HOW LONG DOES THE TREATMENT TAKE?
If combined with the Microneedling SkinPen® the treatment typically takes 1 hour.
IS IT PAINFUL?
Applying PRP topically during Microneedling doesn’t cause pain. If PRP is injected into acne lesions/scars, there may be some discomfort. A topical numbing agent can be applied if needed to minimize any discomfort.
IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME?
PRP applied topically during Microneedling can reduce the swelling and enhance the healing process.
If PRP is injected there is no downtime after the treatment. However you may notice some redness and mild swelling on the area immediately afterwards and occasionally mild bruising at the injection site. The swelling typically begins to subside within 24 hours and a full recovery within 5 days.
HOW SOON WILL I SEE RESULTS?
An overall improvement of the skin can be seen within 1-2 weeks of treatment.
Our bodies regenerate collagen and blood vessels every 3-6 weeks, which means that this treatment will continue working long after the actual procedure.
HOW DO I KNOW IF COSMETIC PRP IS RIGHT FOR ME?
We recommend a consultation with one of our professionally trained physicians to discuss your requirements and the right treatment for your needs.
HOW IS THE PROCEDURE PERFORMED?
Prior to the procedure the area will be sterilized and a topical numbing agent will be applied to the area to be treated. You will then be cared for in our IV suite where one of our nurses will take a simple and quick blood collection, which will then be processed immediately ready for treatment. The blood is processed through a specialized machine which spins and separates the platelet-rich plasma from the rest of the blood. Once the numbed area is ready the PRP is injected or reapplied to the skin using our Microneedling SkinPen® device.
ARE THERE ANY RISKS?
The risks of this treatment are very minimal as your own blood is being used so there is no risk of disease transmission or allergic reactions.
You will be provided with a post care plan for you to take home after your treatment.
Are you looking for a safe and effective acne treatment – check out how PRP can help with acne scars and lesions here.
Contact one of our patient care co-ordinators today to find out more: 604-949-0077