PRP therapy has been used in sports medicine for many years, but has now become a popular cosmetic injectable treatment. Due to its long association with medical procedures, people are often unaware of the aesthetic benefits of PRP so they often ask – What can PRP therapy do for me.
What is Platelet-rich-Plasma (PRP) Therapy?
PRP Therapy is a technique in which concentrated platelets obtained from the patient’s own blood, are used to regenerate specific tissues. A blood sample is first drawn from the patient’s arm and then spun in a centrifuge, to separate the plasma from the rest of the blood. PRP is rich in growth factors that help with healing.
What can PRP therapy do for me?
The regenerative qualities of PRP provide several benefits in aesthetic treatments. It can boost the health and appearance of the skin, and assist with hair loss.
PRP therapy for facial rejuvenation
When PRP is injected into the skin it encourages collagen production and the new collagen adds volume to the skin and improves elasticity. PRP also reduces scars and wrinkles.
PRP is often performed in combination with microneedling for optimal skin rejuvenation. Microneedling also induces collagen production, so when done alongside PRP the skin regenerative effects are enhanced. PRP with microneedling renews the health and appearance of the skin, resulting in glowing, youthful-looking skin.
PRP therapy for Hair Loss
PRP Therapy is also helpful for hair loss. When injected into thinning areas of the scalp, the platelets release growth factors that stimulate the stem cells in the hair follicle. PRP also increases blood circulation to the scalp and promotes hair growth.
Would you like to learn more about PRP therapy? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the Memphis, Germantown & Collierville, TN areas, Levy Dermatology is our featured practice.
You can reach them at www.levydermatology.com, or by calling (901) 624-3333.