What happens during a facial rejuvenation treatment with PRP?
The practitioner will assess the degree of skin aging
and recommend treatment with reasonable expectations
of outcome. After your skin is cleansed, local
anesthetic cream is applied. Blood is then taken from
your arm and processed. PRP is then injected with a
syringe into the specific target areas.
Is the procedure painful?
Numbing cream is applied to the face 30 minutes before the procedure.
Some areas of the face, near the eyes and nose, may be more
How long is the recovery time?
There is little to no downtime associated with the
treatment. You may have some redness or minor
bruising. Normal activity can be resumed immediately.
You should not wash your face immediately after the
procedure and should avoid exfoliating or facial
treatments for 2 weeks after the procedure.
How long is the treatment?
The procedure takes 20 minutes but expect to be in our
clinic 60-90 minutes for the entire treatment
Is PRP safe?
PRP treatment is extremely safe. Because PRP is from
your own blood, there is no risk of allergic reaction
and the treatment is "all-natural". Infection is
extremely rare because PRP contains concentrated
amount of white blood cells which are your natural
defenders against infection.
Are there any contraindications?
Persons with active skin infections, acne, skin
disease (lupus, porphyria), cancer, severe systemic
and metabolic disorders, blood disorders or abnormal
platelet functions and sepsis should not receive PRP.
Is PRP therapy covered by insurance?
PRP skin rejuvenation is a cosmetic procedure so it is
not covered by your health insurance.
How many treatments are needed?
The practitioner will evaluate your skin and discuss
reasonable expectations for outcomes. Some people
will be extremely pleased after one treatment. Some
people will require 2-3 treatments to obtain their
desired outcome. Treatments are scheduled 12 weeks
apart if more than one treatment is needed.