Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, has a variety of cosmetic and medical uses. PRP is usually an injection treatment, but can be used in many forms to promote skin and cell regeneration.
At PRP in Seattle, we use PRP in many procedures, including hair restoration, microneedling, Brazilian butt lifts, and facials. Normally, when used for cosmetic purposes, PRP is used to stimulate skin and collagen regrowth. This safe and effective treatment can supplement nearly any cosmetic surgery or procedure.
What about when PRP is not used in a cosmetic procedure setting? The most common uses of PRP are in surgery or therapeutic contexts. To aid in post-surgical healing, PRP is sometimes injected or applied into surgical areas. This can help promote new skin growth and heal incisions. For those suffering from muscle injuries (especially athletes), PRP is sometimes injected into acute injuries, such as a pulled hamstring, to quicken and improve muscle healing.
Finally, Platelet Rich Plasma has helped patients with osteoarthritis find some relief. While still a relatively new use, PRP may find many more uses as medical knowledge and studies continue.