No one looks forward to lines, wrinkles, hair loss, and other signs of passing time. The medical aesthetics field dedicates itself to helping you avoid or reduce the appearance of these signs through a wide range of treatments.
Your body retains remarkable regenerative powers. Stem cells and growth factor hormones work together to create new tissue as needed to repair injuries like cuts and scrapes, as the most obvious example. One limiting factor is that these raw materials get delivered to the site of an injury by your blood.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a way to bolster the body’s response to repair by harvesting and selectively injecting blood platelets. Often used to help professional athletes recover more quickly, PRP can help you get more mileage from your aesthetic treatments.
Talk to the professionals at Afzal Clinics in Woodbury, Edina, and Fridley, Minnesota, to learn how PRP treatments can help you.
Your blood is a complex solution with a wide range of components tasked with keeping your body running. Platelets are perhaps best known for their ability to stop bleeding. Forming scabs, they protect cuts until the body makes repairs to the skin beneath.
Platelets also deliver growth factor hormones, powerful messengers that carry the instructions necessary to guide the healing process. One limit to how quickly your body can heal is the supply of platelets at a repair site. PRP isolates and delivers additional platelets where they’re needed to speed healing.
Since many cosmetic procedures introduce controlled damage to your skin to stimulate new tissue growth, PRP therapy is an ideal match for better, faster results.
If you’ve ever had a blood sample taken, then you’re familiar with the procedure for harvesting platelets. PRP treatments require about the same amount of blood as needed for most testing. The next stage is the same too, as your sample is run through a centrifuge.
Red blood cells are the heaviest, and they settle to the bottom. Plasma, the fluid portion of your blood, is lightest. Between these two layers settle the platelets. They’re extracted and mixed with a bit of plasma to create the serum used for your treatment.
The best way to learn more about how PRP therapy can boost your cosmetic treatments is by discussing it with Dr. Kamran Afzal. Dr. Afzal reviews your aesthetic expectations and goals and advises you where PRP therapy provides the greatest potential benefits.
That said, PRP originates from your own tissue, so there’s no worry about biocompatibility. There are no drugs or medications involved. You’re simply allocating natural body resources more efficiently.
PRP therapy is an excellent complementary treatment to address:
Dr. Afzal and his team can help you choose the right combination of treatments to pair with PRP.
Book your consultation online or by phone with the nearest location of Afzal Clinics. PRP can help you look your best at any age. Make an appointment now.