Platelet Rich Plasma (your own blood) 

Dr. Margie Lynch is a qualified medical doctor and Platelet Rich Plasma is one of the treatment’s she offers at her practice in Limerick. PRP treatment uses your own blood platelets to stimulate the process of repair and rejuvenation in the skin, enhancing volume and elasticity for a more youthful, beautiful look.

If you’re deciding where in Limerick to get your PRP treatment, you can contact us here or read an overview of the treatment below.

How or PRP treatment work?

Platelets contain a high content of ‘growth factors’- proteins that help to heal injured tissue or damaged skin. We extract these platelets from a sample of the patient’s own blood, and then inject them back into the skin, where they release their growth factors and trigger the growth of new cells, stimulate repair and increase skin volume. The growth factors also boost fibroblasts and induce the production of collagen and elastin. Skin then becomes firmer for a fresher, more youthful effect.

What can PRP treatment do for me?

PRP can be used to combat crows-feet, fine lines around the lips, nose and mouth, sagging skin on the neck and to enhance hair growth on the scalp. It can also help acne scarring.

How long does the treatment take?

The treatment takes 1 hour approximately. Numbing cream is applied to the area. Dr Lynch will take a blood sample and use a centrifuge to separate out the platelets from the red blood cells. the centrifuging process takes approximately 10 minutes, the platelet rich plasma is straw colored at the end of the centrifugation process. A course of three treatments, one month apart, is advised to achieve the desired effects.