What’s the first step?
The first step in getting PRP Scar Treatment in The Woodlands is to contact our office and schedule your one-on-one consultation with one of our talented technicians. During this appointment, you will be able to ask all your questions about the treatment, address any desires you have from the results, and receive an evaluation of the scars that you are trying to treat.
If you agree with the technician’s assessment, you will be able to set up a procedure date with our Patient Coordinator. Please be very honest with your technician during your consultation. Full disclosure allows them to make the best recommendations for you and will help prevent potential risks or side effects.
What to Expect on the Day of PRP Scar Treatment
The procedure itself is quite simple and quick. A small amount of blood is drawn from your arm and then placed into a centrifuge, which separates the blood into a portion of cells and a portion of plasma, which is a golden-colored fluid that contains the platelets. The plasma is then placed into syringes and activated, which causes the platelets to release their healing growth factors. The serum is then injected into the scar facial area to be treated. Over the next several weeks, the body begins to naturally heal the area by laying down new, healthy tissue and bringing in a rich blood supply.
This treatment is very safe since it uses your blood, which takes away any concern of allergic reactions to foreign substances and the risk of infection.
The therapy starts with a simple blood draw of the patient. It is then delivered to a specially prepared tube. The tube is placed in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the red blood cells.
These separated platelets are then injected into the face, neck, breasts, hands, acne or surgical scars, and scalp for hair loss. It is also used as a topical healing component after laser treatments.
The injections are performed by using very small needles with the client experiencing little to no pain.
The entire process takes about an hour and you can return to your life immediately without stitches, laser burns, or any wound care.