What Can PRP Be Used For?
Have you heard of PRP? It stands for platelet-rich plasma, and it has a lot of potential to be a game-changer in the world of cosmetic enhancement. We have the answer to all your PRP questions and show you just how powerful PRP can be.
What is PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a component of our blood that contains growth factors that stimulate your body’s stem cells. This results in an increase in collagen production in our skin. While PRP does not have quantitative scientific research behind it, it has been shown in clinical practice to improve existing treatments and can be used as a treatment itself. PRP has amazing medical potential in so many ways.
For maximum results, Dr. Zenovia Gabriel recommends pairing PRP with Microneedling or after a laser procedure. Think of this treatment like fertilizer for your collagen. You can sprinkle fertilizer on cement and nothing happens. The cement does not get better, stronger, or improved. But sprinkle fertilizer on tilled earth turned over and scored to plant seeds into the soil, and there is growth. PRP on bare skin doesn’t do a whole lot, but inject it beneath the skin or spread it on a wound bed, such as the micro-injuries created by lasers or microneedling, and PRP will enhance skin renewal and boost results.
How is PRP Extracted?
PRP is extracted from your blood after a simple blood draw. Your blood is spun in a centrifuge and PRP is separated out from the other components of your blood. Once the plasma is separated, it can be applied to other areas of the body to facilitate healing, enhance the results of other effective procedures. PRP has significant regenerative properties.
Why is no one studying this more? Pharmaceutical and skincare companies need projected profits to fund studies, however, PRP comes from the patient’s blood and cannot be owned or trademarked. The majority of studies that evaluate the efficacy of PRP have to do with its preparation and the commercial interest of companies that make the tubes used for preparation or the type of concentrate in the blood drawtube. Therefore, the most supported PRP scientific studies are directly related to the financial interest of companies who want physicians to use their test tubes or centrifuge, not what PRP can do for your skin. In general, physicians see PRP research as ‘soft’ for these reasons, however many still believe PRP has tremendous benefits and rejuvenating properties.
What Treatments are Enhanced by PRP?
PRP will work anywhere in the body where regeneration is needed, such as the skin, joints (for arthritis treatment), eyes (during ocular procedures). Cosmetically speaking, PRP can improve so many procedures and their outcomes simply by boosting the body’s own healing and stem cell response.
PRP in Skin and Hair
PRP injections in the scalp slow hair loss and even grow new hair by creating a fertile ground for existing hair to thicken, strengthen, and struggling follicles to heal. When the skin undergoes laser treatments or microneedling, PRP is able to penetrate deeper into the dermis through the micro channels the laser or microneedling causes. PRP is able to stimulate stem cells that replicate into proteins like collagen. PRP has even been shown to prolong dermal filler results when added to the injectables, but these studies are considered “soft” research.
How PRP is Different at ZENA Medical
Not all PRP is the same. The concentration of growth factor per drop of PRP varies significantly on how the blood is prepared. This directly correlates to how well it works. Dilute PRP = minimal results. Highly concentrated PRP = very good results.
Extracting PRP to its most effective form takes skill, knowledge, and the highest concentration of growth factors and proteins per drop of PRP. At ZENA Medical, we use only the highest quality diluent to prepare the treatment and ensure the greatest amount of growth factor possible is present. In the hands of expert injectors and skin specialists at ZENA Medical, PRP has the potential to transform your life in so many ways. Call today to learn more.
Take the Next Step
If you’d like to learn more about PRP treatments, we encourage you to schedule a private consultation with your personal assessment atZENA Medical in Newport Beach, California today. Call us at (949) 200-8222or fill out our convenient online contact form. We look forward to meeting you!
What Can PRP Be Used For?
*Individual Results May Vary