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How Long Does It Take To See PRP Facial Results?

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Skin Care

A PRP facial can refer to a few different procedures including PRP microneedling or a traditional facial with platelet rich plasma added. This can help rejuvenate and improve the skin on the surface level and may help promote collagen production. However, immediately after, your skin is obviously not in the final state since the PRP is sometimes still visible on the skin. So, how long does it take to see PRP facial results?

Generally, after two weeks, you can consider the results of your PRP facial final. However, many patients undergo more than one facial to see longer term effects and better results overall. Thus, if you undergo a procedure such as the glow up package with PRP or plan to undergo a series of treatments, you may see some results following an individual procedure, but your final results will not come until a few weeks after your last PRP facial.

Meeting with a master esthetician can help you gain an understanding of when you can expect to see results following a PRP facial. For most people, the initial results of a singular treatment is between one and two weeks.

To learn more and schedule a free consultation with a master esthetician, 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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How Long Should I Leave PRP On My Face?

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Skin Care

When undergoing a skin treatment with platelet rich plasma, it is often still visible on the skin immediately after the treatment. Unless the treatment calls for it, your master esthetician will not cleanse it off. While it may be tempting to wash it off immediately, there are benefits to not doing so. Similar to a VI Peel, leaving the PRP on the skin is often part of the treatment. So, how long should I leave PRP on my face?

Depending on the treatment, it is frequently recommended that patients leave PRP on their skin for at least eight hours before washing it off. Of course, this may seem impractical because patients could otherwise return to their normal activities, but the PRP leaves their face looking red if not washed off. However, it also offers the skin intense nourishment. 

If you are able, schedule your appointment when you do not have to go back to your activities until at least the next morning, leave the PRP on overnight, and wash it off in the morning. This promotes the best results. Also, since PRP comes from your own body, there is little chance of an adverse reaction or irritation from leaving the PRP on. 

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

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Does PRP Get Rid Of Melasma?

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Skin Care

Does PRP Get Rid Of Melasma?

Melasma is a skin condition that causes dark patches of skin across the face. It can occur during or after pregnancy or major hormonal changes. Melasma can occur in people of all skin types and tones. Unfortunately, melasma can be difficult to treat, though some people will see it subside eventually. Due to the lack of effective treatments, patients ask, “Does PRP get rid of melasma?”

Platelet rich plasma—either on its own or in combination with other therapies—has shown promising results in treating melasma. While it is not necessarily a cure, PRP has been shown to lighten the dark patches for many patients. Especially when it supplements other treatments such as skin lightening creams, this can make a more significant difference in melasma.

PRP procedures such as microneedling with PRP are safe for most skin types and tones without causing major irritation. It is a good option to help see long term improvement in melasma. To learn more and schedule a consultation with a master esthetician, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online via chat or contact form.

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Can Old Acne Scars Be Treated With PRP?

By | PRP Skin Care

Can Old Acne Scars Be Treated With PRP?

Acne scars are relatively common. Though, for some people, they can be extensive and significantly impact the look of the face or skin. Thus, acne scar removal and treatment are among the most commonly sought professional skincare services.  However, since acne scarring often is caused by acne in our teenage years, patients have concerns that it will not respond adequately to treatment. Can old acne scars be treated with PRP?

Yes, there are options for treating older acne scars. Additionally, when looking at procedures best for old scarring, PRP is one of the most effective. Thus, depending on the type of acne scars you have, your master esthetician will most likely recommend either PRP microneedling or PRP injections.

Both of these procedures help increase collagen production underneath and within the acne scars. This can help smooth out pitted acne scars and fill them in. Most acne scars will respond to some form of platelet rich plasma treatment.  If you have keloid acne scars, PRP is generally not the best treatment. 

To learn more about PRP acne scar treatment or 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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Does PRP Help Sagging Skin?

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Skin Care

Platelet rich plasma has many benefits for the skin. From helping plump certain areas to providing a healthy glow, cosmetic PRP is becoming a go-to cosmetic treatment. However, what exactly can platelet rich plasma treat? Does PRP help sagging skin?

Like with many cosmetic procedures, it depends. If treating mild wrinkles, then PRP injections are a good option for creating more collagen and treating the wrinkles. However, more obvious wrinkles likely will not respond to PRP alone. Therefore, platelet rich plasma may help with treating mild sagging skin.

However, PRP is also frequently used in facelift surgery to help promote ideal healing and reduce scarring. In this case, platelet rich plasma does help treat more advanced skin sagging in combination with surgery. Studies have shown better outcomes and results when using PRP during surgery than not.

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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When Do You See Results After PRP Microneedling?

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Skin Care

Microneedling with platelet rich plasma is considered one of the best treatments for a variety of skin concerns such as acne scars, wrinkles, and rough texture. However, it generally takes multiple sessions to see the best results. So, when do you see results after PRP microneedling?

Immediately after a microneedling session, your skin will likely look red and may feel tight for a few days. If it is your first session, you may notice an increased glow, but the more noticeable results will come with subsequent treatments. Often, patients see more dramatic results about a week following their second session, though some may need more to see such results.

Usually, our master estheticians recommend an initial round of three sessions spaced about four to six weeks apart. This promotes optimal results and will help them gauge the number of future sessions and how often you need them. Conditions that may warrant more sessions include surgical or injury scars and stretch marks.

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

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Are PRP Injections or PRP Microneedling Better For Acne Scars?

By | PRP Injections, PRP Skin Care

Acne scars are one of the biggest skin concerns among young people. Treating them can be frustrating and often requires professional, medical treatment. Platelet rich plasma is one such treatment that is showing promise for treating acne scars. So, are PRP injections or PRP microneedling better for acne scars?

The answer will vary based on each patient and the type of acne scarring they have. If you have rolling acne scars in several places, microneedling may work better, especially if not overly deep. Microneedling only penetrates the surface of the skin and thus it is ideal for these types of acne scars.

If you have larger acne scars or those that are deeply pitted, PRP injections may provide better results. Additionally, some people may undergo other injections for acne scars which can often be supplemented with PRP injections.

Ultimately, determining the right PRP treatment for acne scars will depend on your scarring, skin type, and other factors. To schedule a consultation with one of our master estheticians, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online via chat or contact form.

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Is Microneedling With PRP Permanent?

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Skin Care

Microneedling is a well known esthetic procedure that helps stimulate collagen production. A way to supercharge it is with platelet rich plasma—also known as PRP. Since PRP is integral to the natural healing process in the body, this causes your body to react faster and better improves the results of microneedling. Let’s look at the question, “Is microneedling with PRP permanent?”

While undergoing regular PRP microneedling sessions may make a permanent improvement in the quality of your skin, the procedure is generally not considered permanent. This is because if you do not undergo it regularly, the skin will eventually become damaged again. It also does not take as long when compared to surgical procedures.

However, microneedling with PRP can make a long lasting difference. For example, the treatment is often used to reduce the appearance of acne and surgical scars. These results may be effectively permanent in some cases. 

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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Does PRP Microneedling Work For Stretch Marks?

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Skin Care

Stretch marks occur when the skin stretches or contracts with weight gain, weight loss, pregnancy, and other conditions. Many people become self-conscious about their stretch marks and may use various topical products to help them fade. However, even with new stretch makes, these results are often minimal. Let’s look at another option and answer the question, “Does PRP microneedling work for stretch marks?”

First, it is essential to note that it is easiest to treat recent stretch marks. You will see more effective results, though older stretch marks can also be helped in some cases, but the results will not be as dramatic. When undergoing a PRP microneedling session, the treatment stimulates collagen over and around the stretch marks. This helps the skin heal and contract to fade the stretch marks over time.

It often takes several sessions for stretch marks since they are not a traditional scar or skin. Therefore, it can take much longer than usual to see results, even with this effective method. Some people choose to supplement with PRP injections to treat deeper into the skin. 

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