Platelet Rich Plasma, also known as PRP, is a concentrate of plasma, platelets, and plasma proteins derived from our own body. Our blood contains many necessary nutrients, growth factors, oxygen, and cells to keep us in good health. Here at Concept Medical, we have a way to harness these proteins and use them to treat fine lines, dark circles, deep wrinkles, scars, hair loss, and even joint pain.
What is Plasma?
Plasma constitutes 55% of our blood and is the ‘liquid’ component of our blood. Plasma contains minerals, proteins, growth factors, glucose, and some dissolved gases. The remaining amount of our blood is our red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.
How do platelets help improve my health?
Platelets are naturally derived from our bone marrow. Their primary function of platelets is to coagulate our blood during injuries. In turn, it also contains several different growth factors that act as messengers to initiate the healing process, promoting new collagen, and hair growth stimulation.
What kind of improvements can I expect from this treatment?
PRP is one of the most natural means of improving the quality of your skin. There are many applications for PRP at Concept Medical:
1. Fine Lines
The natural process of skin ageing is due to the breakdown of cells and collagen faster than the rate of renewal. PRP can improve the quality of the skin reducing and smoothing fine lines found on the face, décolleté, and hands by stimulating your own growth factors.
2. Dark Circles
The delicate area around the eyes appearing brown or bluish in colour, is often affected by both intrinsic and extrinsic factors. PRP stimulates microcirculation around the eyes, as well as increases the thickness of thinning skin, thus producing a brighter and more rested appearance around the eyes.
3. Deep wrinkles
A natural occurrence derived from the repetitive motion of the same area of skin, worsened by expressions, sun damage, ageing, smoking, lack of hydration and sleep habits. PRP can help increase volume where the collagen has broken down over time.
4. Scar reduction
A scar is a buildup of fibrous tissue after an injury. It is a natural process of reinforcing and repairing the damaged skin. Scaring can occur due to acne, injury, surgery or stretching of the skin. PRP can help bring new life to your damaged skin by encouraging new production of elastin and collagen.
5. Hair Loss
Also known as alopecia or baldness. With the use of PRP, many growth factors can stimulate new hair growth and strengthen the existing active follicles to help produce stronger hair.
Whether it is due to surgery, injury, or aches and pains PRP can help increase healing times post-injury. PRP can be used in many situations (not limited to) sprains, tendonitis, and osteoarthritis.
Many people can benefit from this safe and natural treatment. Call our office today to book your PRP consultation.