Platelet Rich Plasma is one of many treatments available to reduce reducing fine lines, wrinkles, add volume, reduce dark circles, counter hair loss and counter signs of ageing. We suggest that you set up a consultation, to assess which treatment would be suitable, in your case.

How does PRP work

To understand how it works, we need to look at the role that platelets play when the body sustains an injury or trauma. When the body sustains an injury, surgical or traumatic, it starts a chain reaction and platelets are often among the first cells on the scene to take charge along with a number of growth factors. If injury leads to bleeding, the platelets will first obtain hemoestasis – ie stop the bleeding. However, that is not enough as the injury needs to be repaired. The platelets directly or indirectly lead to the release of various substances, signal molecules and cells that will form a vital part of further repair and healing. In normal whole blood, the concentration of platelets is 150,000-400,000 platelets per microlitre of blood with an average of around 200,000 platelets/mcl.

Illustration of how PRP is prepared



Is PRP painful?

There may be some discomfort associated with the injection of PRP. If a small area is being treated. For instance, in case of plantar fasciitis or tendonitis,  the injection is usually done without any prior local anaesthetic.

If a larger area is being treated, as in hair loss or facial rejuvenation, we may apply a numbing cream or local anaesthetic to minimise the discomfort

Contraindications for PRP treatment

  • Trombocytopenia or platelet disorders
  • Anticoagulation therapy
  • Hypofribrinogenaemia
  • Systemic or local infections
  • Some other local or systemic diseases

Is a consultation required?

My Skin Clinic, strongly encourages you to come for an initial consultation, with one of our doctors, to assess your condition and the most suitable treatment.

Platelet Rich Plasma for Sexual Rejuvenation

PRP may be used in the following conditions for men:

PRP treatment in men may improve libido (=sex drive), increase sexual pleasure, increase penile girth and length and improved penile blood circulation

PRP may be used for the following conditions in women:

  • Aorgasmia
  • Decreased libido
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Dyspareunia (pain during intercourse)
  • Urinary incontinence

Contraindications for PRP for Sexual Rejuvenation

There are slightly more contracindications for PRP, related to sexual rejuvenation. As the genital area can potentially carry a number of diseases we advice caution in the following patients:


UTI or if the patient is prone to develop UTI

PRP For Hair Loss

There are a number of studies and protocols, on how to use PRP for hair loss. In one study, PRP was carried out every two weeks for a total of 4 treatments. Hair growth was measured after 3 months. In this particular study, the growth was 31% (22 hairs/cm2) after 3 months. 

Check for more information, on how PRP is used for hair loss.