Platelet-Rich Plasma

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy can easily rejuvenate your skin and address various concerns such as visible signs of aging and acne scars. Discover the transformative effects of PRP therapy at Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery.

What is PRP

PRP therapy involves using a concentrated solution derived from your own blood, rich in platelets, to stimulate collagen production and enhance skin texture. By combining PRP with radiofrequency microneedling, we can amplify its effectiveness in reducing fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars.

Who is PRP For?

Candidates for PRP should have realistic expectations regarding the outcomes of the treatment since PRP therapy may not be suitable during skin infections, pregnancy, or while taking blood thinners. PRP therapy is suitable for individuals in good health who seek to address concerns such as:

  • Aging signs
  • Acne scarring
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Sun damage

The PRP Procedure

During the PRP procedure, a nurse will begin by extracting a small amount of your blood, which is then processed to isolate the platelet-rich plasma. After numbing the treatment area, the PRP solution is applied topically before the radiofrequency microneedling device is utilized to create micro-wounds in the skin. These deep-set injuries help PRP to better stimulate collagen and elastin production. PRP can also be injected and applied topically in specific situations.

The procedure typically lasts about an hour, and optimal results are usually achieved after 2-4 sessions spaced one month apart.

PRP Recovery

Following PRP therapy, you may experience minor side effects such as redness, swelling, and bruising, which typically resolve within 24 hours. It’s essential to follow post-treatment care instructions, including the application of ice packs, regular sunscreen use, and avoiding makeup on the first day.

Results become noticeable within 3-6 months as the skin undergoes natural regeneration and collagen synthesis.

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The ReCenter is a wellness and aesthetic treatment practice dedicated to helping the community of Coralville, IA, to achieve their aesthetic goals. Our incredible team of doctors, nurse practitioners, licensed aestheticians, and registered nurses can personalize your treatment to enhance your natural beauty. To get started or to learn more about our services, schedule a consultation today.

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