What is PRP?
You may have heard of PRP before, but you might not know exactly what it is. PRP stands for “platelet-rich plasma”; plasma is the liquid solution part of your blood, and platelets are the cells that provide a variety of healing services to your body, like blood clotting when you get a cut and other necessary healing functions. The plasma is a mixture of water and proteins, and serves as a solution/medium for red and white blood cells to travel in and around your body through your bloodstream. Platelets are another type of blood cell (thrombocytes) within the plasma solution that offer these natural healing functions to your body. So evidently, platelet-rich plasma is the plasma portion of the blood in your body that has a high concentration level of platelets.
The natural healing properties of these platelets is what provides your body and blood with the near-miraculous ability to heal and mend itself. When you get a cut on your finger, the reason you don’t just keep bleeding is because these platelets make your blood clot within the area of the cut. The method behind the use of PRP for medical and aesthetic purposes is that if you can extract some of your own platelet-rich plasma and infuse or inject it into another part of your body, you can expedite and even improve the healing process in that area. By extracting your own blood and concentrating the platelet-rich plasma within it, you can potentially “relocate” these naturally healing platelets to where your body needs them most. These platelets can potentially accelerate the healing process on injuries to tendons, ligaments, muscles, joints, and even skin and hair areas on the body.
PRP Filler Injections
A PRP filler injection can provide volume and healing properties to certain parts of your skin. It starts with the same process that any PRP treatment might; some of your blood is extracted, and then put through a centrifuge in order to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the other red and white blood cells. This PRP solution is then injected directly into the target area where the platelets with the PRP induce the production of naturally volumizing collagen as well as providing overall cell renewal to the area. A PRP filler injection can help heal damaged skin areas, and give you the smooth and luscious looking skin you want, in the places you want.
A PRP treatment for your hair looks to utilize the rejuvenated and regenerating properties of the PRP in your bloodstream on your scalp, to improve and accelerate hair growth in specific areas where hair growth is lacking. The process is very similar to PRP filler injections; blood is extracted, the platelet-rich plasma is concentrated in a centrifuge, and then injected into the target area on the scalp. The method behind use of PRP is to trigger the regeneration of natural hair growth, and to maintain it by increasing blood supply to the hair follicle, which in turn increases the thickness of the hair shaft. A PRP hair treatment from a trusted team of estheticians and skin care specialists like our team at Nu Image can potentially give you the head of hair you have been looking for.
Microneedling with PRP application after also has some incredible rejuvenation potential for your skin in the places you need it most. Microneedling involves rolling a cylinder of fine needles across targeted areas of your skin, the purpose of which is to stimulate additional collagen production, which can be particularly effective at healing skin scarring from acne and reducing the signs of aging. A PRP microneedling treatment follows the same process as traditional microneedling, but after the needle rolling process is complete, your skin care specialist will apply the PRP solution on these areas, which can greatly accelerate the collagen production and cell regeneration process.
PRP Treatments in Elgin
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The innovation of modern medicine has allowed us to utilize the incredible regenerative properties of elements that are already in our bodies like PRP, and with a wide variety of incredible PRP treatments like our selection here at Nu Image Institute in Elgin, you can find the perfect treatment to fit the needs of your body. See which treatment is right for you, and click here to book an appointment!