Have You Heard About Platelet Rich Plasma?
- Posted on: Nov 5 2018
In recent years, the use of platelet rich plasma, or PRP, has brought about significant changes in patient treatments. Understanding what PRP is and how it works helps you understand how PRP complements your cosmetic treatments.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma?
Platelet-rich plasma is derived from your blood. You may understand the role of platelets in the body as contributing to the clotting of blood. Platelets have another secret superpower, though, that lies in the growth factors inside these special cells. Growth factors are key to helping your body heal, and this lends to treatments that benefit from expedited healing. PRP is a component of your blood that has an extremely high concentration of plasma and growth factors.
How Do Growth Factors Promote Healing?
Growth factors are a type of protein that works in the body to stimulate the development of any type of cell in the body, such as nerves, muscles, cartilage, ligaments and skin. Dr. Petropoulos recommends adding PRP therapy to your hair restoration and skin rejuvenation treatments. Patients who use PRP for their cosmetic procedures enjoy shorter recovery periods and superior results.
What Should I Expect from a PRP Therapy Treatment?
To maximize the benefits of PRP therapy, Dr. Petropoulos uses the platelets from your blood. Only a small sample is needed. Once we draw your blood, it is placed in a centrifuge and spun to separate the components. The PRP is extracted from the vial with a syringe. PRP can be administered via injections or through topical applications. Dr. Petropoulos recommends PRP injections for her patients because the platelets can reach the deeper layers that need repair. Adding PRP therapy to your aesthetic treatments requires no additional downtime, scarring or recovery.
Learn More About PRP Therapy. Contact Dr. Anna Petropoulos.
Platelet rich plasma is used to treat athletes and other active individuals heal faster after injuries. Now you can benefit from PRP therapy, too! To learn about the extraordinary benefits of PRP therapy, Fractora™, Kybella® and our other services, contact Dr. Anna Petropoulos to schedule a personal consultation. You can also contact our Danvers office directly at (978) 739-9500.
Posted in: PRP Therapy