Frequently Asked Questions
How does PRP work?
Just like a routine blood test, we will take a small sample of blood from your arm. The PRP is then separated from the sample, and is ready to inject. Once injected, the platelets kickstart growth factors and other regenerative molecules are released. The production of new collagen to regenerate the skin is what helps to reduce wrinkles and scars.
What are the benefits of PRP?
This treatment can improve skin texture and tone, refine wrinkles, and reduce scars and pigmentation. It can also promote hair growth when injected into the scalp. Results may take up to 6-8 weeks, and may vary depending on factors such as health, age, diet, smoking, and skin type.
How many treatments are required?
As with many things, the number of treatments depends on the individual. PRP treatment is usually administered in a series of two or three sessions, three to six weeks apart. We recommend that our clients have maintenance treatments every 6-12 months to provide the best results. For a more accurate estimate, please talk to our cosmetic nurses about your treatment plan.
What is the difference between PRP and dermal fillers?
Dermal filler is a synthetic material used to fill in wrinkles or add volume. PRP is a natural substance derived from the patient’s own blood that is used to improve skin laxity, fine lines and complexion.
Can this treatment be used in conjunction with other treatments?
Clinical research has shown that there are additional benefits achieved by combining PRP with other skin rejuvenation treatments. We achieve outstanding outcomes by combining Dermal Fillers, Infini RF Skin Needling, IPL or PDO Threats with PRP injections.
What are the side effects?
Generally, PRP treatments are accepted by the body. Irritation or redness and mild to moderate swelling around the treatment area are the most common side effects.
Our cosmetic nurses will discuss any side effects with you at your consultation.