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Today we are going to talk about the uses of Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP).
Though PRP technology has long been used in medicine, its use in aesthetic procedures is revolutionizing the field and yielding exciting and dramatic results. After drawing a sample of your own blood, it is placed into a centrifuge and spun at a very rapid rate to separate the platelets from the components of the blood. What you are left with is platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) that contains at least eight essential growth factors and signaling proteins naturally produced by your body. These proteins include Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF), Transforming Growth Factor (TGF), Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF), Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF), Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF), Collagen Stimulating Growth Factor, Keratinocyte Growth Factor (KGF), and a variety of interluekins, macrophages, keratinocytes, endothelial cells, lymphocytes, fibroblasts, osteoblasts, basophils and mast cells. When injected, your body is tricked into thinking it has sustained a major injury. These substances, which all have amazing healing abilities, then go to work and literally re-energize your skin or hair follicles into rejuvenating themselves by rebuilding the collagen structures lost as we age! In as little as 2 treatments to the face, or 6 treatments to the scalp, restoration can be achieved. And the best part? Because these substances are all derived from your own blood there is virtually NO risk of an allergic reaction or rejection!
Though 100% natural and exceptionally safe, PRP is still a medical procedure, and like all medical procedures, does involve a certain amount of risk. Before undergoing treatment with PRP, it is important that you understand the risks involved.
So what are the possible risks and complications?
Swelling: You will likely experience mild to moderate swelling of the treated area that lasts 12-48 hours. This can be easily treated with ice packs or cold compresses.
Tingling or Flushing: While the cells are being activated, you may experience a tingling sensation or some flushing of the skin.
Infection: Though exceedingly rare, an infection of the skin at the site of injection is possible. These infections are easily treated by antibiotics.
Unsatisfactory Results: Though we have every confidence that you will be pleased with our work, there is a natural variation in the quality of PRP and because of this, results will vary between individuals.
Natural degradation: PRP treatment is not permanent, and PRP will degrade over time.
Is PRP for everyone? Just about! Unless you have cancer, autoimmune disease, chronic liver disease, an acute or chronic infection or suffer from a blood disorder OR are currently receiving chemotherapy, steroid therapy, anticoagulation therapy, chronic aspirin or anti-inflammatory therapy, St Johns Wort, Garlic or Vitamin E, then yes, PRP is for you.
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