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Does PRP Get Rid Of Wrinkles?

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Injections

Platelet rich plasma can be injected to stimulate collagen production such as for filling hollows under the eyes. The most common cosmetic uses of platelet rich plasma surround hair restoration and skin rejuvenation. However, more injectable forms of PRP are becoming available and popular. “Does PRP get rid of wrinkles?”

The reason platelet rich plasma is effective for under eye enhancement is because the skin under the eyes is among the thinnest skin on the face. Therefore, the difference is more noticeable. In areas elsewhere on the face, it can take many more sessions to make a difference. However, that does not mean that it cannot be effective.

Another area where many get PRP injections is the nasolabial folds. Also called the smile lines, this area can be difficult to fill because major blood vessels run near the area. PRP comes from blood and therefore if injected into a blood vessel, does not cause a blockage or damage (though it can be painful and may cause more bruising). 

In some patients, PRP can help get rid of wrinkles around the face. However, it does not work as quickly or effectively as traditional dermal fillers in all areas. If you have allergies to filler or are concerned about the risk, PRP may be a good option. 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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How Painful Is A PRP Injection?

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Injections

Platelet rich plasma injections serve several purposes within the medical and cosmetic industries. Depending on the treatment a person undergoes, PRP injections can be painful, or at the very least, uncomfortable. When seeking a PRP procedure at PRP In Seattle, patients frequently asked, “How painful is a PRP injection?”

The answer depends on the type of injection and the treatment area. When performing a PRP hair restoration procedure, the scalp is usually numbed beforehand to limit discomfort. Though, you may still feel some mild pressure. Generally, the numbing is reapplied throughout the procedure and patients remain comfortable during PRP hair restoration. Soreness does sometimes occur afterward.

When injecting PRP under the eyes, or elsewhere on the face, topical numbing is applied. However, it can still cause mild pain. Usually, it is no more than a regular dermal filler injection. This is also a much quicker process and therefore any discomfort is brief. 

Cosmetic PRP does tend to be less painful than medical PRP. This is because medical PRP injections are often going deeper into the muscle or joint, which is much more uncomfortable when compared to the fairly superficial injections of PRP into the scalp or skin. To 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 Do I Prepare For PRP Under Eye Injections?

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Injections

Injections of platelet rich plasma under the eyes are an alternative to traditional dermal fillers. While they both involve under eye injections, PRP must first be extracted from the patient’s blood sample and spun in a centrifuge. Beyond this, PRP comes with fewer risks than dermal fillers and can contribute to longer lasting results. Patients who opt for this often ask, “How do I prepare for PRP under eye injections?”

First, like with dermal fillers, it is best to avoid medications and supplements that can thin the blood. This includes over-the-counter pain killers that contain ibuprofen or Aspirin. Others may include turmeric and white willow supplements. While not absolutely necessary, avoiding these medications and supplements for a few days before and after your injections can help reduce and prevent bruising.

Next, on the day of your procedure, make sure to eat well and drink plenty of water. This can prevent adverse reactions to a blood draw and injections in general. This often will keep you feeling at your best during and after the appointment.

Finally, make preparations ahead of time. Plan not to work out the day of the procedure and limit alcohol intake as well. Pre-planning helps ensure the best outcomes and the fewest and least severe side effects. To learn more, you can contact us online via chat or contact for or call us at 206-279-2112.

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How Does PRP Aid Buttock Augmentation?

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Injections

The use of platelet rich plasma in both surgical and non-surgical applications has occurred for decades. In fact, plastic surgeons often used PRP to help heal incisions quicker and better. However, PRP has now become a mainstay in non-surgical cosmetic procedures, including non-surgical Brazilian butt lifts. How does PRP aid in buttock augmentation?

A traditional non-surgical BBL typically uses a collagen-stimulating dermal filler such as Sculptra to provide both immediate and future augmentation. This gradual growth and augmentation are similar to the process that PRP kickstarts when injected for various other purposes. Therefore, during a zombie BBL, PRP and Sculptra are combined to promote the ideal collagen production for buttock augmentation.

Our providers can take it a step further by using other growth factors such as placental cells or ACell to promote an even more dramatic augmentation. While less consistent and guaranteed that a BBL surgery, this non-surgical solution is great for those who do not have the fat to spare, or who only want a subtle buttock augmentation.

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 Many PRP Sessions Are Needed For Dark Circles?

By | PRP Injections

Platelet rich plasma injections have begun to be used as a replacement for fillers in some cases. The most popular use of PRP as a filler is under the eyes. The under eyes contain some of the thinnest skin on the face, making them tricky to filler with traditional fillers. Dermal fillers can create something called the Tyndall effect which creates a blueish tint beneath the skin. While avoidable, PRP does not have this same risk. Many interested patients then want to know, “How many PRP sessions are needed for dark circles?”

The number of sessions needed to see the desired results. Usually, our master injectors recommend starting with a series of three sessions. Many patients will begin to see results between their first and second sessions, though most will see results following all three sessions. 

Depending on your body’s healing and collagen response, some patients may need more than three sessions. However, it can take four to six weeks to notice the difference. Therefore, our injectors recommend waiting this amount of time between sessions and before choosing to undergo more.

To learn more about PRP injections for the under eyes, reach out via phone at 206-279-2112 or online via chat or contact form.

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How Many PRP Sessions Are Needed For Hair Growth?

By | Hair Restoration, Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Injections

Platelet rich plasma is becoming one of the most sought after and effective non-surgical hair restoration methods available. PRP hair restoration involves injections of platelet rich plasma into the scalp to induce collagen production, healing, and ultimately hair regrowth. Rarely, patients see the results they want after one round of injections. How many PRP sessions are needed for hair growth?

On average, patients begin to see hair regrowth after their second or third session. This is because platelet rich plasma induces the body’s healing process. The healing process needs time to work, which is why it often takes so long to see the first results. Beyond that, patients tend to see more substantial results in four to six treatments.

The number of sessions necessary will vary from patient to patient. Some may see hair growth following the first session, while others may take more sessions to see results. It is also recommended that patients have yearly touch-up 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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How Long Does It Take For PRP To Work Under The Eyes?

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Injections

Treating dark and hollow under eyes usually consists of injections of dermal filler or platelet rich plasma. Dermal fillers will make an instant difference, though final results will take time to come in because the filler needs to settle and any swelling resolve. Still, results are typically evident in about two weeks. What about platelet rich plasma? How long does it take for PRP to work under the eyes?

If you undergo platelet rich plasma injections for the under eyes, you may not see too much of a difference immediately after the injections. There may be some brightening or filling effect, but this will likely reduce over the coming days. However, underneath the skin, PRP starts to stimulate collagen production as well as other proteins like elastin. This will continue over several weeks. 

After about four to six weeks, you will likely come in for another round of injections. This will keep the body in a constant state of healing the area, which will eventually add volume to the area. The number of sessions it takes to see the desired results will depend on your starting anatomy and your body’s response to the PRP. 

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

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What Is Platelet Poor Plasma?

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Injections

At PRP In Seattle, we deal exclusively with platelet rich plasma. However, platelet rich plasma is only one component of plasma and blood as a whole. In comparison to platelet rich plasma, there is also platelet poor plasma. Let’s take a look at, “What is platelet poor plasma?”

Platelet poor plasma is essentially plasma with a low platelet count. This is in contrast to platelet rich plasma which is plasma with a high concentration of platelets. Platelets help the blood clot and serve important functions within the blood. While PRP is used more in the medical and aesthetic fields, platelet poor plasma does also have a few indications. 

Like how platelet rich plasma can aid in the healing of soft tissue injuries, platelet poor plasma also can help with certain muscle injuries as well as arthritis. It works similarly to platelet rich plasma, but does not come with the same inflammatory response that platelet rich plasma sometimes does. For patients who experience this, platelet poor plasma may help. This is also true in some cases of hair restoration.

To schedule an appointment and learn more about platelet rich plasma, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online via chat or contact form.

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What Are The Side Effects Of PRP Under Eye Injections?

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Injections

Injecting platelet rich plasma under the eyes as an alternative to traditional dermal fillers is becoming increasingly popular. PRP does not come with many of the same risks as injecting fillers under the eyes. For example, there is almost no chance of an allergic reaction, occlusion, or overfilling. Though, considering the two treatments are administered the same way, how do the side effects compare? Let’s take a look at, “What are the side effects of PRP under eye injections?”

First off, not every patient will experience side effects. Additionally, the severity of the side effects will vary from person to person. Most who experience side effects will only experience minor ones that should resolve without major treatment. Examples of some of the possible side effects include swelling, redness, tenderness, pain near the injection sites, bruising, and soreness. These side effects are generally consistent with any other similar injection.

Side effects should only last between two days to two weeks. Typically, most will resolve within a week. Swelling and minor bruising may hang on for about two weeks. Though, after seven to ten days can usually be hidden underneath makeup. If you experience more severe side effects, your injector can guide you on how to alleviate them.

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

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Does PRP Restore Facial Volume?

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Injections

Platelet rich plasma is a component found in blood that contributes to stimulating a healing response and collagen production following an injury. When isolated and re-injected, PRP can achieve the same response. This has a number of medical and cosmetic uses including hair restoration and filling in the under eyes. Since PRP injections can work as an alternative to under eye filler (albeit with results that typically are not immediate), many patients wonder, “Does PRP restore facial volume?”

The answer is yes, but it comes with some caveats. Platelet rich plasma is great for filling in small, more targeted areas, such as the under eyes or nasolabial folds. Though, currently, it is not potent enough to provide a major augmentation to the cheeks, lips, chin, etc. Therefore, in these cases, traditional fillers are preferred. 

Additionally, for patients who have experienced major facial fat loss due to aging or an autoimmune disorder, longer lasting options like Sculptra are likely preferred. That is not to say that PRP cannot provide any benefit to these patients. It can boost the effects of these products and also address smaller areas nearby for the best results. 

In short, yes, PRP does restore facial volume, but is most effective in smaller areas for the treatment of specific wrinkles or scars. Unlike traditional fillers, it also takes multiple sessions to see desired results, but they are often permanent or long lasting. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online via chat or contact form.