What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy/Treatment?

Platelet-rich plasma treatments have become famous among celebrities, and athletes that help them recover from injury, and restore aesthetic beauty. Many doctors across the world prefer this because of its non-surgical nature. Platelets are drawn from your blood that plays several effective roles to restore your body. During the PRP treatments, a small blood sample is taken from your body and put into a centrifuge or other specialized device that spins at high speed. This process separates platelets from your blood and then injects them into the area that needs to be treated. The injection contains a high 5 to 10 times more concentration of platelets than your natural blood, doctors theorize that it speeds up the natural healing process. 

PRP for hair and skin

PRP treatments are nonsurgical alternative treatments for hair loss and skin rejuvenation. Cosmetic PRP is used every day for a variety of conditions. Many people think that PRP is a filler. PRP is NOT a substitute for hyaluronic acid fillers and was first used in oral and orthopedic surgeons. PRP in the cosmetic field is used for skin rejuvenation.

PRP treatment heals wounds

Plasma Rich Plasma (PRP) is a concentration of the wound healing growth factors and critical cells to stimulate healing. Blood supply, collagen, and other parts of the area get stimulated which helps in the improvement of the fat cells.

Dissecting PRP

PRP is a solution of plasma with high concentration of platelets that is normally found in the blood. The average human has about 5 liters (1/5 gallons) of blood in the body that mostly consists of plasma. Within the plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets are found.

The Platelets are the growth factors

The Platelets job was known for clotting but now it is found that platelet rich plasma also contain many growth factors. In a PRP treatment, first the blood is taken then spun down to separate the platelets from the blood and provide a higher concentration of platelets than normal plasma. This allows it to get injected into the body to promote healing or regrowth.

Once platelets are injected, the cells start to proliferate and start to remodel in the appropriate form such as hair, skin, and even tissues, joints. Our body is very clever. Remember when you cut your skin and the bleeding suddenly stops. Our body is very clever and produces these substances to seal off the open wound. These are tiny cell fragments, that float around in our blood.

How PRP heals?

When a cut happens, collagen is exposed and attract platelets to the injured area by building a barrier that stops too much blood loss. PRP has shown certain specific behaviors on the tissue that is applied to.

PRP for Skin Rejuvenation

Proper PRP treatment of dark underline circles, acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, wrinkled skin in the Décolleté neck area. One of the main reasons people get the PRP treatment is for overall complexion and improvement.

PRP for Hair Restoration

PRP stimulates inactive hair follicles into active growth. Platelet cells promote healing and accelerate tissue regeneration and new cellular growth. They stimulate Stem cells in the environment of the hair follicle, which is believed to be a contributor to hair growth. Using this non-surgical treatment, you can get your hair back.

Why is PRP a Unique treatment?

As much as their benefits for different treatments like laser, Microdermabrasion and Microneedling, PRP does something to the skin that is unique. What it does it stimulates the combination of collagen blood supply and stimulation of fat, that result is a look of glow on the skin. It is a noticeable difference that patients feel and see it.

Whether you want to heal wounds, eliminate aging-sigs, rejuvenate bad-skin, or restore hair, PRP treatments should be your go-to choice these days, but it is always advised to consult with a medical physician before deciding anything.

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