Everything you need to know About PRP Injections
PRP injections are becoming increasingly popular to treat a variety of conditions, including skin conditions like acne scars, wrinkles, sun damage, and ageing.
What are PRP Injections? The PRP (Platelet-rich plasma) treatment process involves having blood taken, from which Doctors then separate the platelets from the rest of the blood. Blood platelets are small blood cells that help the body heal wounds and injuries. From here, the Doctor will inject the concentrated mixture of platelets (PRP) directly into your skin in order to stimulate the body’s natural healing mechanisms.
Stratum Dermatology Clinics state-of-the-art facilities and highly qualified consultants mean we can offer our patients the latest advancements available, and provide effective PRP treatments which allow our patients to see phenomenal results. Let’s take a further look at how PRP therapy can help you achieve revitalisation and regeneration of your hair or skin.
PRP Injections BEFORE & AFTER
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT PRP TREATMENT TYPES?
PRP is a fantastic cosmetic treatment for rejuvenating the skin naturally, and repairing the effects of ageing. It provides total skin rejuvenation, treats delicate or difficult to reach areas, and it is natural and safe. PRP-induced collagen production clarifies, rehydrates and rejuvenates after the first treatment, although a course of treatment is normally recommended. The procedure generally improves the overall health of the skin.
HAIR PLASMA TREATMENT
PRP injections can be effective in treating hair loss in men, both in preventing hair loss and in promoting new hair growth. PRP can also help stimulate hair growth after hair transplantation.
A small amount of the patient’s blood is collected and then passed through a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the red blood cells. The plasma is then injected into the scalp in a grid pattern. The treatment takes approximately an hour to complete. A treatment cycle usually consists of 3 PRP sessions with a series of injections each month for 3 months. Continuous maintenance treatment every six months is recommended.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ARE PRP INJECTIONS PAINFUL?
Usually the area which will be treated is numbed with lidocaine before the PRP injection is administered, so the actual injection will only be slightly uncomfortable. The lidocaine will, however, wear off within a few hours, and patients may experience mild to moderate pain for a few days following the injection.
WHAT SHOULD I AVOID AFTER PRP?
After the PRP procedure, avoid:
- applying ice or heat to the injection site for the first 72 hours post-procedure
- taking a hot bath or visiting saunas for the first few days post-procedure
- consumption of any alcoholic beverages for 2 days post-procedure
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF PRP?
A PRP injection is a low-risk procedure and usually does not cause major side effects. PRP is naturally generated from your own blood cells, and as such any side effects would stem from the injection itself and not the contents of the PRP injection. Possible side effects may include minor swelling or bruising on the injection site.
HOW FAST DOES PRP WORK?
It can take six to 12 months to visually see PRP results in the mirror, although most clients start noticing results after just 6-8 weeks. For each PRP Restoration treatment, standardised photos are taken so that you can monitor the improvement.
DOES PRP THICKEN HAIR?
PRP TREATMENT PROCESS
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WHY CHOOSE STRATUM DERMATOLOGY CLINICS FOR YOUR PRP INJECTIONS?
As an expert dermatology clinic, we pride ourselves on our successful and comprehensive range of dermatology treatments, which are tailored to you as an individual. We work with leading experts in the field of dermatology to ensure you have the best experience and treatment.
Stratum Dermatology Clinics are regulated by the Care Quality Commission, are part of the British Association of Dermatologists and are top rated by patients on Doctify so you can assure safe and effective acne treatment with us. Both Stratum Dermatology Clinics and the consultants who work here are recognised by the main healthcare insurance providers.
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