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PRP Injections - What is It & Treatment Options

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PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injections are a natural approach to skin rejuvenation. PRP treatment uses your blood as a matrix to promote collagen growth and regenerate tissue, helping your skin tone regain its bright, smooth, healthy, and firm appearance.

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What PRP Injections Treat

Since the 1980s, PRP treatment methods have been used for a wide variety of medical applications, including injury and wound care in the realm of surgery. In the realm of cosmetic treatment, PRP injections are aimed at giving new life to skin that has begun showing the signs of age, including wrinkles and fine lines. If you're looking for a treatment that can improve your complexion, skin texture, and overall appearance, PRP might be just what you're looking for.

What Outcome Can You Expect from PRP Injections?

PRP treatment is designed to reduce the appearance of pores (a change which positively affects your complexion), firm up elastic skin (a change which makes your skin look younger), and whiten your skin against hyper-pigmentation (such as that seen in freckles and skin blemishes). As mentioned above, PRP has been used for wound care, and our clinic can likewise utilize this treatment to improve chapped skin and even burn wounds.

Additional benefits may include an improvement in the appearance of wrinkles around your mouth, eyes and forehead, as well as treatment of dark circles under the eye. Puffing and sagging skin may also improve following PRP injections.

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What to Expect at Your Visit

Your cosmetic professional will be happy to discuss your most immediate concerns at an initial consultation. After deciding on a treatment plan, we will set up an initial PRP treatment for you. During the procedure, we draw some of your blood, which is then processed through a centrifuge that separates your platelets (which provide the healing benefits necessary for the treatment).

This platelet-rich plasma (plasma being the liquid part of your blood) is then injected into the area(s) of your face selected for treatment. Post-treatment symptoms tend to be mild, though overall recovery time may take up to 4-6 weeks.

Results typically become apparent about 3-4 weeks. To have the best outcome, we recommend a series of PRP injections that will vary depending on the personalized plan developed for you by one of our medical professionals. We also recommend 1-2 annual maintenance treatments to ensure the longevity of your rejuvenation results.

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Cost of Treatment / Insurance

We understand the important role that fiscal responsibility plays in your life and that you want to be wise with your finances. Please contact our office directly regarding any costs associated with our cosmetic dermatology care.

Why Choose Altaire Clinic

With years of experience in both cosmetic and medical dermatology, dozens of positive reviews from happy patients, and a great staff of caring, competent, and compassionate board-certified practitioners, Altaire Clinic is the right option for you.

Whether you're looking for rejuvenated skin, treatment for a longstanding skin condition, or just want a new lease on life, your journey toward greater health, wellness, and beautiful self-confidence starts today. Reach out to find out how the top-rated experts at Altaire Clinic can serve you!

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Whether you've been struggling with fine lines, want to find a way to enhance your complexion, or are just interested in changing your look, why wait to schedule the fabulous treatment you're looking for?

Altaire Clinic has been happy to serve the city of Fargo in a respectful, responsive way for years. Schedule an appointment with us online, give us a ring at (701) 809-9369, or make an email inquiry at to find out how much we can do for you.

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Common Questions About PRP Injections

What is the recovery time for PRP injections?

Unlike PRP injections used for joint injuries and other musculoskeletal issues, PRP cosmetic treatment tends to have a shorter recovery time (typically four weeks rather than six). It is possible for your face to recover from your treatment in as little as two weeks, depending on your age and other factors.

How much blood is needed for PRP injections?

While the exact amount of blood needed for a given PRP treatment can vary from person to person, you won't have more than 20 mL of blood drawn at a time. Compare that to a single-unit blood donation to the American Red Cross, which draws about one pint (or about 16 fl. oz.) of blood at a time!

Is PRP a lifetime treatment?

As mentioned above, we recommend 1-2 annual touch-up treatments to maintain the great results of your PRP procedure. With that being said, the positive effects of a PRP treatment can last anywhere from 6-18 months. Again, with maintenance sessions, that longevity can be improved substantially.

What are the side effects of PRP?

PRP treatment is not known to have any major side effects. With that being said, since platelets are the clotting agents in blood, you can expect some inflammation, soreness, and (in some cases) bruising in the treated areas after your procedure. On the rarer side, you may experience bleeding, nerve injuries, or even infection, but these side effects are uncommon. Your medical professional will be happy to discuss any concerns you may have at your initial consultation.

Can I do PRP every month?

While we certainly appreciate the enthusiasm, that high of a frequency isn't recommended. As mentioned above, your face may take up to 4 weeks to fully recover from the effects of your cosmetic procedure, which works against the idea of receiving PRP injections every month. After your initial treatment regimen, you should only need to receive PRP injections about every 6 months for maintenance purposes.

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