Platelet rich plasma (PRP) has become one of the most popular treatments in the cosmetic world today.
How it Works
Dr Hooi has been using PRP in cosmetic medicine since 2009 and is one of the most experienced users of PRP in Australia. Committing to teaching at regular workshops and training other practitioners in using PRP requires him to keep abreast of developments in PRP therapies. This allows him to offer cutting edge treatments for his patients.
For cosmetic purposes, we can use PRP on any part of the skin on the face, scalp or body.
The ideal candidate for PRP is someone that is looking for a natural way to improve their skin who is happy for a gradual change.
This is someone who is pre-menopausal (and in males up to their 50s), generally healthy, nonsmoker, with a good diet, no history of skin cancer and with normal platelet counts. In older patients, we usually combine PRP with another treatment such as laser skin resurfacing to obtain the best results.
About 5 out of 6 people see an improvement in their skin - but there will be some that have great results and some that will not be as dramatic. This is a normal distribution of responses to any treatment designed to stimulate a natural body process.
The following are typical areas for PRP treatment
- Crepey skin in the eye, neck and décolletage areas
- Crow’s feet
- Dark circles around the eyes
- Fine lines around the mouth
- Dull, rough, or grey skin tone and texture
- Sun damaged skin
- Acne scarring
- Thinning hair on the scalp
- PRP Breast Lifting
We can combine PRP with a number of other treatments such as dermal fillers, laser and PDO threads.