Platelet-Rich Plasma or PRP injection is a new and innovative form of treatment which has youth-enhancing and regenerative effects on skin conditions related to aging and scarring. this is a better treatment procedure compared to others, mainly because the patient’s own blood is used in centrifuged plasma extraction, which is high in platelet. During injection, these rich platelets release potent growth factors and natural stem cells which are specifically designed for significant promotion of regeneration in skin tissues.
Growth factors and stem cells also increase collagen production and cell transport which is the foundation of a youthful and bright skin. this type of treatment is extremely safe because it uses your own cells and the platelets can be used all over the body and even directly under the eyes. It is also especially effective against wrinkles because it treats loose skin and thin lines and returns the area to its most natural possible form. This is because this procedure returns the patient’s appearance to its initial form, reversing the effects of environmental damage, and passage of time on the patient’s skin.
Preparation tips before PRP injection:
The best thing you could do is to be well-hydrated 48 hours to the procedure, so don’t forget to drink lots of liquids. Drinking water is especially recommended.
One or two weeks prior to treatment, reduce your fat intake and caffeine consumption.
Two to three weeks before treatment reduce your use of all variations of Omega fatty acids, green tea, and supplements which could cause bruising.
Since the treatment damages the skin a bit, try to avoid other skin treatments which could result in skin sensitivity one week prior to the procedure.
PRP injection process:
Platelet-rich plasma is a quick and safe treatment which has cosmetic applications in removing facial wrinkles. Before treatment begins, numbing cream is applied on the skin to alleviate any possible discomfort resulting from PRP injection. Then some blood is taken from the patient. The amount of blood taken is not more than what’s taken in a blood test, somewhere between 10 to 20 milliliters. The drawn blood is placed in specifically designed sterile vials which are then put in a special centrifuge to separate plasma from your blood. As the vial spins, an exclusive separating gel inside the vial helps isolate the platelets and plasma from red blood cells and in the end results in three primary cells inside the blood, red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. The platelet-rich plasma is now ready to be extracted and injected safely again in the skin without any pain. It can be combined with microneedling for maximum effect. This helps activate growth factors and stem cells instantly and promote rejuvenation and youth-enhancing effect which leads to more youthful and vibrant skin. Even though it’s recommended that three PRP injection sessions be performed for optimal results, its effects are clearly noticeable after a single treatment session.
Care tips after PRP injection:
Do not touch the injected area for up to four hours in order for it to heal.
Wash your hands before touching the injected areas to prevent external infections.
Do not use makeup for up to 24 hours after this treatment.
Do not place ice packs on the injected area and do not expose it to head.
Make sure to sleep in a way that the injected area is facing upwards. Using multiple pillows under one’s head could help with this.
You have to use sun screen for at least one month after treatment.
Avoid using products which have an oily base, heavy makeup, and moisturizers for at least two days after injection.
The treated area will be sensitive for up to a week after treatment. This could also last for two weeks.
The use of Arnica pills and topical bromelain combined with rubbing Hirudoid cream on the affected area can help reduce the bruising.
Avoid direct exposure to sun light, intense exercises, sauna and hot bathes since they will exacerbate inflammation and increase chances of bruising.
Use a colorless skin protectant with a suitable PH level in the first 72 hours after PRP injection treatment.
Avoid undergoing any form of skin treatment for at least two weeks after the treatment.
The body needs time to respond to the growth factors which have entered it after the treatment; this is because regeneration of skin cells is a gradual and timely process. The benefits of this treatment could be further improved through following a proper skin care and sun protection routine by daily use of SPF30 moisturizers to protect the skin, especially if PRP injection is done to treat wrinkles.
Grow factors which are released after PRP injection cause the following changes:
- Promoting collagen production
- Growth of new blood vessels
- Reformation of skin cells and tissue
These effects improve skin tone, color, and tissue and also smooth out lines, making your appearance wrinkle free. In addition to these benefits, the treated area received more moisture which helps keep the skin soft, healthy, and vibrant. These benefits are the direct result of growth factor which control the body’s wound healing mechanism. Once growth factors are activated through PRP injection, it also stimulates collagen production which helps improve the appearance of aging skin, such as wrinkles, scars, and thin lines.
Frequently asked questions:
What the skin changes caused by PRP Injection?
Platelet-rich plasma can be used to treat any number of the skin conditions listed below:
- Thin lines and wrinkles
- Uneven or pale skin tone
- Dry and dehydrated skin
- Delicate and thin skin wrinkles around the eyes
- Wrinkles on the neck and back of the hands
- Minor scars
- Healing scars
- Active acne
- Acne scars
- Improve skin elasticity
- Stretch mark or skin fissures
- Scars resulted from surgery or injury
Which areas can be treated using PRP injection?
Your whole face, neck, below the neck and hands can be treated. This kind of injection is extremely useful in treating wrinkles around the eyes and eyelids. Other areas which can be treated with the help of PRP injection include knees, elbows, biceps, and belly resulting from pregnancy; treatment in all of these areas has effective and simple results which are easily observable.
How many treatment sessions are needed?
It’s usually recommended that you undergo three treatment sessions with monthly intervals at least. Some people might need six months for treatment and in order to maintain the results, you’ll need to revise the treatment once every six to twelve months.
How long do the results of PRP injection last?
PRP injection treatment has long-lasting and natural results. Each treatment session leaves remarkable results which culminate into something amazing after two or three months. The improvements and regeneration effect of PRP injection even lasts upwards of twelve months.
Is PRP injection a painful procedure?
Some visitors express some degree of discomfort while the injection is taking place which is why local anesthesia is administered so you feel more at ease during the treatment.
How long does the treatment take?
PRP injection takes about 45-60 minutes to complete. Separating plasma from the patient’s blood is the part which takes the longest to perform. The injection phase takes roughly around 15 minutes to be completed.
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This article is intended to promote understanding of and knowledge about professional plastic surgeries. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your surgeon or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.