The treatment, Platelet-Rich Plasma, is gaining in popularity for the same reasons celebrities chose it: because of its organic nature. It uses plasma taken form the patient’s own blood instead of chemicals injected into the body. The possibility of side effects is practically nonexistent because the body is unlikely to reject its own blood.
What it treats?
- Improving skin texture
- Hair loss
- Adding volume to the face, hands and neck
- Treating fine lines and wrinkles around and below the eyes
- Minimizing wrinkles and lines around the mouth
- Eliminating acne scars and stretch marks
How is it administered?
Your physician will draw 10 to 20 milliliters of your blood. Using a standard procedure, causing minimal pain (like taking a standard blood test). Thereafter, the plasma will be separated from the blood components by the centrifuge, in a procedure that will last 10 – 20 minutes
The platelet rich plasma is then injected using a very fine needle into the face and scalp. Local anesthetic cream is usually applied prior the procedure to reduce the discomfort.
30 – 40 minutes
Redness from needles for few hours