Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy renews and revitalizes the skin using a patient’s blood to rejuvenate the skin. PRP injections are a desirable option for anyone looking to augment their complexion or refresh the skin through tissue regeneration, cell growth, and the production of hyaluronic acid and collagen.
How does PRP therapy work?
Doctors use a two-step method of extraction and injection to administer PRP treatments. A topical anaesthetic is applied to the treatment area beforehand to ensure optimal comfort. Afterwards, a small amount of blood is taken, placed in a centrifuge, and platelet-rich plasma can be separated from other parts of the blood. Once extracted, the plasma is either injected to target areas or applied to the skin topically to ignite the process of renewal. It’s considered minimally invasive, and does not require general anesthesia.
What areas does PRP therapy treat?
Injectable PRP therapy can improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the face. PRP therapy is also used on the scalp to treat hair loss and to restore thinning hair. Topical PRP may be applied to areas of the skin in combination with laser resurfacing or microneedling to improve outcomes and accelerate recovery times.
How long do results from PRP therapy last?
You will start to see results from PRP therapy within the first week or two of treatments, lasting for three to five months. Treatment outcome typically peaks at four to six weeks, and limiting sun exposure and maintaining a strong skincare regimen impacts longevity. Most people opt for a series of treatments for long-lasting, strong results.
How should I prepare for my PRP therapy session?
Specific preparation instructions for PRP therapy will vary depending on your treatment area. Many cosmetic doctors recommend avoiding sun exposure well before your appointment. On the day of your session, your doctor will likely recommend you drink plenty of fluids and avoid taking anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
Am I a candidate for PRP therapy?
Book a consultation to determine if PRP therapy is the right course of treatment based on your cosmetic goals. For anyone worried about possible allergies to injectables, PRP is a great alternative as the injection contents are from your own body.
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*Individual results may vary