Rather than relying on chemicals or synthetic products, PRP is a bioactive stimulator that stimulates natural tissue regeneration as well as collagen production for healthier, brighter skin. Those who desire fuller, thicker hair can also benefit from PRP for hair loss. Some patients achieve optimal results by combining PRP therapy with other cosmetic treatments offered at Park Avenue Medical Spa.
PRP therapy typically takes between 45 to 60 minutes per area to complete. It involves first harvesting a small amount of your blood using a standard hypodermic needle. This simple step of the procedure is just like having a blood test taken at a lab. The sample is then spun in a centrifuge to separate the growth factors and platelet-rich plasma from the red blood cells. Lastly, this valuable and rejuvenating substance is injected into the desired area of concern to achieve a gradual firming and thickening of the skin.
There is no significant recovery after PRP therapy, but patients who treat multiple areas or the scalp may want to rest for a few days to allow these regions to heal. Swelling can be expected, but this side effect is temporary and should resolve within one or two weeks. Some patients experience mild discomfort following a PRP treatment, but it can be managed with over-the-counter medicine, if necessary.
Improvements appear gradually in the weeks following a PRP treatment session. Patients can enjoy softer and brighter skin that looks and feels more youthful. The effects last as long as 18 months in some patients, but it is advised to schedule two to four treatments at least six weeks apart to maintain results long-term.