Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy can help revitalize skin by infusing growth factors that naturally accelerate the body’s healing process to stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin.
The process uses micro-needles to deliver a concentrated dose of plasma into the skin. The procedure can help reduce and remove blemishes in the areas it’s used such as:
The micro-channels created by the treatment also assist the optimal absorption of topical products to reach deeper into the skin. The treatment feels similar to pulling sandpaper across the skin. At Uptown, we value your comfort, which is why we always use a numbing cream during our PRP therapy.
Side effects can be few and relatively harmless. Patients can expect redness, similar to a sunburn, as well as minimal swelling, tightness and light peeling. These effects typically disappear within a few days and depend on factors like skin type, condition, and depth of treatment.
Therapy is administered in a series of three to six treatments every four to six weeks. Patients may notice an immediate glow after treatment, but more noticeable results may begin appearing around two to four weeks and can last as long as six months.