A steady trend over the past decade has been for clients to seek less-invasive procedures for facial and scalp rejuvenation. PRP, otherwise know as Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, is being used cosmetically to treat volume loss in the face, hands, chest, tummy, and neck; crepey skin under the eyes and neck, as well as wrinkles, acne and other scarring, stretch marks, hair loss and overall skin and scalp rejuvenation.*
BY WHAT MECHANISMS DO INJECTIONS OF PRP RESTORE FACIAL APPEARANCE?
Platelets play a role in stopping bleeding and in repairing damaged blood vessels and cells in the body. Platelets also contain substances called “growth factors” that activate and rejuvenate cells in our body. PRP uses the patient’s natural biology to address skin defects and volume loss, triggering production of new cells and collagen formation.*
HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE TAKE, AND HOW IS IT PERFORMED?
PRP takes about 20-30 minutes to prepare. After 30- 60mls of blood is drawn from the client, it is spun down in a centrifuge for 15 minutes at a pre-calculated speed to retrieve the most viable fibrin and platelets. After centrifugation, the platelet and fibrin component of the blood (the top layer) is extracted and re-injected into the area of concern. **Time May Vary dependent on menu option(s) chosen; Micro-needling alone: Plan 30-40 minutes. PRP Facial: Plan 60-75 minutes. PRP Eye Rejuvenation: Plan 45-60 minutes. PRP Mesotherapy Facial Plan 60-90 minutes. PRP Facial Rejuvenation Plan 90-120 minutes. PRP Biofil plan 120 plus minutes, dependent on area(s) therapy is to be performed.
WHAT TYPE OF RESULTS CAN GENERALLY BE EXPECTED?
The results in the injected area may be seen over the course of several weeks following the treatment. Once the full treatment results are achieved the aging process starts again and how long the results last depend on life-style, stress, genetics, hormone levels and diet.*
WHAT IS THE POST TREATMENT DOWNTIME?
Post treatment downtime may include: redness, swelling and possible bruising. Redness and swelling typically subside within 24 hours but for some people may last several days or longer. Flakiness and or dryness is also common day 3-7. Bruising may occur and is more common with Mesotherapy AND PRP BIOFIL. The length of time it takes for bruising to heal is variable between individuals. *Downtime may vary.
HOW LONG ARE THE IMPROVEMENTS MAINTAINED? IF NECESSARY, CAN THE PROCEDURE BE REPEATED, AND IF SO, WITH WHAT ANTICIPATED OUTCOME?
PRP can be repeated, and optimal results may be seen with a total of 2-3 treatments given 4-6 weeks apart.*
FOR WHAT TYPES OF CLIENTS IS THIS PROCEDURE MOST AND LEAST SUITABLE?
Anybody who wishes to reduce volume loss, fine lines, and textural changes of the skin is suitable for this procedure. It also appeals to the client who is looking for a natural approach to volumizing the face and treating or reducing fine lines. It has been found that our skins begins to age from about 18 years old and fine lines and wrinkles occur in our 20’s. Clients who want a youthful glow and to reverse aging of the skin can begin to utilize PRP when they start to notice those changes for prevention. *
HOW DOES PRP THERAPY COMPARE WITH INJECTIONS OF FILLER, BOTOX?
This procedure is an excellent stand alone approach yet can be combined with dermal fillers, Botox injections, laser ,and other treatments. PRP therapies are all natural using only client’s own blood products, Ozone and nutrients recognized by the body so these procedures are safe and effective with no occurrence of reactions as can be seen by injection of synthetic filler products and Botox. PRP builds tissue over time, whereas traditional filler breaks down over time.*
IN WHAT SITUATIONS MIGHT PRP THERAPY PLUS SYNTHETIC FILLER INJECTIONS BE HELPFUL?
It can be nice to layer PRP with traditional fillers. PRP is a natural process and does take some time to generate full effect of your own collagen, so if a client is looking for a more dynamic, immediate change, it is complimentary to do both traditional fillers and these PRP therapies together. Often called the “Vampire Facelift” If a patient has volume loss with a lot of fine lines and textural changes, one can utilize PRP to create a new foundation of collagen and use dermal fillers for the deeper lines.*
Before and Afters
Visible improvement to acne after one treatment and just over 24 hours of progress.
Fading Rosacea after 1 treatment!