alternative for people who are seeking natural healing without the use of surgery or medications. This procedure uses the patient’s own blood components and there are no foreign substances being injected into their body.
The discomfort level depends on the part of the body being treated. Patients commonly able to tolerate the injection well. However, you may notice some soreness after the injection due to the PRP induced inflammatory response.
Depending on the number of areas being treated, most procedures can be completed within 30 to 45 minutes.
The result can be varying from person to person depending on their skin problems or injury to the affected area. It is impossible to predict if and when further treatments will be needed for a specific condition. But, most people see some improvement within 2-6 weeks after the treatments time.