PRP in Tucson, AZ
Give Your Face a Youthful Glow With This Therapy
Achieving the effects of a facelift without surgery!
PRP in Tucson—also known as platelet rich plasma therapy, or a vampire facelift—is an ideal treatment for patients who are interested in achieving the effects of a facelift without undergoing a surgical procedure. This particular therapy relies on platelets from the patient's own body to help stimulate collagen production, ultimately minimizing fine lines and wrinkles, leaving patients with a fresh, youthful glow enjoyed after minimal downtime. PRP can effectively treat areas of the face including under or around the eyes, mouth, and nose, as well as the backs of the hands, neck, and chest.
The medical community has utilized this therapy to treat a number of conditions, including chronic tendon problems for several decades, and in recent years the cosmetic benefits have attracted women and men interested in achieving youthful skin.
Am I a Good Candidate for PRP in Tucson?
Women and men over the age of 18 who are experiencing the traditional effects of aging, including crow's feet and other fine lines around the eyes and mouth, may benefit from PRP treatment. Patients who suffer from eczema, psoriasis, clotting or bleeding issues, and certain other conditions do not make good candidates for PRP and may benefit from an alternative treatment such as BOTOX® Cosmetic. The best method for determining which treatment will effectively address your concerns is scheduling a consultation with an experienced cosmetic professional who can help craft a unique treatment plan.
What Can I Expect During a PRP Treatment in Tucson, AZ?
Like many popular cosmetic procedures, this therapy can be performed in the amount of time it usually takes to eat lunch. The process begins with the cosmetic professional drawing the patient's blood, which is then placed in a centrifuge to separate out the platelets, which are the part of the blood that helps heal injured or damaged skin. The platelets are mixed with natural fillers and injected into the problem areas. There, they begin repairing environmental damage and rejuvenating skin that has dulled over time, as well as developed lines and spots.
For patients with sensitive skin, a topical numbing cream can be applied to the treatment areas to ensure minimal discomfort during the injection procedure. The entire process takes less than an hour, although the exact time can vary depending on the number of treatment areas.
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Unlike many products and procedures, this therapy relies on natural substances from the patient's own body. While there may be some redness and tenderness in the treated areas following the procedure, patients can immediately return to their normal routine following PRP therapy.
PRP Cost in Tucson, AZ
The cost of PRP therapy varies depending on the size and number of areas being treated. During the consultation, the patient and cosmetic professional agree on a treatment plan that will address the patient's unique concerns, and during this process the dermatologist should be able to provide a treatment estimate. Unfortunately, PRP therapy for cosmetic purposes is not covered by insurance, but we are happy to work with our patients to develop a plan that meets their cosmetic and financial needs.