Platelet-rich plasma therapy, or PRP, is a next-generation, non-surgical treatment that uses the body’s natural healing process to restore optimal function.
A truly personalized medical procedure, platelet-rich plasma is derived from a patient’s blood and concentrated prior to injection. PRP uses five to ten times the number of platelets found in blood to help stimulate and optimize healing.
PRP INJECTION IN DENTISTRY
PRP therapy has stepped into the limelight in the past 20 years or so thanks to the many celebrities that have used the treatment and raved about its many therapeutic uses. However, few people are aware that PRP injections in dental care is the first application of the treatment. Doctors initially formulated Platelet Rich Plasmain the 1970s. Since then, it has been used to help patients heal quickly after procedures performed in the mouth, jaw, nose, and throat. Dentists are increasingly relying on the treatment to lower pain and discomfort and speed the regeneration of both soft and hard tissues.
How Dentist Use Platelet Rich Plasma in Dentistry
The serum that dentists use in PRP injections in dental care is sourced from each patient’s blood. Doctors use a simple tabletop centrifugation device for the PRP preparationand have it ready while they work on your teeth. They insert the platelet-enriched plasma as soon as it is ready to minimize the possibility of contamination and infections. This plasma has a concentration of many growth factors that can help you recover quickly from the dental procedures you’ve taken.
Here’s how the components contained in the plasma help.
*Stimulate the growth of cells and their division
*Relay messages between the cells
*Promote the healing of wounds
*Break down and use up proteins for healing
*Create new blood vessels and cells
*Build connective tissues
*Attract special proteins and cells that can form hard tissues like bones to the treatment site
VAMPIRE FACIALS ®️
Vampire facial” involves drawing blood from the patient, and then using a centrifuge to extract the platelet-rich plasma (PRP). After a round of microneedling – procedures which cause tiny injuries to the skin – the plasma is injected or slathered on the patient’s face like a mask.
The alleged science behind the “vampire facial” is based in regenerative medicine. When we inject the platelets into the face, it tricks the body into thinking that there has been an injury and hence, bring growth factors to aid new collagen formation.
PRPs are one of the latest trends in beauty and skincare because of its ability to stimulate new cellular growth, purportedly improving skin tone and texture, smoothing fine lines and even promoting hair growth. Patients are advised to apply numbing cream to diminish any pain from the initial blood draw, as well as the microneedling method.
This procedure combines the science of HA (hyaluronic acid) fillers and your own platelet rich plasma to deliver youthful, natural beauty.
BENEFITS OF NONSURGICAL VAMPIRE FACELIFT ®️
Refreshed skin color
More youthful, lifted face shape with collagen replenishment
Smoother skin toneTissue regeneration Natural shape
OTHER USES OF PRP
Specialists use PRP treatment for conditions affecting the shoulder, elbow, and knee. They also use PRP to treat chronic injuries, sprains, and strains, such as:
Rotator cuff tendonitis and tears
Subacromial and subdeltoid bursitis
Labral tears (SLAP)
Biceps tendon pathology
Shoulder (glenohumeral) arthritis
Acromioclavicular (AC) joint pathology
Chondromalacia and osteochondral defects
Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis)
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) sprains
Quadriceps and patellar tendonitis