Platelet-rich plasma is one of those incredible products that can be used to heal and revitalize your skin. At Earmark! in Meridian, Idaho, your medical provider extracts your own platelet-rich plasma and uses it to give you a gorgeous, younger look. To learn more about platelet-rich plasma and what yours can do for you, schedule an appointment online at Earmark! today.
The blood in your body is comprised of several components, one of which is called platelets. Platelets are components of your blood that help your body heal, making your injuries form scabs and, eventually, scars. With the magic of platelets, some injuries leave no permanent mark at all.
Plasma is the liquid base component of your blood. Plasma with a high concentration of platelets in it is called platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and it can do wonders for your skin. PRP contains growth factors, inflammatory cytokines, and all of your body’s natural healing mechanisms.
When PRP is combined with microneedling, injections, or other aesthetic treatments, the regenerative results are magnified even more.
At your appointment, your provider draws some of your blood before the treatment begins. The blood goes into a machine that spins it quickly to separate the platelets from the other blood cells.
Your provider then places the concentrated platelets in your extracted plasma to use during your specific treatment. For example, if you’d like to combine microneedling with your PRP, your provider applies it to your skin after the microneedling.
The healing properties of PRP can provide your skin with many benefits. After PRP treatment, you’ll enjoy:
Additionally, PRP can be combined with hair restoration treatments to promote hair growth in a healthy scalp.
Many patients are candidates for treatments enriched by PRP, but some conditions and predispositions can hinder the process. You may not be a candidate if:
Your provider determines if you’re eligible for treatments with PRP after taking your medical history and discussing your goals. You must have healthy blood with effective platelets for it to work.
If you’re already sold on treatments like microneedling, you can enjoy accelerated results by adding PRP to the treatment.
To find out if platelet-rich plasma can be added to your treatment, schedule an appointment online at Earmark! today.