At Eastside Wellness & Aesthetics, we bring you the very best in aesthetic treatments that harness the benefits of Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP).
What is PRP?
Blood, which is actually a liquid called plasma, is made up of three main things: white cells, red cells, and platelets. Platelets assist in clotting our blood when we experience a cut, wound or other injury. However, they are also made up of numerous proteins that are called growth factors. These growth factors are incredibly beneficial in healing and tissue growth, as well as: rejuvenation.
PRP is obtained by taking a small amount of the patient’s blood. Clinicians then use a process called centrifugation to separate the platelets from the other components of the blood. This results in a plasma that has 5-10 time more platelets than regular plasma. Thus, it is called platelet-rich plasma, or PRP.
The athletic community is already well-aware of PRP’s advantages when it comes to helping athletes heal quick and efficiently from injuries. Many famous athletes have already experienced the quick healing and growth achieved from receiving PRP injections into the site of an injury.
How can PRP help me?
While a majority of medical practitioners have already realized the astonishing health benefits associated with PRP, many have now recognized the phenomenal benefits of utilizing PRP for aesthetic treatments. By injecting PRP, a plasma rich in proteins and growth factors, into the skin, patients can experience:
- Increase in collagen production
- Increase in Angiogenesis (the development of new blood vessels)
- Decreases in wrinkles and fine lines
- Decreases in blemishes
- An overall younger-looking complexion