Your Guide For PRP Injections for Facial Cosmetic RejuvenationMarch 27, 2023
Many types of treatments are meant to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, rejuvenate skin, and create a more youthful appearance but based on the current research, none work quite like platelet-rich plasma injections (PRP injections).
But what exactly are PRP injections, who is the best person for them, and what are the benefits of the procedure? Let’s take a look.
What is PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma is a 3-step procedure that includes having your blood drawn, separating the platelets and plasma from the rest of the blood, and then reinjecting or microneedling the platelet-rich plasma back into your body. The platelet-rich plasma is extracted from your blood by putting it in a centrifuge to separate the platelets and plasma from the blood.
What is PRP used for?
While PRP injections are used in multiple types of medicine, in dermatology, they can be used to provide younger-looking skin by stimulating the growth of collagen.
Beyond dermatological uses, PRP injections are used to support wound healing and joint injuries. It can also help with hair regrowth. At Eterna MD Medical Rejuvenation Center, we offer PRP injections for facial rejuvenation and hair regrowth.
Who is the Best Candidate for PRP?
The best candidates for PRP injections for facial cosmetic rejuvenation are healthy adults looking to address concerns like:
- fine lines and wrinkles
- age-related volume loss
Who is Not a Good Candidate for PRP Injections?
While PRP injections for the face are generally safe for most people, it’s not recommended for people with the following medical conditions:
- Hepatitis C
- HIV or AIDS
- blood cancer
- Cardiovascular disease that requires taking a blood thinner medication
- Skin cancer in the affected area
Side Effects of PRP Injections for Facial Cosmetic Rejuvenation
There are very few side effects of PRP injections. At most, you may experience some mild discomfort from the injections as well as some bruising and swelling after the procedure. But these side effects usually go away after a few days.
PRP Benefits for the Face
There are many benefits of PRP injections for the face. By injecting PRP back into the skin or using it along with microneedling, collagen and elastic production are promoted and that can lead to tighter, fuller, and smoother skin. This means fewer wrinkles, plumping of sagging skin, decreased sun damage, and less visible acne scars. You may also see an overall improvement in your complexion.
To achieve the best results, regular treatments are recommended that are scheduled a few weeks apart. And once the initial treatments are finished, maintenance treatments may be needed to continue to boost collagen production.
Other benefits are that there is no downtime and the results take only a few weeks to months to appear. The results can last as long as 18 months.
If you want more immediate results, your doctor can inject filler along with PRP.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you’re interested in PRP injections for facial cosmetic rejuvenation, call us today to schedule a consultation at the Eterna MD Medical Rejuvenation Center in Orlando, FL, or fill out our online booking form.
Dr. Carlos Mercado, Dr. Mara De La Vega, and our weight loss and nutrition coach Stephanie Mercado can answer all your questions and concerns and make a customized and comprehensive treatment plan based on your specific goals.