PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
Every once in a while something comes along that fills a niche and the problem is solved. That something is PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma).
In recent years this new technology has come to the forefront and shows great results. There is a great benefit of using your own tissue for eliminating allergic reactions.
Platelet Rich Plasma, also known as PRP, is derived from the patient’s own blood and injected into the site of treatment. It has variety of uses in different area of medicine including plastic surgery, orthopedic surgery, sport medicine and sexual rejuvenation.
Blood is made up of four main components: red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and plasma. Platelets play a key role in the healing process because they release the growth factors necessary for healing damaged tissue. Plasma is merely the liquid component of blood that carries the red and white cells and platelets. The efficacy of certain growth factors in healing various injuries and the concentrations of these growth factors found within PRP are the basis for the use of PRP in tissue repair. The platelets collected in PRP are activated by the addition of thrombin and/or calcium chloride, which induces the release of these factors from alpha granules.
What it is and how it works
In PRP, we draw your own blood and after centrifugation we concentrate your platelets. When these concentrated platelets are reinjected they not only turn into healing and activated cells but also activate dormant ones that have gone into a quiescent state.
By injecting these concentrated growth factors into the hair it stimulates the hair follicles to grow. When injected into the face it fills and lifts up the aging face.
We have excellent results injecting it into joints, crinkly skin on the arms and legs and there is also a sexual application for both men and women.
When injecting it into the fine lines around the lips it drastically reduces the wrinkles, especially the lines that cause lipstick bleeding. If your eyes are gaining by sinking in then PRP seems to magically fill them in. It is especially good around and under the eyes. By injecting the cheeks and around the mouth you can bring it back to its youthful appearance.
Over all it is a fantastic new tool to keep you looking and feeling younger.
Advantage of PRP
- Simple, non-surgical procedures
- Quick in office procedures which takes less than 1 hour
- Safe and reliable procedures
- Very quick recovery
- Immediate and noticeable results