Restorative medicine treatments like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy can seem too good to be true. However, PRP relies on a straightforward approach — activating and accelerating your body’s internal healing mechanisms — using powerful elements found in your own blood.
Doctors have used PRP in operating rooms for decades because it stimulates healing and healthy tissue formation. But more recently, this innovative therapy has become more widely available. Today, PRP is used everywhere, from treating arthritis and soft tissue injuries to addressing skin aesthetics, making it a valuable option for combating the aging process.
Here at Salutem Bio-Performance, Inc. in Monterey, California, our skilled team can leverage the healing power of restorative medicine for a myriad of uses. Here’s how PRP can help you — whether you have a musculoskeletal injury or cosmetic concerns associated with aging.
PRP uses powerful substances in your blood plasma that activate the healing process. This substance contains special proteins called growth factors that support accelerated cell growth. When used in PRP therapy, we simply separate and concentrate these substances so we can inject them into specific areas and trigger the healing process.
Once introduced to the site, this potent serum gets to work, stimulating cell production and healing. The response? As vigorous new cells flood the area, you have less inflammation and pain, and restored health at the treatment site.
PRP can provide dramatic results for numerous age-related conditions that can often prove slow or difficult to heal. That’s because we inject PRP into areas with damage or disease, and the growth factors naturally repair the damage and activate cell regeneration.
As a result, PRP can help treat several age-related problems and injuries, including:
This targeted treatment approach gives your body the tools it needs to heal, decrease pain, and restore function in an area — naturally.
PRP can also offer dramatic results when applied to aesthetic therapies. During these treatments, we inject the PRP directly into your skin using a syringe or microneedling device.
When applied to aging, scarred, or sun-damaged skin, PRP can effectively:
In addition to skin rejuvenation treatments, some providers use PRP to stop and reverse hair loss (female scalp thinning and male-pattern baldness).
PRP therapy comes with few risks and no downtime. While your appointment does involve a small blood draw and a few tiny injections, the treatment is simple and relatively painless.
After drawing your blood, we place your sample in a specialized centrifuge machine to create your personal PRP serum. This concentrates the healing components of your blood for your treatment. Then, we pinpoint the specific treatment area and administer your injections.
It’s important to note that PRP therapy doesn’t provide immediate results. Instead, you’ll notice changes over the upcoming weeks and months as healthy new cells regenerate and promote healing through the treated tissue area.