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What Does Autologous Mean?

Autologous refers to cells or tissue obtained from the same individual (i.e. the patient is their own donor.)

One of my most popular treatments recently has been an autologous one called PRP which is also referred to as Liquid Gold , Natural Rejuvenation or Vampire Facials. This procedure has been thrust into the limelight by several celebrities who have showcased their treatments to the world.

This procedure involves taking a small blood sample of your own blood which is spun down to separate your platelets from your other blood cells, resulting in highly concentrated Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP.)

PRP has a golden colour hence the term "Liquid Gold."

Platelets release Growth Factor in response to injury and this is how they normally help with healing.

So when these concentrated platelets are injected back into your face, high levels of Growth Factor are released leading to tissue regeneration( new collagen and elastin formation) and improved skin texture.

What can PRP be used for?

  • Fine facial lines and dark circles

  • Crêpey skin

  • Improved skin texture

  • Other body areas such as neck, chest and back of elbows

  • Certain types of alopecia and generalised hair thinning

  • People seeking a more natural treatment (because your own blood sample is used)

  • Due to its its regenerating effects, PRP is also widely used in other areas of Medicine such as orthopaedics, sports medicine and urology.

What does it achieve?

  • Increased number of collagen fibres

  • Increased levels of elastin

  • Angiogenesis (formation of new blood vessels)

  • Improved skin texture

  • Decreased hair loss and increased hair volume in suitable patients

Is it painful?

The initial blood sampling feels the same as a regular blood test.

Topical anaesthetic (numbing cream) is used along with very fine needles, to minimise any discomfort.

So why not book an appointment with Dr Lisa from MacRae Cosmedical to find out if this procedure is suitable for you? 

Phone:  02-93628044 Double Bay

             02- 98165200 Gladesville

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