PRP Treatment Q & A
The Cosmetic Office of Dr. Platt
What is PRP treatment?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment can improve your appearance and quicken your healing time. Your body naturally uses platelets to heal itself, and the PRP injection contains your own natural proteins, red blood cells, and growth factors.
PRP takes advantage of delivering a concentrated amount of platelet-rich plasma to the area of your body in need of rejuvenation or healing. PRP treatments are effective in:
- Reducing inflammation
- Tightening of the skin
- Acne swelling
Aesthetic procedures can leave your skin irritated. Adding PRP therapy to the treatment plan can ease your discomfort and improve healing times.
What can I expect during an office visit for PRP treatment?
The treatment begins with a blood draw, then Dr. Platt uses a centrifuge to separate your platelets from the red blood cells. Dr. Platt then injects the platelets and plasma into your skin, encouraging smoother, healthier skin, and if used in conjunction with another procedure, a decrease in swelling, inflammation, and healing time.
Is PRP right for me?
PRP is a combination of high tech and natural medicine. PRP uses your body’s own regenerative powers to promote natural healing and rejuvenation with a speedier recovery. It’s an excellent choice for anyone who wants to avoid more invasive cosmetic procedures to attain healthier, more vibrant skin, or who wants the advantages of a shorter healing time.
Are there potential risks from PRP treatment?
PRP is a minimally invasive treatment with no downtime. Because PRP uses your blood instead of simulated serums, the risk of a negative reaction is very low. You may experience side effects at the injection site, such as:
- Mild discomfort
These side effects normally diminish quickly, making it possible for you to resume your normal activities immediately after treatment.
Is PRP treatment permanent?
PRP treatments are not permanent but do have long-lasting results. The effects of PRP last for up to two years. The effects of the treatment will gradually fade, but follow-up treatments are available.
Dr. Platt is a trusted aesthetics specialist who’s ready to help you feel and look your best. Contact The Cosmetic Office of Dr. Platt today for a consultation to discover whether PRP treatment can benefit you.