PRP Injections in Seattle, WA
PRP therapy is an advanced rejuvenation technique that has long been used in sports therapy and other fields of medicine. With PRP injections at North Sound Dermatology Aesthetics, patients can now use the natural benefits of PRP to restore the appearance of the skin. We offer this treatment to patients living in Seattle, Everett, and the surrounding areas of Washington.
What are PRP Injections?
PRP injections are a method of rejuvenating the skin using growth factors found in the blood. This technique has long been used to accelerate recovery from injuries, but it also offers many cosmetic benefits. When injected into the skin, PRP addresses many signs of aging and skin damage by rejuvenating the skin. Once injected, it stimulates the production of collagen and restores damaged cells. As a result, patients enjoy a natural boost in volume and a reduction in some of the most prominent signs of aging and skin damage. Since PRP is derived from blood drawn from the patient, there is minimal risk of side effects, rejection and complications. For this reason, many people are choosing PRP injections over other injectable treatments such as Botox® and dermal fillers.
What are the Benefits of PRP Injections?
PRP injections are a popular anti-aging treatment because they offer the following benefits:
- Reduce the appearance of scars and sun damage
- Alleviate dark circles under the eyes
- Diminish the appearance of wrinkles
- Enhance collagen production for long-lasting results
- Natural treatment process
- Quick procedure with minimal downtime
What is the PRP Injection Treatment Like?
The first step in a PRP injection treatment is drawing a small amount of blood from the patient. We will extract blood from the arm using traditional techniques. The collected blood is then spun in a centrifuge to separate the blood plasma from the rest of the blood cells. This platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is then injected into various areas of the face. We apply a topical anesthetic to the injection area prior to treatment to ensure maximum comfort during the injection process. PRP injections typically take about one hour.
What Can I Expect After My PRP Injections?
Immediately following your PRP injections, you will notice bruising, swelling and redness that can last up to a week. Despite these side effects, patients are typically able to resume work and other normal activities within a day of their procedure. Once these effects fade, you will notice an increase in facial volume and an improvement in skin tone and texture. As collagen takes effect in the body over the weeks following treatment, you will notice further improvements in the skin. In some cases, we may recommend multiple treatments to deliver optimal results.
Are PRP Injections Right for Me?
If you are experiencing sun damage, scarring, facial folds such as marionette lines or nasolabial folds, or other signs of aging, you may be a good candidate for PRP injections. PRP injections are also an effective preventative treatment, so it can be an ideal rejuvenation technique for patients of all ages. If you are looking for a natural way to achieve or maintain healthy, youthful skin, PRP injections may be right for you.
If you would like to try PRP injections or learn more about the procedure, contact us today to schedule a consultation. North Sound Dermatology Aesthetics is proud to serve residents of Everett, Seattle, and the neighboring communities of Washington.