PRP therapy has a long history of being used to treat a variety of different health and beauty issues. Originally used during brain surgeries, the therapy quickly made its way to the orthopedic world, where it was used to help pro athletes heal from their injuries. Now, PRP therapy has made it to the mainstream medical and beauty fields, where it offers a ton of great benefits. Learn more about how PRP therapy works and how it can benefit your life.
What is PRP Therapy?
First of all, PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma, which is the component of your blood that is responsible for healing tissue and cells. PRP is full of powerful proteins that are called growth factors and white blood cells. Normally, PRP is what will heal you after you suffer an injury. PRP therapy harnesses these healing powers by using a highly-concentrated dose of platelet-rich plasma.
The treatment is a safe, effective, and non-surgical process. To start, we take a small blood sample through a routine blood draw. From there, we will place your blood into a centrifuge that is able to separate it into its different parts. Once we are able to extract your PRP, we can then create a serum that can be used in the treatment area.
What are the Benefits?
PRP therapy has numerous benefits and can be used to treat various conditions. There are no chemicals, lasers, or other means used to achieve results. There is also no set downtime or ill side effects associated with the therapy.
PRP and Hair Restoration
One of the benefits of PRP therapy is that it can be used to help you regrow your own natural hair. Hair loss and thinning can be caused by damaged or malfunctioning hair follicles. However, when PRP is used in your scalp, it heals those hair follicles so that they are able to produce hair again.
PRP and Facial Rejuvenation
PRP therapy has a ton of benefits when it comes to facial rejuvenation. PRP prompts your skin to begin producing more collagen, which in turn helps reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. The therapy can also improve the overall look and texture of your skin, leaving it smoother and tighter.
Most people make good candidates for PRP therapy at the office of Dr. Michael I. Jacobs. To find out about your candidacy, book an appointment at our office in New York, NY. Contact us today to set up a consultation.