Rejuvenate your skin naturally.
Not only has PRP been used successfully in orthopedics, but also shown significant value in hair restoration and demonstrated beneficial effects on skin such as volumizing facial folds, smoothing crow’s feet, reducing fine lines, and improving acne scars. Increasing the number of platelets and growth factors in the blood can have regenerative effects on the skin, slowing or reversing the signs of aging. (*)
Platelet Rich Plasma has been used in facial rejuvenation around the world since 2006. The treatment is ideal for individuals looking for gradual but noticeable improvement in skin texture, tone and color with minimal or no downtime. PRP is a natural approach to improving the condition of your skin. Because you are using your own unique tissue growth factors and healing properties to revitalize the skin by improving blood supply and stimulating collagen formation, your results improve over time. The procedure helps restore or enhance areas which require volume. (*)
Improvement of skin texture and tone can be noticeable within three weeks and improvement continues for the next 8 months as more collagen and keratin is laid under skin. The results typically last 2 years or longer. Areas of treatment include cheeks and mid-face, wrinkling around the eyes, smile lines, nasolabial fold, neck and jawline, chest, acne scarring and more. The process takes between 60-90 minutes, depending on complexity. For the best result, we recommend three treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart. (*)
Can Platelet-rich Plasma Be Used for Skin Rejuvenation? Evaluation of Effects of Platelet-rich Plasma on Human Dermal Fibroblast.
Face and neck revitalization with platelet-rich plasma (PRP): clinical outcome in a series of 23 consecutively treated patients.
The Effects of Platelet-Rich Plasma on Recovery Time and Aesthetic Outcome in Facial Rejuvenation: Preliminary Retrospective Observations.
Platelet-rich plasma (prp) treatment shows potential for knee osteoarthritis.
Platelet-Rich Plasma: Support for Its Use in Wound Healing.
Platelet-rich Plasma: Properties and Clinical Applications.
The efficacy of platelet-rich plasma in the treatment of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review with quantitative synthesis.
Hair is where we begin.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is an innovative treatment used to regenerate hair growth. The concentrated platelets in PRP contain proteins and growth factors which help increase circulation to the hair follicles, stimulating the follicles to grow, and even thickening the hair shaft. It is believed that the introduction of platelets and white blood cells through platelet rich plasma can actually stimulate the growth of follicles, thereby reversing hair miniaturization seen in androgenetic alopecia and even preventing hair loss. (*)
After a small amount of blood is taken from the patient to produce the PRP, the scalp is cleaned and numbed with a local anesthetic. Calcium-activated PRP is injected via syringe and applied topically with a micro-dermaroller. The dermaroller creates microscopic channels that allow the PRP to penetrate deep into the skin on the scalp where it stimulates the growth of hair follicles and creates new blood vessels. (*)
As a stand-alone treatment, PRP has been shown to help people with male and female pattern hair loss to decelerate the hair loss process, even making finer hairs thicker and darkens lighter hairs that have lost their pigment. (*)
Video: ABC 7 Takes a Closer Look at PRP Therapy
The Effect of Autologous Activated Platelet Rich Plasma (AA-PRP) Injection on Pattern Hair Loss:
Clinical and Histomorphometric Evaluation.
Role of Platelet-rich Plasma in the Management of Androgenetic Alopecia.
Autologous platelet-rich plasma: a potential therapeutic tool for promoting hair growth.
If you have a tendon or ligament injury and traditional methods have not provided relief, then PRP therapy may be the solution. The procedure is less aggressive and less expensive than surgery. It will heal tissue with minimal or no scarring, and alleviates further degeneration of the tissues. There will be an initial evaluation to see if PRP therapy is right for you. (*)
Platelet activation plays a key role in the process of wound and soft tissue healing. The use of platelet rich plasma (PRP), can promote healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints. For years PRP has been used successfully in orthopedic medicine to regenerate lost cartilage in various joints, particularly the shoulder and knee. PRP also has been used in injured muscles to repair the muscle tissue. (*)