When our dermatologist determines that PRP therapy is a suitable treatment for you, certain measures should be taken to ensure a successful procedure. Certain medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and blood thinners should be avoided to prevent excessive bleeding during the procedure.
If you’re having PRP treatment on your scalp or face, its recommended that you carry a hat to protect the treated area after undergoing the procedure.
During PRP Procedure
During your treatment session, the specialist draws a small amount of blood from the patient’s arm and centrifuges it. This allows the separation and removal of the rest of the blood’s components, leaving you with a platelet-rich plasma solution.
The target area is then injected with a numbing agent, such as lidocaine, to ensure that the process is comfortable and pain-free. After the application of anesthesia, the PRP is injected into the target area in multiple places.
The process takes about 30 minutes to 1 hour, and it has minimal to no downtime.
Post PRP Treatment
After the PRP treatment, you should not apply any skincare or hair products on the treated areas for at least 48hrs.
PRP therapy can cause the treated areas to get sore, red, and tender, which subsides after two to three days. In case the pain/discomfort is too much, you can take Paracetamol/ Acetaminophen.
Frequently Asked Questions
A single PRP session takes about 30 minutes to one hour. The time taken per session differs depending on the size of the area being treated.
The cost of PRP treatment varies depending on the number of sessions required and the area being treated. The best way to find out the exact cost of your PRP treatment is by booking a complimentary appointment to see one of our specialists for a thorough examination.
PRP therapy utilizes a high concentration of platelets in plasma. This is obtained from the patient’s blood through centrifugation, meaning that it’s an autologous solution without any external constituents. This means that the injection is safe without any risk of reacting negatively to the treatment. However, if your blood is not handled in a sterile environment, you may end up contracting an infection. At Lumiskins, we are professionals, and we handle the whole PRP procedure with care to avoid contamination.
Although you may notice results after the first treatment, several PRP injections are required to attain optimal results. The number of procedures required is typically determined by the condition being treated. Book an appointment to learn more about PRP injections and the sessions you’ll require to obtain ideal results.
PRP therapy utilizes blood plasma containing a high concentration of platelets obtained from the patient’s blood. This solution is then injected several times on the target areas. PRP is rich in growth/protein factors that stimulate the development of new healthy cells in the treated areas. For example, if the solution is injected in an area with stretchmarks, the skin is triggered to produce collagen and elastin, which restores its elasticity eliminating the stretchmarks.