Platelet Rich Plasma
PRP Done Right
What Is PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma Process
1 Week Before Procedure
WHAT TO AVOID
WHAT TO EXPECT
A Few Hours After Procedure
6 Hours After Procedure
24 Hours After Procedure
THE FIRST DAY
2 Weeks Following Treatment
3 Weeks Following Treatment
RESULTS ARE SHOWING
3-6 Months Following Treatment
WAHOO! RESULTS ARE IN FULL EFFECT
How Does IT Work?
PRP is a 4-step process. We draw a small amount of blood. Next, we place it into a centrifuge machine to separate the platelets from the rest of your blood. While we’re waiting for the blood to separate, we apply a topical anesthetic to the treatment area. We then reinject the highly-concentrated, platelet-rich plasma back into you to stimulate and accelerate the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin.
An innovative treatment, PRP has been around since the 70s and has evolved in most sectors of medicine. Aesthetically, PRP has numerous benefits. It can improve skin tone and texture, reduce fine lines and scarring, stimulate collagen, increase cell production for radiant, beautiful skin— your own skin rejuvenation in a vial.
PRP is a great procedure for anyone starting to lose skin volume and elasticity. Without the use of foreign substances or prescription drugs, PRP is an excellent alternative for anyone concerned with allergic reactions or wanting to use more natural therapies.
Expectations of PRP
Cost of PRP
Facial Zones Treatable With PRP
Smooth Facial Lines
Minimize Unsightly Pores
Stimulate New Collagen
Diminish Acne Damaged Scarring
Rehydrate & Foster Healthy Skin
Enjoy Nature’s Facelift
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) FAQ
Getting To Know PRP
PRP is injected into your skin using fine microneedles. The platelet-rich plasma is produced by drawing blood from a patient and placing the vials into a specialized centrifuge.
PRP is harvested from a patient’s blood. This blood is spun in a specialized centrifuge at high speed until it separates into three parts. The lower part of the blood contains red blood cells, and the top-level has platelet-poor plasma, but in the center is a thin level of plasma rich in white blood cells and platelets referred to as the buffy coat. It’s this layer that we use to treat patients.
Our practice focuses on the facial treatments for anti-aging, but PRP is widely used in sports medicine to accelerate the healing process of sport-related injuries. PRP has also become quite popular in treating hair loss as well. Since PRP is harvest from your blood cells and encourages healing, it can be used in most parts of the body.
Micro wounds caused by punctures from needle insertion trigger the injected platelets to swing into action. Activated platelets heal skin tissue by encouraging collagen growth and vascular repair, resulting in tighter, brighter, and smoother skin.
Pain is subjective, and while some patients don’t experience any pain, it is not uncommon for others to feel some moderate discomfort. Injections are performed using tiny needles that do not harm the skin and are very well tolerated. Prior to treatments, we apply a topical numbing cream for sensitive patients who might experience a mild burning or tingling sensation.
About PRP Injections
Though results are not immediate, patients typically begin to notice their skin tightening with improvement in tone after a week. You will continue to see improved skin health over the next four to six months.
Most patients will notice results following their first treatment; however, we typically suggest three sessions to maximize treatment results. With that being said, everyone is unique and will have different skincare needs. Some individuals may require more treatments or even yearly refreshers to keep a healthy glow.
Syringes equipped with tiny needles are used to inject platelet-rich plasma harvested from your blood into your skin. Injection wounds, combined with the injected platelet-rich plasma, activate the natural healing process, resulting in brighter, younger-looking skin.
Yes! Not only can men enjoy more youthful skin, but it has become quite popular to have platelet-rich plasma therapies applied to the scalp and hairlines to stimulate new hair growth.
Make sure to hydrate well both the day of and before your treatment. Being well hydrated takes some stress off your body, allowing for easier blood draws. For optimal results, avoid anti-inflammatories drugs like Asprin, Aleve, Advil, and Ibuprofen for the next two weeks. If you are feeling any discomfort, we recommend Tylenol.
PRP injections are considered extremely safe by the medical community at large. Since the platelet-rich plasma is harvested from your blood, there is minimal risk of any adverse reactions. Many patients will experience minor swelling, bruising, soreness, or some redness immediately following treatment.
Before & After PRP Therapy
Sectors in the medical industry have discovered PRP's promising healing properties to treat an ever-growing list of problems. Researchers are testing PRP for effective use in hair restoration to chronic knee pain. At Premier Medical Aesthetics, we use it cosmetically to approach the physical and underlying signs of aging. PRP, combined with microneedling, allows for its deeper penetration and overall effectiveness in addressing age spots, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, scars, and general skin repair. PRP plays a significant role in regulating cell growth in the epidermal layer and stimulates collagen to repair damaged tissue and skin. To find out if you're the right candidate for PRP, call us to schedule a free consultation.