Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon
Laura Phan, M.D.
Laura Phan, M.D.
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  • 15055 Los Gatos Blvd Suite 320, Los Gatos, CA 95032. (408) 502-5000 0

Laura Phan, M.D.


Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is also known as Vampire facelift. PRP is plasma concentrated in platelets, which are natural growth factors. These growth factors stimulate collagen production and thus improves skin tone, tightening and texture.

What can PRP be used for?
Wrinkles
Sagging skin
Hallowness
Skin texture
Melasma

What can I expect during the procedure?
Small amount of blood is drawn and spun to separate blood cells from the plasma. The plasma is injected or applied to the skin. PRP is often use in conjunction with microneedling for better effect.

What do I need to do after PRP?
PRP requires minimal to no downtime.

How many sessions do I need?
We typically recommend 3-5 sessions spaced 4 weeks apart.

How long will the effect of PRP last?
Effects may be noticed 6-8 weeks after the last treatment and last for a year to 18 months.

What are the side effects?
There are minimal side effects since PRP comes from the patient. Therefore, there is no risk of allergic reaction. However, patient may be red for a day or two and bruised for a week or less if PRP is injected into the skin rather than applied as a topical.