Is PRP Therapy Safe?
Whether you suffer from acne, wrinkles, sagging skin, hair loss, tendonitis, arthritis or other aesthetic flaws, PRP therapy can help. PRP is an acronym that stands for platelet-rich plasma therapy. This treatment modality is completely safe and does not require surgery.
How PRP Therapy Works
PRP therapy serves to regenerate the body in a safe manner. There are all sorts of positive results from this breakthrough skin tightening/regeneration medical procedure. It provides a myriad of cosmetic improvements and even helps individuals recover from physical injuries.
Platelets are a solid component of blood cells. Though platelets serve to promote the blood clotting process, they also have hundreds of protein known as “growth factors.” PRP therapy involves an isolation and multiplication of these platelets. Once their concentration is boosted, they are reintroduced to the site that requires improvement. This process serves to kick-start the body's ability to rejuvenate itself and consequently improve appearances, whether it is for wrinkle reduction, skin tightening or hair growth.
Here is how PRP therapy is performed: A doctor draws blood from the patient. The blood's platelets are separated from the other blood cells and the process of centrifugation heightens the concentration of platelets. These platelets are then added to the remainder of the blood that was initially drawn. A stem cell injection is prepared and injected to the body. This procedure usually takes a couple of hours to complete. Results show between three weeks and three months after the procedure is performed.
A Completely Safe Procedure
Don't be scared away by PRP therapy's nicknames like “vampire facelift”. This PRP procedure is nothing like the typical intrusive facelift. Anyone who has undergone PRP therapy will testify to the procedure's safety and merit. Physicians have relied on PRP therapy to stimulate the human body's regenerative properties since the 1990s. It was originally used as a means of improving the recovery process following a surgical procedure.
PRP therapy turned out to be an excellent means of stimulating the body's self-healing capabilities. It is now used for all sorts of aesthetic purposes. Though there is slight soreness at the point of injection, the patient is not at any sort of risk. This is a natural response that is no cause for concern.
Our doctors take extensive precautions when injecting a body site with PRP serum. We rely on proven sterilization procedures for each PRP therapy treatment. As a result, the odds of an infection are quite low. It is possible for the skin surrounding the site of the PRP injection to appear slightly bruised following the procedure. However, this skin discoloration is perfectly normal and will not linger.
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PRP therapy has the potential to transform your appearance as well as your self-confidence. Some PRP therapy patients have even gone as far as to refer to this treatment as the “fountain of youth.” If you have any questions about PRP therapy or if you are ready to proceed with this revolutionary treatment, contact our office today to schedule an appointment.