This procedure uses your own blood to rejuvenate your skin by adding a big boost in volume, color, and shape.
It works by using the benefits of your own concentrated growth factor and stem cells to stimulate collagen production; filling, firming, and restoring your skin.
PRP stands for “Platelet Rich Plasma”. PRP was first used in cardiac surgery in 1987 to improve post-operative healing. The next area in medicine to adopt the therapy was dental surgery where it has been safely used for over 20 years. More recently it has been utilized in plastic surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, implant surgery and spinal fusion surgery.
PRP for skin improvement and antiaging is safe and effective. It improves skin texture and tone. It helps with leathery fine lines, removes photo damage, and increases production and synthesis of new collagen. Additionally, it accelerates wound healing and helps improve acne scarring.
This will depend upon the health and age of you and your skin. Normally it is advised to have 2 – 3 treatments 4 to 6 weeks apart.
After that, the maintenance is one treatment every 6-12 months, depending on the health of your skin. Make sure you ask about our package discounts to save money on your series.
There is on-going improvement in your skin up to 12 months after each treatment, depending on the rate you grow collagen. It is suggested that you have follow up treatments at 12 months.
“After” photos taken after 3 sessions, plus recovery time.
Mild swelling and redness from the plasma will be visible at first and typically lasts only 1-3 days. Once this has subsided, you will not see much change until the platelets begin to stimulate the growth factors, which will assist in more collagen growth. This growth process is continuous for weeks after your procedure. As a result, your look continues to improve daily and compounds when you get the next treatment.
Hydration improvement is visible at 2 to 3 weeks- this means that dewy glow becomes more and more obvious. Textural improvement is gradual over the next few months- so plan your treatment accordingly if you have a major event on the horizon. Though there is little down time, your maximum results will be observed over time.
Advanced wrinkling cannot be reversed, and a minimal improvement is predictable in persons with alcohol and tobacco abuse. We try to make sure you are an excellent candidate before the treatment so that we can best meet your expectations.
PRP is very safe.
At minimum, expect some mild swelling, bruising and redness for 12-24 hours. Though rare, some clients experience a headache.
Modest results may include feeling faint. A bruise at the venipuncture site may be visible for 2-3 days, like a typical blood draw.
It takes approximately 60-90 minutes. Your skin will be cleaned and prepped with a topical anesthetic. The following areas can be treated:
Patients with severe skin disease, cancer, receiving chemotherapy, severe metabolic and systemic disorders, and abnormal platelet function (i.e. blood disorders).
Anti-coagulation therapy and underlying sepsis HIV, some auto immune disease excludes the use of PRP. We also do not recommend PRP treatment for those with current cystic acne, on Accutane or for pregnant women.
Consultation is required to assess whether you are a candidate.
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