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PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma

What is PRP?

PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma is part of your own blood which contains a number of growth factors and proteins essential for cell growth and rejuvenation. The plasma is separated from your blood using a special process, and this can then be used to treat a wide range of injuries and conditions. By injecting a concentrate of your body’s own growth factors into a specific area, it is possible to stimulate the growth and repair of tissue in that area in a natural way.

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What can it be used for?

PRP is a regenerative treatment, and as such, it can be used to repair cells and tissue all over the body. When used for musculoskeletal concerns the treatment is also often called combined with a treatment called Prolotherapy. The treatment is commonly used for:

Sports injuries (muscle, tendon, ligament repair)

Hair Loss

– Skin Rejuvenation

– Wrinkles and Lines

– Erectile disfunction and sensitivity issues

While it can be extremely effective for many people in treating certain conditions, it is very important to note that this should not be considered as a lone replacement for all other procedures. For example, in some cases of injury, PRP may eliminate the need for procedures such as surgery, however in other cases it may not. A comprehensive consultation with the practitioner is vital to establish these indications.

FAQ

How do you extract the PRP?
The blood is extracted the same way as if you were having a simple blood test. The quantity of blood required depends on the area to be treated and the amount of plasma needed.
Is the treatment painful?
The treatment itself can be uncomfortable when performed without pain management, however when under the supervision of a qualified doctor you should have the option of local anaesthetics and a light sedative, which can mean your experience is totally pain-free.
How much does it cost?
The cost of PRP treatments will depend on the type of treatment performed, the area to be treated, and the specific treatment plan for that client.

As a general guideline, PRP treatments can generally cost from roughly €150 to about €1200.

This will also change if these treatments are performed alongside other adjunctive treatments such as PRF or Carboxytherapy, which can be the case for many treatment plans.

How long do I have to wait to see results?
This depends on the type of treatment you have, but in general, it can be an average of 6 weeks to 6 months before you see actual results. When you have a PRP treatment, you are stimulating the growth of new tissue. Therefore you must wait for the body to remodel and grow, and this does not happen overnight. Some clients can see results much sooner, and some may need to wait a bit longer, as everyone responds differently to these types of treatment.
How many treatments do I need?
In the case of treating sports injuries, it is generally possible to achieve effective remodelling with 1-3 treatments, however this can differ between individuals.

With aesthetic treatments such as hair loss, it is important to understand that you are managing ongoing ageing conditions, and this can involve multiple treatments over the course of time, and can often depend on the use of other . A specific treatment plan is developed with each client during the initial consultation and this will indicate how many treatments are recommended for effective results.

how do i find out what i need for my case?
The most important part of the process is the initial consultation. At NuaCell, this consultation is with our specialist restoration physician and surgeon. During this consultation you will discuss your particular case in detail, and you will develop a treatment plan based on your expectations and the doctor’s expert recommendations. This treatment plan will also give you a very good outline of the costs involved, how many treatments you may need, what kind of results are possible and all of the other information relevant to your case. You should never undergo a treatment without a comprehensive consultation first.

Client Reviews

The Distance is Worth It

I have been travelling from Galway for the last  five years to Malahide at least twice a year for my cosmetic treatments – I am every time very satisfied and I have no intention to go anywhere else.

Lorraine A
Cosmetic Procedure, Filler Treatment, Hair Restoration

Restoring Self-Confidence

One side of my face is obviously not a mirror-image of the other side and this has caused me tremendous anxiety and self-conscious actions of the years including covering one part of my face with my hair or always turning my head sideways talking to people. Dr. Sam used Stem cells to correct the volume of my awkward side and lips and there is no money to pay to be able to look people in the face…straight-on. Thank you Dr. Sam and team – forever grateful.

Marie D
Adipose Stem Cell Therapy, Filler Treatment

Eleven Years and Counting

I have been getting my Boulinum injections for my wrinkles and lines from Dr. Sam since 2009 and eleven years on I have never considered or went anywhere else – he is simply the best

Siobhan K
Botulinum treatment

Excellent service and game changer for me personally

My experience with NuaCell was a really good one to sum it up in a few words, it was a life changer for me.
I had circumcision with NuaCell – the staff were very welcoming and they took good care of me. My procedure was smooth and quick. NO PAIN and I was fully recovered within 3 weeks.
The results was a lot better than I imagined

Kirk B

Support, When Needed Most

I had three face lift and suture lift procedures for different areas of my upper, lower face and neck with Dr. Sam since 2008 and I have always been pleasantly surprised with results that exceeded my expectations. Dr. Sam is very conservative and honest and despite a complication I developed on my left cheek after the second procedure, he walked me through a very difficult recovery time and all worked out exactly as he explained to me, despite the complication. 

Elaine B
Face/Suture Lift, Sculptra

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