PRP Treatments


Why PRP is quickly becoming an aesthetic ‘treat-all’?

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (or PRP treatment) is quickly becoming the favorite beauty procedure for it’s simplicity and effectiveness. It’s easy because it involves blood being drawn from a patient’s body, similar to a regular blood test. The blood is then put into a centrifuge for a couple minutes to separate the platelets, serum and blood cells. And there you have everything you need to trigger your body’s natural healing mechanism at will.

Let’s see how we can use PRP for enhancing your skin and appearance.

1. Wrinkle and Fine Line Treatments

Wrinkles. Wrinkles. Wrinkles.  One of the secrets to healthy-looking skin at any age is PRP.  The natural wear and tear of life begins to show.  As we age, the collagen and elastin breaks down.  The skin is no longer able to remain firm and plump.  The combination of PRP micro-needling and injections naturally increase your body’s ability to regenerate collagen and elasticity.  It is like exercise, to improve tone you must lift weights to create those little tears in the muscle to stimulate regeneration.  PRP and micro-needling stimulates the repair of collagen and creates new production.  Your results are less wrinkles, improved tone and clarity.

How Can PRP Injections Help?

Platelet Rich Plasma treatments are done using blood being drawn from a patient, similar to a blood test. Therefore, the trigger mechanism that produces the Anti-aging effect (Platelets and serum) is 100% natural. Hence the results look perfectly natural too. Unlike Botox, with PRP, there’s no dangerous side-effects. PRP is the perfect treatment for Anti-aging and wrinkle reduction.

The way PRP reduces wrinkles is truly amazing. The platelets and serum injected through the procedure triggers a false “healing” signal to the skin indicating it’s time to repair and thus starts the “collagen production” which aggressively produces new skin tissue.

You will require 3-6 treatments to see best results.

How long does the results last?

Again, Anti-aging process is not a one-time event. You may need additional follow up treatments for maintenance.  The results will last 1 year but varies from person to person.  You can also improve your results with a good at home skin regimen.  Remember to wear an SPF of at least 15. Proper nutrition and exercise will also help aid in tone and clarity with-in the skin helping to reduce the aging  process.

2. Treatment for discoloration and uneven skin tone

Our skin has a built in protection mechanism from the sun called melanin. As we age the melanocytes become weak and damaged due to over exposure from the sun’s harmful UV rays, resulting in darker pigmented areas commonly known as age spots. Hormonal changes are another common factor for these dark spots to gather.

How Can PRP Treatments Help?

When the transforming growth factor beta (TGF-B) enters the skin tissue, it immediately kick-starts a skin regeneration process where new skin cells are rapidly produced and improving your skin condition.
You will begin to see results with-in one week of your first treatment and you will continue to see results weeks after. Typically 2-3 treatments are needed to see best results. Depending on degree of damage a treatment plan of 6 may be necessary.

How long does the effects last?

Effects depend on age and environmental exposure. Once your desired outcome is achieved, your results will last about 12 months. Avoid long exposure to the sun and tanning beds. Make sure you protect your skin with an SPF. Maintenance treatments are recommended.

3. Treatment for Stressed Skin

Youthful skin looks bright, dewy, smooth and even. Younger skins cell turn over occurs with-in 28 days. Meaning, every 28 days new skin cells replace the old ones. Due to the natural aging process the skins cell turnover decreases and it takes the skin longer and longer to turn over.

This means more and more dead skin cells pile resulting in dull uneven skin. One effective way to shorten the turnover time for skin cells and eliminate dull skin is through PRP treatments. When combined with micro needling therapy, you’ll be able to quickly turn your skin from dull to bright and shiny in a matter of days.

How Can PRP Injections Help?

Both invasive and non-invasive PRP treatments can play big role in reducing the turnover rate of your skin cells. Since PRP contain all the growth hormones that trigger Tissue regeneration, Collagen production and Cell differentiation, it’s a perfect “dull skin killer.” 1-4 treatments from a qualified PRP treatment provider can improve your turnover rate and return it back to 28 days, thus making your skin looking visibly younger and natural.

How long does the results last?

Generally, skin treatments last about 6-12 months. After which you might need touch ups if necessary. The best way to maintain your skin is to keep healthy habits like proper sleep, eat healthy and no smoking.

4.  Treatment for the eyes-Dark Circles and puffiness 

Dark circles and puffiness is largely due to heredity factors. There are lifestyle changes that can be made to help minimize the appearance of darkness, but additional measures need to be done in order to see a significant change. Injections of PRP underneath the eye will decrease puffiness and reduce darkness. It will also decrease fine lines and wrinkles surrounding the orbital area in just one treatment. PRP is a non-invasive procedure with no down time and quick results. Treatment will vary from person to person and will be evaluated by the physician to provide you with the best results.

How Can PRP Treatments Help?

Platelets contain growth hormones. The way it causes growth is by actually increasing the cells’ metabolism. When applied to the area around your eyes, the tissue under your eyes receives enough blood and nutrients for its active metabolism and growth. This helps to improve the elasticity, firming the skin, pushing out toxins and releasing water retention.

Again, a completely natural skin care treatment option providing you with extraordinary results. Can be combined with Botox and Fillers.

How long does the results last?

If you are under 30 and have good sleeping habits, you may see results starting from day one. Treatment does vary from person to person and could take a couple days to two weeks to see change. But results are almost guaranteed with PRP if you continue with 2-4 treatments. You will see a drastic reduction in eye darkness and puffiness after one treatment and should continue to see improvement up to two weeks. Maintenance is recommended between 6-12 months.

5. Hair Restoration Treatment

Everyone experiences hair loss and most of it goes unnoticed. But fortunately, for most people (especially when they’re young) their hair regeneration is faster than their hair loss. However, hormonal changes and certain medical conditions can reverse this and cause significant unwanted hair loss.

Research also suggests hair and self-image are closely intertwined. We all know how a bad-hair day can ruin your mood and self confidence. Just imagine what it feels like to wake up to thinning hair or even baldness.
As I said a moment ago, hair loss happens when your hair regeneration falls below your hair loss rate. The reason for less hair regeneration? Not enough growth factors and nutrients. That’s why PRP has been proven to be a major procedure for hair loss treatment.

How Can PRP Treatments Help?

The growth factors and blood cells contained in the Plasma Rich Platelets can be powerful catalysts that accelerate your scalp’s capacity to regenerate hair cells. The growth factors can activate the hair follicles (only those that are dying, the long-dead hair follicles can’t be revived) and your scalp will be healthier and balanced.
Depending on the severity of the hair loss, it can take about 6-8 sessions to get back a fuller head of hair.

How long does the results last?

Hair growth in cycles. And the average follicle goes through 4 cycles (which can take up to 60 days to complete) in which only one of them is in a active growth phase. If most of your hair is in Active growth stage, you’ll see results quickly. Otherwise you’ll just do treatments for about 2 months to “catch” the hairs in the Active growth phase.
When you undergo treatments for 6-8 weeks, it’s hard to miss the active-growth phase of the hair and so you’ll see improved hair condition immediately after the 6th week. A noticeable change will occur within the first week. At home product is recommended to aid it regeneration. Ask your PRP representative for more specifics.

6. Treatment for Blackheads and Clogged Pores

One reason for blackheads and clogged pores is the accumulation of sebum and dirt. An overactive sebaceous gland produces an excess amount of sebum that travels to the surface of the skin through the hair follicle. The more sebum produced in the skin, the more likely you will be to have clogged pores and blackheads. When the pore accumulates debris the pore becomes visually larger. Generally, people try to fix the pores with harsh medications or drug store products that strip the skin of the essentials and more often than not makes the situation worse.

How Can PRP Treatments Help?

If you would like to reduce the appearance of your pore size, then Micro-needling is recommended. For larger pores and congestion, a combination of PRP and Micro-needling is necessary for best results. Micro-needling makes tiny punctures in the skin which triggers the skin’s healing response. This healing process is then accelerated with PRP-derived growth factors for skin enhancement. Ask your doctor for special PRP derived growth factors. Just days after this treatment, your skin will look and feel smoother, fresh and polished. You will see results from your first session and beyond.

Caution: The procedure may result in swelling and bruising. It may last for about 3-4 days and will subside to reveal healthy skin.

How long does the effects last?

Results will last about 3 months and after that, touch up treatments may be necessary. An evaluation will be done after one month from your first treatment to implement a plan for maximum results.
When it comes to skin care, regular care is the key. It is not a one-time event. Just like brushing your teeth, it should be a part of your daily regimen. A treatment plan will be tailored for you to maintain your results between services.

7. Treatment of Adult Acne

Adult acne is becoming more and more common. It is not a problem just for teens. Acne is the result of excess sebum, inflammation in the skin and debris forming over the pore resulting in large red bumps that can be painful and to say the least uncomfortable. Pores are the natural breathing mechanism of the skin. When these are blocked, it causes inflammation. These bumps beneath the skin is known as Acne or pimples.

Depending on the amount of inflammation and debris, it can leave a semi-permanent scar or “pit” within your skin.

How Can PRP Therapy Help?

The platelets in the PRP injections contains growth factors, which are known to stimulate the skin cells and trigger the production of new skin tissue. Production of new skin also means production of new collagen which greatly improves the skin appearance in that and surrounding areas making it appear more vibrant and smooth.
With PRP being a fast-action procedure, you’ll see results quickly.

How long does the effects last?

This varies depending on individuals but most people can expect the results to last about 18 months. 

Your Chicago PRP Specialists Is Ready To Help

Platelet Rich Plasma therapy is a must-have if you wish to stay young (who doesn’t) by harnessing the natural forces that are at play in your body. Already it’s taking the world of wound-healing by storm and I believe it’s a matter of time before PRP becomes the most requested beauty procedure.

The magic of PRP lies in the fact that it’s fast-acting and natural — a combination you don’t get to see often. Contact us with the form on this page for more information on our Chicago PRP Specialists.

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