The human body has a remarkable capacity to heal itself. Regeneration of new tissue is accomplished by the natural production of stem cells. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) involves the application of concentrated platelets rich in bioactive proteins, which release growth factors to stimulate cellular regeneration and accelerate tissue repair. PRP was initially used in wound healing, dentistry and the treatment of sports injuries, but its use for treatment has now evolved to address aesthetic concerns and physiological dysfunction. PRP is one of the most advanced, effective natural treatments for cellular rejuvenation throughout the body.
How Does PRP Work?
A PRP treatment begins with a simple blood draw and can be completed within an hour. Your blood is spun in a unique centrifuge that separates plasma and platelets from the rest of the blood. The plasma, now highly concentrated with rich platelets, is collected in syringes and is injected back into your tissues where it's needed. The growth factors stimulate stem cells to create new, youthful tissue in areas like the face and scalp, and in sex organs, muscles and joints. It's like turning back the clock, and what was old and damaged is repaired and made new. It's the essence of regenerative medicine, and the beauty of it is the PRP procedure uses what your body has produced, so your body will readily accept the treatment without reaction or rejection. PRP procedures are minimally invasive and, typically, patients experience very little discomfort with no down time.
Advantages of Using PRP
Because PRP is extracted from your own blood, it alleviates the risk of allergic reaction, rejection or skin sensitivity. More than 60,000 procedures involving the injection of PRP into various parts of the body have been performed with no side effects or complications reported.
PRP therapy is swiftly becoming one of the most popular treatment methods to address a variety of health and cosmetic issues, including:
Wrinkled or sagging skin
Frown lines, crow's feet
Research suggests that as the study of this treatment continues, PRP therapies eventually may be able to treat myriad other medical conditions in addition to the ones listed above.