Platelet Rich Plasma
If you’ve noticed your skin looking like it could use a dose of pep, Platelet Rich Plasma therapy or PRP may be just what you’ve been needing. Platelet Rich Plasma, a Vampire Facial, is a remarkable skincare treatment that uses plasma from your blood to rejuvenate your skin, giving you a healthy glow and a more youthful appearance. PRP will be a great option if you’ve struggled with wrinkles, discoloration, acne and acne scars, fine lines, and other skincare maladies.
What Is Platelet Rich Plasma?
Platelet Rich Plasma is derived from drawing blood from an individual and separating the platelets from the liquid blood.
The platelets are then re-administered back into the individual the blood was drawn from via a micro-needling procedure. PRP promotes healing and can be used in various areas of medicine, from dental work to healing from burn wounds. Some doctors use it to help patients with broken bones and other injuries to recover. In the skincare world, PRP is used to promote the healing of damaged skin, rejuvenation of aging and sun-damaged skin, and correct other skincare issues. It can even be used to help stimulate hair growth in those losing their hair.
How Does PRP Work?
PRP works by binding the plasma to other cells within the blood, speeding up their replication, and allowing healing to take place.
Collagen is stimulated to begin production where, in aging skin, it may have slowed or stopped altogether. Applying to wrinkles and lines can help skin cells replicate in those areas, restoring a more youthful appearance. When used in areas such as acne scars, the platelets go to work targeting damaged tissue and helping skin regrow and ‘fill in’ the places where things might need healing. It can help the skin to regrow in areas where it’s become a bit thin due to aging, thus reducing things such as crepey skin. It can help give a fuller appearance to thinning skin as well.
Who Is Platelet Rich Plasma For?
PRP is safe for almost anyone – except pregnant and nursing mothers. Anyone over 18 seeking a secure, natural method to treat problem skin is a great candidate.
PRP is great for those who’ve experienced hair loss due to various reasons, such as:
- chemotherapy treatment
- menopause & pre-menopause
- and other hormonal causes of hair loss
PRP is also an excellent option for certain forms of alopecia and even male hair loss due to age and low testosterone. Additionally, it can work well alongside hair plugs.
As far as facial skin concerns go, Platelet Rich Plasma is a fantastic option for those looking to improve various skin concerns, such as:
- Wrinkles, deep lines, or fine lines
- Sunspots and other sun damage
- Scarring due to acne
- Discoloration of the skin
- Uneven skin tone
PRP can also be a great natural treatment option for sexual wellness. The O-Shot might be just what the doctor ordered for women experiencing low libido, dryness due to menopause, inability to climax, loss of bladder control, and other sexual difficulties. The O-Shot is a quick, simple procedure that produces long-lasting results. It’s pain-free thanks to a skin-numbing cream, and you’ll quickly be in and out of the office.
For men with erectile dysfunction, diminished libido, low T, certain skin conditions, and other erectile disorders, the P-Shot works the same in that the PRP is injected into the penile tissue, providing erections that last, sometimes even better than ever before, and heightened sexual pleasure. Just as the procedure is with the O-Shot, the process is quick and virtually painless thanks to numbing cream, and you’ll be in and out within minutes with results that last.
What Are the Benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma Injections?
The benefits of PRP are vast, but some of the most common include the following:
- Reduced scarring from acne
- Minimization of fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet
- Rejuvenated and renewed skin growth
- A more youthful appearance
- Even skin tone
- Less hyperpigmentation
- Less redness due to issues such as Rosacea
The above are just a few fantastic benefits you will experience with PRP.
What Do Platelet Rich Plasma Injections Feel Like?
PRP injections feel like any other injection, but a pain-reducing cream will usually be applied to help numb the area before the injections are administered. Some claim the injections don’t feel like much of anything, while others may experience a mild microdermabrasion sensation. It depends on each individual and their pain tolerance. It should never be overly painful, however. Once the treatment is completed, you may experience mild swelling, redness, or tenderness in the area.
What Does PRP Cost?
PRP differs in cost from person to person based on individual needs. Location can also play a role in cost. Currently, prices for PRP facial injections range in price from $300 to well over $2,500 depending on the services rendered, treatment plan, and the number of sessions required.
How quickly will I notice results with PRP?
Although it’s not instantaneous, Platelet Rich Plasma treatment will provide noticeable results in about 2 to 3 weeks. During the weeks leading up to results manifesting, your skin is hard at work replicating, healing, and producing collagen for firmer, plumper skin and a more youthful appearance.
How long will the effects of Platelet Rich Plasma last?
Results and their longevity will vary per individual; however, depending upon how many treatments you’ve had, results may last anywhere from 6 to 12 months.
Is there anything I should avoid after a PRP treatment?
It would be best to avoid anything that exposes your face to heat, such as a hairdryer, direct sunlight, hot water, steam, or over-exertion through exercise. You should not wash your face for at least 24 hours to give the skin time to heal.
Is there anything I should avoid before a PRP treatment?
Before heading in for your appointment, you should ensure that you avoid taking any NSAID-type medications, such as Advil or blood thinners, three days before your appointment. You should avoid using all retinol-based creams and serums, as well as any acid-based variations of the same such as salicylic acid. You should also abstain from using cosmetics for a day or two before the procedure and ensure the products have been thoroughly cleaned from the skin before your appointment.
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At Aiken Medical Aesthetics, we are committed to offering you the best-in-class skin care. We know how important it is to look and feel our best – and that’s why we absolutely love what we do. We get to help our patients regain their self-confidence, and there’s nothing more rewarding to us than knowing we had a part in that.
Please call us if you’re ready to move forward with us, no matter your skincare need. We can’t wait to meet you!
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