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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

PRP, platelet rich plasma, has gained ground in use for cosmetic non-invasive treatments. This treatment improves the skin’s overall appearance by stimulating the production of collagen using high concentrations of proteins, growth factors and cytokines from your own blood. These proteins help skin tissue repair itself.

One of the most popular applications of PRP in the cosmetic area is to improve the appearance of the skin. The plasma is microneedled into the skin which promotes collagen production as well as improves the appearance of blemishes and reduces fine lines and wrinkles. PRP can be combined with other treatments such as laser and peels.

Pros and cons

The advantages of the PRP treatment include that anesthesia is not required and it is a procedure that lasts from 15 to 45 minutes, depending on the area to be treated. Recovery takes two to five days and in very few cases there is rejection or adverse reactions since the plasma is obtained from the same patient.

One of the disadvantages of this treatment is the risk of acquiring infections in the treated area, as well as experiencing bleeding, bruising, or inflammation. It is vitally important to choose medical personnel who specialize in this type of treatment and check the sanitary rigor of the place where it is performed.

PRP takes time for the full effects as the body has to create collagen, results can continue to improve in the weeks following treatment. PRP in Stamford is gaining in popularity as more data comes out showing the advantages to its use in aesthetic medicine.

Advantages and cares of PRP post-treatment

  • Treatment is recommended 2-3 times a year, both in spring and summer.
  • Each session lasts approximately 30 minutes.
  • No side effects have been observed.
  • Before the procedure, the patient should apply an anesthetic cream to eliminate discomfort after the therapy session.
  • No hospitalization required: the patient returns home immediately after the treatment session.
  • The sun, makeup, exercise, and anything else that can irritate the treated area should be avoided for the first few hours.

For best results, treatment can be combined with microneedling, Aquagold, intense pulsed light (IPL), peels, radiofrequency, or hyaluronic acid fillers.

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