Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections have become all the rage as a revolutionary treatment, particularly in the realm of sports injuries. The concept is to take the patient’s own blood, remove plasma from it using a centrifuge, and re-inject that plasma into the wounded area. Plasma is naturally found in your blood. It is made up of proteins and water, and it carries your white and red blood cells to play a significant role in the body’s healing process. By injecting additional plasma that is rich in blood cell platelets, we provide a direct boost to the healing process in the affected area.
Clients at Glow Aesthetic Center seek PRP injections for a variety of injuries to different areas of the body, including:
- Torn tendons
- Arthritic pain
- Muscle bruising and tears
- Ligament damage
- Skin wounds
- Joint-related injuries
PRP injections allow the body’s natural healing process to take over with a boost it would otherwise lack. We inject your own blood into the area, rather than foreign chemicals! If you are ready to find relief for consistent pain or need a rapid healing solution after an injury, PRP might be the answer you seek.
Call the team at Glow Aesthetic Center today by dialing (818) 905-8815. You can also schedule a physical consultation by clicking on our Book an Appointment tab. Not only will PRP help you heal from injuries, but it also provides rejuvenation as your blood becomes more saturated with healthy platelets.
Who Should Seek PRP Injections
PRP injections can be beneficial to a wide variety of people in all walks of life. While it’s becoming a preferred treatment for professional athletes in the NFL, NBA, and MLB, it’s also a good idea for anyone who needs help healing from an injury. People with chronic tendonitis, such as “tennis elbow,” can benefit from the procedure.
What to Do Before Your PRP Injection Treatment
Before we can inject platelet-rich plasma, we first have to draw your blood. This means you might experience some lightheadedness. We recommend that you come prepared by:
- Eating and drinking before your treatment session
- Notifying us if you have an abnormal platelet count
- Ceasing any medication that contains blood-thinning properties
That last point is very important, as we do not want excessive bleeding at the injection or draw sites. Examples of medicines you should avoid include:
- Vitamin supplements with blood-thinning properties (such as Omega-3 fatty acids)
Understanding Your Treatment Plan
Everybody has a unique body, so treatments should be tailored to different body types. Your medical history and body type can determine important factors like how many treatment sessions you may need, or how soon your results will manifest. In many cases, you can expect to start seeing results (such as significant healing and a reduction in pain) within weeks. The results can last for a year after your session.
At Glow Aesthetic Center, our medical staff will create a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and body type. After a physical consultation, we will lay out what you can expect in your personal treatment plan.
Cosmetic PRP Usage
Platelet-rich plasma can also be used for cosmetic purposes. Glow Aesthetic Center combines PRP injection treatments with microneedling to help boost collagen production and create smoother, firmer, more elastic skin. This process is sometimes referred to as a “vampire facial,” but it’s not as scary as it may sound! It’s simply called that because it uses your own blood’s plasma to help the microneedling process stimulate more collagen.
Collagen is the “glue” that holds much of your body together. It is the most abundant protein in your body, especially your skin, and is a primary cause of that youthful glow that many of us seek. Microneedling perforates the skin with microscopic holes, triggering your body’s natural healing process and boosting collagen production. By injecting platelet-rich plasma during the microneedling procedure, we can help speed up your healing process for faster, long-lasting results!
Talk to Us About Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections
Glow Aesthetic Center is here to help clients achieve their body goals. Whether you have an injury, chronic pain, or simply the desire to look younger, PRP injections may be just what you need. Get in touch with our medical staff by calling our office at (818) 905-8815. You can also schedule your physical consultation online by heading over to our Book an Appointment page. PRP injections are safe and effective, using your own plasma to help you heal naturally. Let us help you feel and look your best.