What is PRP?
Plasma is the liquid portion of the whole blood. It consists mainly of water and proteins, and it provides a medium for red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets to circulate through the body. Platelets, also known as thrombocytes, are blood cells that cause blood clots and other essential growth healing functions. In recent years, doctors discovered that the body can heal itself. Stimulation of the platelet plays a significant role in the body’s natural healing process. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment is a type of regenerative medicine that can amplify the natural growth factors that your body uses to repair tissues.
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is an injected substance intended to promote healing. Plasma is a blood component that has special factors or proteins to clot the blood. It also contains proteins that assist the development of cells. Researchers have developed PRP by isolating and concentrating plasma from the blood. The idea here is to inject PRP into damaged tissue to stimulate the production of new healthy cells and the healing of your body. Because tissue growth factors in preparation for growth injections are more concentrated, researchers think that the tissue will cure the body more rapidly.
How Does PRP Work?
When having PRP to treat signs of aging, expect a small amount of your blood (about 2 to 4 tablespoons) drawn from your arm. The test tube containing your blood would then be placed in a centrifuge, a medical device that separates your blood into layers. One of these layers contains a high concentration of platelets. Your dermatologist injects the blood that contains the high concentration of platelets into your face, using a syringe or by microneedling. After the entire procedure, expect to have reduced wrinkles, tightened skin, and improved complexion. Although separated, PRP and microneedling offer great results. However, combining both can maximize the effect of both treatments and get even better results.
What Conditions Can PRP Treat?
PRP can be used for musculoskeletal repairs, aesthetic improvements for skin and hair, and enhanced sexual health. The uses of PRP include:
Osteoarthritis, most commonly found in the knee, has proven to be treatable with PRP treatment. To understand PRP’s effect on this join, multiple studies have been conducted. One study shows that Intra-articular PRP injection into the knee for symptomatic early stages of osteoarthritis is an effective treatment option.
Tendons are tough, thick bands of tissue that connect muscle to the bone which are usually slow to heal after an injury. PRP injections are used by doctors to treat chronic tendon problems, such as patellar, quadriceps, hamstring, bicipital, peroneal, and Achilles injuries.
PRP injections are used by doctors after surgery to repair a torn tendon (such as rotator cuff tendon in the shoulder) or ligaments (such as anterior cruciate ligament or ACL)
Studies show that androgenic alopecia, a common hair disorder affecting 45% of men and 35% of women over the age of 60, can be treated by PRP treatment. Most of them showed evidence of hair regrowth after three months.
In recent years, PRP treatment is being used for aesthetic purposes. Study shows that PRP injections rejuvenate the skin in the lower eye region. Experts discovered that PRP stimulates tissue remodeling in aged skin and may be used as an adjuvant treatment to lasers. PRP treatment restores layers of collagen, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, and tightens the skin that makes you look younger.
Benefits of PRP Treatment
PRP treatment has a lot of benefits. The treatment is a safe, non-surgical, and anti-aging procedure that can be done in an hour. It utilizes your own blood which means that it reduces the risk for infection and an allergic reaction. Benefits of PRP treatment include:
- can be used to treat multiple areas of the body
- few possible side effects
- minimally invasive
- smooths and tightens the skin
- targeted and accelerated healing
- rapid results with long-term benefits
- natural, visible improvements without the need for artificial enhancements
Though some immediate results are visible, over the course of several weeks, your skin will continue to improve.
Get Younger Looking Skin with PRP Treatment
If you want younger-looking skin from a treatment method that is natural, you should consider PRP treatment. It utilizes platelet-rich plasma, which is taken from your own blood in order to produce results. PRP is usually used to speed up the healing process of an injury. The treatment is used near the site of the injury, and the platelets will help in regenerating the tissue necessary for healing. The same treatment can be used to rejuvenate the skin.
PRP helps in tightening the skin after it has become loose. As we grow old, the skin loses much of its ability to stay firm and tight. The reason is that there is not as much collagen present in it as compared to the younger years. The body naturally slows its rate of collagen production over time. Since collagen is the component in the skin that maintains it fully, a decrease in it causes the skin to loosen which causes unwanted lines and wrinkles to appear. PRP treatment stimulates the growth of collagen, thus making the skin tighter, causing the lines and wrinkles to disappear. It is safe and can be administered alone or used with other cosmetic procedures.
Here are some examples of what PRP Treatment can treat:
- Thinning skin
- Face volume loss
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Discoloration of the eye region
- Vertical lip lines
- Active acne and acne scars
- Stretch marks
PRP Treatment helps your body to regenerate tissue, promote collagen production, and stimulate the growth of new cells that naturally tighten and smooth skin to achieve a younger look.
If you are looking for a safe and effective way to get skin that looks younger, visit us at Everglow by Robyn to learn more about the services that we offer. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get started!