Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection
The body has the power to heal itself through tissue regeneration, especially when it comes to the skin. And when dealing with skin concerns like aging signs or acne scars, one doesn’t have to undergo invasive procedures to manage them. This is because these skin issues can be treated with a person’s own tissue through minimally invasive techniques. Some other skin concerns that could also be treated include;
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Frown lines
- Thin wrinkly hands
- Loss of volume on the face and hands
Platelet Rich Plasma helps with the above skin concerns by rejuvenating the skin and slowing down the signs of aging through collagen regeneration.
PRP Injections Technique
PRP rejuvenation is a therapy that uses one’s own blood to rejuvenate the skin. It uses the platelets’ growth factors found in the blood to stimulate healing. The growth factors assist in creating new collagen to improve and regenerate damaged skin hence slowing down the signs of aging.
Minimal amount of blood is used, where the plasma is extracted through centrifugation. The plastic surgeon then reinjects it into the patient’s skin thus stimulating regeneration of the subcutaneous tissue. Because it is the patient’s own blood that is used during the treatment, no other synthetic substances enter the body meaning there are no side effects with the treatment. The treatment is hypoallergenic, and non-toxic with zero downtime.
Our Commitment To You
It is perfectly normal to feel uncomfortable with the idea of surgery or injections. Don’t worry, we will guide you smoothly and comfortably along the entire process to allow you to make the best decision. At Al Shunnar Plastic Surgery, our experts have more than 20 years of experience in plastic and cosmetic procedures and have helped more than 10,000 patients safely achieve their dream of beauty and confidence. We will identify the most suitable expert for you, will listen to you, understand and identify your individual and detailed requirements in a tailor-made consultation, advise you on what you expect from the right treatment and ultimately develop the most suitable treatment plan with you.
The Platelet Rich Plasma Injection Process
a) The Consultation
The first step is having a detailed consultation and examination in the clinic with our board-certified plastic surgeon, to determine a tailor-made plan for each candidate.
b) The Procedure
The second step is to schedule the procedure with the highly qualified and experienced plastic surgeon who is an expert in PRP injection and anti-aging procedures.
Prior to any surgery or treatment, each patient is screened to ensure that it is safe to proceed with the procedure. This might include a pre-anesthetic consultation, blood testing, and/or to ensure the patient is a fit candidate for the procedure.
Before the treatment starts, 10-20 ml of blood is drawn from the patient. The plasma is then separated from the other components of the blood by centrifuging. It is injected into the skin either superficially or into the deeper layers depending on the effects the patient wants to achieve. The treatment is not painful, but it stings a little. Depending on the patient’s pain tolerance levels, he/she can opt for topical anesthesia.
The initial results are visible after the first treatment although subsequent treatments are needed for optimal results. The whole process, which is an in-office treatment, takes about an hour or less depending on the area being treated.
The expert plastic surgeon accompanies the patient throughout the entire process of recovery and healing, through scheduled follow-ups.
c) The Recovery
Immediately after the treatment, there might be some swelling, redness and minimal pain on the treatment area but these fade away within a few hours. Normal day-to-day activities can be resumed immediately after the treatment, but strenuous activity should be avoided for at least 24 hours. Improvement in skin tone and texture will be visible after a few weeks while fine lines and wrinkles disappear within three to six months as they adjust to the volume.
The effects of the treatment can last between one and two years depending on the individual’s skin and lifestyle.
Over a period of about 4 weeks, the patient would typically have several post-treatment visits to the clinic to monitor the healing process.
Although a PRP injection procedure is straightforward, it is important that the right level of intervention or treatment is determined and that the procedure, whether surgical or non-surgical be performed by a qualified and expert plastic surgeon. A potential candidate has to fit into certain criteria to be eligible for the procedure and should:
- Have realistic expectations regarding the expected results.
- Be in good health both physically and psychologically.
- Have uneven skin tone.
- Have skin hyperpigmentation.
- Have acne scarring.
- Have fine lines and wrinkles.
What To Expect From A PRP Injection
The main benefit is natural skin rejuvenation. Since everyone is different, the expected results might vary from person to person, but benefits typically include:
- Zero downtime.
- Natural revitalization of the skin.
- Treats numerous skin concerns at the same time.
Would you like to understand what the best options for a younger, fresher, better-looking-you are? Meet one of our experts at Al Shunnar Plastic Surgery for a personal consultation, to develop a tailor-made plan for you. Contact us or book an appointment and our patient care coordinators will identify the most suitable expert for you.