PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy is a superficial treatment that rejuvenates the skin by injecting your own blood plasma under your dermis, to stimulate cell growth and collagen production. It's become quite a sought-after non-surgical procedure. It promises to improve complexion and texture and restore lost facial volume.
It promises to improve complexion and texture and restore lost facial volume. Bonus: Because your own platelets are used, there’s no risk or allergy or rejection of the treatment.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How Does PRP Restore Facial Appearance?
How Long Does It Take? And How Is It Done?
PRP takes about 20 minutes to prepare. After 30- 60 ml of blood is drawn from the patient, it is spun down in a centrifuge for 15 minutes at a pre-calculated speed to retrieve the most viable fibrin and platelets. After centrifugation, the platelet and fibrin component of the blood (the top layer) is extracted and re-injected into the area of concern. **Time may vary
What Is The 'Vampire Facial'?
Platelet Rich Plasma is used with microneedling. The micro-channels created by microneedling provide direct pathways to the deeper layers of skin for optimal wound healing. The PRP is topically applied to the skin during the micro-needling procedure as the micro-channels created by the treatment allow for optimal absorption of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). Microneedling with PRP works to smooth fine lines, wrinkles and scars; and thicken the dermis and epidermis for increased plumpness and overall rejuvenation of the skin.
What Are The Results From PRP?
The results in the injected area may be seen over the course of several weeks following the treatment. Once the full treatment results are achieved the aging process starts again. How long the results last depend on lifestyle, stress, genetics, hormone levels and diet.
Is There Post Treatment Downtime?
Post treatment downtime may include: redness, swelling and possible bruising. Redness and swelling typically subside within 24 hours, but for some people may last several days or longer. Flakiness and or dryness is also common between day 3-7. Bruising may occur and is more common with mesotherapy. The length of time it takes for bruising to heal varies between individuals.
Is PRP Right For Me?
Any patient who wishes to reduce volume loss, fine lines, and textural changes of the skin is suitable for this procedure. It also appeals to the patient who is looking for a natural approach to volumizing the face and treating or reducing fine lines. It has been found that our skins begins to age from about 18-years-old, and fine lines and wrinkles occur in our 20s. Clients who want a youthful glow and to reverse aging of the skin can begin to utilize PRP when they start to notice those changes for prevention.
How Long Does It Last?
PRP can be repeated, and optimal results may be seen with a total of 2-3 treatments given 4-6 weeks apart.
How Does PRP compare with Botox and Fillers?
This procedure can be combined with dermal fillers, Botox injections, laser and other treatments. PRP builds tissue over time, whereas traditional filler breaks down over time.