PRP Cosmetic Injections
PRP (Platelet rich plasma) is an extract of your own blood plasma that has been enriched with three to five times more platelets. Concentrated PRP contains several growth factors that stimulate healing. When this concentrated PRP is injected back into the skin, it initiates a localized stem cell response. Over a period of time after treatment, this stem cell response produces more collagen-producing cells known as fibroblasts. The fibroblasts replace damaged tissue that has been lost through aging with healthy skin that looks rejuvenated and refreshed.
Advantages of PRP Cosmetic
The widespread benefits of PRP have led to its use as a cosmetic treatment for the following issues:
- Toning and tightening skin
- Reducing wrinkles and fine lines
- Crow’s feet and dark circles under eyes
- Moderate collagen loss and volume depletion
- Acne scars
An overall improvement in skin hydration, texture and tone can be seen after just a few weeks of treatment. New collagen begins to develop after three to six weeks, and lessening of facial wrinkles and fine lines as well as increased volume occurs over the next three to six months. Cosmetic PRP effects may last from 12 months to two years, depending on the patient.
While PRP Cosmetic creates a longer-lasting improvements in the skin, it takes a bit of time to work. For patients wanting a more immediate effect, PRP Cosmetic can be combined with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane for quick volume correction.
PRP Cosmetic FAQ
The cost for PRP Cosmetic varies depending on how many areas of the face are injected. It’s very important to choose a doctor with experience in this procedure.
PRP Cosmetic facial injections are minimally invasive and safe.
Common effects can include mild swelling, injection area itching and irritation, and bruising.