PRP therapy for the face is a treatment that involves withdrawing a patient’s own blood, processing it so that only the enriched cells (platelet-rich plasma) remain, and infusing it into the facial tissue through Micro Needling. PRP contains essential proteins that stimulate new cell growth, helping to improve your complexion, skin texture and to restore lost facial volume. Due to the natural variation in quality of platelet-rich plasma, results will vary between individuals. Some patients may require multiple sessions to obtain desired outcomes.
Contraindications: You should not have PRP treatment done if you have any of the following conditions:
- An impaired immune system due to immunosuppressive diseases, HIV, HTV, or immunosuppressive medications
- Skin conditions and diseases including: Facial cancer, existing or uncured. This includes SCC, BCC and melanoma, systemic cancer, and chemotherapy.
- Steroid therapy, dermatological diseases affecting the face (i.e. Porphyria), communicable diseases, blood disorders and platelet abnormalities, anticoagulation therapy (i.e. Warfarin)
- A history of medication over the past 2 months that could affect the skin, i.e., Accutane
- Pacemakers, a history of a severe heart disorder, arrhythmias
- Pregnant or lactating
- Blood thinning medications or blood clotting disorders
- Any active skin disease or disorder around the treatment site; acne, eczema, psoriasis
- A history of keloids or abnormal wound healing
- Any surgical procedure in the treatment area within 3 months
Immediately Following Treatment:
- You may expect a certain degree of discomfort, redness, and/or irritation during and after treatment.
- You may have a bruise at the blood draw site.
- You will look as though you have a moderate to severe sunburn and your skin may feel warm and tighter than usual. This typically diminishes within the same day or within 24 hours.
- Light scabs may form in the treated area and remain for 24 to 48 hours.