Platelet-Rich Plasma – Look and feel 10 years younger without going under the knife!
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) has been used for a number of years in orthopedics and sports medicine, to treat muscle and ligament injuries, pain problems, and skin lesions. Due to the success of PRP in medicine, the procedure was then developed into an anti-aging treatment designed to induce new collagen production, reduce wrinkles, and diminish the visible signs of aging by growing new healthy tissue. PRP is considered to be a safe, natural treatment because, rather than using a synthetic substance, it uses cells and growth factors from your own blood to slow and even reverse the aging process for a more youthful and radiant appearance. Collagen is what gives skin a firm, youthful appearance. As we age, less collagen is produced, causing sagging, wrinkles and soft tissue depressions in the skin. Once injected under the skin or applied topically onto the surface of the skin, PRP therapy counteracts aging by stimulating new collagen production in the exact areas of concern where we want the skin to repair and rejuvenate itself. PRP can be used on the face, neck, décolletage, and hands. The number of treatments needed varies per patient.
What are the benefits of PRP? - You can reduce wrinkles and fine lines without going through risky surgical procedures. Since PRP uses your own blood to produce platelets, they are far safer than other surgical and non-surgical procedures out there. PRP helps restore and enhance skin regions that require volume, and improves its texture and tone considerably. The procedure will leave you looking more youthful and rejuvenated.
When will I see results? – We recommend 3-6 treatments administered at four-week intervals until the desired result is achieved, followed by 1-2 maintenance treatments per year. While some result is visible immediately at the time of treatment, there is usually a return to baseline in 3-5 days as the PRP is absorbed back into the body prior to the complete action of the cellular regenerative process. Most patients see improvement for up to 12 weeks with results lasting up to 2 years.
What can I expect after treatment? – Immediately following the procedure, the most commonly reported temporary side effects are redness, swelling, bruising, and tenderness. Cold gel packs/ice may be gently applied immediately after treatment to reduce swelling.
Pre + Post Care
For optimal results and to decrease the chance of bruising at the draw site, avoid all blood thinning medications and herbal supplements for 1 week prior to your appointment. Avoid taking Aspirin and non-steroidal medications such as Ibuprofen, Motrin, and Aleve.
You cannot be pregnant or breastfeeding to receive treatment.
Consumption of alcoholic beverages prior to treatment can increase the chances of bruising and swelling.
Avoid touching or scrubbing at the injection sites for 24 hours after treatment.
Sleep on your back with your head elevated.
Avoid direct high heat such as blow dryer, sun exposure, sauna, steam room, very hot showers for 24 hours after treatment.
For a minimum of 5 hours after treatment do not wash your skin or engage in activities that will get your skin wet or cause you to sweat.