Frequently Asked Questions
What Is PRP?
Platelet rich plasma–also known as PRP–is a type of plasma extracted from human blood that is especially rich in platelets. Platelets help your blood clot at injury sites. Therefore, the presence of platelet rich plasma at a surgical site before the body has even begun to heal indicates the area that needs healed sooner.
It is a completely natural substance already found in your body. Therefore, there is little risk of allergic reaction or bodily rejection. PRP is regularly used during both medical and cosmetic surgical procedures to improve the healing process.
Can PRP Help With Both Ablative And Non-Ablative Laser Resurfacing?
Yes, PRP can benefit after non-ablative or less invasive laser procedures as well. While less commonly applied during these procedures, it certainly can provide some level of improvement in healing and results following either ablative or non-ablative resurfacing. Though, in a non-ablative procedure, the PRP will only address the surface of the skin.
Are There Any Downsides To Adding PRP To CO2 Laser Resurfacing?
For most people, there are few to no downsides to adding platelet rich plasma to CO2 laser resurfacing. However, if you have certain medical conditions such as hemophilia or other blood disorders, it is likely not recommended to undergo any type of PRP therapy. Though, the severity and treatment of the condition do matter when considering your candidacy for Seattle CO2 laser resurfacing with PRP.
Do I Need More PRP Treatments After Recovery?
Not necessarily, though, depending on your specific treatment, your surgeon may recommend ongoing microneedling with PRP sessions once you have adequately healed. PRP microneedling can help treat aging and skin damage and upkeep the quality of the skin following CO2 laser resurfacing.
What Are The Side Effects?
CO2 laser resurfacing with PRP does come with some minor side effects. They will vary between patients and most side effects are not severe and go away on their own. Some of the possible side effects include:
- Sensation similar to a bad sunburn
The Best PRP CO2 Laser Treatment In Seattle, Bellevue, & Kirkland
The plastic surgeons at PRP In Seattle specialize in facial rejuvenation using both surgical and non-surgical means. Dedicated to using cutting edge technology such as PRP, they customize each treatment to the patient and their needs. Our plastic surgeons routinely perform CO2 laser resurfacing with PRP in combination with facelifts and other surgeries. PRP In Seattle performs the best CO2 laser resurfacing with PRP Seattle, Bellevue, and Kirkland offers.
PRP In Seattle is a medical spa and surgical facility that specializes in the top cosmetic PRP procedures. Staffed by plastic surgeons, medical doctors, physician’s assistants, certified injectors, and master estheticians, PRP In Seattle aims to help patients reach all of their goals.
To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online using chat or online form.