Level 6 Certificate in Platelet-Rich Plasma – (PRP) Training Course

Utilising the bodies natural growth factors

The only certification body certified Platelet Rich Plasma course available in Ireland

Eligibility: Doctor/Nurse
Certification: IQ Verify
Fees: €995 includes certification and exam fees no centrifuge
Fees including Cellenis PRP/PRF starter kit begin at €1995 INC VAT, please see bottom of page for options.

Please note nurses wishing to enrol in this course will require a phlebotomy qualification. 

PRP is Platelet Rich Plasma. By using plasma taken from the patient’s own body, it is possible to repair, rejuvenate and return loss of volume to the skin.

Assessment

  • 6 Case studies
  • 1 Assignment
  • MCQs

Our level 6 in Platelet Rich Plasma is a certified course – you will partake in 6 written case studies outlining treating condition and full workup of client treatment pathway, There is also a written assignment showing competency of theory learnt and a final MCQ test.

Course Outline

  • What is Platelet Rich Plasma ( PRP)
  • PRP as an injectable
  • PRP and micro-needling
  • Physiology of ageing
  • Facial anatomy
  • Structure of the skin
  • Client selection and aftercare
  • Contraindications
  • Introduction to Centrifuges
  • Observing of PRP treatment
  • Practical treatment
  • Aesthetic Practice Core of Knowledge
  • Professionalism, Law & Ethics
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Advanced Consultation Skills
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Psychology in Aesthetic Practice
  • Topical Skin Therapy (AHA’s, BHA’s, Chemical Skin Peels, Cosmeceutical Products)
  • Principles of Platelet Rich Plasma
  • Practice of Platelet Rich Plasma

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is a concentrated autologous preparation of platelets and the linked growth factors in a small volume of plasma. Platelets are a natural source of growth factors in their natural and biologically-determined ratios.

What do Platelets do? 

Platelets release growth factors which regulate the healing cascade by signalling to surround cells to repair damaged tissue and regenerate new tissue. Key growth factors associated in this process include but are not limited to:

  • Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF)
  • Transforming Growth Factor group (TGF)
  • Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF)
  • Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)
  • Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF)
  • Keratinocyte Growth Factor (KGF)

What does PRP involve?

A small amount of the client’s blood is drawn from their arm and placed in a centrifuge, separating the plasma from the red blood cells. Once the plasma is prepared, it can be injected directly into specific areas of the skin or can be used in combination with other therapies.

Combining PHP with other procedures

Combined with micro-needling to produce a synergistic approach to collagen induction therapy. PRP can also be used with a fractional laser as a combination therapy for skin rejuvenation. Treatment with PRP after ablative CO2 fractional resurfacing enhances recovery of laser-damaged skin and improves the clinical appearance of acne scarring.

Combining platelet-rich plasma and Hyaluronic Acid (HA) therapies can enhance the volumising and rejuvenation properties as HA therapy acts as a scaffold increasing collagen-production and adipocyte generation.

Using PRP with facial fillers can allow a practitioner a customised approach to injectable treatment. As PRP promotes tissue regeneration and healing with the releasing of large amounts of growth factors, it can leave clients looking more youthful than using fillers alone.

In clinic benefits

Offering Platelet Rich Plasma treatments in your practice is simple and cost-effective while being on the forefront of the aesthetics sectors evolution to growth factor therapies.

Platelet-rich plasma is the perfect complementing therapy for the modern aesthetic practice. Clients are looking for advanced treatments for fighting the visual signs of ageing with many looking for alternatives to anti-wrinkle injections. While it still complements patients that are using cosmetic injectables.

Another benefit of PRP is for clients that are against the use of laboratory created products. As PRP is an autologous treatment, it can be viewed as a natural approach an alternative to Botox or dermal fillers.

Course theory content is delivered through our VLE while revision during class time ensures learners understand all components of the course. Practical classes delivered with live demonstrations while learners also deliver PRP treatment on pre-screened models facilitating the highest level of training with a hands-on approach.

Not all PRP systems are created equal

There are many PRP systems on the market, the majority are not compliant to the EU, CE Medical Device classification regulations.
Cellenis PRP system

What system do we use?

While you are free to purchase any PRP kit on the market, we choose to use the Cellenis PRP system. Cellenis gel separation technology provides the safest and most concentrated methodology for generating platelet-rich plasma while being completely regulation CE Medical IIB compliant.

  • Up to one billion platelets per 11ml blood purification
  • 3.5ml PRP from 11 ml blood draw after concentrating
  • Maximise mononuclear cells
  • Minimise neutrophils
  • Eliminate red blood cells

Medical Devices Regulation

It is important to know the regulations within the EU for CE marked Medical Devices and what can and cannot be certified for re-injection into the human body.

The entire Cellenis system is Class IIB Blood draw tubes with an anticoagulant and used to prepare product for administering into the human body. Eg PRP tubes containing an anticoagulant.

It is worth noting that many PRP systems are only Class IIA – and in many cases are not CE Medical compliant at all. (IIA – In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) tubes. Only for diagnostics/blood analysis. Not tested or cleared for administering into the human body) Many PRP systems are not manufactured by the brand selling the systems rather a third party Chinese manufactured or similar product reflected by the low price. This can be highly relevant if litigation is raised and the system used was not compliant for treating patients.

While our training always concentrates on being brand agnostic, it is also important that training is carried out on regulatory compliant equipment meeting the EU standardisation for medical products.

Check Points

  • Ask to see the CE Certificate of the manufacturer. Do not be fobbed off with an excuse. As well as the name of the manufacturer, the certificate must have the name of the brand it covers. No correct CE Certificate covers more than one Class. Eg IIa or IIb.
  • The identification of the Notified Body is shown next to the CE symbol on the product label; this should match the notified body number on the CE Certificate
  • Use an online database to identify the notified body from this identification number.

Check the online database of the Notified Body for validity of the manufacturer

  • All product labels must have the name and address of the manufacturer which will be on the CE Certificate
  • If the product is manufactured outside of the EU and shown as such on the CE certificate, the name and contact details of the EU representative must be shown on labels.

The new Medical Devices Regulation (EU) 2017/745 (MDR) and the In-vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulation(EU) 2017/746 (IVDR) bring EU legislation into line with technical advances, changes in medical science, and progress in law-making.

The new Regulations will create a robust, transparent, and sustainable regulatory framework, recognised internationally, that improves clinical safety and creates fair market access for manufacturers.

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FAQ

What qualification do I need to attend the Platelet Rich Plasma training course?

You must be a qualified doctor or surgeon. Dentists and nurses can attend the course; however, you will require a recognised phlebotomy qualification. We require current registration with the IMC, Dental Council of Ireland, or NMBI. International delegates are accepted on proof of qualifications and home country regulatory board membership. We will also require experience in aesthetic therapies, such as Botox, Dermal Fillers, and or micro needling. If you are medically qualified but do not have a background in aesthetic therapies we would recommend attending our Level 4 in Micro Needling, or an aesthetic medicine course.

I am a phlebotomist can I attend this course?

Unfortunately, this course is only available to medical staff who are doctors, dentists or nurses with a license to practice. Therefore phlebotomists will not be able to attend the platelet rich plasma training.

Will I get to practice on live clients?

Yes, at A.T.A.I we provide all models for practical training. You will need to perform 6 case studies derived from live patients. We provide the blood draw kits and all consumables required for the PRP course.

What qualification will I gain from this course?

On successfully completing the exam phase of the PRP course you will receive a Level 6 Certificate in Platelet Rich Plasma from Industry Qualifications and a certificate of completion from Aesthetic Training Academy.

PRP Kits that include training

Starter Kit 1
  • 1 x C-1440 centrifuge
  • 3x 11ml kits (tube and accessories)
  • test tube rack
  • balancing tube
  • 100 patient leaflets
  • Training

€1995 INC VAT

Starter Kit 2
  • 1 x C-1440 centrifuge
  • 10 x 11ml kits (tube and accessories)
  • test tube rack
  • balancing tube
  • 100 patient leaflets
  • Training

€2620 INC VAT

Starter Kit 3
  • 1 x C-1440 centrifuge
  • 3x 22ml kits (tube and accessories)
  • test tube rack
  • balancing tube
  • 100 patient leaflets
  • Training

€2145 INC VAT

Starter Kit 4
  • 1 x c-1440 centrifuge
  • 10 x 22ml kits (tube and accessories)
  • test tube rack
  • balancing tube
  • 100 patient leaflets
  • Training

€3099 INC VAT

Starter Kit 5
  • 1 x C-1440 centrifuge
  • 5x 11ml kits (tube and accessories)
  • 5x 22ml kits (tube and accessories)
  • test tube rack
  • balancing tube 11ml and 22ml
  • 100 patient leaflets
  • Training

€2755 INC VAT

Remember: There is no obligation to purchase a PRP starter kit. You can select training only for €995. The only certification body certified course available in Ireland.

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