PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
WHAT IS PRP?
PRP, aka Platelet Rich Plasma, is a procedure using ones own blood components to rejuvenate the skin. DermaFashion Medical Spa performs PRP to treat fine lines and wrinkles, and to give you a more youthful, radiant and natural skin tone/texture. This procedure has been done for over 20 years and is now available in the United States and right here at DermaFashion Medical Spa.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
On site, we will draw blood from the patient’s own body. Then, using a centrifuge we isolate different blood components, including platelet rich plasma, all within the short time of your procedure. Lastly, with the use of numbing cream and fine needles, the PRP and patients OWN growth factors are injected superficially under the skin to activate the patient’s natural skin cells and collagen.
BENEFITS OF PRP
Some of the benefits acquired when receiving PRP include
- Improved skin tone
- Improved skin texture and smoothness
- Visibly reduced acne scarring
- Regrowth of hair
- Enhanced skin volume and collagen
- Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
- Overall skin rejuvenation for aging skin
POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS
Some side effects when receiving the PRP procedure include redness, bruising, and swelling at the injection sites. Some tenderness may also be felt, but these side effects will reside within a few days following your treatment. Certain persons with skin diseases such as lupus and/or cancers may not be eligible for PRP therapy. Please consult with one of our nurses or physicians when considering receiving PRP therapy.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
With the use of numbing cream, most patients don’t feel much sensation, making the procedure comfortable and relaxing.
Typically there is no down time. Your skin may be red and bruising is a possible side effect, but with the use of cosmetics these can be easily concealed. Sunscreen should be worn to protect the skin from the sun whenever possible.
Because this procedure uses the patient’s own blood, there is no risk of an allergic reaction. In addition, PRP contains white blood cells, making infections rare and PRP a safe and effective treatment.