Platelet-Rich Plasma

What is Platelet-rich plasma (prp)?

PRP is a natural product created from your own body. A small amount of blood is drawn from you and placed in a sterile tube that is spun down in a centrifuge to separate the different components of the blood. Red and white blood cells are divided from the platelets and the plasma (the clear fluid). This plasma now contains a higher than normal number of platelets and is called platelet rich plasma, or PRP.

History of PRP

PRP has a long history of being used in orthopedic medicine, dentistry,and reconstructive surgery, and now its benefits are being applied to other fields of medicine such as dermatology, skin wound healing, and cosmetic facial rejuvenation. Scientific studies dating back 30 years have documented that PRP grows new collagen when injected into the skin, and newer studies show that PRP can soften sun damage and aging skin issues.

prp treatments

Platelet Rich Plasma stimulates new cell growth in the patient’s body wherever it is injected. It helps the body heal itself the natural way without using chemicals or foreign substances of any kind. Here are some of the treatments we offer:

Hair Loss

PRP therapy is used in hair restoration for natural looking results. With a thin needle, your own Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is injected into the scalp. Then the growth factors in your blood cells do their job and hair growth is naturally stimulated.

PRP Facelift

A CO2 laser is preformed which removes very small plugs of skin. The remaining skin grows into the area where the plugs were. After the laser treatment, the Platelet-Rich Plasma is applied to the skin. Using a combination of CO2 laser and PRP has been shown to accelerate recovery time and skin rejuvenation.

Skin Tightening

The PRP is injected into specific areas of the skin, act as a matrix that promotes your own collagen to grow, regenerates tissue, and thus acts as to naturally smooth and tighten the skin. In this way, PRP softens wrinkles and creating smoother skin texture and tone.

For more information about this procedure, contact us.

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Frisco, CO 80443
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