Platelet Rich Plasma, also known as PRP therapy, is an increasingly popular treatment for facial rejuvenation. Athletes have been using this therapy for years in order to benefit from the restorative nature of this treatment when utilized for injuries.
Platelet Rich Plasma is a unique treatment and is especially popular amongst some of our clientele because it is completely organic; this is because PRP utilizes the patient’s very own blood rather than outside chemicals. Read below to learn more about how this process works and to determine if you are a good candidate for this treatment.
First, a small amount of the patient’s blood is drawn from their body. This blood is then placed in to a machine and then into a centrifuge. This process separates out the platelet rich plasma, which is then re-injected into the treatment area. The platelets, when injected, clot to release enzymes that actually promote healing and stem cell production to the area they are injected into. For patients dealing with wrinkles, sun spots, acne scarring, and overall dull skin, PRP treatment can completely refresh and restore the face creating a more youthful and glowing complexion.
While Platelet Rich Plasma therapy is great on its own, more spectacular results can be accomplished when it is combined with a Microneedling session. Microneedling is a process in which small needles are used to mechanically make very small punctures the surface of the skin. This process forces the skin to ramp up collagen production, leaving the healed surface of the skin looking smoother and more even-toned.
When combined with PRP, the results are multiplied. We highly recommend pairing these procedures for most patients who are looking to achieve more significant results without the downtime of a more invasive procedure.
Gradual results will appear over time after this treatment, however, most are noticeable within the three to six-month period following the treatment. These effects can be expected to last about two years.
There is absolutely zero downtime necessary following the treatment, and patients can leave immediately after their session. Some redness or pinkness to the face should be expected, and some patients may experience minor bruising. Your doctor will be able to give you a more accurate idea of what to expect before the procedure, as everyone’s skin will react differently.
If you are interested in learning more about the regenerative and restoring Platelet Rich Plasma treatment, then contact The Plastic Surgery Group today. We would be happy to fill you in on if this procedure is right for you, and let you know about other treatments, such as Microneedling, that pair great with this treatment. We look forward to seeing you!