Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a cosmetic procedure that involves using the patient’s own blood to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in the skin. The blood is processed to separate the plasma, which is rich in platelets, and then injected into the skin to promote healing and regeneration.
What conditions is PRP therapy recommended for?
PRP therapy is commonly used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin texture and tone. It can also be used to stimulate hair growth in patients with hair loss or thinning.
What are the treatment areas for PRP therapy?
PRP therapy can be used on various areas of the face and body, including the cheeks, forehead, neck, under-eye area, and hands. It can also be used on the scalp to stimulate hair growth.
How long does PRP therapy last?
The results of PRP therapy can vary depending on the individual and the specific condition being treated. Patients may start to see improvement after the first treatment, with continued improvement over time as new collagen and elastin are produced. Multiple treatments may be recommended for optimal results.
Will it hurt?
PRP therapy may cause mild discomfort or pain during the procedure, although this is generally well-tolerated. Your doctor may use a topical anesthetic or numbing cream to help reduce discomfort during the procedure.
Is PRP therapy safe?
When administered by a qualified medical professional, PRP therapy is generally considered safe and effective. However, like any medical procedure, there is a small risk of side effects or complications. The most common side effects include redness, swelling, and bruising in the treated area.
Avoid if PRP therapy:
PRP therapy may not be suitable for everyone. Patients with certain medical conditions, such as blood disorders or infections, may not be eligible for treatment. Additionally, patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding may need to postpone treatment.
After treatment care:
After PRP therapy, it is important to follow your doctor’s specific instructions on how to care for the treated area. This may include avoiding certain activities, medications, or skincare products to help prevent irritation or infection. Sun protection is also important to protect the treated area and optimize results.