Have you heard about using your own blood to reduce fine lines and wrinkles? How about using your blood to reverse hair loss? This sounds too good to be true!
We have been using platelet rich plasma (PRP) for years and have received wonderful feedback from our patients.
What is PRP? To make PRP, we draw blood from a patient and use a centrifuge to separate your blood into layers. With one layer, we add nutrients to activate your platelets. Those platelets are injected into your skin with a very small needle. The activated platelets release growth factors which are proteins that help to regulate wound healing and tissue regeneration without harmful side effects. This PRP can also be injected into the scalp to improve hair density and reduce hair loss.
Another layer of your blood is heated to make a filler. This acts as a scaffolding with the concentrated growth factors giving immediate reduction of those deeper lines. Those nasolabial folds are dramatically reduced in the office.
Concentrated growth factors and CD34 cells can also be added to take home serum. This can be made monthly for at home use. Patients are educated how to safely apply this for fine line reduction and for improved hair growth.
Another area demonstrating significant results is the use of concentrated growth factors for wound healing. Topically this fibrin clot can be applied to wounds to speed the healing time.
With newer technology, we can avoid platelet degranulation, providing stronger treatments with less expense.
Patients report increased volume, reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, improved texture of the skin, scar reduction, and acne reduction. The beauty of using your own platelets are less side effects, minimal bruising, and results that do not look artificial.
For more information, contact Lake Oswego Health Center. If you are interested in learning the technique for your patients, ask about our upcoming seminars.