This treatment involves the collection of your blood (approximately 10 - 30ml), then your blood is spun down using a centrifuge to separate out the plasma and platelet portion. The platelet-rich plasma (PRP)/ platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) portion of your blood is then injected back into your skin to stimulate new collagen production, and to re-energize your cells into rejuvenating themselves. The product injected is 100% your own blood by-product.
You should not have PRP/PRF treatments done if you have any of the following conditions: skin cancer, systemic cancer, chemotherapy, steroid therapy, dermatological diseases affecting the face (i.e. Porphyria), blood disorders and platelet abnormalities, or anticoagulation therapy (i.e. Warfarin). Advise your treatment provider if you suffer from, or suspect you suffer from, any of the following conditions: platelet dysfunction syndrome, critical thrombocytopenia, hypofibrinogen anemia, hemodynamic instability, sepsis, chronic liver disease, hepatitis or any acute or chronic infections.
PRP/PRF stimulates the tissue, causing mild inflammation that triggers the healing cascade. As a result, new collagen begins to develop. As this collagen matures, it begins to shrink and tightens and strengthens the skin.
Any immediate redness will subside within an hour and may be covered with makeup. Patients may develop mild bruising and or sensitivity around the injection site. This will resolve within 3-5 days after treatment. Apply cold compresses as desired.
Improvement in skin texture and tone is noticeable within 3 weeks. A typical series of 3-6 injections will be needed for full effect. Full collagen regeneration requires 3 months.