PRP treatment is a safe and effective way to help the body heal itself in a number of different ways. PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is just one component of your blood. However, it is the part of your blood that is responsible for healing cells and tissue when they are damaged or injured. Containing proteins called growth factors, cytokines, and white blood cells, PRP is able to naturally boost your healing ability, and this can bring about various cosmetic benefits.
How PRP Treatments Work
PRP treatments are an easy, quick procedure that is performed in the comfort of our office. We begin with a routine blood draw so that we can gather a blood sample. In order to separate your PRP from the rest of your blood, we will place into a special machine known as a centrifuge. Once separated, we will extract your PRP and create a serum that we can inject back into your body or apply to the treatment area.
PRP treatments don’t use any chemicals, and there is no risk of any allergic reactions. There are also no other ill side effects associated with the treatment, and there is no set downtime. Most people make excellent candidates for this treatment; however, if you have a blood disorder, then you may not be the right candidate for PRP treatment.
How Can PRP Help?
Originally used in the orthopedic world, PRP has now moved into the wider health and beauty realms. PRP treatments have a wide range of benefits and can be used to treat several different issues and conditions.
PRP treatment can completely rejuvenate your skin. As you age, your skin will naturally slow down the production of collagen and elastin, which causes those wrinkles and leads to that papery skin feel. PRP is able to prompt your skin to begin producing more beneficial substances so that it appears more youthful. PRP treatments can treat the fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes, on your forehead, and around your mouth. And because PRP also prompts healthy tissue growth, your skin will be tighter and smoother.
PRP treatment is versatile in that it can be used on its own as an injection or topical substance or in combination with other treatments. For example, we can use it at our office with microneedling.