Platelet-Rich Plasma Schaumburg, Naperville, Chicago
Chicagoland Aesthetics is pleased to welcome Platelet-Rich Plasma injections to our three clinics. Platelet-Rich Plasma is a treatment that is taking over the cosmetic industry. Learn more about this revolutionary treatment below.
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?
Platelet-Rich Plasma, or PRP, is a facial filler that uses a patient’s own blood to trigger a natural growth process in the skin. To start the process, the doctor will draw a small amount of blood from the patient’s arm, then separate the platelets in the blood from the red and white blood cells in a centrifuge. These platelets are then injected into the desired area of the face. Minor swelling, bruising and heat may occur post-treatment, but they are common and should fade within a couple days. Several treatments over a period of two to three months are likely, but the specific treatment plan will depend on the patient.
What are the uses of Platelet-Rich Plasma
Platelets in the blood contain growth factors that are known for their healing abilities. Therefore, platelet-rich plasma injections can be used to treat various cosmetic reasons, such as:
Benefits of Platelet-Rich Plasma treatments over other methods?
As of late, more and more patients are looking for less invasive ways to rid of aging signs and improve their appearance. PRP is quick and involves very little pain to the patient. While surgical treatments require weeks of recovery time, patients can return to their normal activities immediately following the procedure. In addition, there is virtually no risk for an allergic reaction or infections that are common with synthetic fillers, since the only ingredient used is the patient’s own blood. Most patients will begin to notice increased firmness and elasticity in the skin shortly after their first injection.
Chicagoland Aesthetics – PRP Procedure
The board certified doctors at Chicagoland Aesthetics can talk you through the Platelet-Rich Plasma injection process with you, determine whether you are a candidate, and formulate a treatment plan for you based on your needs. If you want to smooth out your face and give yourself a more youthful appearance, request an appointment on our website or call one of our three locations to schedule.
Chicago: (773) 697-4033
Schaumburg: (847) 884-8346
Naperville: (630) 369-6644