Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) in Latham, NY
What is PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a minimally invasive anti-aging treatment that can be used to help repair damaged tissues in the body. Doctors have been using PRP for some time now for a variety of orthopedic applications, but it is now being used to address aesthetic issues as well as hair rejuvenation.
Who is a Candidate?
Many individuals who are looking for a natural alternative to facial and hair rejuvenation can benefit from PRP. Patients who are experiencing facial skin issues such as volume loss, fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin texture, and scarring often see great results with PRP. However, a consultation is needed to help determine if this procedure is a good match for you.
The PRP Procedure
During the PRP procedure, a small amount of blood is taken just like it would be during a blood draw at the doctor’s office. Then, the blood is spun in a centrifuge which separates the plasma from the rest of the blood. The PRP is then transferred to a syringe and injected into the areas of concern. This PRP will begin the regeneration process in the skin to address signs of aging for a more youthful appearance. Some patients can see results after just one treatment, though most require 2-3 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart to see best results.
PRP is very versatile and can be injected into many areas of the body, including around and under the eyes, cheeks, neck, jawline, chest and décolletage, breasts, back of hands and arms, lips, nasolabial groove, scalp, and eyebrows.
Results and Recovery
Following a PRP treatment, patients may experience some swelling, bruising, and tenderness at the treatment area, though this should resolve with time. It is not recommended that patients massage the area afterword. Smoking and exercise should be avoided for at least three days.