PRP therapy is a new form of regenerative medicine that utilizes your own blood, where the platelet rich plasma component is extracted, concentrated and reintroduced to rejuvenate the skin.
By using your own natural biology to address skin defects and volume loss to trigger production of new cells and collagen formation, the treatment is associated with no risk of allergy or infections. It is also effective for treating textural changes of the skin, wrinkles, acne scars, saggy skin, eye bags, and neck wrinkles.
What is the procedure involved in PRP treatment?
Prior to treatment, a simple blood sample of 10 – 20 mls is extracted from the patient. This blood is immediately placed in the centrifuge for 5 – 8 minutes. When centrifugation is complete your plasma will be separated from your red blood cells where the rich platelets are extracted from the base of the plasma gel. The platelets are then injected into the deep dermis or fat layer of the skin.
What areas can be treated with PRP?
PRP is derived from you own biological make-up and does not contain synthetic products, therefore, virtually any area of the body can be treated such as: face, neck, chest, hands, scars, etc.
When will I see results?
Overall, results are gradual and will vary from person to person based on health, age, and genetic make-up. Most patients enjoy quantifiable improvements in skin complexion texture, and tone usually within 3 weeks. Subtle improvement can progressively continue for up to a year.
How long do results last?
As we are regenerating collagen, lasting results will depend on the care and maintenance of your skin. However, 2-3 treatments will help results last up to 18months.
What are the possible side effects and unwanted risks?
Because all constitutes retrieved in PRP are exclusively from you, there is virtually no risk of an allergic reaction or intolerance. However, as with all skin injection procedures, there may be temporary injection site reactions such as redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration.