About PRP Treatment
PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) treatment is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure designed to rejuvenate the skin and address various signs of aging. It is a versatile treatment suitable for individuals seeking to improve their skin’s texture, tone, and overall appearance. PRP treatment is a safe and effective option for those with visible signs of aging, including fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation.
Commonly asked questions about PRP Treatment
Before undertaking any procedure, you will want to be confident in your knowledge. Find the details on PRP Treatment here.
1. What is PRP?
PRP treatments address a range of skin concerns, primarily those associated with signs of aging. This innovative therapy involves collecting a small amount of the patient’s blood, which is then processed to concentrate the platelets and growth factors. These enriched components are subsequently injected into targeted areas of the skin. PRP injections’ most common body areas include the face, scalp, hands, neck, and decolletage.
2. How do PRP treatments work?
PRP treatment harnesses the regenerative power of platelets and growth factors in your own blood to stimulate tissue repair and collagen production. After drawing a small blood sample, it is processed to concentrate the PRP, which is then injected into targeted areas of the skin. This process initiates the development of new skin cells and reinforces the collagen support structure, resulting in smoother, more youthful-looking skin.
3. Am I a good candidate for PRP treatment?
PRP treatment is suitable for individuals who exhibit signs of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation and want to enhance their skin’s overall health and appearance. It is a safe and effective option for patients who are not pregnant or breastfeeding, and it can be used on all skin types, including both very light and darker skin tones.
4. How is PRP performed?
Step One – Blood Collection
A small amount of your blood is drawn, typically from your arm, using a specialized medical kit.
Step Two – PRP Processing
The collected blood is then processed in a centrifuge machine, which separates the PRP from the rest of the blood components.
Step Three – Injection
The concentrated PRP is carefully injected into the areas of concern using fine needles. When injected into the skin, the PRP releases growth factors, causing increased tissue healing and rejuvenation.
5. How long does PRP treatment take to perform?
PRP treatment is generally completed within 30 minutes to an hour.
6. What is recovery like after PRP treatment?
Recovery following PRP treatment is generally mild and manageable. While some patients may experience mild swelling, bruising, tenderness, or itching at the injection sites, these effects typically subside within a few days. It’s common for patients to return to their regular activities shortly after the procedure, as downtime is minimal.
7. How soon will I see results?
Results from PRP treatment can vary among individuals but typically become noticeable within 2-3 weeks as new cells form and collagen production is stimulated. PRP injections work beneath the surface to restructure the collagen matrix in superficial tissue, allowing the effects of the injections to become more pronounced after a few weeks.
8. How long do results last?
The effects of PRP treatment are long-lasting; however, the duration of the results is influenced by individual factors such as skin type, age, and lifestyle. While some patients experience long-lasting effects for four years, most patients experience results lasting between 18 to 24 months; periodic maintenance treatments may be recommended to sustain or enhance the benefits.
9. How much do PRP treatments cost in Canada?
The cost of PRP treatment can depend upon numerous components, including the amount of injections necessary, the injection site, and the time needed for each session. PRP treatments in Canada can range from approximately $500 to $2,000 per session.
10. What are the risks of PRP treatment?
As with any cosmetic procedure, PRP treatments have potential risks and side effects including:
- Swelling, bruising, tenderness, or itching
- Unsatisfactory results
11. Is PRP worth it?
86/98 people who have undergone PRP treatment have rated the procedure as “Worth It” (88%).