PLATELET-RICH PLASMA

VIDA AESTHETIC MEDICINE | SALEM, OREGON + MID-WILLAMETTE VALLEY

FAQ

WHAT IS IT?

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is the latest wrinkle reduction and skin rejuvenation treatment to improve skin texture and reduce fine lines and wrinkles, especially for the delicate skin under the eyes. It can also be used to reduce the appearance of acne scarring, especially when combined with MicroNeedling. The treatment is performed by drawing a small amount of blood, and separating the different components. The clear plasma and platelets are placed into specific areas of the skin to promote collagen growth. PRP can also be combined with MicroNeedling, dermal fillers, or Botox to target your unique concerns.

WHY VIDA?

As with all therapies, adequate training and experience are paramount. Dr. Kim Thompson, DO, Dr. Glen Jarosz, ND and Tara McDermott, RN have an artful eye and extensive knowledge of the different products so you can be sure that you will receive long-lasting, natural-looking results. In the skilled hands of our injectors, PRP can be used in a layered approach and combined with other treatments to significantly enhance your results.

AREAS OF CONCERN

Face & Neck

There is no doubt that first impressions are important, and your face is the first thing that people see. Our treatments can help rejuvenate your skin and prevent signs of aging so you can always put your best face forward.

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Hands
Along with age and regular use, your hands may have developed brown spots, thinning skin, and protruding veins and joints as you lose volume. We offer several treatments that can treat a variety of concerns.
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Lines & Wrinkles

Aging skin and formation of lines and wrinkles are a natural part of getting older. We are highly-trained and experienced in many treatments to help reverse and prevent these signs of aging.

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FAQ

What should I expect during and after the PRP procedure?

After being assessed to make sure you are a good candidate for the procedure, a small amount of blood will be drawn from you. It’s similar to getting your blood drawn for lab testing. While the PRP is being prepared, your skin will be cleansed and prepared for the treatment. The injections take a few moments, and are only mildly uncomfortable. The procedure is quick, relatively painless, and requires no post procedure care. Mild swelling, redness, and/or can occur, but are self-limited and temporary. The PRP is made from your own cells, virtually eliminating the possibility of negative side effects.

 

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments can vary based on the goals of each client, but we typically recommend 2-4 treatments, spaced 1 to 2 months apart to achieve the best outcome.

How long does the procedure take?

From start to finish PRP usually takes about 1 hour, but can take up to 2 hours if combined with MicroNeedling.

Is there any downtime?

Since PRP is made from your own cells, there is no post procedure care and any negative side effects are virtually eliminated. As with any injectable, bruising is always a possibility and you may experience mild swelling or redness at the injection site. This is only temporary and will subside within a few hours to a few days.

When will I see results?

Improvement of skin texture and tone begin to show 3 to 4 weeks following the treatment session and continue to improve over the next few months. Results can last 18-24 months. The outcome of your treatment can be enhanced by the addition of appropriate skin care.

The number of treatments can vary based on the goals of each client, but we typically recommend 2-4 treatments, spaced 1 to 2 months apart to achieve the best outcome.