PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) is an effective and versatile clinical tool for many types of esthetic and medical treatments, including: skin rejuvenation, reduction in scarring and stretch marks, tendonitis, osteoarthritis, pain management, hair re-growth, sexual dysfunction, and plastic surgery.
Although blood is mainly a liquid (plasma), it also contains small solid components (red cells, white cells, and platelets.) The platelets are best known for their importance in clotting blood. However, platelets also contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors which are very important in the healing process. PRP is plasma with many more platelets than what is typically found in blood. The concentration of platelets — and, thereby, the concentration of growth factors — can be 5 to 10 times greater (or richer) than usual. To develop a PRP preparation, blood must first be drawn from a patient. The platelets are separated from other blood cells and their concentration is increased during a process called centrifugation. Then the increased concentration of platelets is combined with the remaining blood and re-injected into the patient at a specific site for esthetic rejuvenation or medical healing .
PRP has received significant attention in the media as a result of its use in treating sports injuries in world class athletes such as Tiger Woods, Peyton Manning, and Kobe Bryant. In athletes, PRP is injected into the joint or injured area to promote quicker healing and decreased swelling. In esthetics, PRP is used as a stand-alone procedure for the face and skin, or used in combination with fillers and Micro needling. It has been recently popularized as a natural, safe, and effective anti-aging process among exclusive celebrities called the “Vampire Facelift”.
Warm Springs Wellness is pleased to now provide PRP therapy as an all-natural option for our patients’ esthetic and medical needs. Feel free to watch the videos below for insight on the PRP micro needling process using the state of the art Dermapen.
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