It is possible that your doctor will apply ice to your face after the procedure to minimise any swelling, and you should be able to return to your daily schedule almost immediately. The treatment procedure usually lasts anywhere between 60 and 90 minutes. It is strongly advised that patients eat and drink plenty before they have the injections, as this will allow the blood to be taken more easily.
The number of treatments you may need will depend on various factors. These include your skin type, age, how you respond to the PRP injections, and what you want to achieve. As a general rule we advise that patients aged over 40 have a course of three treatments, each spaced one to two months apart. Younger patients may require only one session, but as every person is different it is wise to treat each as an individual. The best course of action can then be decided depending on their reaction to the first course of treatment.
These are only guidelines to achieve optimal results from PRP Treatment, however. One session may not have the strongest effect on somebody’s appearance but it may be suitable for what they want. Therefore it is advisable for patients to be clear with their doctor on what they are looking to achieve. A follow up session at the clinic should determine what the best course of action is for you.
The benefits of a full course of PRP Treatment should last anywhere between 18 months to two years. This is a long-lasting but not permanent treatment, and its duration will likewise differ between individuals. For people looking to maintain the effects of the treatment though, it is generally advised to have the procedure done around once per year.