Platelet Rich Plasma and Aesthetics
Lafayette PRP Aesthetic Specialist, Amit Rajguru, M.D. at Evolved Medical specializes in using Platelet Rich Plasma therapy to help patients improve aesthetic and cosmetic appearances. Prior to being used for aesthetics, Platelet Rich Plasma was primarily used to help patients improve chronic pain and heal from serious injuries. Now more than ever before, physicians have noticed this therapy’s potent ability to regenerate tissues to reverse or delay signs of aging and revitalize a youthful appearance. Because of Platelet Rich Plasma’s unique ability to be used in conjunction with several other therapies, many specialists use it as a standalone therapy or with other services to help patients achieve optimal aesthetic improvements. Countless patients have been able to achieve amazing results with the help of Platelet Rich Plasma therapy.
How does PRP therapy work in the field in aesthetics?
Platelet Rich Plasma therapy can work in conjunction with lasers, surgical operations, facial fillers, or even liposuction to help improve a vast number of aesthetic complaints. Because the Platelet Rich Plasma comes from the patient’s own blood, there is no risk of infection, allergic reactions, or rejections of the therapy. PRP contains platelets and growth factors that work at deep levels of the tissues and skin to regenerative, restore, and rejuvenate the body. Another unique aspect of this therapy is that it continues to work for several weeks after the initial procedure, allowing full results to be seen over the course of several weeks. Platelet Rich Plasma therapy can be used for a wide range of different aesthetic purposes because it works to regenerate and restore tissue. Some of the procedures that Platelet Rich Plasma therapy is used for include:
Aesthetic Procedures that PRP Therapy is used for:
Drooping, wrinkled facial skin that lacks volume can result from aging, sun damage, or poor lifestyle habits. Platelet Rich Plasma therapy can restore facial volume, reduce wrinkles, and replenish luster by inserting growth factors and platelets all over the face through very small injections. A PRP facelift only takes around an hour to perform and does not require any downtime.
- Hair Restoration
Platelet Rich Plasma therapy can help both men and women with thinning hair to promote the growth of thicker, new hair and to stimulate the regeneration of hair follicles by injecting growth factors into the scalp.
- Skin Tightening
Aging, sun damage, or toxins can lead to a loss of collagen production and cause discoloration to appear on different areas of the skin, especially on the face, neck, chest, and hands. Platelet Rich Plasma therapy can tighten skin, while improving unwanted pigmentation.
- Acne Treatments
Many adolescents and adults suffer from acne, which is often treated with topical creams, oral medications, or harsh cleansers. Platelet Rich Plasma therapy can help patients with acne to rejuvenate the skin and reduce the appearance of acne, while simultaneously working with other therapies.
- Scar Reduction
Patients with scars can often feel self-conscious and have a reduced sense of self-confidence. Platelet Rich Plasma can help men and women that have scars to grow healthy new tissue and eliminate the appearance of scars from acne, surgery, or injuries.
- Cellulite Treatments
Millions of people experience cellulite at some point in their lives, which is caused from tightened collagen bands that form dimples in the skin. Because Platelet Rich Plasma restores collagen and promotes tissue growth, it can reduce pits and dimpling on the skin, helping patients to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
- Skin Pigmentation Therapies
While lasers are most often used to treat unwanted skin pigmentation, Platelet Rich Plasma therapy can work alone or in conjunction with lasers to help reverse or eliminate freckles, melasma, or an uneven complexion.
Getting Started With Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
Before getting started with Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, Doctor Rajguru will answer the patient’s questions, discuss concerns, and explain treatment options. He will then obtain the patient’s full medical history and learn about aesthetic treatment goals. Working as a team with the patient, the doctor will design a protocol that incorporates Platelet Rich Plasma and possibly other aesthetic or Anti-Aging therapies that can help patients to achieve their goals. Doctor Rajguru will take a small amount of blood from the patient and spin it down to obtain the platelets and growth factors, which will be used in the patient’s procedure. Vast numbers of men and women have been able to obtain amazing results with Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, while enjoying improved aesthetic appearances.