PRP treatment in my practice in Munich starts with a detailed patient self-disclosure in which you tell me everything about previous illnesses, medication, allergies and the like.
In a subsequent consultative conversation we compare your aesthetical desires with current status. Together we discuss what is medically feasible and what is aesthetically reasonable.
During that conversation I will also inform you about possible risks and side effects, the expected results and possible treatment alternatives.
Furthermore, I will point out that your health insurance will not cover the costs of the autologous blood therapy with PRP in the foreseeable future. In particular, a vampire lift of the face will not be reimbursed by your insurance company. The treatment of hair loss with PRP, on the other hand, has to be checked with insurance providers on a case-by-case basis.
Based on our discussion, we will conceive a detailed treatment plan and agree on my fee.
In addition, you will be required to sign an explicit declaration of consent in which you agree to the treatment, confirm the clarification and agree to my fee. These are legal prerequisites that I can’t spare you.
The consultation is followed by a detailed photo documentation of the status quo. Immediately afterwards we start with the treatment.
First I remove any make-up, thoroughly clean and disinfect the areas to be treated and prepare everything for the PRP treatment. In addition, I apply the anaesthetic cream and leave it on for about 15 minutes.
While the local anesthesia is working, I take about 15ml of blood from your arm.
The blood sampling is done in the same way as you know it from other blood samplings or donations.
Your blood sample is then centrifuged to obtain the platelet-rich plasma. I only take as much blood as is necessary for one treatment session. For legal and hygienic reasons I cannot store treated or untreated plasma.
The PRP is then either injected or micro-needled into the treatment areas.
After the treatment I will give you ice bags for cooling. After approx. 15 minutes, redness and swelling usually subside significantly.
Any small haematomas, which unfortunately can never be completely ruled out, can be covered with medical make-up.
However, if you opt for PRP with microneedling, you should not use make-up on the same day.
Depending on the depth of needling, your skin will be more or less severely reddened, at least for the next few hours. You should consider this in your schedule and maybe not make any further appointments during the rest of the day.