Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
The Power of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet Rich Plasma uses your own blood and the possibilities are endless!
Have you harnessed the power of PRP, or platelet-rich plasma? This substance comes from your own body and it can be used in many different ways.
Orthopedists use PRP as a part of regenerative medicine treatment plans that are designed to help restore torn cartilage or injured muscles. It can also be used for cosmetic purposes, like those that restore skin and help reduce acne. In fact, you’ll find that there are so many proven uses for PRP it’s hard to list them all. Benefits of PRP therapy include:
- Natural treatment with actual results
- Low to no risk of rejection or harmful side effects
- A simple, three-step process
- Numerous application areas, tailored to your needs
Here are a few specific ways we use PRP at Eterna M.D. If you’re interested in any of the following procedures or want to know more about what PRP can do for you, call us at (407) 537-7367 or schedule a consultation with one of our talented team members online.
Facial Cosmetic Rejuvenation
Numerous studies have shown injections of a person’s platelet-rich plasma can activate several systems of growth and regeneration in your skin, from the surface to deep in the tissues.
The results of PRP injections are:
- Increasing skin thickness and elasticity
- Reducing the yellowish appearance of skin
- Reducing the appearance of wrinkles
This is because PRP contains vital growth factors that your body interprets as signals to produce more elastin, fibrinogen, and collagen, in addition to something many other cosmetic procedures can’t do. PRP is unique in how it also signals your facial skin to produce more blood vessels, which increases blood flow to your face, providing long-term benefits for your skin health.
PRP for Facial Cosmetic Rejuvenation FAQs
Does PRP work for skin rejuvenation?
PRP works to stimulate new collagen growth, resulting in a rejuvenated appearance.
How many times can you have PRP injections?
Typically, patients receive PRP injections no more than once every four weeks. During a consultation, a treatment plan that is best for you can be determined.
Does PRP really work for face?
PRP is an effective method of creating new collagen, which reduces wrinkles and skin laxity. This creates a more youthful look.
Is PRP good for under eyes?
PRP can be an effective way to reduce wrinkles or a hollowed appearance under the eyes and is often preferable over dermal fillers in this area.
How long does PRP last for face?
Typically, PRP results last one to two years for the face.
What is PRP in cosmetic surgery?
PRP can be used in cosmetic treatments to boost skin cell turnover and enhance the production of collagen in the skin.
What is the success rate of PRP injections?
PRP comes with a very high rate of success over the course of treatment. When paired with other treatments like microneedling, it can achieve excellent cosmetic results.
What are the side effects of PRP?
Its normal to have some minor redness and sensitivity in your treatment area after PRP treatment. PRP comes with very few risks when performed by an experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon.
What should I avoid after PRP facial?
For best results, make sure to avoid washing your face or exposing your treated skin to heat or sweat. Also, avoid direct sun exposure by wearing SPF daily.
What areas can be treated with PRP?
PRP can be used on many different areas of the body. It can be used for facial cosmetic rejuvenation as well as hair restoration.
Hair Regrowth Stimulation
PRP works in much the same way for enhancing your body’s ability to produce hair as it does to rejuvenate the look and feel of your facial skin. Rather than being injected into the face, your PRP is injected into the scalp, where it increases collagen- and fibrogen-producing cells, as well as encourage blood vessel development. This treatment doesn’t have as much peer-reviewed research behind it as PRP for facial skin treatment, but it has been in use as a hair-regrowth strategy for many years.
Torn Cartilage, Injured Muscles, or Joint Restoration
The original purpose of PRP — which has been in use for decades — was to treat wounds and soft tissue injuries, speeding up recovery time or reducing the severity of scarring. This is because when your body is wounded, whether by surgery or accident, a key part of the healing process utilizes the platelets in your blood plasma to seal the wound, and growth factors to generate new cells which will eventually become new tissue.
By directly adding PRP to a wound site, doctors can increase the speed of the healing process without administering foreign substances. This procedure is used to treat everything from muscle tears and pulls to cartilage injuries. Find out if Eterna M.D. can use PRP to help you recover from ligament tears, cartilage injuries, or even osteoarthritis by contacting us today.
Acne Healing and Prevention
Recent studies are showing PRP to be effective in the treatment of individuals with chronic acne and/or acne scarring. With its components playing a large role in the body’s natural healing and skin regeneration process, PRP can reduce inflammation, replace scar tissue with new skin, and inhibits the bacteria that cause acne symptoms.
Treatment for acne with PRP is done in the same way as for facial skin rejuvenation, by injecting a patient’s platelet-rich plasma directly to the problem area.
While there are few scientific studies that clearly demonstrate PRP’s effectiveness at treating ED, some research proposes that PRP can stimulate blood flow to the penis and increase the health of the skin tissue. PRP may be used as part of a complete erectile dysfunction treatment plan.
In the same way that PRP can be used to increase a man’s genital health, PRP shots can also be part of a vaginal rejuvenation treatment to solve many kinds of female genital issues. For this procedure, PRP is injected into the treatment area, which promotes the growth of new skin, the increase in the number of blood vessels, and the tightening and/or thickening of the skin. Because of this, PRP may help with many issues, such as:
- Sexual responsiveness
- Clitoral and g-spot sensitivity
- Skin texture, dryness, and/or laxity
Learn More About PRP
As you can see, the benefits of PRP at Eterna M.D. are nearly endless! Contact our team today to find out how PRP can help you on the path to a healthier, more youthful you today.