PRP Facial Wrinkle Treatment
Platelet Rich Plasma Injection (PRP) Therapy is a unique anti-aging treatment that utilizes nutrients within the patient’s own blood to increase skin volume and rejuvenate the skin for noticeable yet natural-looking enhancements. This treatment is considered safe and effective for patients with all skin types, as it uses no foreign materials and is minimally invasive.
Injected just below the surface of the skin, PRP Injections can help reverse the signs of aging in the skin, including eliminating or improving the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and sagging skin. It is most effective in treating the nasolabial folds, hollowed cheeks and other unwanted lines, and can also be used for acne scars, pock marks and nearly any other area of the skin that requires extra volume to restore a more defined appearance.
PRP injections are ideal for patients of any skin type or ethnicity, although should not be performed on patients with blood clotting issues, who take blood thinning medications, or those who are currently treating an infection. Dr Van Look will determine whether or not you are an ideal candidate for this treatment based on a thorough evaluation of your skin and overall health. For effective results, it is important for patients to maintain realistic expectations.
At Aesthetic Surgery Center Antwerp, we frequently treat patients from out of town. For your convenience, we have created the form below which allows you to submit information about your surgical goals and photographs of yourself for Dr. Van Look to review.
Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment
During the Platelet Rich Plasma treatment, Dr Van Look will remove a small sample of blood from the patient, from which platelets and fibrin are removed and concentrated into larger volumes. This mixture, known as a Platelet Rich Fibrin Matrix (PRFM), can then be injected into targeted areas of the skin to increase volume and rejuvenate the overall appearance of the skin as it stimulates tissue and collagen production.
Selphyl injections are performed in your doctor’s office and take about 20 minutes. A local anesthetic may be used to reduce any discomfort associated with the injection, although this treatment is usually tolerated well. Many patients achieve their desired results in just one treatment, although additional injections may be required. Your doctor will develop a customized treatment plan for you based on the condition of your skin and your goals for treatment.
Results of Platelet Rich Plasma Injections
After a PRP injection, growth factors are released into the skin for up to seven days to stimulate the production of collagen, which gives the skin a full, healthy and youthful appearance. For most patients, results are visible immediately and will continue to improve as swelling subsides. Full results may not be visible until three weeks after treatment as volume builds gradually.
While the results of Selphyl injections are not permanent, they are highly effective in restoring the appearance of skin and helping patients continue to look younger than they would with no treatment at all.
Safety of Platelet Rich Plasma Injections
Since only the patient’s own blood is used during this treatment, there is virtually no risk of allergic reaction or complications associated with this treatment. Most patients experience only mild side effects such as irritation, swelling, bruising, itching and discoloration at the injection site, which usually subside within two days.Dr Van Lookwill discuss the safety of Platelet Rich Plasma Injections with you, as well as address any concerns you may have, prior to treatment.
To learn more about Platelet Rich Plasma Injection Therapy and to find out whether or not this treatment is right for you, call us today to schedule an appointment.