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Does PRP Change Your Face?

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Skin Care

Platelet rich plasma has several uses including helping to add volume to the face and rejuvenate the skin. While a non-surgical procedure, patients sometimes worry that PRP will change their face too much. So let’s look at the question, “Does PRP change your face?”

PRP can change the face, but not so dramatically that patients need to be worried about their entire appearance changing. The art of cosmetic PRP focuses on subtle results. For example, injecting platelet rich plasma into the under eyes, often takes around three sessions to see visible results. However, the volume comes from your own body’s collagen response. Thus, it almost always looks completely natural.

Skin rejuvenation can help even the skin tone and fade scars. However, it is unlikely that PRP will make any dramatic changes to your face. Patients do not need to be concerned with platelet rich plasma or platelet rich fibrin treatments changing their face beyond repair.

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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 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.