Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy has become an increasingly popular procedure to enhance your skin and overall beauty. “Aging can be a difficult process to experience,” says Dr. Ali Adibfar, a leading Toronto plastic surgeon who specializes in PRP Therapy. “Lines, wrinkles and loss of volume are things that men and women experience as they grow older. This not only has an impact on a person’s appearance and beauty, but also how they feel.”
Men and women across Toronto, Canada and North America share the same desire to look and feel young for as long as possible. It’s no secret that we don’t want to age. No one wants fine lines and wrinkles to take over their face and neck. But it’s a common occurrence and one that often can’t be avoided, even with a great skin care regime. Some people may feel hopeless; like they’ll never be able to have the beautiful, youthful looking skin they once had. “While it may seem like an impossible task, there’s a way to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles,” explains Dr. Adibfar. “Our revolutionary Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy can give you the youthful, natural and glowing skin that you’ve always dreamed of.”
While PRP Therapy continues to gain popularity, many people don’t know exactly what it is or what it does. Educating people on the incredible benefits this medical spa treatment can deliver is something that the Elements Wellness and Medispa team devotes a lot of time to. That’s why we sat down with Dr. Adibfar – a leading plastic surgeon who has used Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy to dramatically enhance people’s appearance – to get answers to some of the hottest questions that everyone is asking.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy: Top Questions You Want the Answers to
What is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy?
Let’s tackle the biggest question first. PRP Therapy is an advanced treatment that harnesses the naturally powerful healing properties of a person’s own isolated blood platelets. Instead of using artificial injections, Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is a natural treatment that activates collagen production to improve skin tone and texture while enhancing the face and neck.
What Can Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Be Used For?
Many patients don’t walk into our Yorkville medical spa and ask for Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy. We do however typically recommend PRP Therapy for patients looking for a safe, natural and highly effective way to address:
1. Lines that have formed on the face and neck
2. Wrinkles that show their true age or worse yet, an older age
3. Volume loss that has occurred as they grew older
Our medical spa experts inject platelet-rich plasma back into the targeted areas that may include around the eyes, neck and lips in an effort to restore the youthful appearance they once had.
Who Benefits from Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy?
Since PRP Therapy uses a patient’s own blood, it’s a safe and effective treatment for anyone looking for a solution to lines, wrinkles, volume loss and poor skin condition. Each patient will react differently to the treatment, but the results are life changing. It’s a great option for people who want to look and feel beautiful again.
How is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Performed?
It’s a unique procedure. Many people will immediately ask how it’s performed. Our expert team of medispa specialists will draw blood from the patient and use a centrifuge to produce the platelet rich plasma. We then inject the platelet rich plasma into the target areas during the same visit. It’s virtually painless and doesn’t require a significant amount of time to perform.
How Long Until the Results from PRP Therapy Show?
While some medical spa and plastic surgery procedures can deliver immediate results, PRP therapy is a gradual process. Since it may take several treatments to achieve the desired appearance, we typically advise our patients to wait a few months to realize the incredible results.
How Long Do the Results of PRP Therapy Last?
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy utilizes a very natural process to deliver the aesthetic results that you’re looking for. Each person’s body is unique and that means there will be variations in terms of the longevity of the results. However, we tell our patients that the results they see will typically last a few years.
Can PRP Therapy Treatments be Repeated?
There is no scientific reason why these treatments cannot be repeated to achieve the results a patient is looking for. This is because the process is natural and uses the person’s own tissue to address areas of concern. Some of our patients will actually receive PRP treatments each year to boost and strengthen the initial treatment. It’s almost like a yearly tune-up to keep them looking and feeling young.
What are the Side Effects of Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy?
As with any medical spa or plastic surgery procedure, this is one of the most important questions to ask. At Elements, safety is a top priority as we work together to redefine your appearance. While there may be some redness of the skin or even light bruising around where the injection was placed, there are no serious side effects to worry about.