A registered nurse, doctor or phlebotomist will take a small blood sample from you. Then, the blood is spun through a centrifuge to separate the platelets that are reintroduced into your skin.
The plasma is applied and micro-needled combined with injecting into the skin which can help stimulate collagen production and regenerate the tissue. It can tighten skin, smooth wrinkles and improves skin tone and texture. PRP can even improve the appearance of scars, treat acne and diminish the blotchiness and redness of rosacea.
What to Expect Before and After the Procedure
Most PRP skin procedures take about 45 minutes. Before the treatment, patients should stop taking any medications that influence platelet function, including some herbs and over-the-counter pain medications. You should consult with your physician before discontinuing any medication, though.
Be gentle with your skin following the procedure. It may be slightly red, tender or bruised. You may also feel tingling or pressure where the needles were introduced. These side effects are temporary. Using moisturizers that contain natural ingredients can help replenish the moisture barrier, which is essential for healing.
Because skin cells need time to develop, you might not notice the results right away. The full effects of a PRP skin procedure can typically show up within a few weeks or months. The benefits can last for up to 18 months. It is recommended for people to have maintenance treatments to maintain their results.
LED with every PRP skin treatment
Complimentary LED valued at $79 post PRP skin treatment.
LED can help reduce the controlled inflammation caused by the micro-needling and injections during the procedure. The red light can accelerate the healing process and can stimulate the production of collagen. More collagen production can result in more vibrant and youthful skin.