Injections involving PRP are the latest wave in facial rejuvenation and hair loss. This treatment is ideal for individuals looking for gradual but noticeable improvement in skin texture, tone and color with minimal or no downtime. PRP is the patient's blood that contains higher concentrations of platelets and growth factors than normal blood. This rejuvenative mixture is then micro- injected in areas on the face, acne scarring, neck, chest, and hands , where ever signs of aging have appeared. The process takes between 60-90 minutes.
These substances stimulate stem cells to produce collagen and blood vessels, in turn slowing or reversing the signs of aging. This procedure is not a surgical facelift nor does it create a similar effect to a facelift. Improvement of skin texture and tone can be noticeable within 3 weeks and improvement continues for the next 9 months.The rejuvenative effects last 9-18 months and maintenance treatments are required.
The recovery is very short time, minor bruising or swelling will last about a week. Most patients look presentable and return to work in 2 days. Normal activity can be resumed immediately, but your face should be protected from the sun. PRP can be done alone and combined with other procedures ( Botox, Fillers) and can be performed under local anesthesia or sedation. PRP facial injections are minimally invasive and very safe. There are no scars, few side effects and allergic reactions are rare.