What is PRP and Why do I want it?
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is the liquid gold of the blood that contains vital stem cells and all-important growth factors to help rejuvenate the skin, restore collagen, and heal damage. When combined with micro-needling, it penetrates the deep layers of the skin. It can heal and reduce fine lines and wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation, acne scars and stretchmarks.
The procedure is a safe and affordable alternative to face lifts, harsh chemical peels, fillers, and expensive creams.
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What does PRP therapy stand for?
PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy. The process of creating PRP involves separating the red blood cells from the plasma of your own blood. This process concentrates the bodies natural healing substances. We then take that concentrated, healthy plasma and apply it directly to the skin after microneedling to facilitate penetration. This allows the skin to be rejuvenated with new collagen growth and improved blood suppl
How much does PRP cost?
The cost of PRP is directly related to the quality of equipment used to get the highest concentration of plasma possible. Think of the difference between a McDonald's Cheese Burger and a rib-eye from Ruth's Chris Steak House. They are both beef, but one is very superior to the other. At Littleton PRP we use a centrifuge that results in platelets at 7x concentration. Our treatments vary in price based on location and application. We also offer multi-joint or multi-treatment discounts. Please call 720-371-1662 for more information.
Is the process painful?
PRP treatments are a minimally invasive medical procedure and tend not to be painful. The face is numbed prior to the microneedling to decrease any discomfort. Any small amount of pain following the procedure can be managed with over the counter Tylenol. It is important when using over the counter painkillers, to avoid using NSAIDS (such as Aspirin, Ibuprofen, and Alleve).
How is PRP created?
The creation of Platelet Rich Plasma at Littleton PRP is simple, painless and quick. The process involves taking your own blood just like at a routine blood draw. We then take your blood and place it in a centrifuge that separates the red blood cells from the PRP. The red blood cells are discarded and the highly concentrated platelet rich plasma is used in the procedure. The entire process takes about 30 minutes and is done completely in office!
Why Use PRP for the skin?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments are a natural alternative to harsh treatments such as laser, chemical peels and even face lifts. PRP Facials utilize the body's own healing power with specific targeting to heal and restore. It is also a superior option to botox and fillers as it is a permanent, not temporary, fix.
What are the side effects of a PRP Facial?
Slight redness and tenderness of the skin is expected for the first few hours after treatment. Most people describe it as a sunburned look. Within 24-48 hours the redness will subside. Some people experience some mild peeling and flakiness for the next week after treatment. With in 1-2 weeks you will begin to notice improvements in your skin. The skin will continue to improve over the next 6 months.
Is there any Patient who would Not Be a Good Candidate for PRP?
Patients with severe anemia, low platelet count, abnormal platelet function, active systemic infection or those with an active cancer are not recommended to be administered PRP.
I'm over 60. Are my platelets still good?
Yes. When you age your platelets do not become less potent. The reason our skin ages is because we lose the collagen and elasticity of the skin. PRP is highly effective at any age, restoring collagen to the area.
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