Your body has remarkable healing abilities, so why not unleash it against your never-ending battle with aging. All it takes is a standard blood draw and an experienced doctor in Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy.
PRP, once reserved for movie and sports stars, is now available to anyone who wants to use their body’s natural healing powers to fight aging and regain some of their youthful appearance and function.
This is why PRP has become one of the most highly sought-after non-surgical procedures for facial and skin rejuvenation and hair restoration.
Although you may not be familiar with it, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy has been around for more than 20 years. Thanks to recent technological advances, it is now affordable to most.
What is it?
Dr. Daniel Tran is one of the leading advocates of PRP in the Greenville, SC area. He explains PRP is a highly concentrated form of plasma in which red and white blood cells have been removed.
Your blood is essentially made up of four components; red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma and the platelets. By spinning the blood in a centrifuge, the blood cells are separated from the plasma and platelets. It is this concentration of plasma and platelets that is then injected back into the patient. These concentrated growth factors stimulate the body’s natural healing and restorative ability that diminish as we age.
“Platelet-rich plasma uses the part of your blood that contains natural growth factors (the naturally occurring substance in blood that stimulates cellular growth proliferation and healing). And when these growth factors reach the deeper layers of the skin, they stimulate the growth of new collagen, elastin and even hair, thus allowing the patient to regain a youthful appearance with their body’s own concentrated resources,” Tran says.
PRP is extracted from your own blood, so all that is required is a simple blood draw. “It’s that easy,” he adds.
Since PRP treatments don’t require any surgery or suturing, Tran says there’s minimal recovery time. You can go home right away and resume most of your daily activities in about 24 hours.
A perk of this all-natural, non-invasive procedure is the entire visit is typically finished in less than an hour.
“I truly believe PRP can make a significant difference in people’s lives; so, when patients ask for ways to look and feel younger, I explain why PRP is one of the most effective and safest options for them to consider,” Tran concludes.