Are There Any Side Effects to PRP Therapy?

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You may have heard about elite athletes using PRP therapy to recover from their injuries more quickly, but this non-surgical treatment now has many more uses, such as improving the appearance of your skin.

In this blog, the medical team at Hollywood Dermatology & Cosmetic Specialists in South Florida explain more about PRP therapy, including whether it causes any side effects:

What is PRP therapy and what does it treat?

PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma, and this type of therapy uses your own blood to improve your skin in a variety of ways. It can be used to treat a variety of issues, including skin problems such as wrinkles and fine lines, dark under-eye circles, redness, and sunspots.

How does the process work?

A small amount of your blood is drawn and placed in a centrifuge, which separates out the platelets and plasma. Platelets contain growth factors that can help stimulate cell growth as well as collagen and tissue regeneration. These platelets, along with the plasma, are then injected into the areas of skin being treated.

Who makes a good candidate for PRP therapy?

Most people are good candidates for PRP therapy. However, you should discuss your medical history with your dermatologist since certain issues may mean this therapy isn’t the best choice for you. These can include cancer, chronic infections, and severe metabolic disorders.

What are the benefits of PRP therapy?

This type of therapy offers many benefits, including the following:

  • Non-allergenic, since your own blood is used
  • Non-surgical
  • Natural – uses no synthetic fillers
  • Can effectively treat a variety of skin issues
  • Creates natural-looking results
  • Equally effective in men and women
  • Results continue to improve over time
  • Has few side effects
  • Requires no downtown after treatment
  • Rejuvenates and regenerates tissue
  • Stimulates the production of your skin’s natural collagen
  • Takes only a few minutes to complete
  • Offers both short-term and long-lasting results – often lasting more than a year
  • Can be combined with other procedures

What are the side effects of PRP?

PRP may cause mild bruising, swelling, or redness. An infection may occur, but this is rare.

What is recovery like after your treatment?

You can go back to your regular activities immediately after your PRP therapy, so there’s no downtime involved.

If you’d like to find out more about whether you’re a good candidate for PRP therapy, make an appointment today for an appointment with Hollywood Dermatology & Cosmetic Specialists in South Florida. We’ll discuss your concerns with you and devise a treatment plan that will yield the best possible results. Our medical staff offers the latest, most effective treatments to help you look and feel your best.

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