What Is PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is concentrated blood plasma enriched with platelets that contain potent growth factors, cytokines, and fibroblasts to help rebuild damaged tissue. PRP has been used for years to speed up joint, tendon and tissue repair, and now this concept has been modernized to treat your face – working on the simple basis of utilizing your own natural plasma platelets to help the body create new collagen for tighter, smoother, and better-toned skin.
How does Platelet Rich Plasma work?
Blood is initially drawn from the patient, then spun in a specialized device to separate the platelets from the other blood components. The concentrated platelets (PRP) are then injected into the desired treatment area, releasing growth factors that stimulate and increase the number of reparative cells and collagen for stunning results.
How long do PRP injections take?
Because the blood has to be collected, spun, and the platelets extracted before they can be injected into the patient, PRP sessions can take anywhere between 60-90 minutes.
How many PRP sessions do I need?
The number of PRP sessions you’ll need depends on your desired results, as well as the area that’s being treated, but most patients require 3 treatments over a 4-6 week period, with maintenance treatments as needed every 4-6 months until fully healed.
Are there any side effects of PRP treatment?
There are no side effects of PRP treatment, although patients who have difficulty getting blood drawn may feel queasy, light-headed, or faint during the blood collection process. Our providers will be on hand to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible, though!
Book PRP Appointment
PRP injections are a medical procedure that requires specific training, knowledge, and skill to ensure safe and natural-looking results, so you want to make sure that you choose a provider who’s been trained appropriately. Academic Alliance In Dermatology has certified providers who specialize in all types of PRP therapy at several of our 18 office locations. Call us at (813) 514-4711 or fill out our online form to book your appointment now.