What is PRP Therapy?
Elysium SurgiSpa is pleased to offer PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy, one of the most popular and innovative cosmetic procedures in the industry because of its natural origin and promising results. PRP therapy infuses plasma directly from your own blood into specific regions of the face or body to manage problematic areas and achieve smoother, rejuvenated skin, as well as thicker, fuller hair. Often known as “liquid gold,” plasma from the blood includes platelets and growth factors that, as they're reintroduced into the skin, encourage the body's natural collagen and elastin generation. To learn more about PRP therapy in Chicago, IL, contact us to arrange a consultation with our team.
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How is PRP Therapy Performed?
PRP therapy is a quick treatment performed at Elysium SurgiSpa. We will draw a small amount of blood from one of your arms. The blood will be put into a centrifuge machine to separate the platelet-rich plasma, which takes about 15 minutes. We will then place your concentrated plasma into a syringe and inject it into the areas where you want to improve the health of your skin and/or hair. Plasma from PRP therapy naturally promotes collagen and elastin production to create younger, tighter-looking skin. Because it uses your own blood, there is virtually no risk of adverse or allergic reactions. You can expect your face to be a little red following the procedure as traces of red blood cells will be included in the plasma injection. Cold packs can be used on the injection site to ease any discomfort and swelling. For rejuvenated outcomes, we recommend follow-up treatments every 4 – 6 weeks.
PRP Therapy FAQ
How much does PRP therapy cost?
Treatment costs for PRP therapy will depend on how many areas are being treated and the number of treatments necessary. Your practitioner will give you a cost estimate in your consult at Elysium SurgiSpa and review payment methods as well as any specials on treatments.
How long do results from PRP therapy last?
Visible results from PRP therapy may last for as long as two months. The longevity of the results will vary in every patient and depends on where the treatment is used. One of the benefits of PRP therapy is that it does not require incisions or lengthy downtime and is easier to afford.
What are the risks and complications of PRP therapy?
Potential risks for PRP by itself are very mild and include temporary swelling and bruising. When combined with microneedling, possible risks include infection, mild scarring, delayed healing, and pigmentation changes. That’s why you should have microneedling performed by an experienced practitioner.
Will PRP help replenish volume?
PRP therapy does not increase volume in areas like your lips and cheeks. Although PRP injections offer stunning results since it rejuvenates your skin and helps promote the production of elastin and collagen, they do not increase volume. If you want to contour areas on the face that have lost volume, then dermal fillers may be a better treatment choice for you.
Is PRP therapy painful?
Getting PRP injections feels like a BOTOX® or dermal filler injection but with the extra step of the plasma extraction. Generally, patients feel a mild pinch or pressure when the needle pierces the skin. If you're concerned about feeling pain, request numbing cream.
Can PRP be combined with other hair treatments?
Yes, it can. Many patients choose to combine PRP treatments for hair loss with other hair loss treatments such as topical medications, microneedling, LLLT therapy, and more. During your consultation, we can discuss treatment options and what combination can help you reach your goal.
How often do you need PRP treatments for hair loss?
To see noticeable results, most patients will get at least three treatments given one month apart. Based on your goals and treatment plan, we will be able to estimate the number of treatments necessary to reach your optimal goal. To maintain results, patients often need follow-up treatments every six months to a year.
How effective is PRP therapy at treating hair loss?
The results from a PRP treatment for hair loss will depend on the degree of hair loss, how many treatments are received, and other factors. With PRP therapy, patience is the key. Results can take time to become noticeable as the hair follicles are stimulated to produce new hair growth. During your consultation, we will examine your hair and talk to you about what results you can realistically expect.
Healthier Skin and Hair
If you want to improve the tone, texture, elasticity of your complexion or promote the growth of thicker, fuller hair, you may be a great candidate for PRP therapy. This procedure works well for women and men who want to use a natural technique for skin rejuvenation that yields gorgeous results. If you are interested in learning more about PRP therapy, call our Chicago, IL office to schedule an appointment with our highly skilled team.