Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy for Rejuvenation, Tendonitis & Dry Eyes
Utilizing the innate power of the body to heal is one of the keys to optimal repair and regeneration. Natural substances found in a patient’s own blood plasma can play a major role in healing damaged cells and tissues. Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy uses these substances, providing areas of injury or disease with a concentrated dose of the body’s own specific platelets, proteins and growth factors.
Among the Regenerative Therapies currently available at Skinspirations Center for Cosmetic Enhancement is the use of Platelet-Rich Plasma for the treatment of moderate to severe dry eyes and for the relief of pain from tendonitis. Blood derived products have demonstrated their capacity to enhance healing and stimulate the regeneration of different tissues and this enhancing effect is attributed to the growth factors and bioactive proteins that are synthesized and present in blood.
Eye platelet rich plasma (E-PRP) provides higher concentration of essential growth factors and cell adhesion molecules by concentrating platelets in a small volume of plasma as compared with a different type of serum used in ophthalmology for epithelial wound healing of the cornea. E-PRP has proved safe and effective in treating chronic dry eyes.
Other Uses of Platelet Rich Plasma
Another form of platelet-rich plasma is used at Skinspirations to treat painful tendonitis of the Achilles tendon, tennis elbow, rotator cuff tendonitis and patellar (kneecap) tendonitis. PRP is obtained from the patient. Blood is withdrawn from a vein in the patient's arm and the blood is placed in a centrifuge, a machine that spins at a high speed to separate the different types of blood cells. The physician extracts the platelet-rich portion of the blood and injects this plasma into the area of injury. PRP injections are given as soon as the blood has been spun and the platelets separated.
In addition to the use of platelet-rich plasma in these treatments, it also has been found to be effective in enhancing the use of fat injections in cosmetic procedures.
How PRP Is Obtained:
PRP is obtained from the patient’s own blood. Blood is withdrawn from a vein in the patient's arm and the blood is placed in a centrifuge, a machine that spins at a high speed to separate the different types of blood cells. The platelet-rich portion of the blood can be injected into the affected area.
If you would like to find out whether Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy may meet your needs, register online here, or call 727-571-1923 for an appointment for a free consultation with one of our skincare experts.