Platelet Rich Plasma for Cosmetic Treatments

Platelet rich plasma facial rejuvenation is one of today’s top cosmetic procedures that has been shown to naturally reduce the appearance of acne scars, wrinkles and improve the tone of your skin. Cosmetic platelet rich plasma facial rejuvenation uses growth factors and platelets derived from your own blood to stimulate the growth of new blood vessels and collagen, and regenerate tissue. Therefore components of your blood will be used to reverse the signs of aging. Before you schedule your treatment, you need to have a consultation where your questions are answered, and specific goals and expectations can be discussed.

What happens during the treatment?

On the day of the treatment, you will first go through a session that draws blood from your arm just as you would for a typical blood test. The blood is then processed using a specialized centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich portion from the rest of your blood. Once the extraction is completed, the treatment is started. The desired area is numbed for comfort with a topical or injectable anesthetic. The platelet-rich plasma is rich in growth factors and then injected into your facial skin, under the troublesome area of facial wrinkles. This part of the treatment takes about 30 to 45 minutes.

What happens directly after the treatment?

Once the injections are done, you will be allowed to comfortably rest. In this time, the doctor can apply a natural anti-inflammatory to your face to help minimize swelling and bruising. You might also be offered a topical cream that is rich in healing nutrients. The doctor will schedule a session follow-up about a week after your treatment to monitor your healing process and progress. This follow-up consultation is a great way to address any concerns or questions you may have.

What can I expect after the treatment?

Immediately following the PRP skin treatment for women, you can expect some amount of swelling and redness surrounding the injection sites. You should also see some mild bruising. Over the next couple of days, inflammation, bruising and redness are common side effects. Expect these bruises to last for 48 hours after the treatment to up to 7 days.

When can I start seeing results?

Results of platelet rich plasma treatment can usually start to be seen in the first two to three weeks. You will see a gradual improvement in skin tone, texture and smoothness over the next six to 12 months. Most clients benefit from two sessions within the first year of treatment. Also, there are other products and services available that can increase the effectiveness of platelet rich plasma treatment. For instance, you can have hyaluronic acid fillers two to three weeks after the treatment for an immediate filling effect.

What are the adverse effects of the treatment?

The adverse effects of PRP treatment for the face can happen but rarely are they significant or cause for concern. Some of the most common adverse effects are bruising and skin discoloration, infection, allergic reaction, and pain in the treated area.

As with all types of cosmetic treatments, make sure you are consulting with a trained specialist to perform the PRP treatments for the face on you. A facial using platelet rich plasma injections is not new but requires the practitioner to go through significant training, have the proper equipment and a certain skill that comes with expierience. You can obtain significant clinical outcomes by incorporating it with fillers, mesotherapy, laser, and patient-directed home skin care routines.

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