PRP therapy has come to the fore in recent years, and is now being used in a number of cosmetic treatments, including skin rejuvenation. PRP creates natural change, as it gradually improves the tone and texture of the skin. But how long does platelet rich plasma treatment last?
PRP Skin Rejuvenation
PRP therapy involves the use of your own blood to rejuvenate the skin. A small sample of blood is extracted, and the platelets are then separated, before being injected into the skin.
The platelets release enzymes that stimulate the healing of damaged skin cells. PRP also encourages the production of fibroblasts, which are collagen producing cells. Collagen improves skin elasticity, and makes the skin more youthful. This process leads to the correction of skin issues such as fine lines, crepey skin, and poor skin texture.
How long does PRP last?
After the PRP procedure, your face will look younger. The skin will continue to improve for the next 2 to 3 months, as more collagen grows and there is an increase in the number of blood vessels that deliver oxygen to the tissues.
The duration of the results are variable with each patient, as it is influenced by age and skin type. Also, since PRP is a new procedure, there is ongoing investigations regarding the precise duration of the procedure. However, you can typically expect the results of PRP therapy to last between 1 to 2 years (learn more).
PRP can be done alongside other cosmetic treatments,to create greater lift and volume.
Contact South Coast Plastic Surgery, Irvine, CA, to learn more about how long the effects of PRP treatment are expected to last. Call(949) 701-4454today,and book a consultation with Dr. Kyle Song, or Dr. David Dorfman.