Expand Your Aesthetic Practice by Offering PRP Procedures
First developed in the 1970s, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy eventually became a mainstream therapy after doctors in Italy began using it to promote wound healing following open-heart surgery. In the decades since, PRP injections have been further developed for the treatment of a variety of injuries and diseases. Aesthetic physicians have learned how to use PRP injections to treat hair loss and the effects of aging on the skin.
We offer PRP training courses for aesthetic applications, aimed at doctors looking to expand their practices. Our training courses teach the fundamentals of PRP therapy along with treatment techniques that include blood extraction, material preparation, and injection. Over the course of a single weekend, you can learn the information and techniques necessary to begin offering aesthetic PRP procedures in your own office.
PRP and the Effects of Aging
The human body begins to slow down and wear out with age. One of the places we clearly see this is in the face. With age, the body produces less collagen – the biological material that keeps young skin looking tight and vibrant. PRP injections can change the game, and you can learn how to administer them.
PRP injections contain a high concentration of blood platelets along with a number of important growth factors critical to the healing process. Injecting PRP serum into certain locations in and around the face promotes collagen production. In turn, that leads to facial rejuvenation. The skin is smoothed out, wrinkles are diminished, and dark circles begin to fade away.
The therapy can be used to treat scarring and stretch marks as well. We teach physicians how to master a microneedling technique that causes minute injury to the dermis. The combination of that injury and the growth factors in PRP serum, trigger a healing process that can greatly reduce or eliminate the appearance of scars and stretch marks.
Please note that:
- PRP therapy is effective on all skin types and tones.
- Most patients should notice improvement in skin tone and texture within three weeks.
- Side effects including minimal swelling, bruising, and redness are common during the first 12 to 24 hours following treatment.
PRP and Hair Loss
The same growth factors that make PRP injections useful for combating the effects of aging are also effective for re-growing lost hair. PRP material can be injected into the scalp or applied topically after preparing the area with a dermaroller. In either case, the growth factors stimulate hair growth by increasing blood supply and providing some of the basic nutrients needed to regrow hair.
An added benefit of the procedure is that it also strengthens hair follicles. This makes PRP ideal for people experiencing thinning hair. Strengthening follicles can slow down or prevent future hair loss by encouraging them to continue growing hair normally.