- Posted August 30, 2014 by
Your Own Blood Can Be Used to Heal Your Skin and Body
One of the most promising new treatments for healing the body and skin is the use of Platelet-Rich Plasma, or PRP. This revolutionary treatment can be used to harness your body's own healing abilities to reduce lines and wrinkles in your skin produced through the aging process. It can also be used to reduce pain in joints and treat other conditions, all with elements that are found naturally in your blood. These new treatments have the benefit of being free of chemicals, with little risk of the complications or adverse reactions of other treatments.
Why Is PRP Beneficial?
Platelets are the key to the benefits that are being achieved through PRP treatments. PRP is created by removing blood from a patient, then spun or filtered to create a platelet level in the plasma that is highly concentrated. The platelets contain growth factors that are essential for healing, promoting a faster healing response. Since the blood is extracted from the patient, there is less chance of any type of reactions or complications that can occur using other drugs or therapies.
How Is PRP Used?
PRP is being used in a variety of tissue repair treatments, both internally and externally. Since these are medical procedures, the treatments are administered only by medical professionals in a clinic or medical spa environment. Some of the common treatments include:
Skin repair. One of the most popular uses for PRP is in the repair of aging or damaged skin. Often referred to as the “Vampire Facelift,” PRP is injected into problem areas where lines, wrinkles or scarring has occurred to promote healing of the skin.
Joint pain. Another popular use of PRP is for joint repair or pain. The PRP can help heal tendons and other components in the body, reducing pain experienced from medical conditions such as tennis elbow, Achilles tendonitis and even rotator cuff tears.
This new technology is an excellent option for many people looking for a natural therapy that has little risk of complications and limited downtime after the procedure. It can give aging skin a younger, healthier appearance, or give relief from painful, inflamed joints, all using the elements contained in your own blood.