Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy utilizes specially prepared platelets and fibrin from the patient’s own blood. A safe non-surgical procedure that contains several growth factors. It can be used very effectively for skin rejuvenation, scar treatment and wrinkles smoothness in areas like the face, neck, hands and other parts of the body.
How does PRP Therapy work?
The PRP therapy involves deriving blood specimen from the patient to separate the components and the concentrates. The concentrate in the platelets are rich in growth factors (hence the name 'Platelet Rich Plasma' - PRP) along with bioactive proteins. The bioactive proteins are vital because they initiate connective tissue healing and increase stem cell production, develop new blood vessels, and stimulate wound healing.
Is PRP Therapy painful?
Most patients experience some swelling, soreness and discomfort in the treated areas, this tends to last for about 48 hours. The pain is minimal and can be alleviated with medication.
Who shouldn't have PRP Therapy?
Candidates are not recommended to have PRP Therapy if they have platelet dysfunctional syndrome, active cancers, infections, chronic disorders or use blood-thinning medications. Only an initial consultation will determine whether you are a suitable candidate.
How soon can I go back to my normal activities?
Usually patients are able to go back to normal activities one to two days after PRP treatment.
Is there any risk for allergic reactions?
Since the treatment is made from patient's own blood, there is no risk for allergic reaction.