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PRP Injections Austin

PRP Injections Austin

Though a relatively new treatment, many cosmetic professionals are utilizing platelet-rich plasma injections. At SDBotox in Austin, we use PRP as a cosmetic treatment for skin rejuvenation and hair restoration. The injection contains stem cells and growth-rich platelets from the patient’s own plasma. Used locally, it accelerates your body’s natural production of collagen and elastin.

PRP therapy is used to treat:

Fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, under-eyes, cheeks and chin
Thinning hair and balding areas on the head

What is PRP?

Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP is an innovative, non-surgical procedure that promotes hair growth and rejuvenates the skin.

Regenerative PRP therapy entails using a person’s cells to stimulate their body’s healing process. Our blood plasma includes naturally occurring active growth elements which can promote healing. Platelet-rich plasma injections stimulate that healing process. Drawing a few tubes of the patient’s blood and processing it in a centrifuge to separate the red blood cells and create a platelet concentration above normal. Many fields of medicine are excited by this new way of treating patients.

Since we take plasma from the patient’s own blood, there are no issues with compatibility and rejection.

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PRP Injections Austin FAQs

Your provider injects the plasma in multiple small doses. Injections are placed directly into the scalp with a small needle. The direct injection allows the growth elements within the blood cells to naturally stimulate hair growth in the immediate area.

Plasma is immunologically unbiased. As such, it poses a minimal risk of an allergic reaction or other symptoms of rejection since the plasma comes from the patient’s own blood.

Many patients experience a brief period of inflammation for a few hours after the treatment.

Swelling is rare and usually only occurs on the day following treatment, around the eye and forehead areas.

Some patients experience uncomfortable and sometimes painful sensations when treatment is done under topical anesthesia. If this concerns you, talk to your doctor about additional options.

Patients notice younger-looking skin after PRP injections. PRP can reduce wrinkles, plump up sagging skin, improve one’s complexion, and diminish acne scars. You may see immediate results from your PRP therapy for facial rejuvenation, but the full effects will take a few days or weeks to become visible. PRP needs time to activate its regenerative properties under the skin. Patients who have received this therapy are usually pleased with the volume increase and skin tightness they see afterward.

PRP hair restoration treatments effectively slow down hair loss in approximately 70% of patients treated. Improvements include:

The appearance of a fuller head of hair
Fine hair becoming thicker
Reduction in shedding hair

PRP Injections Austin Treatment Instructions

Before

  • Seven days before the procedure, discontinue blood thinning and anti-inflammatory medication. These medications include Aspirin, Advil, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Fish Oil Supplements, Vitamin E, and other NSAIDs.

  • Discontinue blood thinning herbs and supplements one week before the procedure.

  • Discontinue systematic steroids one to two weeks before your appointment.

  • If you receive steroid injections, stop use at least one month in advance.

  • If a rash, cut, or bruise appears in the treatment area, reschedule your appointment after your skin has healed.

  • Eat a full, healthy breakfast and drink plenty of water on the day of your appointment.

  • Please tell your provider if you are allergic to latex.

  • Do not apply skin creams or makeup on the day of treatment.

  • If you receive PRP on the scalp, shampoo your hair before treatment. You will not be allowed to shampoo your hair for 24 hours post-treatment.

After

  • Don’t touch or scrub the injection site for 24 hours after treatment.

  • Do not massage the injection areas and limit activities that can cause flushing for 24 hours after treatment. Activities include: drinking alcohol, working out, extensive sun or heat exposure, and entering a hot tub or sauna.

  • Do not take blood thinning products (aspirin, ibuprofen, NSAIDs) for 2-3 days. You may take Tylenol as needed for discomfort.

  • Common side effects include redness and swelling after treatment. Apply a wrapped ice pack for fifteen minutes 2-3 times per day over the next few days.

  • Oral antihistamines like cetirizine (Zyrtec) 10mg or diphenhydramine (Benadryl) 25mg can help reduce swelling.

  • Use any recommended post-procedure products as directed.

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