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Uses and Benefits of Platelet-Rich Plasma

Updated: Apr 1



Platelet Rich Plasma has several applications, including joints, skin health, and hair rejuvenation. The benefits are numerous, and it is used in combination with other therapies. This procedure takes advantage of natural healing processes to help alleviate tendon, muscle and joint issues. 

PRP therapy is also effective for inducing hair growth—overall, PRP is becoming more prevalent for a wide variety of health conditions. Speak to your injector to find out if this option is suitable for your treatment.


Hair Loss Treatment

If you're concerned about hair loss, you might want to try Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy. This procedure helps promote hair growth in both men and women. It is minimally invasive, and it is a great way to stop the thinning of hair before it gets worse. It's also very effective in conjunction with other treatments, such as hair transplants and low-level laser therapy.

PRP is extracted from the patient's own blood. It contains seven fundamental proteins, rich in growth factors and white blood cells, that promote new hair. This type of therapy is used to treat androgenetic alopecia, a condition where the hair follicles shrink. A Nurse or Nurse Practitioner can inject this plasma into the scalp with a fine needle to induce hair growth.

Platelet Rich Plasma is a nonsurgical procedure that is becoming increasingly popular with people suffering from hair loss. The process involves extracting proteins and enriched blood cells to inject them into the scalp. Treatments generally take several months, with monthly injections. The frequency of these sessions will depend on the level of hair loss, and hereditary genetics, in addition to the patient's age and hormones.

Skin Rejuvenation

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a form of skin therapy where platelets are injected back into the patient’s skin. This procedure requires a relatively short recovery time because it is minimally invasive. Injections are performed using a series of fine needles.

Platelet Rich Plasma facials may provide dermatological benefits, including the reduction of scars and wrinkles. While most patients are able to safely undergo platelet-rich plasma facials, it is best to follow all pre-procedure and aftercare instructions carefully, with a consultation to discuss all considerations prior to treatment.

PRP injections stimulate the skin's natural production of fundamental proteins, collagen and growth factors. Collagen is a protein that provides structure to skin layers and also forms a person’s hair and nails. When collagen is broken down, lines and wrinkles begin to form. Collagen production slows down with age. Women who have undergone menopause also have decreased collagen production.

PRP facials can help restore your skin's youthful radiance. The natural ingredients used in PRP facials promote healing and rejuvenation by stimulating stem cells in the skin. They can help reduce fine facial lines and smooth acne scars. Unlike traditional fillers, PRP facials are safe and effective.

Undereye Rejuvenation with PRP

 

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for undereye rejuvenation is an effective treatment that is nonsurgical and produces long-lasting results. It boosts collagen production and improves skin texture, and reduces dark circles and puffiness. The procedure involves injecting platelet-rich plasma into the undereye area using a cannula. Because the PRP injections contain growth factors, they encourage new skin cell growth. Results can be seen within two to three months.

A PRP treatment takes about 30 minutes, including a short preparation and recovery period at the clinic. This procedure is convenient, and patients can schedule it during their lunch break. Additionally, the results are often long-lasting, lasting up to two years. For optimal results, three PRP injections should be scheduled in phases, four weeks apart. Afterwards, patients should receive maintenance injections every six months.

Many factors contribute to the appearance of puffiness under the eyes, including allergies and aging. These factors may also cause tiny blood vessels under the skin to burst, resulting in darker skin tone and watery eyes. Regardless of the cause, PRP injections can help restore skin volume, strengthen the structure, and tighten loose skin—effectively reversing the signs of aging. The injections will also stimulate the growth of new blood vessels, which will bring much-needed oxygen to tired skin. The new blood vessels will also flush out toxins and metabolize fat cells.

Improving Joint Health with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections

If you have arthritis or other joint pain, you may want to try Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy. This type of treatment has been shown to relieve pain in a variety of joints, including knee osteoarthritis. This treatment is based on a unique biochemistry that occurs naturally; the PRP has a concentration of up to five times more platelets than the normal level in a healthy person's blood and is a critical component of the healing process.

A healthcare professional will collect a small sample of blood from the patient, centrifuge it, and separate the blood's various components. The platelets will then be separated from the red blood cells, and concentrated plasma will be injected into the affected area. The Nurse Practitioner may use a local anesthetic to make the injection painless. After the procedure, the patient can expect minor swelling and discomfort. However, improvements can occur after a few weeks and long-term results.

Platelet-rich plasma therapy can help reduce the symptoms of arthritis by slowing cartilage deterioration and inflammation. It is most commonly used to treat osteoarthritis in the knee, but can be used on other joints as well. It also stimulates the growth of new cartilage and increases the amount of natural lubricating fluid within a joint to ease the friction between bones.

Stouffville PRP Treatments

For more information on PRP treatments and how they can benefit your specific condition, reach out to our injection team today. We provide quality treatments for a variety of skin conditions and anti-aging solutions to help you look your best.

We also offer professionally accredited courses to advance your career. Book a Stouffville Aesthetic treatment today or call 416-639-8791 to learn more!

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