What is PRP?
Platelet-rich Plasma or PRP is a form of regenerative medicine and an injectable utilizing the client’s platelets. Plasma is a component of your blood containing proteins which help your blood to clot and support cell growth. PRP is produced by isolating the plasma from your blood and concentrating it.
How does PRP?
Prior to the treatment, about 10-30mL of your blood will be withdrawn and centrifuged for 8 to 10 minutes. Once centrifuged, the cells would’ve separated enough to allow the rich platelet concentrate, allowing the platelets to be separated from the rest of the collected fluid.
When PRP is injected into damaged tissues, your body is stimulated to grow new, healthy cells and in turn, promote healing. Since the prepared PRP is more concentrated, it is thought that injected PRP will help to heal your injured areas much faster, including hair follicles, scarred areas, joints and more!
While popular among athletes, PRP is also used to stimulate the production of fibroblast cells, which are responsible for collagen creation. The results? Thickening and tightening of your skin, smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines. PRP treatments are also amazing for improving your overall skin texture and tone, making them ideal for rosacea or acne treatment.
Benefits of PRP
Frequently Asked Question
There is little to no downtime for PRP, which is outlined in the section below.
You may experience mild to moderate swelling, redness or heat at the injection site immediately after injection. As the injected PRP gets redistributed, these side effects will go down.
Each session takes about 15 to 20 minutes. A minimum of three PRP treatment sessions are usually recommended to clients, with an interval of 4 to 6 weeks between sessions. Collagen production may take up to three months for the effects to be clearly visible.