A PRP (platelet-rich plasma) facial is a treatment that stimulates collagen production with the infusion of your own platelet-rich plasma (PRP) via a fractional micro-needling pen device, resulting in fuller, tighter, younger-looking skin. The treatment involves drawing a small sample of blood from your arm. The blood is then spun at a very rapid rate in a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the other components of the blood. A microneedling device then creates small channels in the skin surface, allowing the PRP to penetrate into the dermis and epidermis.
This results in an overall reduction in the appearance of wrinkles and sun damage, creating a glowing, vibrant complexion. PRP treatments are also effective in reducing scar tissue. The effects of a PRP facial improve over time. Because the plasma stimulates collagen production and new cell growth, the full effects aren’t seen for a few months, and they can last up to two years.
PRP Hair Regrowth
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) hair regeneration is a non-surgical treatment that utilizes the body’s own platelet rich plasma to help restore hair in patients with pattern hair loss. The procedure works with your body’s natural healing process, stimulating the hair follicles that are beginning to shrink. Research has shown that injecting PRP into the scalp can stimulate thicker, denser hair growth.
Treatment involves drawing a small amount of blood from your arm. The blood is then spun down in a centrifuge and prepared by isolating the platelet rich plasma component, which naturally contains a large amount of growth factors. The plasma is mixed with a small amount of calcium to activate the platelets and this solution is re-injected into the patient’s scalp in areas that are experiencing hair loss or thinning.
It takes under an hour to apply the PRP, and the treatments are usually repeated every four weeks for two to six months. There’s little to no downtime, and you’ll notice new hair growth within a couple of months.
PRP Injections for Knee Pain
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a treatment method that can use and amplify the natural growth factors your body uses to heal tissue. The concentrated plasma contains platelets, which help to maintain tissue homeostasis and regulate the inflammation and coagulation responses of the body. This plays a role in chondrocyte apoptosis inhibition, bone and vessel remodeling, inflammation modulation, and collagen synthesis, all of which can improve symptoms related to osteoarthritis of the knee. It can also be used to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, and muscles.
PRP injections are prepared by taking your own blood and running it through a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets. These activated platelets are then injected directly into the knee. This releases growth factors that stimulate and increase the number of reparative cells your body produces.
Some of the key advantages of PRP injections are that they can reduce the need for anti-inflammatories or stronger medications like opioids. In addition, the side effects of PRP injections are very limited because, since the injections are created from your own blood, your body will not reject or react negatively to them.