PRP treatments have been successfully used for years to heal a variety of bodily injuries. At Cosmetic Enhancement Center of New England, we offer this treatment to help patients in Portland and the surrounding areas of Maine achieve their cosmetic goals.
What is PRP Therapy?
PRP therapy is simply blood with a concentration of platelets and other growth factors. To prepare the PRP, blood is taken from the patient and spun in a centrifuge which isolates the plasma enriched platelets.
After this process, the PRP is re-injected back into the area the patient is selecting to treat. The body will use the platelets and growth factors to heal and strengthen the treated areas. As a result, patients can address lines, wrinkles, scars, and more.
At Cosmetic Enhancement Center of New England, we offer the following PRP therapy treatments:
- PRP Facial or Vampire Facial®
- Microneedling with PRP
- PRP Injections
How Much Does PRP Therapy Cost?
The cost of your PRP treatment at Cosmetic Enhancement Center of New England will depend on a number of factors. During your free consultation, we will discuss your treatment goals to determine the approach to your PRP treatment that will work best for you.
Some patients may need multiple treatment sessions. We will consider these and other factors in order to provide you with the full cost of your treatment during your consultation. To make this and other services more affordable, we are proud to offer financing through CareCredit®.
Am I A Good Candidate for PRP Therapy?
If you are interested in achieving the benefits of any treatment listed above, you may be a good candidate for PRP therapy. PRP injections use only blood from a patient’s own body, so there is no risk of infection or other side effects that are often associated with injectable treatments. Patients of all ages can benefit from PRP therapy. During your consultation, we can help you determine if PRP therapy is the best treatment option for you!
What is the PRP Therapy Treatment Like?
The first step in a PRP therapy treatment is collecting a small amount of blood. This blood will be placed in a machine called a centrifuge, which will separate the blood into platelet-rich plasma, or PRP.
Once the PRP is created, the PRP injection process can begin. For this step, we often use a topical anesthetic to minimize any discomfort that may occur. A series of injections will be placed into and around the desired treatment area. A typical PRP therapy treatment takes about one hour to perform.
Is There Any Downtime After PRP Injections?
After PRP therapy, there is little to downtime required. Most patients can come in, receive PRP injections and return to their normal activities the same day. Patients may experience minor swelling or redness due to the injections, but the healing benefits of PRP ensure that these effects fade within just a few days of treatment.
When Will I See Results from My PRP Therapy?
Your PRP therapy results will become visible in the weeks and following your treatment, although you may notice an initial boost in skin volume thanks to the PRP injections. It takes time for the body to begin using the PRP to restore the body and stimulate growth in the treated areas, so most patients notice results about a month or two after treatment. These results will continue to improve with additional treatments and as collagen is produced and integrated into the skin.
Want to learn more about PRP therapy or determine if this treatment is right for you? Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation at Cosmetic Enhancement Center of New England. We are proud to serve the men and women of New England, as well as those in Portland, Maine.