Is PRP for the face effective, and does it have side effects?

I want to know every thing about PRP therapy !!! i`m 37 years old ... every body says that i look so tired by looking to my face and ...i have some pigmentation on my face ... i went to doctor and used so many creams but with no reasults ... i read alot about PRP therapy ... but i really wanna know is it usefull !!! and is there any side effects !!!! i really wanna have a glowing face .... ( PS ; excuse my english language )

Doctor Answers 4

PRP Effectiveness and Possible Side Effects

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Just basing only on the information that you have provided, you could possibly achieve your goal by undergoing PRP therapy. PRP therapy can help improve skin pigmentation while also providing you a youthful glow and rejuvenated look.


PRP therapy has been proven safe and effective. It carries almost no adverse effects since the patient will be using their own blood. This blood will not be drawn out and injected back in. It will be spun first in the centrifuge to isolate the plasma that will be used on your problem area.


Should you encounter some side effects or down time such as redness, swelling, or bruising - these would subside on their own in about 72 hours to a week.


If PRP still interests you, look for a board certified plastic surgeon with skill and experience. Having an experienced surgeon will help avoid possible side effects. It will also ensure that you will get the results that you are looking for.

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Is pop therapy safe?

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Yes PRP is very effective. When injected into the body it releases growth factors that help repair, rejuvenate and remodel damaged tissue. By doing PRP,fine lines and wrinkles are improved, texture and evenness of the skin is also improved, improvement in pore size and reduction of pigmented lesions are also common.

There are no major side effects. You can have some bleeding or bruising and swelling for a few days at the most .

PRP efficacy and side effects

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Thank you for your question about the PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) procedures.  Typically it is done by way of drawing the patient's blood, spinning it down in a centrifuge, drawing off the layer of Platelet Rich Plasma, then microneedling it into the skin.  The PRP can also be injected into areas of the skin, including the scalp....which helps with hair rejuvenation.  By using a patients own PRP you can get the benefits of their own growth factors which can stimulate collagen production.  This will decrease fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin texture and tone, minimize pores, even treat acne scarring and stretch marks.  When using the PRP (platelet rich plasma) microneedling technology for facial rejuvenation it is likely you would need 1-2 a year to achieve and maintain desired results.  For hair rejuvenation, scar treatment, stretch mark treatment, or treatment of melasma/pigment issues it will likely take multiple consecutive treaments.  There is little to no down-time with PRP microneedling, but avoiding the sun is always a good idea after any facial cosmetic procedures.  With injections there is aslo always risk of bruising and swelling.  

To be sure, see two or more experienced, licensed and board-certified providers in your area for a complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have treatment. I hope this helps.

J. Jason Wendel, MD, FACS
Nashville Plastic Surgeon
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PRP Facial

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Hello Rana,

Yes I do believe PRP therapy for your face will help with your skin pigmentation as well as give you that youthful glow you are after. There are little to no side effects because we are using your own blood. You can expect some bruising or see that your face will be red after your treatment. I have done this procedure many times with very satisfied patients. Please do your homework to be sure you are getting someone that has specialized in PRP therapy, in your area. If you follow the link below you can see before and after pictures of the Vampire Facial at the bottom of that web page.

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