Are you looking for a natural, organic way to accelerate the healing of an injury, improve hair growth, or firm and moisturize the skin? If so, you should consider Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy. PRP therapy uses injections of your own blood platelets to accelerate the healing of injured tendons and ligaments, stimulate hair growth, and rejuvenate skin. PRP injections are prepared by taking a blood sample and running it through a centrifuge, which spins at a rapid rate to concentrate the platelets. These platelets contain a range of growth factors that stimulate the natural restoration process of the body and activate the creation of new collagen. Fortunately, the side effects of PRP injections are very limited, since they are created from your own blood so your body will not reject or react negatively. Further, PRP injections can reduce the need for anti-inflammatories or opioids.
PRP Treatment for Joints
PRP therapy uses your own blood to naturally repair damaged cartilage, tendons, ligaments, muscles, or bone. If you have a lingering shoulder injury, knee osteoarthritis, tendon rupture, or tennis elbow, then this treatment could be for you.
Once the PRP is prepared, the doctor places the injection directly into the affected area to reduce pain, improve joint function, and repair damaged cartilage. Due to PRP’s higher concentration of platelets than normal blood, it can inhibit inflammation, stimulate new collagen production, and reduce pain.
This treatment can take weeks or months, but when successful, the effect is lasting. If relief is not sufficient at 3 months, a second injection may be necessary. Maximum effects are usually seen at 6-9 months. You may feel a little sore for a couple days, but that usually goes away quickly so you can resume your normal routine.
Are you experiencing hair loss or thinning? PRP therapy can have a positive impact on hair growth. The platelets stimulate the healing of wounds and cellular repair when placed inside the scalp.
The entire process takes about an hour and several sessions may be necessary. PRP improves hair growth for about 4-6 weeks, requiring repeated treatments once a month for 3 months. Most patients will require repeated PRP treatments in order to maintain the hair growth effects. After receiving PRP, you can usually return to your regular activities without any limitations.
Do you have fine lines, wrinkles, scars, or sun damage? PRP therapy injections work to rejuvenate, firm, and moisturize the skin, resulting in radiant, tighter, and smoother skin. Since PRP uses samples of your own blood to create concentrated platelets, the process is an organic alternative with limited risk of allergic reaction or sensitivity, resulting in fast, long lasting results.
Generally, PRP treatment can be repeated in order to achieve your desired results. Annual treatments are recommended in order to maintain results. After treatments, skin can look red and swollen and may show tiny bruises. These side effects usually disappear quickly so you can resume your normal routine after 1-3 days.
PRP treatment is a natural, effective way to reduce the pain and inflammation of an injury, promote hair growth, and wake up dull, tired skin. Calvine Aesthetics offers all of the PRP services mentioned above. Contact Calvine today to see if you are an ideal candidate for PRP therapy and enjoy all of the benefits that it has to offer!