There has been a lot of buzz about PRP therapy in recent times, but many people are not aware of the range of benefits the treatment offers. Consequently, the question is often asked – What can PRP therapy do for me?
What exactly is PRP?
PRP or platelet-rich-plasma is a concentration of blood platelets taken from the patient’s own blood. The process begins with a small amount of blood being drawn from the patient’s arm. The blood is then spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the other components.
What can PRP therapy do for me?
PRP therapy has been used in sports medicine for many years to help heal injured muscles, tendons, and ligaments, because the platelets contain growth factors that enhance the body’s natural healing process. But what can PRP therapy do for you? PRP is used in dermatology and cosmetic medicine to treat a range of issues including acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, and hair loss.
PRP for facial rejuvenation
PRP is often used alongside microneedling as a facial rejuvenation treatment. When PRP is injected into the skin, the regenerative growth factors accelerate tissue repair and stimulate collagen (learn more).
PRP is applied after microneedling, so the platelets penetrate deep into the skin. Since both treatments activate collagen production, the skin is noticeably plumper and firmer after treatment.
PRP for hair loss
PRP therapy is also beneficial for hair loss linked to androgenic alopecia. The PRP serum is injected into the thinning areas of the scalp, and revitalizes the dormant follicles. This results in the growth of new hair in areas where there is hair loss.
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 or Collierville, TN areas, Levy Dermatology is our featured practice.
You can reach them at www.levydermatology.com, or by calling (901) 295-0203.