PRP Skin Rejuvenation Questions and Answers
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What is PRP Skin Rejuvenation?
PRP refers to platelet-rich plasma which is the use of our own blood to promote and encourage the regrowth of cells using a concentration of the proteins in the blood that are responsible for cell growth. Blood is withdrawn from the patient and put through a process that separates out the platelet-rich plasma, made up of the proteins for growth, from the rest of the blood. This concentrated blood, the platelet-rich plasma, is then injected back into the skin in the targeted treatment areas. Once injected, it will break down and the proteins will amp up collagen production and stimulate cell growth under the skin’s surface. This process will lead to an improvement in the patient’s facial complexion through the natural process of the collagen production. PRP therapy is used as a treatment for anti-aging, reducing the appearance of acne marks and scars and an overall fresh, youthful appearance due to the increased collagen production that we naturally experience in our younger years.
Does PRP really work for Skin Rejuvenation?
Platelet-rich plasma treatment has been shown to help with skin rejuvenation, although individual results will vary. Our body heals itself naturally through cell regrowth, with collagen production keeping our facial skin looking young and refreshed. After the age of 30, the natural production of collagen slows down which is what causes our skin to start aging, leading to wrinkles and fine lines. By rebooting and stimulating the production of collagen under the skin’s surface, platelet-rich plasma therapy can naturally minimize the appearance of these signs of aging. PRP therapy isn’t for everyone, so it is best to consult with your doctor or a certified medical profession in PRP therapy to understand the risks and benefits of this treatment plan to know if this treatment will work for you. They can also help manage your expectations for treatment so you can know what results to expect. PRP treatment is not a permanent solution for anti-aging and will require regular follow up treatments to maintain the results.
What are the benefits of PRP for the skin?
As platelet-rich plasma is composed of blood withdrawn from the patient receiving the treatment, the risks with this treatment are minimal. By using the patient’s own blood, there is little to no risk of an adverse reaction to the platelet-rich plasma itself. There is a minimal chance of infection at the site of injection, as would be the case with any puncture to the skin. There is also little to no downtime from the treatment due as it is a non-surgical treatment using tiny microneedles inserted only into the treatment area, so patients are able to go about their normal daily activities almost immediately following treatment. PRP is a natural treatment that works with the body’s own ability to heal and rejuvenate the skin, so
Do I need a referral to get PRP Skin Rejuvenation?
Platelet-rich plasma skin rejuvenation treatments do not require a doctor’s referral. However, it is recommended that you consult with your family doctor or primary care physician prior to seeking any type of PRP treatment. Your doctor has access to your full medical history and will be able to flag any potential conflicts with this treatment or let you know if any of your current medications could pose a problem with PRP therapy. PRP therapy may not be successful in patients who have naturally low levels of platelets in their blood and your doctor may have access to this information from previous blood work that you have completed for other medical reasons. This can save you money on seeking PRP therapy as your doctor can let you know if you are not a good candidate for this type of treatment. It is also important for your doctor to understand any treatments you are receiving outside of their care to ensure their medical records are kept up to date for future treatment considerations.
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