Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy for Face and Hair
PRP, more formally known as platelet rich plasma, is commonly used when it comes to orthopedic or reconstructive surgery. Now, people are learning that it is a great cosmetic treatment option as well. It turns out that PRP treatments stimulate hair growth and collagen to enhance the texture of skin for those seeking out facial rejuvenation. Now we’re seeing more and more clients seek out platelet rich plasma therapy to rejuvenate themselves. But what does plateletrich plasma therapy entail and what can it do? We’re here to talk more about platelet-rich plasma PRP and how we use it for our clients.
Platelet-Rich Plasma and Alternative Medicine
The human body has the incredible ability to heal itself. However, in some situations, this ability is diminished for a variety of reasons. As we age, our capacity to create new cells gradually decreases. And, with some injuries, regardless of age, regeneration is a difficult and slow process. Not to mention the fact that certain degenerative health conditions make it virtually impossible for the human body to keep up the regeneration process in step with the condition causing the damage.
However, advances in regenerative medicine have led to treatment options for patients stemming from new areas. One of those areas utilizes platelet-rich plasma therapy. PRP therapy is making lives better in a number of ways.
What Is Platelet-Rich Plasma?
Plasma is the liquid part of your own blood. Your plasma contains white and red and blood cells as well as platelets. Platelets play an important role in your blood when it comes to clotting during an injury. They also help the body repair itself. Once platelets are activated, they begin to release the proteins responsible for healing. These proteins are called growth factors. When using platelet rich plasma PRP, the growth factors add to the body’s normal healing ability. This speeds up the healing process and gives it a little more power to heal better than your body may have done without the PRP.
PRP treatment works by drawing a small blood sample directly from the client. That small amount of blood is then spun in a centrifuge for about five minutes. This separates the PRP from other blood particles. This separated PRP is what is then injected into the treatment area.
Benefits of PRP Therapy
Here at A Family Chiropractic Clinic, we use PRP injections to naturally rejuvenate your skin and help repair the signs of aging. The treatment uses your own plateletrich plasma and injects it into your skin. This delivers the incredible growth factors which stimulate your body’s natural healing process. The injection stimulates both elastin production and collagen production. This thickens and tightens your thinning skin to smooth your fine lines and wrinkles.
This form of regenerative therapy is also great for those who suffer from skin conditions such as acne or rosacea. It’s even very effective for treating delicate areas that are typically difficult to treat, such as the tissue under the eye. And, since the PRP procedure uses your body’s own PRP, you’re not injecting a foreign substance into your body.
PRP treatments are considered safe since it uses your own PRP. This treatment method has been utilized since the 1970s to treat athletes for sports injuries and for other treatments in overall medicine and sports medicine such as:
- joint injections
- knee pain
- tennis elbow
- chronic pain
- chronic patellar tendinopathy
- rotator cuff tears
- other tendon injuries
It’s also common to see to a patient benefit from the PRP procedure to promote healing in damaged tissue including soft tissue and to reduce recovery time after surgery such as ACL reconstruction. Sometimes platelet rich plasma injections are used in conjunction with physical therapy and rehabilitation.
PRP Therapy for Skin and Hair
As you can see, PRP therapy can offer many benefits in a variety of situations from treating an injured area to rejuvenating your skin and hair. Not only is it safe, but it has long-lasting results. You may not notice results for three to four weeks as the growth factors do their job, but once you notice the results, you’ll be able to enjoy them for quite a while. In fact, results typically last for 12 to 18 months after the initial treatment series. For these long-lasting results, platelet rich plasma treatment cost is comparable to other, less effective methods.
If you’re interested in learning more about PRP injections for hair loss or anti-aging, please give us a call. Our professional and experienced staff is standing by to discuss PRP treatment options with you today.