Kim Kardashian made headlines when she publicized her first treatment of PRP on National TV. Platelet Rich Plasma is also referred to as PRP.
PRP is performed by taking 8ml of blood from your arm, and then placing it in a centrifuge , and spinning it at a very high speed. This process will separate and reduce the blood into platelet rich plasma.
Using a special machine with a very fine oscillating needle the PRP injections are then tapped into the skin at a depth of 1-2mm. These injections may be done anywhere on the face including under the eyes, lips and into the scalp.
One of the reasons it works so well is that not only does it contain natural growth factors, but it also contains a heavy concentration of platelets from your own blood, This produces and promotes new collagen to form in the treated area of the skin.
The PRP treatment is done in 3 sessions, one every 2-4 weeks.
There is no downtime with PRP. After your treatment you may notice small red dots in the injection site for a few hours. There is usually only minimal unnoticeable swelling if any.
As a bonus, because the derivatives are from your own body there is no chance of an allergic reaction or product rejection.
Dr. Ellis from Lasting Looks Anti Aging Clinic in Toronto provides this treatment to numerous happy patients. Your full results will be seen in about 3 months after your 3rd treatment. The PRP effect will last 1-2 years.
Yearly maintenance is recommended to maintain your results.