What is PRP?

cosmetic MD


Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is one of the fastest growing treatments in the cosmetic world today thanks to the efforts of various Hollywood celebrities and the pioneering work of Dr Charles Runels with his Vampire series of treatments.

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.

At our clinic, we have access to a number of different PRP systems, including the Cellenis PRP and Arthrex PRP systems.

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.

They are 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

Dr Hooi has been trained in more specific PRP applications for

We can combine PRP with a number of other treatments such as
dermal fillers, laser and PDO threads.

For further information, please see our FAQ page or go to our Contact page to send cosmetic MD an email or call us to organise a consultation.

Please also have a look at cosmetic MD's Instagram page to see more Before and After photos

PRP treatment cosmetic MD

If you have had a treatment at cosmetic MD, you can download Post-Treatment Instructions here.