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3 Lesser Known Cosmetic Uses Of PRP

By | Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet rich plasma has been used in the medical field for decades. Cosmetic uses of PRP—while newer—are a much more recent innovation. Due to this, there are only a few applications that are widely known, the most well known being PRP hair restoration. However, there are many other possible uses of PRP that many people have no idea may actually help them. Here are 3 lesser known cosmetic uses of PRP.

#1: Acne Scars

Acne scars are notoriously difficult to treat. For some larger scars, dermal fillers can help temporarily, but for smaller pitted acne scars, patients often have no choice but to try various procedures to find one that provides results. Microneedling with PRP is a great option for treating acne scars. However, PRP can also be injected into the scars themselves to help stimulate a collagen response which is the most effective way to treat acne scars.

#2: Fill In Wrinkles

Platelet rich plasma is not like dermal fillers that immediately show a difference in the area. PRP does not do this, but it can provide longer lasting results. With repeated treatments a few weeks apart, PRP can stimulate enough collagen to help fill in wrinkles such as the nasolabial folds or marionette lines.

#3: Plumping

With the last use in mind, PRP can also be used to plump areas, particularly the under eyes and cheeks. However, this will not be as dramatic as dermal fillers can achieve. Thus, if a patient is looking for immediate and dramatic results, PRP is likely not the right treatment (or should be used in conjunction with filler). 

To learn more about what PRP can achieve 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?

By | PRP Injections

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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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.