There is a fear, when it comes to cosmetic dermatology, of being in a worse state from how you started after the treatment.
These days though, more and more alternative procedures are being developed with the intention of eliminating fear as the priority in mind.
One of these procedures is what we call Platelet-Rich Plasma, or PRP.
PRP is a procedure of pulling out your own platelets from your blood and modifying them, making them “platelet-rich” before injecting them back to the area you want to treat.
How Does PRP Work?
Platelets are your blood’s main way of healing. Platelets carry proteins that are called growth factors, which are essential in healing. Due to the growth factors that exist in the platelets, hair growth and skin rejuvenation are made possible.
Platelet Rich Plasma can assist in healing in all parts of the body, such as facial treatments through encouraging the growth of collagen and elastin, and general injuries such as sprains and bruising. The possibilities with PRP are endless.
How Long Do PRP Injections Last?
Blood extraction and the introduction of PRP may take up to 30 minutes or more. Each PRP treatment usually requires 3 sessions within 4-6 weeks of each other and the best effects will be noticeable 4-6 months after the treatment.
Since the procedure is minimally invasive, it requires little to no downtime, and people who have undergone PRP treatment can resume their daily activities after.
The effects of PRP are not permanent but effects can last up to 18 months on average with a maximum of two years as the longest reported effect. However, touch-ups of the treatment are recommended once a year.
If you’re ready to try PRP and start getting your hair and skin looking young and healthy again, call DC Derm Docs at (202) 822-9591 and schedule your consultation today!