PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is a new approach to facial rejuvenation that can have many of the benefits of a mini facelift without the surgery.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy involves injection of the patient’s own platelets and fibrin for the cosmetic treatment of wrinkles or scars in the face, hands, and neck. PRP therapy is less invasive than plastic surgery, takes about 20 minutes for each treatment, and offers improvements for up to 18 months. This is a great option for treatment of acne scarring, or in conjunction with the Derma Roller to promote collagen production.
Platelet activation plays a key role in the process of wound and soft tissue healing. The use of platelet rich plasma (PRP), a portion of the patient’s own blood having a platelet concentration above baseline, to promote healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints, can be applied to various musculoskeletal problems.
PRP injections are prepared from one to a few tubes of the patient’s own blood, with strict aseptic technique. After being centrifuged, the blood and plasma has been separated, leaving very high concentrations of platelets within the plasma. These platelets are rich in “growth factors”, which stimulate the growth of healthy new tissue. The activated platelets are injected directly into the abnormal tissue, which releases these growth factors, and recruits and increases the proliferation of reparative cells.
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