In the past, physicians and scientists have excelled at treating the symptoms of certain degenerative diseases by masking the aging process. However, the recent focus has shifted to reversing the damage rather than merely masking the symptoms – resulting in a longer-term solution.
Platelet rich plasma and stem cells are allowing us to not only reverse the damage but also treat the manifestation of the disease.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma?
Your body has a tremendous power to heal itself, and platelet rich plasma therapy is one way to utilize your natural healing powers directly. By drawing a small quantity of blood and spinning it in a centrifuge, we are able to then separate the plasma packed with powerful growth factors. This enriched blood plasma can then be reintroduced into the body through an injection directly to the areas that need it most. The treatment is fast, comfortable, and there is little to no recovery time or risk of complication.
Depending on the type of procedure, you may begin to notice the benefits almost immediately, and the results are known to improve over time as your tissue begins to regenerate.
The Fountain of Youth is Flowing With PRP
Similarly, PRP is being used in increasing frequency in the field of cosmetics. PRP is harvested using a similar process. The delivery of PRP is done either directly or by using a microneedling process which results in the creation of microchannels in the skin. The PRP is then applied topically and penetrates to the deep skin layers through the microchannels. As the cells multiply, new layers of skin are formed. The outcomes can be greatly beneficial resulting in improved texture, skin tightening, reduction in wrinkles, and improved overall appearance.
Platelet rich plasma can be used in different ways to achieve your unique cosmetic or therapeutic goals. Dr. Alkadri is an expert provider and will discuss your projected outcome prior to beginning treatment.
Some of the most popular treatment goals for PRP therapy include:
- Improving fine lines and wrinkles
- Subtly tightening the skin
- Combating volume loss with increased collagen and elastin production
- Smoothing crow’s feet
- Improving dark circles under the eyes, as well as puffiness
- Treating rosacea
- Minimizing acne scarring
- General rejuvenation for more youthful skin
Other Types of PRP Therapy
PRP is one of the most versatile treatments available to keep your body looking, feeling and performing at its peak for many years to come. The wide-ranging effects can be fully personalized to the aesthetic or health issue that is concerning you most. Some of the areas that can be dramatically improved with PRP treatments include:
A vibrant, youthful appearance can be restored to the skin by diminishing wrinkles without the use of toxins or synthetics. By stimulating the production of collagen, PRP can be used in stubborn areas that have been previously difficult to treat including neck lines and marionette lines.
Elite athletes worldwide use PRP therapy to accelerate recovery from sports injuries. Treatments can aid in helping with a large number of musculoskeletal issues including muscle aches, joint pain, and injuries to soft tissue virtually anywhere in the body.
Both men and women can experience thinning of the follicles that make hair look less full. With PRP therapy for hair restoration, full and healthy hair can be restored by correcting pattern baldness and inspiring new hair growth by activating new follicles.
Get Started with PRP Therapy Today
We can say anecdotally, through patient reported outcomes and limited available research, that PRP is safe and effective. Research on a larger scale is needed for PRP to become a gold standard in medicine. We will know in a few years if PRP and stem cell treatments are a turning point in medicine.
Hinsdale Vein and Laser will develop personalized treatment plans to reach your goals in health, wellness, and beauty. Contact us today to learn more about the magic of PRP and whether it might be right for your aesthetic goals.