PRP injections are prepared by drawing a small amount of blood from your arm and running the blood through a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets. Platelets are injected directly into your skin to increase collagen production, lessen the appearance of wrinkles, and help minimize the presence of acne scarring and stretch marks.
Allow at least an hour and a half for PRP treatments. Treatment includes about 20 minutes to draw your blood and process the platelets, 15 minutes to apply a numbing cream to the area being treated, and another 10 to 30 minutes for the injection procedure.
Three to four PRP treatments spaced about one month apart are recommended for best results. It may take a minimum of 30 days (1 skin cell cycle) to see texture and clarity improvements and between 3 and 6 months for collagen and elastin remodeling to be noticeable. PRP injections are considered a safe and trusted procedure. There is some social downtime due to the swelling and slight bruising that may occur.