• Plasma Skin Resurfacing Melbourne

About Plasma Skin Resurfacing Melbourne

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) when combined with microneedling is used to stimulate production of structural proteins that gives skin its elasticity and smooth texture. Just like with hair, as we age the physiological systems the body uses to regenerate our skin, with time become less effective, visually this converts to skin laxity, wrinkles and colour changes. Although these effects are a standard part of ageing, the advancements in medicine mean we have ways to optimise how our bodies generate and maintain our skin.

At Elucell, we are proud to offer a combined PRP and microneedling procedure. Using a Dermapen 4 which glides over the skin creating millions of fine, vertical fractional channels up to 104% faster than other microneedling pens. These channels can carry up to 80% more topical nutrients deeper into the skin. The micro-injuries trigger a natural process of repair, increasing the production of collagen and elastin and visibly improving a wide range of skin concerns. When combined with PRP, a concentrate of the necessary proteins and nutrients to stimulate and support new collagen, accelerate the bodies healing process and promote skin cell turnover.

Which is a long lasting and non surgical alternative to managing acne scarring, pigmentation abnormalities, signs of ageing (expression lines, sagging skin) and sun damaged skin. By taking a small sample of your blood (less than 30mls), we are able to isolate 5-10mls of PRP which is then mico-needled into the skin.

We can also use PRF (Platelet Rich Fibrin) in a series of gentle injections around the eyes, mouth and nose. The treatment is a completely natural alternative to dermal fillers. For more information, view PRF Fillers. 

We provide gold standard treatment. When it comes to skin resurfacing treatments, experience matters.

Are you looking for plasma skin resurfacing in Melbourne? We look forward to meeting with you and answering all your questions and assessing any areas of concern.

Treatment Summary

  • Number of Treatments

    4 sessions, 4 weeks apart
  • Procedure TIme

    45 minutes
  • Recovery Time

    24 hours for the initial mild flushing and swelling to subside.
    Avoid excessive sunlight for at least 3 days.
    No physical activity for at least 12 hours post treatment to avoid excess redness and swelling.
    First 7 days after treatment balm only.
    After 7 days you can resume your normal daily facial routine.
    No restrictions on driving.
  • Results

    2-4 weeks: You will notice a subjective improvement in your complexion
    2-4 months: Objective improvements to complexion (reduction in expression lines, acne scarring etc
    6-12 months: Maximal results achieved
    Maintenance therapy: 4 session revision every 12 months
  • Pricing

    Single Treatment $449
    Prices incl. GST

The Plasma Skin Resurfacing Treatment

How is the plasma skin resurfacing or PRP (platelet rich plasma) cosmetic facial needling treatment performed?

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) facial/skin needling or Plasma Skin Resurfacing is a quick effective treatment that is performed at all of our clinics.

Step 1. Your comfort is our number one priority so we begin each treatment session with a facial cleanse application of topical anaesthetic to numb the treatment area. It only takes a few minutes for the anesthetic to sink in and begin to work.

Step 2. While we are waiting for the anaesthetic, we take a small portion of your blood (15mls) to create your PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) for the treatment and spin it in a centrifuge machine to separate the plasma.

Step 3. Your platelets are then concentrated to about three times your normal blood value which will stimulate hair growth in the treatment area.

Step 4. A specialised microneedling pen is used to create tiny microscopic channels in the outer layer of your skin, these channels, depending on the facial area are 1mm – 3mm in depth. We then gently apply the prepared PRP serum to the micro needled area. For deeper wrinkles or acne scarring, would also include the use of PRP injections.

The PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) facial/skin needling or Plasma Skin Resurfacing treatment takes around 45 minutes and we recommend up to 4 sessions 4 weeks apart to achieve optimal results (especially for more severe forms of acne scarring).

Following the Plasma Skin Resurfacing treatment, the treated area will experience a level of inflammation (redness, tightness, tenderness) that will resolve within 12-48 hours. You should begin to see an improvement in your skin complexion within 2 weeks, however optimal results will become more noticeable over the following months.

How should I care for my skin after my PRP skin needling treatment?

To maximise the results from PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) facial/skin needling or Plasma Skin Resurfacing treatment, we recommend you follow our detailed aftercare plan. Most importantly, in the days following your treatment, avoiding intense skincare products (retinols, exfoliants) and direct exposure to sunlight is crucial as these will impair the skin’s ability to heal and recover. Our friendly and experienced team at Elucell are able to discuss with you what balms and moisturisers are appropriate to use following your treatment to aid with your comfort and recovery.

Are there any side effects of PRP skin needling?

Some patients may experience mild swelling, bruising and or redness for 24-48 hours, most clients describe it as being similar to having mild sunburn. (this recovery is according to the post PRP care form i received with CPD- most people will be fine with 24 hours given the PRP actually helps expedite the recovery from the microneedling process however to prevent people coming in for treatments ‘2days before their wedding’ we should put recovery as being 48 hours).

Your skin may feel dry and tight during this period, it’s important to ensure skin is adequately hydrated (drink lots of water and keep skin moisturised with the suggested aftercare balm)

Avoid excessive sun exposure, rigorous exercise, sauna, hot baths or excess alcohol for 24-48 hours as this will increase the swelling and possibility of bruising. Some clients may experience a headache or feel faint.

A bruise at the venipuncture (very small vein puncture) site may be visible for 2-3 days.

What preparation is required for a PRP skin needling treatment?

5 – 7 days before PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) facial/skin needling or Plasma Skin Resurfacing treatment, you need to stop taking supplements that increase bruising and bleeding, these include:

  • Green Tea
  • Omegas (Fish Oils)
  • Evening Primrose oil
  • Garlic
  • Echinacea
  • St John’s Wort
  • Vitamin E
  • Nurofen
  • Voltaren
  • Aspirin (after consulting your doctor)

Hydrate – drink water before and after your procedure.
Reduce your fat intake.
Reduce your alcohol and caffeine intake.

Treatments to Compliment

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    Pro Dermal Peels

    A cosmedical peel is a minimally invasive treatment which can help with a plethora of skin concerns including uneven skin texture, hyperpigmentation, congested pores and fine lines and wrinkles. The treatment involves an acid solution being applied to the face which removes layers of the skin, unmasking the brand-new skin underneath and stimulating the formation of new skin cells.
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  • PRF Injections

    PRF Injections

    For an all-natural filler option, you may want to consider Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) Injections. PRF is collected from your very own blood. PRF can treat common areas that show the first signs of aging, like under-eye hollows and deflated cheeks.
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  • PDO Thread Lift

    PDO Thread Lift

    As we age, our skin loses its youthful appearance, and signs of aging become more obvious. Sagging skin and volume loss are just two aging indicators. Over time these changes can significantly alter the shape of the face.
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