How Does PRP Therapy Work?

During PRP therapy, your own blood is used to create a powerful extract known as platelet rich plasma (PRP). Because PRP contains higher levels of proteins, growth factors and platelets that are needed to heal tissues and injuries, injecting it into the skin promotes a stem cell response in the targeted area that results in a higher concentration of fibroblasts, or collagen-producing cells. That’s why many professional athletes use this procedure once seriously injured and need a quick recovery to get back in the game! This replaces tissue lost with age and rejuvenates the skin.

PRP therapy can be used to treat issues like:

  • Rosacea
  • Crow’s feet
  • Acne scarring
  • Dark circles under eyes
  • Loose skin and collagen loss
  • Facial creases, lines and wrinkles

Increased collagen production typically occurs within three to six weeks after the PRP therapy. Though the effects of PRP are not immediate, they will likely be noticeable within three to six months and may last up to two years.

PRP can be used to treat the skin of the face, hands, neck and décolletage. 

What to Expect from PRP Therapy

Before PRP therapy, you will consult with one of our specialized and board certified physicians to determine whether it will be the best treatment for your cosmetic needs. Blood will be collected from a vein in your arm and a centrifuge will separate and concentrate the PRP. The targeted area will be numbed and PRP will be applied.

Safe and effective, PRP therapy generally takes less than an hour to perform. Bruising and swelling in the treated area are common, but will be minor and should not last longer than a few days. Because facial cell therapy uses your own blood, there is no risk of allergic reaction or transmitted disease. Still, certain conditions like blood disorders may make PRP therapy unsuitable.

Though single PRP therapy sessions can be effective, many patients choose to receive recurring PRP treatments to maximize the cosmetic results. Additional injections can be performed in intervals of four to six weeks. Our PRP therapy can also be used in conjunction with other cosmetic treatments. Contact us today to see if PRP therapy is the right fit for you! Lets Turn Back Time!