The Platelet-Rich Plasma is a procedure that involves withdrawing a patient’s own blood, processing it to create “platelet-rich plasma (PRP),” then re-injecting it to treat wrinkles and rejuvenate the face.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets. When activated, either by thrombin or calcium chloride PRP takes on the form of a viscous gel (PRFM) containing high levels of several platelet-derived growth factors (cytokines) that may then be injected into the face in much the same manner as other dermal fillers such as Restylane.
Common Questions and Concerns
Where is The PRP applied?
The Harevest Tech system collects and processes your own natural tissue building elements for administration. The Platelet-Rich Plasma prepared PRP can be applied just below the surface of your skin or topically and treated with the Dermapen which allows the PRP to penetrate into your skin.
Is the Platelet-Rich Plasma System safe?
Used on thousands of patients worldwide, Platelet-Rich Plasma has been shown to be both safe and effective. Platelet-Rich Plasma contains only autologous components and no severe adverse reactions have been reported (nodules, bumps or granulomas).
How is treatment with Platelet-Rich Plasma performed?
Platelet-Rich Plasma yields a natural biologically-active PRP, loaded with viable platelets that can be applied in a simple, safe, quick, and minimally invasive outpatient procedure. Application typically takes place in the physician’s office.
Our practice will use a variety of pain management techniques during treatment to ensure your comfort throughout the process.
Are there any side effects?
Since the Platelet-Rich Plasma uses your own blood and does not contain any animal or synthetic components, there is virtually no risk of an allergic reaction and there have been no reported allergic reactions to date. However, if you have a history of allergies please inform your physician. There have been no known serious side effects reported in actual usage. You may experience some common reactions, such as mild irritation, edema, bruising, swelling, itching, discoloration or tenderness at the injection site. These temporary conditions typically resolve themselves within one to two days.
What result can I expect?
The treatment will provide a gradual increase in volume by helping to stimulate your body’s own collagen production. Following your treatment, you will see immediate results. Once the initial swelling goes down, it may take up to 3 weeks to see sustained volume gain.
Other benefits include: Reduction of fine lines, Moisturizing effect, skin tightening, lifting and smoothing, it also help even out skin tone.
Are the results permanent?
Although not permanent, the Platelet-Rich Plasma PRP offers natural and lasting effects.
Do I need more than one treatment?
Yes, desired results may be achieved in just one visit, but for ideal results you will need 4-6 treatments with the results lasting up until 2 years. Our doctors will determine the best treatment approach for you.