Rejuvenating your face doesn’t need to be a lengthy or uncomfortable process. PRP therapy is an advanced treatment that quickly and safely erases a wide variety of common blemishes. This procedure minimizes the appearance of hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, enlarged pores, wrinkling, and many other imperfections. It is also minimally-invasive, so if you are tired of hiding your blemishes with expensive beauty products, then you might be the ideal candidate for PRP therapy.
PRP and the Medical Community
PRP therapy was originally used by doctors to treat chronic pain and inflammation. Doctors discovered that they could trigger the body’s healing response with the platelets that are found in a patient’s blood. When platelet-rich plasma is injected into a damaged muscle or joint, the body responds by flooding the area with fresh cells. In addition to treating serious medical conditions, this style of therapy is also a good option for surface blemishes. When your skin becomes damaged, the most effective way to restore it is to stimulate the natural healing process.
Your First PRP Appointment
During your first appointment, we will extract a small sample of blood in order to create one or more doses of platelet-rich plasma. The blood is extracted with a very fine needle, and we will do everything in our power to make sure that you are as comfortable as possible. Once we have a sample of your blood, we can place the vial in a device known as a centrifuge. That device is essentially a small tub that spins at a very high speed. The centrifugal motion separates the plasma from all of the other molecules inside your blood. We are then able to inject that plasma back into your skin.
The PRP is going to be injected throughout your face, and most patients require at least three or four separate treatment sessions. Before the injections are carried out, we will need to mark all of the imperfections that you would like to address. That might include fine lines near the eyes, wrinkles on the sides of the mouth, old scars, or sun spots. These injections are often combined with a topical anesthetic in order to keep our patients comfortable and relaxed.
Recovering from a PRP appointment is a quick and pain-free process. As long as you avoid any medications that might thin your blood, the bruising should vanish after a few hours. Patients who schedule these treatments in the afternoon can usually return back to work the next day. The full results of your PRP therapy won’t be noticeable for a few weeks, and you must keep a close eye on your skin during that time. Sun damage and acute injuries could drastically alter the results and potentially cause secondary complications.