Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy For Scar Reduction

As outlined earlier Platelet rich plasma, (PRP), has many medical uses. It utilises the body’s own natural healing ability to repair and regenerate new tissue.

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) for the treatment of scars is an exciting new option. Plasma which is harvested from your own blood contains a high concentration of platelets (clotting factors) These platelets contain multiple growth factors which when injected into an area stimulate the local stem cells to produce new tissue to repair and heal that area. The same technology is used to help scale back and reduce the visibility of scars.

 

PRP for scar reduction has been used to treat:

  • Acne scars
  • Surgical scars
  • Keloids
  • Minor burn scars

The effectiveness of platelet rich plasma in treating each of these issues will vary depending the individual patient and the severity of the scar. Older methods of scar treatments tend to be painful and slow. One of the major benefits of PRP is that it features very little downtime and virtually no pain.

 

How Does PRP For Scar Reduction work?

The stem cells utilised in platelet rich plasma therapy for scar treatment are completely natural and come only from your own body.

The procedure involves blood being withdrawn from your body into an FDA approved test tube and spun through a special device known as a centrifuge.This process isolates the PRP cells, which can stimulate the body’s natural healing processes.

The complete PRP therapy process follows these steps:

  • During an initial consultation, the target area is analyzed to see if PRP will be effective as a treatment.
  • Topical anaesthetic is applied to the area of treatment
  • Blood is withdrawn (typically from the arm).
  • This blood is placed in a centrifuge and spun.
  • The centrifuge separates the blood in to two substances: cells and plasma.
  • The special PRP cells are extracted and inject back in to the body.
  • The body’s natural healing process is typically stimulated and accelerated due to the growth factors contained within the PRP.

Immediately after the treatment there is some swelling which reduces over the first 3 to 5 days. The biostimulation of tissue occurs between 3-5 weeks with optimal results at 3-5 months.

Many patients see results over a period of several weeks. The entire platelet rich plasma (PRP) process takes roughly an hour and has virtually no downtime.

 

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