Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, or PRP, is at the cutting edge of what are called Regenerative Therapies.
Regeneration of skin cells involves delivering specific types of cells or cell products to skin tissues, where they ultimately restore tissue and function. This process is done through cell-based therapy or by using cell products, such as growth factors. Bone marrow transplants are an example of regenerative therapy that has been used for years in modern medicine.
In PRP your own body’s healing ability is used to stimulate skin recovery and boost collagen. It can treat anything from fine lines and sun damage to deep wrinkles and acne scarring. PRP requires just a simple blood draw from the arm and then a centrifuge separates the blood’s platelets into platelet rich plasma.
The blood plasma that has been separated contains white and red blood cells as well as five to ten times the number of platelets found in normal circulating blood. Platelets play a significant role in the human body as they are the reason your body has the ability to heal itself. Platelets contain growth factors that promote regeneration of the cells in the body and also assist in clotting the blood, which is essential for the body to heal wounds.
Many of our patients come to us believing that there is no solution for thinning hair or baldness. PRP is a proven success stimulating the body’s natural ability to grow hair using the separated blood platelets which contain the proteins and growth factors that increase circulation to the hair follicles and stimulate their growth.
Please contact our office to schedule a consultation and appointment for this exciting new PRP regenerative therapy.