PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Treatments

Platelet Rich Plasma, or also known as “PRP” is an injection treatment where a person’s own blood is used.
The blood is spun down in a special centrifuge to separate its components; red blood cells, platelet rich plasma. The platelet rich plasma is first separated then activated with a small amount of calcium to allow the release of growth factors from the platelets which in turn amplifies the healing process. PRP is then injected into the area to be treated.

Platelets are very small cells in your blood that are involved in the clotting process. When PRP is injected into the damaged area it causes a mild inflammation that triggers the healing cascade. As the platelets organize in the clot they release a number of enzymes to promote healing and tissue responses including attracting stem cells to repair the damaged area or promote hair growth. As a result new collagen begins to develop. As the collagen matures it begins to shrink causing the tightening and strengthening of the damaged area.

The full procedure takes approximately 45 minutes – 1 hr. Generally 2-3 treatments are advised, however, more may be indicated for some individuals. Touch up treatment may be done once a year after the initial group of treatments to boost and maintain the results.

What are the benefits of PRP?
Along with the benefit of using your own tissue there is the added intrigue of mobilizing your own stem cells for your benefit. PRP has been shown to have overall rejuvenating effects on the skin as in: improving skin texture, fine lines and wrinkles, increasing volume via the increased production of collagen and by diminishing and improving the appearance of scars. When it comes to hair loss, cells are activated to promote hair growth and rejuvenate the scalp.

Other benefits: minimal down time, safe with minimal risk, short recovery time, natural looking results, no general anesthesia is required.

The friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to discuss Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment or any of our other non-surgical procedures with you. Please call us at 1-888-LASER-15 (1-888-527-3715) to schedule an appointment at any of our five Laser Touch Medical Clinics or schedule an appointment online.

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