Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

A platelet-rich plasma (PRP) also known as autologous conditioned plasma, or platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) treatment. Creating that rich plasma begins by taking about 2 ounces of your blood and spinning it in a centrifuge that separates components by their weight. The red blood cells are at the bottom of the tube, plasma with very few platelets is on the top, and in between, there is a “buffy coat,” where the platelet rich plasma is to be found. injects you with your own blood platelets or stem cells to stimulate your body to grow new, healthy cells and promote healing. These treatments promote your own collagen to grow and regenerate tissue, resulting in naturally smoother and tighter skin and hair growth stimulation.

This treatment is good for

  • improving skin texture and thickness
  • reducing fine lines and wrinkles
  • increasing volume via the increased production of collagen and elastin
  • stimulating hair growth
  • diminishing the appearance of scars

Areas typically treated for aesthetic purposes and skin rejuvenation include:

  • around the eyes
  • cheeks and mid-face
  • neck
  • jawline
  • chest and décolletage
  • backs of hands
  • lips
  • scalp (hair growth treatment)

also known as autologous conditioned plasma, is a concentrate of platelet-rich plasma protein derived from whole blood. Creating that rich plasma begins by taking about 2 ounces of your blood and spinning it in a centrifuge that separates components by their weight. The red blood cells are at the bottom of the tube, plasma with very few platelets is on the top, and in between, there is a “buffy coat,” where the platelet rich plasma is to be found. PRP can mean just pure platelets, or it may include white blood cells and/or fibrin, the product of fibrinogen. So overall there can be four different forms of PRP based on how long and fast the blood spins in the centrifuge. But once made, in less than an hour in the doctor’s office, they are “activated” causing them to release their signals and growth factors and injected into the problematic body part.

PRP’s value is where this aid to healing is applied. Bones, cartilage, and tendons have poor blood supplies compared to other tissue. As a result, all the cellular goodies necessary for healing transported through the blood have difficulty getting to these tissues, and healing is slowed.

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