How Long Does Platelet Rich Plasma Last
The effects of PRP are long-lasting, but results may vary from person to person. The average optimal result typically lasts 6-12 months.
How Long Does It Take to Recover from Platelet Rich Plasma?
There is no downtime associated with a PRP facial. Some patients report post-injection swelling after the procedure, and it may take several weeks for the full effects of the treatment to become apparent. However, most patients feel that the benefits of PRP therapy outweigh any discomfort associated with the recovery process.
What Is Platelet Rich Plasma?
Platelets are the components of our blood that contain multiple growth factors and nutrients. When administered to the skin, our enriched platelets can rejuvenate the skin and target problem areas like acne scars, wrinkles, and volume loss.
Are You a Candidate for Platelet Rich Plasma?
PRP therapy is an excellent option for patients looking to improve their skin quality and smooth out fine lines. The treatment is suitable for all patients who are not pregnant or breastfeeding, and is safe to be used on all skin types, including very light and darker skin tones.
PRP will help improve the appearance of puffiness and darkness under the eyes and smoothing out fine lines on the face, hands, and neck area. Patients will notice a significant improvement in the quality of their skin after just a few treatments.
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Benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma
PRP can be used to treat a variety of skin concerns and can be tailored to each individual’s needs, making them an ideal option for those seeking a personalized skincare treatment. PRP can help with:
What Are the Risks for Platelet Rich Plasma
There is always a small risk of bleeding, pain, and infection with any injection. When the platelets are taken from the patient who will be using them, there is no chance of allergies or cross-infection. One of the most common side effects is stiffness and soreness at the injection site. This usually resolves within a few days.
How to Prepare for a Platelet Rich Plasma Procedure
Our team will review your medical history to make specific recommendations personalized to your unique situation and goals at your initial appointment.
Preparing for PRP therapy is simple and easy when you know what to expect. These steps, plus the ones we will discuss with you in the weeks leading up to your appointment, can help ensure your best possible results:
- Refrain from taking over-the-counter blood thinners, herbs, supplements, and vitamins for 1-2 weeks before your appointment
- Discontinue anti-inflammatory medications such as Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Aleve, or Aspirin at least 3-4 days before your appointment
- Avoid sun exposure and artificial tanning
- Avoid chemical peels, waxing, electrolysis, laser treatments, or threading for at least 7 days prior
- Arrive to your procedure with a clean face, and no makeup
Our team will work with you every step to make sure you are as comfortable and informed as possible.
What to Expect Post Platelet Rich Plasma Procedure
There are a few things that patients can expect after a PRP procedure:
- The injection site may be sore for a day or two. Ice can help reduce swelling, and over-the-counter pain medications can be taken as needed.
- Patients may experience some bruising at the injection site.
- Patients should avoid strenuous activity for at least 24 hours after the procedure to allow the area to heal properly.
PRP therapy is a safe and effective way to treat various skin issues, and most patients experience little to no downtime after the procedure.
Platelet Rich Plasma Procedure Recovery & Timeline
Recovery time from a PRP injection is fairly quick, with a few days of soreness at the injection area. The effects of a facial are nearly immediate and can be seen in the skin’s appearance within days. Over four to six weeks, your complexion will continue to improve.
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How does Dr. Christopher Pavlou perform a Platelet Rich Plasma Procedure?
A sample of your blood is spun in a centrifuge, which separates the highly concentrated platelet-rich plasma from the other components of the sample. When injected into the skin, platelet-rich plasma releases growth factors, causing increased tissue healing and rejuvenation. This procedure is unique because your natural tissue is used to rejuvenate your appearance without foreign substances or surgical intervention, eliminating the risk of immune rejection or complications.
Why Choose Skin Technique for Platelet Rich Plasma?
Our experienced providers have extensive training in PRP therapy and have performed thousands of successful procedures. We are confident in delivering safe and effective treatments to help you achieve your desired results.