Harnessing the healing abilities of your own blood is an ideal mode of treatment because of its natural nature. With platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections available at Bombshell Aesthetics in Hayward, California, Jade Jackson and her team can do just that. PRP can help heal and rejuvenate your skin and hair follicles. To learn more about aesthetic treatments with PRP, call Bombshell Aesthetics or book an appointment online today.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a substance comprised of components from your blood that work together to aid in the healing of damaged tissue. Your body has the remarkable ability to heal its own tissues after injuries, and PRP is a way for your health care provider to harness and target those abilities for your benefit.
PRP consists of two main components:
Plasma is a yellow liquid that keeps all of the cells in your blood suspended. It allows your blood to flow like a liquid through your vessels. It also allows PRP to be injectable through a syringe.
Platelets are a type of blood cell that pile into injuries and form clots to stop you from bleeding excessively. They send signals to more platelets in your blood to join in and help repair tissue damage. Once activated, they release growth factors to aid in tissue regeneration.
The components of PRP are all readily available in the blood, so how do you derive PRP from your blood? First, your provider at Bombshell Aesthetics draws a small sample of your blood. They use a device called a centrifuge to rapidly spin the blood sample. The spinning causes your blood to separate into different layers, each containing a particularly high concentration of a certain cell type. They isolate the plasma and layer of platelets and prepare it for your injections.
The team at Bombshell Aesthetics uses PRP for several aesthetic treatment purposes. If you’re interested in adding this natural component to your treatment plan, your provider can tell you more about how it fits into your treatment and what to expect during the process. You can use PRP for:
PRP may be available as an additive for your microneedling treatment. The tiny needles create channels that allow PRP to infuse into deep layers of your skin where it helps heal minor injuries from the procedure and older scars.
Research shows that PRP injections may help heal hair follicles that can no longer grow hair.
To find out more about PRP and how it can enhance your aesthetic treatment plan, call Bombshell Aesthetics or book an appointment online today.