PRP therapy is the most natural facial and skin rejuvenation technique, which helps slowing down the signs of aging. This type of therapy, which has been used for years in plastic surgery and dentistry, is now available in our Visodent dental office.
What is PRP treatment?
PRP therapy is a facial rejuvenation treatment, which promotes growth factors from your own blood, which stimulate the natural renewal process of the skin. Results begin to show within 30 days after the treatment session and continue to improve with time.
What is the process of preparation of the patient?
Before the treatment, the skin is cleaned and disinfected, anesthetic cream is applied to secure the painless procedure. A small amount of blood is drawn from you and placed in a sterile tube that is spun down in a centrifuge to separate the different components of the blood. Red and white blood cells are divided from the platelets and the plasma (the clear fluid). This plasma now contains a higher than normal number of platelets and is called platelet rich plasma, or PRP.
What is the procedure of PRP facial skin treatment?
Half an hour after the skin was anesthetized plasma can be injected with a small thin needle into the face and neck. After the treatment, you may experience redness or tiny bruises on the treated area that can be covered with makeup and disappears typically within several hours, and completely within few days.
How often should I repeat the treatment?
Three treatment sessions are generally recommended, spaced 1 to 2 months apart, to achieve the best outcome.
Is there any patient who would not be a good candidate for PRP treatment?
The treatment is not recommended for people with autoimmune diseases, platelet dysfunction, a critical thrombocytopenia, hemodynamic instability, malignant diseases, acute and chronic illnesses, pregnant women, chronic liver disease and anticoagulation therapy.
How early should a patient announce for treatment?
PRP requires prior notification of arrival at least 3 days in advance.