If our Lumiskins dermatologist determines PRP Therapy as the best option to treat your skin or hair issue, there are some things that you should do to ensure a successful treatment.
First, you should avoid certain medications, including aspirin, ibuprofen, blood thinners, and other medication that could prolong bleeding during the procedure. If you’re on any of these medications, let your assigned specialist know.
If you’re having face or scalp PRP injections, you should carry a clean hat to protect the treated areas from sunlight after the procedure.
Also, clean the areas to be treated, and do not apply any products on them.
2. During The Procedure
During your treatment session, our specialist will draw the required amount of blood from your arm and centrifuge it to acquire a platelet-rich plasma solution. This is the solution that will be introduced to the target areas on your skin or scalp.
The specialist applies local anesthesia on the target area to ensure a pain-free and comfortable procedure. After the anesthesia takes effect, the concentrated PRP is delivered on the target area through multiple injections.
PRP Therapy is minimally invasive, and it carries minimal to no downtime. Depending on the target areas, the procedure may take 30 minutes or more.
3. Post PRP Treatment
After treatment, the treated areas should be protected from sunlight for at least a few days.
Skincare and haircare products should be avoided for at least 48hrs as they can cause irritation and other effects on the treated areas. Hair dyes and colours can only be applied a week after treatment.
The treated areas should not be washed for the next 48hrs after the procedure. This maximizes the treatment results.
Treated areas can become a little bruised, sore and red, which subsides after a few days. To minimize discomfort, one can take acetaminophen.
As PRP therapy is minimally invasive, one can resume work immediately after treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
One PRP therapy session takes about 30 minutes or more, depending on the size and condition of the target areas.
PRP therapy is an autologous treatment. This means that the PRP solution is obtained from your blood and contains no foreign constituents, making it safe. This treatment poses no risk of developing an allergic reaction.
Most people require 3-4 treatment sessions to obtain ideal results, but others may require more. The number may vary depending on the severity of the skin or hair condition being treated. These sessions are spaced a few weeks apart. Touch-up or maintenance sessions may also be required every few months.
Just like other injections, PRP treatment may be painful, depending on the part being treated. Topical anesthesia is applied to the target areas to make the procedure comfortable by reducing pain.
PRP solution contains concentrated growth factors and stem cells, which accelerate healing and promote biorejuvenation. This means that when PRP solution is injected to a target area, it stimulates the production of new healthy cells, which makes it a viable for the treatment of hair and skin issues such as stretchmarks, hair loss, alopecia, scars, wrinkles, hair thinning, and birthmarks, to mention just a few.