PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) injections for skin rejuvenation is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that harnesses the regenerative power of one's own blood. Blood is drawn, processed to concentrate the platelets, growth factors, and proteins, and then re-injected into the skin. This concentrated PRP stimulates collagen and elastin production, enhancing skin texture, reducing fine lines, and improving skin elasticity. The treatment promotes natural tissue regeneration and is particularly effective for achieving a more youthful and radiant complexion while minimizing the risks associated with foreign substances.
What is PRP?
PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) injections are a minimally invasive medical procedure that involves drawing a small amount of the patient's own blood, processing it to concentrate the platelets, growth factors, and plasma, and then injecting this enriched PRP solution into targeted areas of the body. PRP is widely used in various medical and cosmetic applications, notably in orthopedics for joint and tissue repair, and in aesthetics for skin rejuvenation. The growth factors and bioactive compounds within PRP stimulate tissue regeneration, collagen production, and cell renewal, making it a popular choice for natural and non-surgical treatments to promote healing, improve skin texture, and to reduce signs of aging.
What areas do we treat with PRP?
What issues does PRP address?
Fine Lines & Skin Crepiness – As we age, our skin loses firmness due to a loss of collagen and elastin. This leads to fine lines and wrinkles and an overall decline in our skin’s youthful texture. Skin textural concerns under the eye are the number one skin application for PRP at our clinic. Since PRP contains over 20 growth factors, placing small droplets of PRP into the skin may help promote skin regeneration, improve skin thickness and elasticity, and stimulate collagen production.
How is PRP collected?
Using a tiny needle, a small amount of your own blood is drawn into a sterile collection tube. Once collected, the small sample is then spun in a centrifuge at a very high rate for a number of minutes, which separates the PRP from the other components, including red blood cells. The PRP is then pulled into a new tube, where it is ready
to be injected.
Is PRP safe?
Since PRP uses your own plasma, the treatment is considered low-risk. However, as with all treatments, risks and adverse reactions are possible. The most common risks include the possibility of mild bruising and slight redness following the procedure, which usually lasts for about 24 hours. As only your own plasma is used in the procedure, the risk of infection and allergic reaction is low. Please note individual results may vary, and risks are possible.
What can I expect after a PRP treatment?
After a PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) treatment for skin rejuvenation, you can expect some mild swelling, redness, and tenderness at the injection sites, similar to a sunburn. These effects are typically temporary and should subside within a day or two. Your skin may also feel slightly warm and appear pink. Over the following days and weeks, you'll begin to notice improvements in skin texture, elasticity, and radiance as the PRP stimulates collagen and elastin production. It's essential to follow post-treatment care instructions provided by your healthcare provider, which may include avoiding sun exposure, using gentle skincare products, and staying well-hydrated to maximize the benefits of the treatment.