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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

PRP helped me with Shoulder Pain

I had suffered chronic shoulder pain for years as a result of an old sporting injury, and after several corticosteroid injections and rehab, I still had no improvement. The team at NuaCell identified some degeneration in the joint, and I had 2 PRP treatments into the shoulder.

Daniel
PRP treatment

Secret to Looking Young

I am touching 80 years of age and I am regularly visiting Nuacell Clinic for the last six years. I am still very active in business and socially and people would never have guessed my real age thanks to the wonderful treatments and attention I get from Dr. Sam and his lovely team. I am regularly told I look in my sixties and I am grateful to know the secret reason for that.

Teresa B
Cosmetic Procedures, Face/Suture Lifts, Filler Treatments, Sculptra

Carboxytherapy – Circulatory issues

I had some sensation and circulation related issues in my fingers and toes, and would often feel cold or numb. I explored many options with my doctor and consultants but could not find any underlying reasons for this, or any effective treatments to help me.

Mary
Carboxytherapy

Carefully Considered Consultations

I have attended many many doctors for filler treatments regularly since I had my first filler treatment in 2007. I attended Dr. Sam for the first time in 2016 and he was the first doctor not to just inject a line or fold but actually thoroughly examined my face and explained to me why my ageing signs developed. He explained by treating the causes of the volume and bone loss of my face the treatments will last longer and the result better and this I can confirm is and was indeed the case – I love my filler treatments – I am much happier with my appearances and the treatments last much much longer. 

Audry M
Botulinum treatment, Filler Treatments

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 Treatments

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