PRP Rejuvenation Therapy
Keep Glowing Medical Spa
What is PRP therapy?
PRP, or platelet rich plasma, is the process of isolating the portion of your blood containing the platelets, plasma and growth factors, harvesting them and re-introducing them into your body. By extracting and isolating the PRP from whole blood, it allows us to deliver the blood products, and growth factors, to other areas of the body. This causes an acceleration of the natural healing process of the body, but in a localized area.
How does PRP therapy work?
We call PRP “liquid gold.” The process of injecting PRP into an area of the body is like introducing stem cells into the area and allowing them to create new tissue.
For example; if you fall and scrape your arm you are losing skin, subcutaneous fat, hair follicles and blood vessels in the process. Your body forms a scab, over time that scab falls off and you are left with new skin complete with hair follicles, subcutaneous fat, and blood vessels. This did not happen by chance, it was because your blood (specifically the platelets and plasma) contain all the growth factors and “memory” to rebuild any type of tissue.
You may ask then, “I have these cells in my body, why aren’t they constantly building new tissue and healing?” The answer is simple, these blood products are isolated within the blood stream and are not activated until they are removed from the blood stream and activated, like when you have an injury.
Using this treatment we skip the injury, remove the PRP, and reintroduce it to the area that we want to regenerate new tissue. We trick the cells into thinking there was an injury and allow them to do their regenerative work.
What is the process of PRP Therapy?
PRP therapy starts with drawing a tube of blood from the client. That blood is spun at high speed in a centrifuge with a separating medium that helps separate the platelet rich plasma and associated growth factors from the red blood cells and other growth factors. If needed, numbing cream is applied to the intended treatment area. The PRP is then extracted from the tube into syringes and the PRP is injected into its final intended treatment area. Alternately, the PRP can be applied topically when applied with other treatments.
Where can PRP be injected?
PRP can be used in almost any part of the body. It has been researched for years in the field of orthopedics, ophthalmology, urology and wound healing. Below are the ways we utilize PRP for aesthetic procedures here at Keep Glowing Medical Spa.
Hair regrowth stimulation of the head and face
Reduction in the appearance of scars
Facial rejuvenation through new collagen formation
Minor lip plumping
Correction of the effects of aging on the neck
Reduction of the appearance of melasma
What are the risks, downtime, and pain involved with treatment?
There is minimal downtime associated with this procedure, you may experience some slight bruising and scabbing but that will resolve within a few days. Pain is also minimal, no more painful than getting your blood drawn or getting botox injections, pain can also be reduced in sensitive areas with topical numbing medication or ice. The risk of side effect or adverse reaction is extremely low because the products being injected are from your own body.