It comes as no surprise to everyone that different forms of eye creams, facials, and even procedures that claim youthful and tightened skin are so popular in the modern-day. People want quick and effective solutions for all their problems. Who wouldn’t want to be wrinkle-free, and have naturally botoxed skin even if they are in their late forties. Except, most of these processes are complete scams.
I’m not saying all of them are scams, but most of these eye creams, exfoliators, or ‘miracle’ creams are proven to do nothing for your skin except temporary results. If you’re actually looking for something that helps more than just your facial insecurities, you should try a form of therapy for your skin, tendons, muscles, and a lot more than what some facial or cream can give you. More importantly, this specific type of therapy is most commonly known as PRP (Platelet-rich plasma therapy).
PRP is a technique used to resolve and boost musculoskeletal conditions. It enhances the natural growth abilities of your body. So it’s pretty much your own body’s cells doing their work just in a more precise area. This way, the body can regenerate and heal itself by using its own proteins and water from plasma. These are the same blood cells that heal wounds by forming blood clots.
The process isn’t as complicated as one might think. Since the plasma is found in the blood, a sample of the blood is taken from the patient. This can be from any part of the body, so there are no specifications. The blood is then put into a centrifuge. If you don’t know what that is, it’s fine you don’t really have to anyway. The centrifuge is basically used to separate the components of the blood into its distinct parts. The platelet-rich plasma is separated from the blood components that aren’t useful for the process. This platelet-rich plasma can be viewed and processed until its fit to apply to the patient.
Since every patient’s use for PRP is different, some may use it for cosmetic aesthetics, injured muscles, or even tendon pain. The plasma is then injected into the patient’s problematic area; for some cases, there may be ultrasound guidance for the exact location of PRP.
The time for each procedure is different depending on the section of application. A rough estimate can be about 30-45 minutes on average for this process to be complete. The doctor would ask you not to wash the area that is treated with PRP for 48 hours ( 2 days ). Now that we’re aware that not all procedures are the same, all of them have different recovery times as well. A good estimate for the recovery time is two days within which you will be able to see bruising or swelling on the injected areas. It’s completely normal, so don’t get flustered.
PRP Is a solution for so many tendons and tissue wounds that make it difficult to move certain parts of your body. Besides, the excruciating pain and inability to perform certain tasks can often leave people feeling depressed, especially for people who suffer from acute or chronic tendon conditions, such as lateral epicondylitis, Achilles tendinosis, and people who face gastrocnemius (calf) muscle injuries. These people would get relief from their daily struggles. Isn’t that what anyone suffering through pain could ask for? PRP may be beneficial for many others as well. Some of them can include people who face Ligament Injuries, MCL, knee injuries, Muscle Disorders, Osteoarthritis, Rotator Cuff Injuries, and Viscosupplementation. So if you face any of these problems, you’re already a perfect candidate to give PRP a try.
A Lot of professional athletes utilize the comfort of PRP therapy, so it’s not a hoax if that was ever a concern.
Here’s an interesting fact that you didn’t know about PRP. It actually reduces hair loss, for people who have a history of bald spots. Certain doctors claim that PRP also helps benefit you for aesthetic purposes in cosmetic surgery such as reducing wrinkles, sagging skin, and other aging factors. Of Course, the normal Tendons, Skin, Joints, Ligaments, and Muscles.
So it comes off as no surprise that many people want to consider trying out PRP.
Don’t confuse this with recovery time; you will not be able to see results until two to eight weeks after the process. Let’s move on to what you really want to hear how long it lasts. PRP therapy can actually last you up to 6 months. I know it seems like it’s not as much time, but trust me, it is. Ask anyone who is actually suffering through chronic pain; 6 months of freedom is what you’re taking for granted if you ask me.
I know you’d expect everyone to be a valid candidate for PRP therapy. It only seems fair that way; unfortunately, there are people who can not benefit from PRP therapy. Some of these clients include people who suffer from an abnormal platelet function or even a low platelet count. This gives you an idea that it’s not as easy as you think to go into the procedure, so do consult your doctor. Anemic patients are also unfit for PRP therapy due to their deficiency; It may cause them more damage than benefits or might not show results. People who have Cancer or any infections should also refrain from getting PRP.
There you have it a quick little checklist for you to go through in case you’re contemplating if PRP is really a solution for you. If you face any of the conditions listed, you should definitely give it a try. It’s not like it’s doing you any harm in the first place. In Fact, you can join the celebrity trend of ‘blood facial.’
Here at the Paradise Laser & Botox spa, you can expect great and natural looking results. We rejuvenate your skin, roll the back clock by removing signs of aging and contour your body to your vision.
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