PRP (Platelet-rich plasma)
PRP – Platelet-rich plasma, is derived from your own blood via a process called “autologous” transplantation” promotes healing when injected. Plasma contains proteins that support cell growth, regeneration, increased collagen – and healing.
HOW PRP WORKS?
PRP injections are used for a range of conditions. From musculoskeletal pain, arthritis and sports injuries, to skin rejuvenation and hair loss.
The non-surgical option treatment uses a patient’s own blood cells to accelerate healing in a specific area.
To prepare PRP, blood is taken from your arm with a special kit similar to a normal blood test. It is then placed in a special centrifugation machine that separates the platelets from the blood in order to be extracted in a concentrated form called PRP.
Platelets contain healing growth factors that act as signals to instruct your tissue to multiply and regenerate new blood vessels. This brings fresh oxygen along with other growth factors to the scalp and skin cells to replace old and damaged cells and regenerate new and elastic collagen and hair follicles.
Microneedling with PRP
Microneedling with platelet rich plasma (PRP) stimulates fibroblast production of collagen and elastin creating younger, firmer skin evening tone and texture.
Ideal for patients who are looking for a quick and effective way to improve the appearance, texture and tone of their skin, as well as skin imperfections:
- burn and surgical scars
- fine lines and wrinkles
- skin laxity
- even skin tone and texture
- stretch marks
- dark spots
This procedure uses micro needles to gently perforate the skin and stimulate the skin’s natural healing process promoting the growth of new cells and collagen induction. Micropen is an FDA cleared class II device.
Is microneedling with PRP going to cause a downtime?
Microneedling requires little to no downtime. Using platelet-rich plasma can help to boost healing time and combat swelling. Some patients may experience redness, dryness, or swelling for a day or two after their treatment. With microneedling, makeup can be applied the day after treatment. (*Individual results may vary.)
What are the side effects of PRP?
Given that PRP is derived from your own blood, there is no chance of having an allergy or immune reaction and scientific data has shown that side effects or complications of PRP injection are extremely rare. Because PRP is a substance derived from one’s own blood, it is not considered a drug. FDA clearance means that doctors can prescribe and administer PRP if they believe it’s in the best interest of the patient.
Pair your microneedling with Akasha’s Beauty and Hair IV Drip for best results!
Other purposes of PRP
Hair Loss: PRP injections have been shown to be effective in both, preventing hair loss and promoting new hair growth. PRP can also aid in the stimulation of hair growth after hair transplants.
Post-surgical Healing: PRP injections help heal muscles, tendons and ligaments, as procedures on these tissues have long recovery times.
Tendon, Ligament, Muscle and Joint Injuries: PRP injections may be able to treat a range of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. For chronic tendon injuries, such as tennis elbow or jumper’s knee which can often take a long time to heal, PRP helps to stimulate healing, decrease pain and inactivity .
Osteoarthritis: PRP injections helps treat osteoarthritis pain and stiffness by modulating the joint environment and reducing inflammation.
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