If you’re looking for a new and exciting way to treat your medical condition, you may want to consider PRP injections. Here’s everything you need to know about this innovative treatment.
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What Is PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a concentration of platelets and plasma that can be injected into areas of the skin to promote healing. PRP therapies use a special preparation of your blood from which the red and white blood cells have been removed, leaving just the platelet-rich plasma. The PRP can be injected directly into your skin, or, when paired with microneedling for a “vampire facial,” applied topically at the site of the needling to be absorbed into the microwounds.
PRP contains a high concentration of growth factors and other healing proteins that can stimulate collagen production, promote healing, and help to improve the appearance of the skin. PRP can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including wrinkles, acne scars, and hair loss.
A vampire facial is a type of facial that uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from your own blood to improve the appearance of your skin. The vampire facial was first popularized by Kim Kardashian, who posted about her experience on Instagram. PRP is a concentration of platelets and plasma that can be injected into areas of the skin to stimulate collagen production, promote healing, and help improve the appearance of the skin. vampire facials are often used to treat wrinkles, acne scars, and hair loss.
Who Is the Ideal Candidate for PRP?
Almost anyone is eligible for PRP therapy! However, there are a few contraindications. PRP might not be for you if you:
- Drink excessively
- Are pregnant or breastfeeding
- Are taking corticosteroid injections, blood thinners or NSAIDs
If you have any concerns about whether PRP is right for you, be sure to ask us during your consult!
What Can You Treat with PRP Injections?
PRP therapy is an innovative way to improve your skin condition, no matter where you are! Injection of this protein into the muscles or along with microneedling can help treat various ailments Including:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Stretch marks
- Uneven skin tone
- Enlarged pores
- Acne breakouts and scarring
- Irregular skin texture
With just an injection, PRP can address any of these concerns:
- Hair loss
- Tear trough deformation
- Under-eye bags
- Vaginal dryness and laxity
What to Expect During Your PRP Treatment
To begin, a small sample of your blood is taken. This is usually done with a simple finger-stick test. Next, the blood is placed in a centrifuge, which spins the blood to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the other blood cells. Once the PRP is isolated, it is then injected into the treatment area using a very fine needle. You may feel a slight prick when the needle enters your skin, but the overall treatment is relatively painless.
After your treatment, you may experience some swelling, redness, or bruising at the injection site. These side effects are temporary and should resolve within a few days. You can help to reduce any discomfort by applying a cold compress to the treatment area and avoiding strenuous activity for the rest of the day.
Results from your PRP treatment will vary depending on your individual goals and expectations. However, most patients see an improvement in their concerns after just one treatment. For optimal results, a series of 3-5 treatments may be recommended, spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
Book Your PRP Consultation
You deserve to feel like the best version of yourself. So why not let our team of skilled aesthetic practitioners make that happen for you? We’ll work with your individual needs and desires, tailoring a treatment plan that is just right for you.
To learn more about the PRP injections and whether it is a solution for your beauty goals, contact one of our offices today.