PRP is used for volumizing faces that are beginning to look drawn, to plump out cheek indentations, soften under eye hollows, improve the skin tone, tightness, and texture, and fill in areas where hyaluronic acid fillers cannot offer full correction or natural results.
PRP's Effects Are Lasting
Botox and other filler treatments break down with time, but the Platelet Rich Plasma lasts and looks better as long as 18 months to two years.
Filler provides your skin with a restored fullness in areas that have lost volume over time. The addition of PRP helps sustain those results by jumpstarting your body's own natural regenerative processes. PRP also treats skin issues that filler alone cannot, such as fine lines, acne and uneven skin texture.
While both options are suited for most patients, PRP Selphyl is more often used by patients who have a wrinkly, papery skin texture, and want to treat their faces naturally. Dermal fillers are more often used for patients with deep wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds and marionette lines.
The efficacy of PRP treatment was significantly greater than the hyaluronic acid group at all follow-up times. In addition, two injections of PRP were more effective at each follow-up than a single injection.
PRP offers no instant pain relief, but regenerates healthy tissue, which takes a number of weeks. Most patients are able to return to work the day following the procedure unless they are 1 in 10 that has a post-injection flare and in that situation you may need an extra day off work.
Avoid anti-inflammatory medications for six weeks after the procedure (e.g. ibuprofen, naproxen, celebrex, etc.). Increased irritation in the affected area may occur after your PRP injection. This is part of the healing process.