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Is PRP Safe?

By | Platelet Rich Plasma

The use of platelet rich plasma in medical and cosmetic procedures is a fairly new practice. The term PRP was first coined in the 1970s and it was around a decade later that surgeons used it in maxillofacial procedures. Throughout the late 20th century, doctors also began using injected PRP to treat sports injuries. Even with these uses of PRP, it is understandable that patients may be wary about PRP, especially if they have never heard of it before. This leads to the common question, “Is PRP safe?”

Platelet rich plasma is considered safe. Since it comes from the patient’s own body, this vastly reduces the risk of allergic reaction or rejection seen with dermal fillers or other substances. This makes PRP a safer option for patients who may have allergies to dermal fillers or skincare products. 

Additionally, when used as filler, PRP cuts the injection risk significantly. For example, one of the major risks associated with dermal filler injections is occlusion. This is when the filler is accidentally injected into a blood vessel or nerve. While rare, this can cause major complications if not treated immediately. If PRP is accidentally injected into a blood vessel or nerve, it is unlikely anything will happen. 

Overall, platelet rich plasma is a safe way to treat hair loss, improve skin quality, and fill the under eyes. To schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also contact us online through chat or contact form.

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PRP In Seattle: Is Platelet Rich Plasma Safe?

By | Platelet Rich Plasma

In the last decade, platelet rich plasma has become a more popular and known medical and cosmetic treatment. Relatively new when it comes to medicine, some patients find themselves wary of PRP because they have never heard of it before, or they are hesitant to inject it. This leads to the question: is platelet rich plasma safe?

Platelet rich plasma is a substance found in the human body, more specifically in human blood. It contributes to the clotting of blood during the healing process and is an indicator that prompts the body to send a healing response. Therefore, it is extremely rare for an allergic response to occur. That said, hyaluronic acid (commonly found in dermal fillers) is also found in the body and some patients are allergic to it. 

A specific difference in these treatments should be noted, however. The hyaluronic acid in fillers does not come from the patient’s body, while PRP does. This makes the risk of a reaction so minute it is nearly impossible. 

Otherwise, the main safety concerns of platelet rich plasma injections are similar to any other injection you may receive. PRP injections and treatments are largely considered some of the safest and least invasive procedures. 

To schedule a consultation at PRP In Seattle, call us at 206-279-2112 or reach out online.