PRP Therapy is a regenerative medicine that is aimed at promoting the natural healing mechanism of your body by leveraging just that. PRP stands for Platelet-Rich-Plasma and is widely used to address both cosmetic and medicinal concerns. You might be wondering what it is and how it works for skin rejuvenation, so let’s dive deeper into this together.

1. What is Platelet- Rich-Plasma?

Plasma is the particular component of your blood that consists of various proteins and other factors that aid in blood clotting. Moreover, the proteins of Plasma are significantly crucial for the growth of cells. Therefore, PRP is produced by isolating the Plasma from the blood and concentrating it. Furthermore, the platelet is the large cell that is abundantly found in the bone marrow of your cells and plays a key role in the natural healing process of your body.

2. How Does Treatment Work?

In PRP treatment, injections having the patient’s concentrated Plasma-Rich-Platelets platelets are used to accelerate the healing process. PRP treatment has taken over the entire cosmetic industry and is widely leveraged to address various aesthetic and cosmetic concerns, such as hair loss and skin rejuvenation. Treatment dramatically boosts the production of collagen and elastin. It remodels and rejuvenates your skin to prevent and diminish the signs of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and creases. It also brings firmness and tightness to your skin and gives you a brighter, radiant, and youthful appearance.

3. How Is PRP Treatment Done?

The treatment is done in 3 simple steps as listed below:

  • The blood is drawn from your arm (about 2-4 tablespoons).
  • It is placed in a machine to centrifuge and separate the Plasma from your blood.
  • It is then injected into the desired area using a syringe or a micro-needling device.

Treatment time is about  45 minutes to 1 hour.

4. Which Skin Issues Can Be Treated with PRP Therapy?

  • Treats skin laxity
  • Smoothes out the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
  • Brightens up the complexion
  • Enhances skin tone
  • Diminishes acne, trauma, and surgical scars
  • Plumps up the sagging skin

5. What Are the Benefits?

  • It stimulates the production of collagen, a protein responsible for the tightness and firmness of your skin.
  • It treats skin laxity and plumps up the sagging skin.
  • Acne, surgical, and accident marks are difficult scars to lessen or alleviate. However, PRP is very effective in treating scars.
  • It is very effective in treating hypo and hyperpigmentation.
  • It restores the volume lost due to aging or any other disease.
  • It has no potential side effects since no external agent is required in PRP Treatment.
  • No downtime or healing process is associated with PRP Treatment.
  • It is synergistic and safe with other results. In addition, its efficiency amplifies when leveraged with other treatments such as micro-needling, Botox, and fillers.

6. What Are the Pre-Treatment Instructions for PRP Therapy?

Fortunately, there are not many pre-treatment instructions for PRP therapy. You want to avoid prescription medications and other supplements that interfere with the blood clotting process and cause its thinning. Furthermore, you should also avoid smoking and consuming alcohol and other steroids since they have a diverse impact on the natural healing process of our body.

7. What are the Post-Treatment Instructions for PRP Treatment?

  • Do not apply make-up, lotions, or other products on your skin after the treatment for 24 hours.
  • Avoid taking a shower or washing the treated area for 12 hours after the treatment.
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol, and caffeine consumption for 24 hours.
  • Avoid sun exposure and vigorous exercise for 5 days post-treatment.
  • Swelling, bruising, and inflammation are normal after-effects of this treatment. However, you may take Tylenol or Acetaminophen to alleviate the discomfort.
  • Avoid consuming medications such as Aspirin, Ibuprofen, and other anti-inflammatory medicines.
  • Avoid consuming Cod liver oil, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, and other essential fatty acids.

8. How Many Sessions of PRP Treatment Are Required of to get The Best Skin Rejuvenation Result?

The number and frequency of sessions vary from person to person, depending on your skin condition. While some see results within the first treatment, having 3-4 treatments is recommended to obtain the best results for skin rejuvenation and complexion enhancement.

9. How Often Should I get a PRP Treatment?

It is recommended to get 1 session each month for 3 months consecutively to obtain optimum results. However, you should discuss your goals with your provider, and they can put a plan together to achieve your rejuvenation goals.

10. How Long Does The Effect of PRP Treatment Last?

The effect of PRP treatment lasts for approximately 12-18 months.

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