There are many innovative and effective cosmetic procedures out there. Some of them sound alarming but deliver great results. The PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is one such treatment. It is often known as Vampire Therapy or Dracula Therapy because it involves the use of blood to improve the appearance and glow of your skin. Dr. Doumit has carried out several PRP therapies over the years and is very familiar with the process.
What is PRP Therapy?
The Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy uses the rejuvenating and healing properties in your blood to heal your skin from damage caused by aging, lifestyle decisions, pollution, sun exposure, and other such factors. The process requires sophisticated equipment and polished techniques, which is why it is rare to find many cosmetic establishments offering it.
During this therapy, our doctor draws a small amount of blood from your body and places it inside a machine. Don’t worry about losing a lot of blood because we only draw a couple of teaspoons worth at a time. The machine separates different components of your blood to create a fibrin matrix, which is rich in healing platelets. The matrix has the vital growth factors produced by your body and has an incredible capacity for healing. We place it over your face to heal scars, improve wrinkles, and erase creases. PRP can also help lighten acne scars from your skin.
The results vary from one patient to another, but most of our patients have seen great results from the therapy.
Is PRP Therapy For Me?
Many patients are intimated by this therapy and don’t know if it is the right choice for them. We encourage you to consider it because it doesn’t have any adverse effects. PRP therapy is a great choice for:
All wrinkles and fine lines (forehead, glabella, periorbital lines)
Folds that go from the corners of your mouth to your chin.
The dehydrated or relaxed appearance of your facial skin.
We can also use this treatment on your hands, elbows, feet, knees, and neck to reduce the appearance of lines and folds. These areas are the first to show serious signs of aging. Your skin will look youthful and healthy after the treatment is complete.
What Happens After the PRP Treatment?
This treatment is very short and has no recovery time. You can get back to your daily activities immediately after leaving our clinic. The treated area will be slightly red but that will disappear within a few hours. You’re not likely to develop any kind of bruising or swelling after the PRP procedure.
Once the effects of the treatment settle into your skin, it will look more youthful and radiant. You will notice a visible improvement in the appearance of lines, scars, and acne scars. The effects will last for a long time and you can always go through the procedure again.
If you want to know more about the PRP treatment or have questions, don’t hesitate to book a consultation with us. Dr. Doumit will answer all of your questions and offer expert advice.