It’s safe to say that Kim Kardashian West has done it all to get that perfect body and maintain her sexy appearance— including getting a fish pedicure, wearing waste trainers, and trying out Botox (even though she’s allergic). And although Mrs. Kardashian West has denied ever having gone under the knife, she has embraced non-surgical treatments like Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections claiming that they make her look and feel more youthful. So, what are PRP injections and how are they effective? Read on to learn more.
What Are PRP Injections?
It’s no secret that Kim Kardashian West likes to keep everything public. Not only does she have TV cameras document just about every stage of her life, but she’s queen of posting on social media platforms like Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter. One procedure that she documented was when she got PRP injections— leaving her followers looking a bit concerned when she took a selfie with blood all over her face. So, what is PRP?
Platelets are a portion of the blood that is good at repairing damaged blood vessels and cells throughout the body. During a PRP injection procedure, blood is extracted from the patient’s arm and then spun in a machine to extract the platelets. Then, by making tiny acupuncture sized holes in the face, the platelet rich blood is then splattered onto the face— helping to heal the skin in the process.
What Can It Treat?
The real question is, what can’t PRP treat? PRP injections are primarily popular amongst patients like Mrs. Kardashian West because of their ability to help get rid of fine lines and wrinkles, volumize the skin, tighten pores, and get rid of damaged skin under the eyes.
Does It Hurt?
Although you may feel a slight bit of a sensation during the procedure itself, it shouldn’t be painful. Before Dr. Jack Bertolino even gets started, he will apply a numbing cream to your entire face so that you remain calm and comfortable during the entire thing. If you start to feel pain at any time, make sure to tell Dr. Bertolino and his staff.
If you are looking for a relatively non-invasive way to get a more youthful looking complexion, it may be time to consider PRP injections. To learn more about this and other treatments, contact Dr. Jack Bertolino’s office today!