Signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles are a common part of the aging process but that does not mean that you have to live with them if you don’t want to. Other skin concerns like dullness, redness, scarring, or uneven tone and texture can also be concerns for many. If you want refreshed, younger-looker skin without surgery, it is possible with PRP injections. Here at Steele Creek Dermatology in Charlotte, NC, we can help!
How Long Do PRP Injections Last?
The amount of time that your results from your PRP injections are going to last is going to depend on a number of factors. On average, you can expect to see those results lasting for up to 6-9 months. However, one person may notice that their results last a bit longer. On the other hand, another person could find that their results may begin to fade around the 6-month mark.
There are a number of benefits that you can enjoy if you opt to have this type of treatment. It can even be utilized in different ways in different areas to get other results such as hair growth on the scalp.
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
One of the main reasons that many people opt to have this type of treatment is to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. While these are common parts of the aging process, they can make you look older. With this type of treatment, those lines and wrinkles will be diminished, leaving you with smooth, youthful skin.
Larger pores can develop for a variety of different reasons. However, after having this type of treatment, many people note that their once large pores are significantly smaller. This can give a more refreshed, youthful look.
Dull skin is another issue that many people struggle with. After having this kind of treatment, your skin will appear much brighter and thus it will look a lot healthier. It gives you a great complexion boost!
Dealing with sun damage using only creams and serums can become costly and it can also take forever to fade that damage if it does at all. With PRP injections, the signs of that sun damage can be significantly diminished.
Dark circles under the eyes can give off the impression of tiredness. This kind of treatment is going to brighten up that under-eye area and that will give a younger, more refreshed, and awake appearance.
Sagging skin that has lost elasticity is another concern that many people have as they age. This type of treatment is going to firm up that skin, making it tighter and therefore more youthful.
A Boost in Collagen Production
One of the greatest parts about this type of treatment is that it is going to boost your natural collagen production. This will help your skin appear younger and plumper. This is a natural process that the body already does so it is definitely an added bonus to this type of treatment.
Because this kind of injectable treatment is able to boost your natural collagen production, it also helps the skin hold in that moisture longer. This is especially helpful for people who suffer from dry skin. You will notice that your skin is staying hydrated much longer after having had this treatment.
Better Skin Tone and Texture
This kind of treatment is going to improve the overall look and feel of the skin. It will even out that skin tone and correct any uneven texture. If you suffer from redness, dark spots, or uneven skin tone, you will notice a drastic improvement after having this kind of treatment.
Even Promotes Hair Growth
When used in the scalp area, this type of treatment has also shown to promote hair growth. This is especially helpful for people who have thinning hair or suffer from a lot of hair fallout. After this type of treatment, you will notice your hair is growing faster and coming in thicker.
What To Expect During Treatment
After your initial consultation where you will discuss all of your goals and concerns with one of our experts, you will come into the office for treatment. One of our experts will draw your blood and then separate the PRP or platelet-rich plasma from that blood. The area that you are having treated will be cleansed to make sure that no residue is left behind.
Then, the PRP will be injected directly into those treatment areas. After that, your treatment is finished! It really is that simple. After that, you are free to go on with your day as you normally would since there is absolutely no downtime!
Commonly Asked Questions
1. Will It Hurt?
No, this is not a surgical treatment nor is it an invasive one. Unlike other types of treatments that may be able to give the same skin improvements, this one is not going to cause you any sort of pain. It is so popular because it is a quick and painless treatment option.
2. How Do I Know if I’m a Good Candidate for Treatment?
If you are looking for a way to improve both the tone and texture of your skin or are looking to diminish the look of certain types of issues such as lines and wrinkles, chances are that this is a great treatment option for you to consider.
3. Is This Type of Treatment Only for Women?
No, both men and women can enjoy the amazing benefits of this type of treatment. It is for any person seeking to improve the overall look and feel of their skin without more painful forms of treatment.
4. How Do I Prepare for Treatment?
There is usually nothing that you need to worry about doing prior to coming in for your treatment. If there would be something you would need to do to prepare for your treatment, our experts will be sure to let you know before you come in for your treatment session. You just need to come into the office for your treatment and our experts will take care of the rest.
5. How Do I Care for My Skin After Treatment?
It is advised that you avoid direct sunlight in the 24-48 hours following your treatment. It’s also a good idea to avoid any activity that is going to cause excessive sweating following your treatment as well. Other than that, you should be good to go. There is nothing special that you need to worry about doing after having your treatment.
However, if there would be something that you should avoid or anything special you would need to do, our experts will be sure to let you know. They are there to make sure that you get the most out of this type of treatment and will be there with you through the entire process.
6. When Will I See My Results?
You will begin to notice the amazing results of this type of treatment in about 3-4 weeks following your treatment. As your skin heals from the inside out, the natural collagen production will begin to kick in, giving you more youthful, glowing skin. However, this may vary from person to person. While one person may see the full spectrum of their results after 3-4 weeks, another person may need to wait for around 6 weeks.
After evaluating you individually, our experts may be able to give you a better idea of when you will be able to see your results.
7. Can I Do This Myself at Home?
Even if you could do this yourself at home, it is never a good idea to attempt to do so. Trying this on your own could cause permanent damage to your skin and it could also be painful. When it comes to this treatment and others like it, it is always a good idea to leave it to the pros.
8. How Does It Work?
This type of treatment works by utilizing the healing properties of the PRP in your own blood. It promotes healing from the inside and is able to improve a variety of skin concerns. Overall, it is going to be able to give you brighter, more youthful-looking skin without the hassle or pain of surgery or a more invasive type of treatment.
9. Is It Safe?
Yes, this type of treatment is completely safe and utilizes your body’s own PRP! Unlike other types of treatment options that might be able to give you similar results, there is no risk with this one. It is completely safe!
Get More Youthful, Glowing Skin Today
Signs of aging, uneven skin tone and texture, and a number of other concerns can be a thing of the past through PRP injections. This treatment option is painless, completely safe, and works quickly. If you want to have that beautiful, rejuvenated skin, you should absolutely consider this amazing treatment option. Come see us today at Steele Creek Dermatology in Charlotte, NC!