Platelet Rich Plasma – PRP
PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are gaining popularity for a variety of conditions such as sports injuries, hair loss anti-aging dental diabetic ulcers intimate rejuvenation, and regenerative medicine. The treatment uses a patient’s own blood cells to accelerate healing in a specific area
PRP treatment can help support wound healing in trauma and joint injury. The technique can address male pattern baldness, stimulate the growth of hair transplants, and enhance other cosmetic procedures.
The results of PRP treatment are most noticeable after several weeks for joint injections and six months for scalp injections and are not permanent; patients may require additional injections at the direction of their doctor.
Because the treatments use a patient’s tissues, PRP injections are safe and can be administered alone or in conjunction with other procedures.
What is a PRP injection?
To create platelet-rich plasma, clinicians take a blood sample from the patient and place it into a device called a centrifuge that rapidly spins the sample, separating out the other components of the blood from the platelets and concentrating them within the plasma.
The mechanism behind PRP injections is not completely understood. Studies show that the increased concentration of growth factors in platelet-rich plasma may stimulate or speed up the healing process, shortening healing time for injuries, decreasing pain and even encouraging hair growth and collagen production.
What is PRP treatment used for?
PRP injections are used for a range of conditions,* from musculoskeletal pain and injuries and diabetic ulcer wound healing to cosmetic and dental procedures
Also called vampire facial or plasma-rich protein (PRP) facial may be your answer. It triggers collagen production which improves skin tone and texture promotes collagen improves hyperpigmentation improves open pores and repair sun damage
There are different ways to get the PRP facial. In the first option, the plasma is spread on your face, after which micro-needling across the forehead and cheeks helps the face absorb proteins. Microneedling is a procedure that makes a series of superficial, tiny holes using sterile needles. Both the micro-needling and the PRP stimulate collagen and elastin growth. The original skin problem is attacked twofold – beneath the skin and on top of it.
The second option is called the vampire facial. This includes having the plasma injected into the skin like mesotherapy (link to mesotherapy). This may be combined with radio frequency Microneedling which adds the benefit of the radio frequency micro current to further enhance the collagen stimulation and was found in some studies to continue to produce collagen even after six months of the last session