How does PRP work?
PRP, or Platelet-Rich Plasma, is a bio stimulation treatment that injects your own isolated platelets (which are components of the blood that contain growth factors) back into your skin. This stimulates cells in the skin to produce new collagen and elastin and to speed up the healing of wounds. We’ve all witnessed our body’s natural ability to heal itself after receiving a cut or abrasion. PRP capitalizes on this natural regeneration, helping to create a more youthful appearance.
Benefits of PRP
- Stimulates collagen and elastin production
- Improves skin texture and tone
- Thickens and lifts areas of the skin
How long before I see results from my PRP treatment?
That’s the best part! The benefits can take little time but are long lasting- Most patients notice an instant improvement from the injection of fluid, which can plump the skin and temporarily soften fine lines, but the real results from PRP develop over time in several months and can be cumulative over a series of treatments.
What is the recovery time for a PRP treatment?
Following your treatment, you can expect a minimal amount of swelling and possible bruises for one to three days. Visible swelling is most often associated with PRP treatments designed to plump up the area under the eye. When combined with Microneedling, some redness is to be expected for 24-48 hours (not unlike a sunburn over the treated area).