PRP can safely be combined with most filler treatments, but it’s less ideal to undergo a botulinum toxin treatment simultaneously as there will be a great deal of blood flow to that area and we wouldn’t want to risk the migration of botulinum toxin to other areas. However if the botulinum treatment was not in the same region as the PRP treatment, then it would be perfectly safe to undergo both treatments simultaneously.
In fact we strongly encourage it! To date I haven’t completed a single morpheus8 treatment without using PRP. The PRP acts quickly to calm the skin and rejuvenate the skin almost immediately. The healing power is essentially doubled when the morpheus and PRP is combined!
Bruises are entirely possible anytime we pass a needle through the skin, our intention is not to bruise you but this is, unfortunately, probable. This does not guarantee bruising, and we will always endeavor not to bruise you, but it can happen.
We stress it now and we stress is always, protect your skin! This is largely in the form of SPF, but also by instilling an ironclad skin routine, using high quality medical grade products to do so. Immediately after…Rest, do nothing to your skin. Leave that PRP sitting on your skin until the next day if possible. (change your pillowcase in the morning) Your skin will feel tight and some may experience a slight histamine response, which manifests itself as itchy, but this is completely normal. Serums generally feel best on the skin post PRP, rather than creams. After 24 hours most can return to the normal skin routine practices.
This would largely depend on where you work. For most this isn’t a back to the office treatment as you will be red, soaked in your ‘liquid gold’ serum, but in terms of your ability to work should be unaffected. You should be back and ready of action, as normal the next day.
PRP is a very safe procedure with minimal side effects. The most common side effect is bruising which usually resolves within a week.
Everything pinches a little. We do like to make all procedures as comfortable as possible in our clinic, so we do use various forms of local anaesthetic to improve comfort throughout all our procedures.
We recommend a course of 3 treatments (4-6 weeks apart) for anyone that is starting with PRP, and a single maintenance treatment every 6-12 months to continue to challenge the skin to rejuvenate. It’s important to note that using good skincare daily alongside any treatment is essential to maintain your skin. (like brushing your teeth between dental visits ;))
Theoretically PRP is safe during pregnancy, however this is not something that will ever get approval for a study. The risks (however exponentially tiny) are going to prohibit the use of this treatment while pregnant. We are delighted for you though! Congratulations!
Don’t wash it off!! Leave it on as long as possible! Other things to avoid are excess sun exposure (unprotected), alcohol consumption.
We would like you to avoid anything that is going to increase your risk of bleeding and bruising! These include the consumption of alcohol, Omegas and blood thinning medications. However we would need to discuss in advance the blood thinning medications, as we certainly do not want to interfere with ongoing medical treatments.
Most PRP treatments from setup to finish are completed within a 1 hour appointment, however we may call you in early to allow the topical numbing to have a good long period on your skin, for maximal comfort.