PRP therapy may be used in facial rejuvenation, stimulating hair growth in baldness, as well as potentially assisting the body to regenerate or heal joint, tendon, muscle, ligament, or skin issues. After a comprehensive physical exam, medical history, medicine review, and appropriate testing, a specific treatment plan will be developed with the client.
The PRP process involves taking a small blood sample from the person being treated. The blood is then put into a centrifuge at high speed. This process separates platelets from other blood cells.
The platelets break down and release their growth factors, which trigger the natural processes of cell proliferation and tissue renewal.
The concentration of platelets is then injected into the area of the body that needs to be treated, speeding healing, stimulating tissue regeneration, and reducing inflamation. It supports wound healing and joint injury.
Because the treatments use a patient’s tissues, PRP injections are safe and can be administered alone or used in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures. However, the doctor should be informed of any prescriptions and medication the patient is using.
The procedure takes about 30 minutes. Clients can usually resume their activities almost immediately.