Frequently Asked Questions About Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Therapy
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses a patient’s own blood to encourage healing and rejuvenation, along with increased production of elastin and collagen. In cosmetic therapy, it is used for facial rejuvenation and hair loss.
What Conditions Can Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Treat?
PRP therapy, in addition to facial rejuvenation and hair loss therapy, can be used to treat many different medication conditions, such as:
• ACL injuries
• Tennis elbow
• Rotator cuff tears
• Other sports injuries
What is the PRP Therapy Procedure?
The first step of the procedure is to draw blood from the patient. This blood is then processed in a centrifuge to separate the platelet rich plasma from other substances in the blood. This blood serum is then injected back into the patient. During facial rejuvenation, the area is often micro-needled, with the PRP serum applied to these micro-wounds. This then causes the skin the produce healthy, glowing skin.
Is PRP Therapy Safe?
The platelet rich plasma therapy is considered to be very safe. Since the patient’s own blood is being used, there are no risks of infections or allergic reactions.
Are There Side-Effects?
There are a few possible side effects, such as itching, mild irritation, bruising, or swelling. These side effects are usually minor and will usually subside within a few days.
How Much Does PRP Therapy Cost?
As with any cosmetic or medical procedure, the cost will vary from case to case. Your physician will discuss the costs with you during your initial consultation.
How Do I Prepare for PRP Therapy?
You will be encouraged to undertake a simple detox program to better condition the body. You should also quit smoking and stop alcohol intake at least a couple of weeks before the procedure.
How Soon Can I Return to My Normal Routine?
You can usually return to your normal routine within a couple of days. If you do undergo facial rejuvenation, you may experience some redness and you should avoid the sun during recovery.
If you have other questions about PRP therapy, or wonder if it is a good solution for you, we encourage you to contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation. During this appointment, we will explain the procedure and discuss in-depth whether you are a good candidate and how it will benefit you.