Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is the new natural treatment that helps you look, feel younger and will improve the appearance to the skin with very little downtime. The risk of allergies from the treatment is almost none, since Platelet Rich Plasma is extracted from your own blood. PRP is your own blood plasma with an extraordinary concentration of platelets that activates growth factors, and stem cells to help the body restore, rebuild skin, collagen, and other components. The treatment improves skin texture, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles throughout all body areas. As the collagen, fibrin, and other components of skin regenerates, overtime, the skin becomes plumper such as the cheek area, tear trough where volume loss is most common present. PRP is also efficient on smoothing all kinds of scars including acne scars.
PRP Facial and Body Rejuvenation is performed by a licensed medical professional and may take from 30 minutes to 1 hour. BLT numbing cream and/ or dental block infiltrations are applied before the treatment to the desired area. 1 large vial of blood or 6 small vials of blood are drawn and placed on a centrifuge for 20 minutes. This will separate the poor platelet plasma from the Platelet Rich Plasma. PRP is injected into the skin and is brushed into the skin with micro needling using a Dermapen. Patients typically experience mild warmth, redness and swelling which are normal. Vitamin C or Retinol may be used.
PRP facial rejuvenation treatment is performed every 4 to 6 weeks, for a total of 3 treatments. Collagen regeneration reach its peak in 3 months. Most patients will need between 1 or 2 treatments. PRP typically lasts one year and sometimes ever more depending on the patient’s skin.
Allergies or hypersensitivity to PRP is low. Bruising, swelling, warmth, and redness are a possibility and should last 3-4 days. Patients should clean their hands, and makeup brushes to avoid infection of the skin.
Do Not take Aspirin, unless prescribed, for at least 1 week before the procedure. Avoid taking Aspirin, Ibuprophen, Aleve, Fish oil. Please notify your provider if you are taking any anticoagulant such as Eliquis, Brillinta, Xarelto, Plavix. You may take Tylenol if no restrictions. Hydrate with Gatorade, Vitamin water or similar the night before.
Avoid makeup, retinoids, glycolic acids, vitamin C products for 1 week before your procedure.
No use of makeup, no swimming or going to the ocean, no exercise, no sun exposure.
Use gentle skin cleanser and sunscreen