P. R. P. Aftercare

P. R. P.  (Platelet Rich Plasma)

TREATMENT REGIMEN & HOME CARE

 

Before TREATMENT:

  • If you have experienced past problems with blood draws such as passing out or getting queasy make sure you eat a meal before the appointment.
  • Make sure you are well hydrated. Drinking plenty of water helps the draw go smoother. 

WHAT CAN BE EXPECTED? 

  • You will have a blood draw. 

WHAT IS THE PROCESS?

  • We will take a small amount of blood (the number of tubes depends on the treatment area). The tubes are then put in a centrifuge to separate the red & white blood cells from the platelet & plasma (the clear fluid). The platelets are separated into a new tube, and then an activator is then used. The PRP can then be used to smear or injected (depending on treatment & individual needs. 

   WHY WOULD I DO THAT?

  • Platelets are the cells in the blood that help tissue to heal & grow new cells. 
  • PRP is your own body’s natural growth factors to promote healing & alleviate pain. 
  • Speeds healing time by ½.
  • It’s your blood! So there are no risks of rejection or allergic reaction. 

ADD ON P.R.P?

  • P.R.P is added easily to resurfacing lasers such as Clear Brilliance or Fraxel. It could be combined with Dermapen (micro-needling) or  Neograft & Hair stimulation processes. In some cases, it can be added on to post-surgical patients.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your procedure, feel free to contact our office (586) 992-8300