PRP injections involve taking a sample of your blood, spinning it down in a centrifuge, and using the resulting plasma for injection. PRP stimulates your body to make its own collagen, so some people view it as a more natural alternative to dermal fillers. PRP can be used to replace volume in hollowing areas such as tear trough grooves, cheeks, and temples.
We understand that PRP injections may be new to some of our clients, so we have included some basic information to help you understand what you can expect at your treatment. Your first visit includes a free consultation, where you can meet with our injector and have your questions answered.
One tube worth of blood, spun down into PRP. Multiple tube may be required depending on the areas being treated. If additional tubes are required for your desired treatment areas, the cost for these is $275 per tube.
PRP Injections – Series of 3
Maximum results for PRP injections are obtained after a series of three treatments, spaced apart approximately 6-8 weeks. Price assumes one tube worth of blood, spun down into PRP.
Why should you consider receiving your PRP injections at Rejuvenate MKE?
PRP injections at Rejuvenate MKE are performed by a board certified nurse practitioner who is certified in performing PRP injections. You can feel assured that your injector is a dedicated professional and focused on delivering safe, high quality care.
What should you expect at your visit?
Your injector will first perform a free consultation with you, which will include a review of your medical history and an assessment of your facial anatomy. Together, your injector will work with you to provide you with a customized treatment plan. This plan is based on your concerns as well as your injector’s expertise, to help deliver you the highest quality results.
Your skin will be cleansed and a numbing cream will be applied. During the numbing process, a blood sample will be taken and spun down in a centrifuge to obtain the platelet-rich plasma. After your skin has been thoroughly numbed, your skin will be cleansed once more and your procedure will begin. The total length of visit is typically between 60 minutes, depending on the areas being treated.
What should you expect post-treatment?
Rejuvenate MKE has several recommendations to follow after your treatment, including:
- Avoid pressure to the face/head for 24 hours.
- Avoid anything that causes flushing of or increased circulation to the face for 24 hours, including exercise, hot showers, saunas, steam rooms, etc.
- Avoid other facial treatments such as peels, microdermabrasion, microneedling, light therapy/BBL, photofacial, etc. for 14 days. You should avoid laser treatments or ablative therapy for 6 weeks after your filler treatment.
- You should avoid having dental appointments for 2 weeks after your treatment.
- Keep upright for four hours after the injections. Avoid lying down during this time.
- Change your pillow case before going to bed the day your injections are performed.
- Avoid applying any make up for 24 hours after injections.
- Avoid using retinol for 2 days after your injections.
- If you have headaches take Tylenol. Avoid NSAIDS (including ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, and aspirin).
This list is not all inclusive. You will be provided with a complete list of post-treatment instructions, and your injector will review these with you.
How long does it take for the PRP injection results to take effect? When will you see results?
You may see results within your first month after treatment. Maximum results often take multiple treatments, which is why we recommend a package of a series of 3 treatments.
How long do the results from dermal fillers last?
Results often last 9-12 months, on average, but may be a little shorter or a little longer, depending on your metabolism and the areas being treated.
How should you prepare for your treatment?
When you book your appointment, you will receive an intake questionnaire and clinic policy information. You should complete this paperwork before your treatment, as your injector will review it with you at the time of your service.
You should come to your appointment with a clean, dry face. If you are wearing makeup, you will be required to remove it.
You should avoid receiving treatment within 4 weeks of a special event, such as a wedding, or if you will be unavailable for follow-up (for example, if you are traveling). This is because we want to ensure any swelling or bruising has resolved before your event. You should not plan to have any dental work performed within 14 days after your treatment, to reduce risk of infection.
If you are prone to bruising and bleeding, you should take arnica 5 days prior to treatment. You should avoid taking NSAIDs (including aspirin, ibuprofen, and Aleve) for 48-72 hours prior to your appointment.
What type of follow-up is required after your appointment?
You are strongly encouraged to return to the clinic approximately 21 days after your treatment for evaluation of the results. Follow-up is recommended during this timeframe, to ensure the PRP injections have had time to take full effect and all swelling and bruising has resolved.
Who should not receive PRP injections?
You may not be a good candidate if:
- You have an active infection for which you are taking antibiotics or antivirals
- You are actively receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy
- You have a skin infection at the planned site of injection
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding
- You are currently taking steroids
This list is not all inclusive. Your injector will thoroughly review your health history and contraindications with you prior to your treatment.
We would love to help you feel your best. Let’s get started.
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