PRP therapy, or Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, has been gaining in popularity in recent years as celebrities have sought this natural method for restoring damaged tissue and prompting new cell growth and as more studies have helped to promote the benefits of this modern method.
PRP is a natural product created by the body itself. As blood is drawn, the red and white blood cells are divided from the plasma and the platelets. The plasma now contains a much higher than normal number of platelets and is referred to as “platelet rich plasma.” Platelets are the cells within the blood that help damaged tissue to heal and promote the growth of brand new cells. As PRP is injected into certain areas of the skin, it promotes new collagen development, regenerates tissues and helps to naturally tighten and smooth the skin. Due to its healing and regenerative properties, PRP is used in some of the following popular cosmetic treatments:
Popular fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane are made up of a solid material that acts to fill lines and folds of skin. PRP, on the other hand, doesn’t just fill the lines, it stimulates the body’s own collagen production to help fill in fine lines and wrinkles to rejuvenate the face and add volume and softness. Sometimes fillers are used hand in hand with PRP to supplement one another and provide the best possible outcome.
Overall Skin Rejuvenation
PRP can help with sagging and volume loss in the cheeks and around the jaw line as well. Skin that is dehydrated and has lost its youthful texture and tone can benefit from PRP, as it is injected into the skin to help stimulate collagen production and encourage the healing of skin tissue that has been damaged by the sun, exposure to dry conditions, and as a result of age.
As patients begin to experience hair loss, whether due to age or a hormonal issue, PRP can assist in encouraging damaged hair follicles to begin to grow hair once again. Some hair restorative methods may use PRP alone or as part of the grafting process to boost damaged tissue and follicles while promoting a healthier scalp.
To learn more about Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy and it’s many potential benefits and possible procedures, contact our offices today to schedule a consultation and to learn more about how you might benefit as an individual.
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