Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy can be generated by using the patient’s blood sample and spinning the tube at high speeds in a centrifuge, resulting in plasma with a higher concentration of growth factors and other small proteins that stimulate soft tissue healing. The separated PRP is golden in color, viscous and easily injected without pain or downtime. Because PRP therapy is autologous, meaning it is derived from the patient, it reduces the risk of rejection or allergic reaction.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is an advanced treatment physicians have used to help repair damaged tissue in the body with your own chemistry and cells. This minimally invasive procedure helps initiate the regenerative process by utilizing the growth factors that platelets are known to contain. Treatments are quick, painless and harness the body’s natural healing abilities without the need for surgery or drugs.
PRP benefits include:
- Minimal down time and risk
- Few contraindication
- Short recovery times
- Targeted and accelerated healing
- Rapid results with regenerative benefits
- Reduced trauma and inflammation
PRP for Skin Rejuvenation
Physicians are using PRP aesthetically/cosmetically to treat:
- Epidermal thinning and volume loss in the face, neck and décolleté
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Circles, bags and discoloration in the eye area
- Vertical lip lines
- Nasolabial folds
- Active acne and acne scars
- Stretch marks
- Back of hands
- Hair loss/thinning
PRP for Promoting Hair Growth
Highly concentrated growth factors in the form of platelets have been shown to generate new hair growth, thicken thinned out hair, and make hair transplants grow thicker and healthier. If the hair follicles or hair roots are healthy, the growth of the hair is healthy.
Hair follicles survive on the nutrition they get from blood supply. If we introduce platelets by administering Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) in the area of damaged hair follicles, it amplifies the body’s naturally occurring wound healing mechanism.
Orthopedic or Musculoskeletal Uses
Platelet Rich Plasma has gained national media attention recently due to recognition in efficacy by members of the NFL, NBA, PGA, NHL and MLB. PRP has been used for the following conditions:
- Ligament sprains
- Tennis elbow and jumper’s knee
- Rotator cuff
- General joint pain resulting from injury
- Acute and/or chronic muscle strain
How does it work?
Laboratory studies have shown that increased concentration of growth factors in Platelet Rich Plasma can actually accelerate and stimulate cellular regeneration which contributes to the healing process. This form of regenerative therapy is effective in the skin for overall rejuvenation and healing, in the joints for pain relief and the repair of soft tissue damage and in the scalp to awaken dormant follicles and stimulate hair growth. When released, growth factors encourage collagen production and formation of new capillaries. The treatment is simple and can be completed within an hour. A minimal amount of blood is taken from the patient and then placed in a centrifuge for separation.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy treatments are available at Northwest Aesthetics Bellevue and Kent, WA locations.
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