What happens during a facial rejuvenation treatment with PRP?
The practitioner will assess the degree of skin aging and recommend treatment with reasonable expectations of outcome. After your skin is cleansed, local anesthetic cream is applied. Blood is then taken from your arm and processed. PRP is then injected with a syringe into the specific target areas.
Is the procedure painful?
Numbing cream is applied to the face 30 minutes before the procedure. Some areas of the face, near the eyes and nose, may be more sensitive.
How long is the recovery time?
There is little to no downtime associated with the treatment. You may have some redness or minor bruising. Normal activity can be resumed immediately. You should not wash your face immediately after the procedure and should avoid exfoliating or facial treatments for 2 weeks after the procedure.
How long is the treatment?
The procedure takes 20 minutes but expect to be in our clinic 60-90 minutes for the entire treatment process.
Is PRP safe?
PRP treatment is extremely safe. Because PRP is from your own blood, there is no risk of allergic reaction and the treatment is “all-natural”. Infection is extremely rare because PRP contains concentrated amount of white blood cells which are your natural defenders against infection.
Are there any contraindications?
Persons with active skin infections, acne, skin disease (lupus, porphyria), cancer, severe systemic and metabolic disorders, blood disorders or abnormal platelet functions and sepsis should not receive PRP.
Is PRP therapy covered by insurance?
PRP skin rejuvenation is a cosmetic procedure so it is not covered by your health insurance.
How many treatments are needed?
The practitioner will evaluate your skin and discuss reasonable expectations for outcomes. Some people will be extremely pleased after one treatment. Some people will require 2-3 treatments to obtain their desired outcome. Treatments are scheduled 12 weeks apart if more than one treatment is needed.