How Often Should I Get PRP Injections?
PRP injections are a non-invasive method of using your body’s regenerative processes to rejuvenate your skin. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a liquid with a high concentration of platelets, a type of blood cell that promotes natural healing and boosts the production of collagen and elastin. You may wonder how often the treatment will be needed to achieve fresh, rejuvenated skin.
Your skin is unique to you. Depending on the skin condition you want to resolve, Dr. Siegel will recommend a treatment plan with PRP injections appropriate for you. The number of treatments will vary, but for most patients, three treatments will achieve a dramatic improvement in skin quality. Your PRP injection sessions are scheduled a month or two apart.
After your first series of treatments, Dr. Siegel will advise you about maintenance sessions. Depending on the condition of your skin, you may benefit from one or more PRP injection treatments per year.
How do PRP injections work?
Before your treatment, a small amount of blood is drawn and spun in a centrifuge to separate the PRP from the other components of your blood. PRP injections are very natural, as the platelet rich plasma is extracted from your own blood, and injected to trigger natural tissue growth and healing.
The regenerative qualities of PRP are well-known in the realm of sports, with professional athletes commonly getting PRP injections to speed healing. When injected into your facial skin, a similar healing process occurs, with the PRP stimulating blood flow and collagen production. Your skin will become firmer, more supple and smooth, with a healthy, youthful glow.
Who would benefit from PRP injections?
As PRP treatments harness the body’s healing abilities, a wide array of skin conditions can be treated with PRP. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Michel Siegel is highly experienced in both surgical and non-surgical facial procedures and may recommend PRP to treat:
- Thin or crepey skin
- Loose or sagging skin
- Uneven skin tone
- Facial scars
What else should I know about PRP injections?
Since the platelet rich plasma is derived from your own blood, there is no risk of hypersensitivity or allergic reactions. The treatment is natural and safe and relatively pain-free. A topical anesthetic can be applied an hour before your procedure, minimizing discomfort. PRP injections take about half an hour to complete. Mild swelling and bruising at the injection sites are normal and resolve within a few days.
Right after your Houston PRP injections, the healing processes and increased collagen production of collagen begins. Detectable levels of improvement start to appear in about three weeks. The texture of your skin improves, darker areas begin to lighten, and wrinkles and scars begin to smooth and fade.
If you have any other questions about PRP injections, how they work, or how many you will need, don’t hesitate to ask. Dr. Siegel and his hand-picked team of professionals are here to help you look and feel your best.