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What To Expect After PRP Under Eye Injections?

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What To Expect After PRP Under Eye Injections?

Platelet rich plasma injections for the under eyes are an alternative for under eye fillers. While PRP is thinner, the procedures themselves often look extremely similar. Though, PRP injections rarely use a cannula. So, are the side effects and aftercare similar? Our providers answer the question, “What to expect after PRP under eye injections?”

First, many of the side effects of dermal fillers may also be present following PRP injections. For example, swelling, redness, and tenderness can occur. Bruising is also possible, but not too common following PRP injections under the eyes. In this sense, the two have similar effects.

One of the main differences between under eye filler and PRP under eye injections is that there is an immediate result with fillers. PRP injections do not come with an immediate result and it takes time to see your final result. This is because PRP kickstarts a natural process. It also usually requires multiple sessions.

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online via chat or contact form.

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Is PRP A One Time Treatment?

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Platelet rich plasma procedures are a form of regenerative medicine that can achieve a variety of goals such as non-surgical hair restoration and as an alternative to filler injections. You may notice that many providers (including PRP In Seattle) price their procedures in packages. So, is PRP a one time treatment or not?

PRP treatments can technically be a one time treatment. However, most procedures that use platelet rich plasma will provide better benefits if a patient undergoes successive sessions. For example, about four to eight weeks after your first PRP injection session, you will come back for another, and so on. 

Since PRP promotes a collagen and healing response, it is best to have another session when the initial one begins to wane. This helps to keep the bodily response constant, which for procedures such as hair restoration and under eye injections is ideal for the best possible results.

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online via chat or contact form.

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PRP Microneedling vs. PRP Injections For Acne Scars

By | PRP Injections, PRP Skin Care

Treating acne scars can be one of the most tedious and frustrating skin concerns to treat. Platelet rich plasma can help boost other procedures frequently used to treat acne scars such as microneedling and laser resurfacing. Though, PRP can also be injected into deeper acne scars to promote collagen production and help improve the appearance of pitted acne scars. Let’s look at PRP microneedling vs. PRP injections for acne scars.

Microneedling—also called collagen induction therapy—is one of the top treatments utilized to address acne scars. Adding PRP can help boost the collagen and healing response which can help improve results. Though, like with traditional microneedling, you will likely require multiple sessions.

Injections of PRP allow for a more targeted treatment into pitted acne scars. It can also treat them on a deeper plane than microneedling. This may be recommended if you have only a few major acne scars, or for particularly severe ones. Often a combination of PRP microneedling and injections of PRP is ideal.

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online via chat or contact form.

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Can I Wear Makeup After PRP Under The Eye?

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Injections

Platelet rich plasma injections for the under eye are becoming a popular alternative for dermal fillers. Since there is no required downtime, patients often want to return to their daily lives as soon as possible, which often includes applying and wearing makeup. So, can I wear makeup after PRP under the eye?”

Yes, though, it is best to wait at least a few hours before applying makeup under the eyes. This is true for almost any injection. If you can, it is likely best to wait until the next morning to apply makeup to the area. Otherwise, it is perfectly fine to put makeup under the eyes after PRP injections.

It is rare for platelet rich plasma injections to cause major bruising or swelling under the eyes. However, some redness, tenderness, and minor swelling may be present. Makeup can help disguise this and—as long as not immediately following the injections—it is perfectly fine to apply it to hide these side effects if present.

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online via chat or contact form.

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Do PRP Injections Work For Wrinkles?

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Do PRP Injections Work For Wrinkles?

Wrinkles form due to loss of collagen as well as slowed production of new collagen and elastin. Of course, outside factors such as sun damage, smoking, and free radicals can also contribute by prematurely breaking down collagen. Thus, wrinkle treatments often consist of adding or stimulating collagen production, such as with microneedling. Since PRP helps stimulate healing, do PRP injections work for wrinkles?

Injections of platelet rich plasma can help reduce the look of wrinkles. However, unlike traditional dermal fillers, it does not disguise the wrinkles. It takes time and multiple rounds of injections to stimulate enough collagen to plump a wrinkle. Patients can also help supplement PRP injections with topical PRP treatments such as microneedling with PRP.

Common injection areas when using PRP to treat wrinkles can include the nasolabial folds and marionette lines. If you have pronounced wrinkles or major sagging, another treatment may need to be performed first such as a facelift or laser resurfacing.

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-209-2112. You can also reach out online via chat or contact form.

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How Many PRP Treatments Do I Need For Under Eyes?

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Injections

Platelet rich plasma injections for the under eyes are an all-natural and regenerative alternative to dermal fillers. The one drawback of PRP for under eyes is that often multiple sessions are needed to obtain the same results as one dermal filler session. Though, it does come with less risk. So, how many PRP treatments do I need for under eyes?

Our injectors usually recommend starting with three PRP under eye sessions. If four to six weeks after your third session you want to further enhance results, then you and your provider can discuss additional sessions. Platelet rich plasma helps the body produce more collagen in targeted areas such as the under eyes.

Between sessions, the PRP helps to provide natural looking plumping and brighten the under eyes. While it cannot stop the aging process, undergoing occasional injections of PRP under the eyes can help slow it. Understanding that the results are not going to be instantly dramatic like with fillers is important before you undergo PRP for the under eyes.

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online via chat or contact form.

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How Long Should You Rest After PRP Injection?

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How Long Should You Rest After PRP Injection?

After you undergo a platelet rich plasma injection of any kind, your provider may recommend not exercising or partaking in strenuous activities for a period of time. While the injections do not require a recovery as surgery would, avoiding exercise can help reduce side effects such as redness, swelling, and bruising. So, how long should you rest after a PRP injection?

Depending on the type of PRP injections you undergo, the rest recommendations will vary. Generally, two to three days at most is the time when you cannot do any strenuous activity. However, your normal activities like basic housework and shopping are typically okay as long as you do not begin sweating or become out of breath.

Also, while the exercise limitations after surgery serve many purposes, with cosmetic PRP injections it is meant mainly to reduce side effects and discomfort. However, if you sweat, you do have a higher risk of infection if it gets into the injection sites. Still, this is fairly rare, but it is best to avoid strenuous workouts for a couple of days.

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online via chat or contact form.

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Do I Need To Stop Topical Hair Treatments After PRP Injections?

By | Hair Restoration, Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Injections

Do I Need To Stop Topical Hair Treatments After PRP Injections?

Topical hair loss treatments such as Minoxidil are available over-the-counter and via prescription. They are one of the easiest options to promote hair growth and often one of the first lines of treatment. However, if a patient undergoes platelet rich plasma injections for hair restoration, do they need to stop these treatments? The experts at PRP In Seattle answer the question, “Do I need to stop topical hair treatments after PRP injections?”

Immediately after treatment, you will need to cease the use of topical hair restoration treatments. This gives your scalp time to heal. It also may cause irritation or pain to apply topical treatments to the scalp too soon. However, after about one or two weeks, you can start applying it again. 

In fact, using topicals along with PRP injections often provides better results than either treatment alone. Just ensure that you do not start using Minoxidil too soon after an injection session. Our providers can also prescribe prescription strength hair restoration medications.

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online via chat or contact form.

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Can Your Body Reject PRP?

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Injections

Platelet rich plasma is a substance that is derived from a patient’s blood. It exists naturally within blood, but has to be isolated via spinning in a centrifuge. Anticoagulants are often used during the process as well to prevent the platelets from clotting together prematurely. Let’s look at the question, “Can your body reject PRP?”

Since platelet rich plasma comes from the patient’s own body, it is nearly unheard of for the body to reject it. Higher risks of rejection would occur if using PRP from someone else, but this is not done when preparing PRP treatments. While it is not technically impossible, it is highly improbable.

The skin often does become slightly irritated and inflamed following PRP treatment. However, this is usually due to the injections themselves and not the PRP. Rejection of PRP is unlikely to happen and patients generally do not need to worry about such complications with platelet rich plasma.

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online via chat and contact form.

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Does PRP Hair Restoration Work?

By | Hair Restoration, Platelet Rich Fibrin, PRP Injections

Does PRP Hair Restoration Work?

Platelet rich plasma hair restoration is becoming one of the top non-surgical hair restoration procedures for people in the early stages of hair loss. It can even help people who have seen more significant loss, though it cannot substitute for a hair transplant, if necessary. Thus, it can be confusing to understand how and if PRP hair restoration works. Let’s take a deeper look at the question, “Does PRP hair restoration work?”

PRP hair restoration is a great option for patients who have not yet lost all of their hair and generally on the younger side. Some people—regardless of this—may still not see the desired results from adequate PRP treatment. However, this is rare and most people will see some noticeable results.

Platelet rich plasma helps repair the hair follicles damaged by hormones or other factors. This promotes more and better hair growth. While it cannot prevent these hair follicles from becoming damaged again, using other hair restoration methods and/or undergoing future touch-ups can help slow and prevent this. 

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online via chat or contact form.