The Power of PRP

[Platelet Rich Plasma Topical Application]

 

An increasingly popular treatment is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP), which has helped many patients for a wide variety of skin care and hair restoration issues. For many years now PRP, the serum portion of a patient’s blood, has been used in orthopedic medicine with much enthusiasm particularly among, professional athletes. PRP plays a very important role in wound and tissue healing. 

How does PRP work?

The platelets in blood have restorative capabilities that are useful for repairing tissue. When applied directly to a targeted area, platelets release reparative, rejuvenating hormones that stimulate new cell growth.

One of the reasons for its rise in popularity is the fact that PRP does not introduce any foreign substances into your body, making it an all-natural option. Instead, PRP uses your own blood, which contains powerful growth factors to help stimulate regenerative processes in your body.

Platelet Rich Plasma is developed by withdrawing blood, then spinning it at high speeds in a centrifuge, causing the blood to separate into three distinct layers:

· Top: The balance of the blood in this layer contains the “platelet-poor” plasma, that is, plasma with a low concentration of platelets. 
· Middle: This one percent of the centrifuged blood is called the “buffy coat,” which is comprised of white blood cells and platelets. 
· Bottom: Red blood cells, which make up approximately 45% of the blood

Typically, blood has 150,000 to 450,000 platelets per microliter, but the concentration of platelets found in platelet-rich plasma may be up to nine times higher. Concentration levels depend primarily on the individual’s blood, how much blood was drawn, the speed and duration of the centrifuge process. 

Benefits of PRP with your treatments

We process the blood to concentrate the platelets and release the growth factors to promote healing

Mirconeedling
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Microneedling involves repeatedly puncturing the skin with tiny, sterile needles in order to induce the production of cutaneous collagen and elastin. Microneedling is designed to stimulate your skin’s natural ability to produce new collagen and develop healthier skin. Microneedling also allows specific topical solutions to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin for optimal rejuvenating results.

 

When PRP is used in conjunction with a microneedling treatment, PRP has the ability to improve healing and decrease the amount of redness or swelling that may occur. Because of its healing advantages, patients who combine PRP with microneedling may see results faster.

NanoFractional RF
NanoFractional is a non-surgical device designed to resurface the skin which involves microneedling with the radiofrequency. The device delivers columns of radio frequency energy through the needles to targeted tissues, effectively stimulating the healing response in the body to build collagen and elastin. NFRF has been effective for skin texture and can improve the firmness of skin. Applying topical PRP stimulate healing and reduces post procedure redness.

DVD RF:

 
The Dynamic Variable Depth (DVD) Radiofrequency-Microneedling procedure is a non-surgical radio frequency treatment designed to tighten the skin. Unlike microneedling this treatment includes radio frequency energy, and allows for greater results as the this device allows for deeper penetration into the skin. The device delivers columns of radio frequency energy to targeted tissues, effectively stimulating the healing response in the body to build collagen and elastin. With no discomfort and minimal downtime, this treatment will improve the skin’s texture and leave the skin feeling firmer.

The same PRP benefits can appear when combined with Dynamic Variable Depth Radio Frequency (DVD RF) treatments. When used in conjunction with DVD RF treatments, PRP can stimulate the healing process that help transform the treated area into a healthier, younger-looking appearance.

PRP and Hair Restoration

The non-surgical hair restoration options at FAC include PRP injections that are performed in a series of treatments as recommended by your physician. In many cases an inactive follicle may still be able to grow hair but require stimulation in order to “reactivate.” Through a combination of proven scientific treatment modalities, we are able to achieve a high level of success in re-growing hair in our patients. When combining PRP, pharmaceuticals, and other non-surgical therapies, we are able to regrow hair in over 30% of patients.