PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
PRP therapy involves harvesting platelets from your own blood in order to treat problem skin. When used for skin rejuvenation, PRP releases growth factors into the skin to expedite the body’s own repair process and stimulate new collagen and elastin.
PRP is a great non-surgical treatment option for smoothing fine lines, wrinkles, stretchmarks, C-section scars, bags under the eyes, and helps increase overall rejuvenation of the skin. Before the procedure, a small amount of blood is taken and put into a centrifuge, where the blood is spun in order to separate the red blood cells from the platelet plasma. The PRP is then topically applied by micro-channeling that provides direct pathways to the deeper layers of your skin for optimal regeneration. The plasma stimulates your skin’s stem cells to produce more collagen, grow new cells and literally rejuvenate your skin. The new cell growth in your skin generated by the Platelet Rich Plasma takes weeks to months, which is why it looks so much better after more time passes. Botox and other filler treatments break down with time, but the Platelet Rich Plasma lasts up to two years. Platelet Rich Plasma literally stimulates new cell growth in your body wherever it is treated. PRP helps your body heal itself the natural way without using chemicals or foreign substances of any kind, so there is almost no possibility of an allergic reaction or infection because the plasma comes from your own body. Topical numbing may be applied prior to your procedure, but no anesthesia or medications are necessary. Clients typically notice an immediate glow, but visible improvement will take about 2-4 weeks and can continue for up to 6 months for maximum improvement.
What can you expect the PRP procedure?
The skin will be red and flushed, similar to a mild to moderate sunburn, for 5 hours to 2 days. You may also experience mild swelling and tightness. Side effects are temporary and typically resolve quickly. Total healing time depends on the depth of the treatment, skin type, and skin condition.
When will you see results?
Most clients typically notice an immediate glow, but visible improvement takes about 2-4 weeks and can continue for up to 6 months.
How many treatments will you need?
A series of 3-5 treatments spaced 3-5 weeks apart is ideal for optimal results. Some conditions like deep wrinkles or scars, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks, and acne scars may need more treatments.
What is the downtime with PRP?
There is minimal to no downtime. You may have redness, slight swelling for 1 to 3 days. We ask that you avoid the sun and stay make-up free for at least 24 hours.
Who can have Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy?
To undergo PRP therapy, you should be in general good health and you should have realistic expectations of the outcome. Most people are suitable candidates for PRP therapy. You can not have PRP therapy if you are pregnant, nursing, have platelet dysfunction syndrome, critical thrombocytopenia, hypofibrinogenaemia, haemodynamic instability, sepsis, acute & chronic infections and have chronic liver pathology.