WHAT IS PRP?
Despite our best efforts sometimes our face ages faster than we feel we’ve aged on the inside. Our skin tends to lose elasticity, creating fine lines and wrinkles, we suffer from dehydrated skin, and all our trips around the sun start to show with hyperpigmentation. Like many things in life the answer is within – Your body has the power within itself to heal and regenerate tissues by using its own platelets from your own blood to stimulate stem cell responses. It is the stem cells that help regenerate new collagen cells as well as blood vessels which help to repair damaged skin and slow/reverse the signs of aging.
PRP stands for platelet rich plasma, and it is proven to repair your skin’s damage on a cellular level. Prior to your procedure you will give a blood sample, the processed blood will be spun in a special machine to separate the platelet rich plasma, and then applied back to your skin using microneedling to enhance the positive effects. The result is newly generated collagen and tighter, firmer, glowing skin.
- Rejuvenates the appearance and condition of your skin
- Plumps and reduces the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles
- Brightens and tightens your skin for a youthful glow
- Rehydrates the skin
- Reduces hyperpigmentation
- Helps to alleviate & soothe symptoms of rosacea
- Reduces the appearance of stretch marks & scars
- Helps to restore hair loss
- All natural using your body’s own resources!
Is PRP suitable for everyone?
Not everyone is a candidate for PRP, so we always require a consultation to discuss your health and other factors which determine whether or not you are a suitable candidate for PRP injections.
How is PRP administered?
The treatment of PRP involves blood to be collected patient into a syringe. This is then spun in a special centrifuge to separate its components. The platelet rich plasma is then reinjected, and/or microneedled back into the skin.
How long does a treatment take?
A typical PRP treatment takes between 1-2 hours to complete. However this can vary depending on if the PRP is administered through injections only, or used in combination with a microneedlig procedure.
The total time includes an additional 30 minutes for the blood to be collected, spun in the centrifuge, and a topical numbing agent applied to the treatment are.
Is the treatment painful?
While a topical numbing agent is used to numb the treatment area, you may experience some mild discomfort while the PRP is being reinjected. The sensation has been described as a minor burning or tingling sensation and typically only lasts a few minutes after the PRP has been injected.
How many treatments will I need?
Results can be seen after just 1 treatment, however, the number of subsequent treatments can vary by patient.
On average, 2‐3 treatments are recommended, but more may be required for some individuals.
When will I begin to see results?
Typically patients notice tightening and a more even tone to their skin within 1-2 weeks after their treatment. The results continue to improve for up to 6 months afterwards.
How long do the results last?
Results from Cosmetic PRP can vary depending on the patients quality of PRP as well as other factors such as their lifestyle. However it can typically be seen for years afterwards and can be extended with proper home skincare maintenance.
While we cannot prevent the aging process from happening we can slow it down. Results from PRP injections can be extended with proper at home skincare maintenance.
Is there any downtime?
No, there is no downtime associated with Cosmetic PRP. however your skin may be red after the traetment. This is normal and can last anywhere from 1-24 hours
You may also experience mild swelling in some areas.