Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment

You may have heard of PRP facials, sometimes referred to as vampire facials. While the idea of using your own blood to improve the look of your skin might sound wild, you’ll know exactly why this has become such a popular treatment solution for facial rejuvenation once you see the results possible with a PRP facial.

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is a substance produced by our own bodies, which can be extracted and directly injected into the skin to promote healing and reverse the physical signs of aging. PRP is a product of your own plasma-rich blood.
The reason why plasma is so ideally suited to promoting healing is that it contains proteins that help the blood clot, therefore promoting cell growth. Before an injection, we isolate this plasma-rich blood and concentrate it. PRP injections are among the numerous anti-wrinkle injections offered by Jessica L., RPN.

Other benefits include:

  • Increases collagen production
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Enhances skin tone and texture
  • Improves moisture retention, and makes tighter, firmer skin.
  • Hair growth

The Procedure

Every PRP treatment begins with plasma collection via an ordinary blood extraction—a simple blood draw. The plasma-rich blood is then separated from the rest of your blood since only that plasma-rich blood will be used in your treatment.

Next, we’ll numb the treatment areas before injecting the PRP.
Then your body will take over and do the rest of the work for us. The platelets injected, for example, will break down and release growth factors that foster cell repair and growth.

After getting PRP, your body will begin healing itself. This healing can manifest in terms of facial rejuvenation, specifically in the form of fewer wrinkles and plumper skin. PRP treatments can also be used to promote hair growth in clients who are experiencing hair loss.

PRP for hair restoration

Focuses on promoting cellular proliferation and differentiation during the hair growth cycle. It has been researched that PRP prolongs the anagen phase, increases hair follicle size, increases the thickness of the epidermis, and the number of follicles of hair in the skin

Pre-Care and
Post-Care Instructions

  • PRE-CARE INSTRUCTIONS

    • Patients should arrive without makeup or creams on their faces.
    • Refrain from taking anti-inflammatory or blood thinning medications for at least 3 days prior to the treatment to decrease the risk of bleeding or bruising.
    • Drink about 1L (1000mL) of water prior to arriving at the clinic.
    • Clients should avoid fatty foods for 24 hours.
    • Treatment should be planned on a day when the patient doesn’t have an event as they may have excoriated skin or bruising and will have the plasma residual on for a minimum of 4 hours.
  • POST-CARE INSTRUCTIONS

    • Do not wash the face for a minimum of 4 hours. After the allotted time, wash your face with a mild cleanser and use Hyaluronic Acid, and a mild hydrating cream.
    • Patients should not work out the day of the procedure.
    • Patients should avoid exposure to direct sunlight for 48 hours as skin may be sensitive
    • Patients should contact the nurse or clinic should there be any symptoms of concern.

Contraindications and cautions for treatment

  • Platelet dysfunction syndrome
  • Critical low platelet count
  • Hemodynamic instability
  • Active Anemia Septicemia
  • Localized infection at the treatment site
  • Herpetic outbreaks (cold sores)
  • Patient unwilling to accept risks
  • Corticosteroid injection at a treatment site within 1 month
  • Systemic use of corticosteroids within 2 weeks
  • Recent fever or chills Cancer – especially hematopoietic or bone Pregnancy or breastfeeding Known Platelet disorders ie HELP, Von Willebrand

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I begin to see results from a PRP treatment?

Skin rejuvenation typically takes four treatments, and each of these treatment sessions needs to be spaced four to six weeks apart. Acne scars can be healed in two to four treatment sessions.

Are there any side effects or possible risks to PRP injections?

Some of the known side effects include bruises, inflammation, swelling, and redness. The risk of infection and scarring is reduced due to the use of the patient’s own blood.  However, complications can occur and include, but are not limited to the listed below:

  • Pain or itching at the treatment site
  • Bleeding, bruising, swelling, and/or infection
  • Short-lasting pinkness/redness (flushing) of the skin
  • Allergic reaction to the post-treatment serum
  • Injury to nerve and/or muscle
  • If you have a history of herpes simplex or cold sores, an outbreak is possible so please inform your nurse beforehand.

How long do results from PRP injections last?

After you are done with the required treatments for your case the results stay for a year or two depending on each case. Each year you can redo some treatments to regain the full effect from previous treatments.

Experience it today!

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