Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy, is an innovative new rejuvenation therapy and a hot topic in beauty magazines for its skin rejuvenating properties.
It’s not just cosmetic professionals talking about it either. Celebrities and athletes alike are now flocking to PRP therapy for its cosmetic and healing power.
PRP Therapy On the Cosmetic Scene
After seeing the remarkable effectiveness over many fields of medicine such as dentistry, neurology, and orthopedics; cosmetic professionals have begun to turn to Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy seeking it’s natural healing properties as an advanced non-surgical treatment.
Through PRP, the body uses its own ability to stimulate the production of collagen, promote cell growth to regenerate tissue, and form new capillaries for increased blood flow.
We offer three of the most popular PRP treatments at SKINovative of Gilbert:
The Vampire Facial
As made famous by Kim Kardashian, the Vampire Facial is a technique used to repair and restore the health of the skin by:
- Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Improving skin tone and texture
- Producing Softer, younger looking skin
- Minimizing crow’s feet and fine lines around the mouth
- Softening discoloration and puffiness around the eyes
- Restoring the quality of sun damaged skin
This minimally-invasive, non-surgical approach to improving your skin is safe and affordable with little to no downtime.
No wonder celebrities are flocking to cosmetic offices nationwide. The Vampire Facial is an affordable way to look and feel rejuvenated.
PRP Therapy for Hair Loss
Another treatment that has proven effective is PRP for Hair Loss for both men and women.
Because platelets contain healing growth factors, they can help reverse the process of dormant hair follicles and reactivate growth without transplantation or the need for ineffective shampoos and creams.
Patients who receive PRP for hair loss typically see 30%-40% more growth in thinning areas.
Several treatments are generally required over the course of a few months. Each case is different and it’s best to schedule a consultation to estimate how many sessions will be required for you.
PRP Therapy for Vaginal Rejuvenation
Benefits of the O-Shot, a form of vaginal rejuvenation, are impressive. As we age, collagen production slows, and tissue begins to lose its natural elasticity, resulting in decreased vaginal function.
Many women begin to suffer from urinary accidents, trouble reaching orgasms and vaginal dryness that causes painful sex. But with the help of the O-Shot, you have the opportunity to:
- Improve urinary continence
- Increase sexual desire
- Tighten vaginal skin
- Increase sensitivity
- Achieve better sexual health
The O-Shot’s non-surgical, drug free approach makes it attractive to many women who are struggling with vaginal changes. However, a consultation with a medical professional is recommended to ensure the O-Shot is right for you, or if another treatment like hormone replacement therapy may be a better alternative.
How PRP Therapy Works
Platelets, a component of blood, contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors. While platelets are most commonly known for their blood clotting abilities, they also contain growth factors, which stimulates the body’s natural healing process.
Due to these properties, platelet-rich plasma is able to be used to speed up the healing process and consequently, appear to reverse the signs of aging.
Platelets used in PRP therapy are acquired from the patient’s own blood. Before the procedure, a small amount of blood is drawn from the patient and placed into a centrifuge where the blood spins around to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the red blood cells.
Since PRP works as a restoration treatment, the platelets are injected right into the area(s) in which you want reparation to occur, thus allowing the area to naturally rejuvenate itself.
After the platelets have been injected into the skin, the growth factors are released, repairing and regenerating cells while stimulating the production of collagen.
No matter your treatment area, the response to the rejuvenation of the cells is the same, promoting rejuvenation and reparation wherever these new cells are.
PRP for Athletes and Other Treatment Options
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy has been used effectively in sports medicine to treat joints, tendon and muscle injuries in athletes.
Both Tiger Woods and Raphael Nadal are known to have received PRP for chronic tendon injuries and other orthopedic conditions.
In using PRP, the minimal recovery allow the athletes to return to competing much quicker than traditional surgeries or physical therapy.
Additionally, athletes are drawn to the low risks associated with Platelet-Rich therapy.
Overall PRP Benefits
- Little or no downtime
- Multiple treatment areas
- Therapy continuously works following initial treatment
- Targeted and accelerated healing
The advantages of Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy, a cutting-edge innovation, are tangible while the risks are minimal… if any.
PRP treatments can be completed in under an hour, and requires little to no recovery time.
The safety and effectiveness from proven results makes Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy one of the most exciting developments in the world of health and beauty today.
There is simply no need to wait. Consult with Dr. Fulton today about the breakthrough Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy treatments options that are best for you.
About Dr. Fulton
Dr. Fulton, SKINovate of Gilbert, is a diplomate of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and board-certified in Emergency Medicine. He is on the faculty at the International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine where he stays up to date on the latest clinical and practice management information.