Perhaps you have heard of PRP, which is short for platelet-rich plasma. Or maybe you haven’t. One thing is for sure: This incredible substance has the power to bring about a number of benefits for a variety of people. What’s more, the process is entirely natural!
PRP is also versatile in that it can be used in both aesthetic and medical treatments. For instance, it can be used as part of a Vampire Facelift® as well as for hair restoration and pain management.
PRP for Skin Rejuvenation: The Vampire Facelift®
Vampire Facelift® procedures have quickly become a favorite among people seeking to rejuvenate their facial features. The treatment has numerous positive effects on the skin. Many dermatological centers now include this among the services they provide.
This is essentially a therapy that involves extracting the platelets and fibrin from the patient’s own blood and injecting them into the face. The blood is generally drawn from the patient’s arm, just like it is during a normal blood test. Then, the platelet-rich plasma is isolated from the blood using a centrifuge.
How Does a Vampire Facelift® Work?
Calcium chloride or other similar activators may be added to the extracted plasma. When the activated platelets are injected into the face, they release growth factors and stimulate the production of collagen, which results in tissue repair and regeneration. Fillers can also be used during the procedure. Within days of the first PRP session, the skin may begin to show visible signs of freshness and vitality.
What are the Benefits of This Procedure?
A Vampire Facelift® has innumerable positive effects on the skin and the body. Some of the many benefits of this procedure include:
- Improved quality of the skin
- No residual scars or bruises
- Quick procedure
- Promotes faster wound healing
- Non-invasive technique that only involves a few injections or perforations
- Minimal or no discomfort during and after the treatment
- Safe procedure that relies on natural ingredients like the patient’s own plasma
- No risk of allergic reactions
- Treats skin imperfections like blemishes, wrinkles, and roughness
- Visible effects in a few days after treatment
What to Expect During Your Treatment
One of the most common worries among people opting for a Vampire Facelift® is the possibility of discomfort. Thankfully, this is a procedure that’s well-tolerated. The only things you’ll feel are a few pinpricks and perforations. But even this can be overridden because the procedure can be performed under the influence of a local anesthetic. The treatment is also a quick procedure that is usually completed within an hour or less, depending on the areas of the face that are being targeted.
Who is a Candidate for This Treatment?
Although it can seem tempting to undergo a procedure that has such impressive results, the Vampire Facelift®, unfortunately, isn’t for everyone. Typically, an ideal candidate for the procedure fulfills the following criteria:
- No severe skin conditions
- Good overall health
- No infections in the blood
- Shows visible signs of aging
- Has evident skin imperfections
If you’re unsure whether you qualify for this type of PRP treatment, our specialist can help you during a consultation.
PRP for Hair Restoration
Has it started to feel like there is more hair in your brush or in your drains than there is on your head? Are you frustrated with thinning hair, but nothing you have tried seems to help? While wearing a wig or other hairpieces can help cover up your concerns, it does not do much to help them. If you are seeking a treatment method that can create natural-looking results, consider PRP for hair restoration! This non-surgical treatment method uses a substance obtained from your body to encourage your hair follicles to grow hair again.
What is PRP for Hair Restoration?
PRP for hair restoration is a non-surgical treatment option that uses PRP, a powerful growth substance to stimulate hair follicles and reduce the complications of hair loss. It’s a golden substance that is packed with growth factors and can be a tool to encourage your body’s natural growth processes.
What to Expect from a Procedure
The PRP for hair restoration treatment process is relatively simple, and it begins with a traditional blood draw. This sample is spun in a special centrifuge to isolate the golden substance to be used for treatment. The PRP can then be injected into the treatment area, stimulating the natural growth processes of your hair follicles.
There is no set downtime associated with this outpatient treatment, and you should be able to return to your normal daily life. However, it is important to have realistic goals and expectations for treatment. It may take some time to enjoy the results of your PRP for hair restoration treatments as your body responds to the growth factors. Achieving and maintaining the best natural hair growth may require a regular series of treatments, but results will vary for each person.
Who is a Good Candidate?
One of the most exciting parts of using PRP for hair restoration is it is a safe and effective treatment option for most people. It uses PRP, which is obtained from your own blood, reducing the risk of a reaction and making it a good choice for those who are hesitant to pursue treatments using foreign substances. A consultation with our team can help ensure this is the best non-surgical treatment option for you and your goals.
So if you’ve been looking for a way to address your hair loss, then you owe it to yourself to learn more about PRP for hair restoration! Our team is committed to helping you reduce the effects of hair loss.
PRP for Pain Management
The body’s ability to heal is a fascinating process, and now that process can be aided with the use of this advanced technology. Using PRP injections has helped many athletes heal chronic soft tissue injuries, but you don’t have to be an athlete to enjoy the healing qualities of this treatment. The experts at our office have perfected the use of PRP for pain management such as joint regeneration.
How Can PRP Therapy Help?
PRP therapy involves drawing the patient’s blood and then using a centrifuge to separate the blood into its various components. We can then concentrate on the healing and growth factors that are naturally present in the blood to form the powerful solution known as platelet-rich plasma or PRP.
We can then place the PRP into the affected tissues. This therapy has offered medical professionals a proven way to unlock the body’s natural ability to heal injuries that previously would require invasive surgery to correct.
How Does PRP for Pain Management Work?
PRP is versatile even in terms of pain management, as it can be used to address joint issues as well as tendon sprains and tears and other damaged ligaments.
One reason that PRP for a joint regeneration works so well is that certain joints naturally receive less blood flow than others. Once the professional injects the platelet-rich plasma into the affected joint, the PRP can work to enhance the body’s innate healing ability. This allows the body to rejuvenate and rebuild the affected tissues within the joint, which leads to the elimination of pain and can restore range of motion.
Who is a Good Candidate for Treatment?
Due to the safe nature of this therapy, most patients are good candidates for PRP injection. If you are experiencing a chronic joint injury, most likely you are a candidate to use PRP for a joint regeneration. Patients who elect to use PRP are looking to avoid undergoing invasive surgery to repair the joint which entails extensive rehabilitation, scarring, and high costs.
Patients can use PRP therapy at our office to treat:
- Shoulder pain
- Knee & hip pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Tennis elbow
- Chronic ligament and tendon injuries
- Ankle sprains
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Lumbar spine pain
- Patellofemoral syndrome and patellar tendonitis
- Hamstring strains
- Sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction
- Much, much more!
What Kind of Results Can You Expect From PRP?
The goal of PRP is to heal the injured tissue, rather than mask the pain. After PRP treatments and allowing the body to heal, patients can experience the alleviation of pain and get back to enjoying the activities they enjoy doing.
The benefits of PRP for a joint regeneration can be profound for those suffering from injuries that don’t seem to heal. If you are suffering from a joint, ligament, or some other type of injury or condition, it may be just what you’ve been looking for to get relief.
Keep in mind that the results of PRP therapy for pain management vary from patient to patient based on a number of factors. A series of treatment sessions, spaced a set amount of time apart, may be required in order to achieve optimal results.
It’s also important to note that PRP therapy may not be enough on its own to alleviate all of your pain. However, it can be used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan that aims to address the issue at its source and manage/alleviate the associated pain.
Experience the Incredible Benefits for Yourself
Whether you’re dealing with hair loss or thinning, knee arthritis, or lines and wrinkles on your facial skin, it’s likely that a PRP treatment could help you! However, you won’t know for sure until you consult a qualified professional.
Look no further than our team at Dr. Golberg Wellness & Functional Medicine. We have locations in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY and happily serve men and women throughout the surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get started. We look forward to hearing from you!