Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy for Women
At ThriveMD, we are excited to offer a method of pain relief known as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy for Women in the Boulder, Louisville, and Broomfield that is used to get rid of pain and to regenerate soft tissues to help the body’s healing process.
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy?
Platelet Rich Plasma is an autologous platelet gel, which refers to the process of filtering a small amount of plasma to increase the platelet concentration. Platelets are cell fragments which contain a type of protein, known as growth factors, which are involved in the process of hemostasis (the stopping of blood flow). These growth factors have been seen to stimulate wound healing and the growth of healthy tissues. Platelet Rich Plasma has been used to heal a number of muscle and skeleton-related pains and injuries. Some of the pain-related ailments that are treated using PRP include muscle tears, common sports injuries, joint arthritis, chronic tendonitis in the elbow, hip, knee, foot, and ankle, muscle tears, neck and back pain, fractures, and sciatica.
PRP Treatment and the Aging Face for Women Patients
As we age, most women experience a loss of volume and skin integrity that results in common cosmetic complaints including:
- Crow’s feet
- Lip and frown lines
- Deep depressions around the nose and mouth
- Volume loss in the cheeks
- Sagging around the jaw line
- Dehydrated skin
- Overall loss of healthy, youthful skin texture and tone
Ultimately, the face becomes longer and more rectangular as the natural aesthetic curves of the face begin to flatten with age. The natural aging process can be accelerated by genetics, facial expressions, and extrinsic factors such as a poor diet, smoking, and sun exposure. These all cause oxidative stress, a key component of the aging process, that appears as fine lines, hyper-pigmentation, unevenness of skin tone, sagging skin, and advanced wrinkling.
PRP and the Aging Body
Loss of the skin’s elasticity and overall thickness increases with age and other factors such as gender, genetics, and lifestyle habits, which all have a role in how the skin on the body will change over time. Sagging skin, wrinkled skin, sun damage, texture changes, stretch marks, scars, and overall texture are all areas that can be addressed with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy for Women. Some common treatment sites include the glutes, back, inner and outer thighs, chest, and abs.
Some women may not qualify for PRP treatment, including those who:
- Have a skin disease, infection, or a metastatic disease
- Have blood disorders
- Are anemic
- Are pregnant
Understanding the Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Process
When the Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy process begins, blood is drawn from the area that will be treated. Next, the extracted blood is then placed in a centrifuge which is a machine that spins around quickly. While spinning, the blood components get separated. This separation process takes about 15 minutes. Upon completion, the separated plasma is removed and is prepared to be injected into the affected area. The doctor then pinpoints the specific areas for the injection. They usually pinpoint these locations using imaging techniques. The injection is then given in the affected area.
After treatment, improvement is often seen within 4 to 6 weeks, although this can differ from patient to patient. The overall process continues for up to 12 months, or until the treatment is considered complete.
Is PRP Safe in Colorado?
Yes, this is because Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is an extract of your own blood. This treatment method in Boulder, Colorado has been used medically for years to accelerate wound healing, to repair tendon, ligament, and joint damage, to heal diabetic ulcers, and to help regrow muscle and bone. When this PRP mixture is placed back into the skin by injection or micro-needling at ThriveMD, it initiates a localized stem cell response. Over the weeks and months following treatment in Colorado, this stem cell response recruits collagen-producing cells called fibroblasts. The fibroblasts replace tissue that has been damaged or lost through the aging process with healthy skin that looks refreshed and rejuvenated.
PRP is a simple and safe procedure. The most common side effects are mild swelling and bruising that may last a week at most. Because the PRP is extracted from your own blood, there is no risk of disease transmission, allergic, or immune reaction.
Call Us Today to Learn More
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy For Women is a safe, effective, and natural way of harnessing the healing power of your own blood to help reverse the signs of aging in Colorado. As part of an integrated approach to skincare, PRP can be your natural fountain of youth for women throughout the Boulder, Lousville, and Broomfield area!
To learn more about the Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy for Women treatment method in Boulder, Broomfield, or Louisville, and to learn if you’re a candidate, contact ThriveMD by calling
(720) 534-2333 for more information.
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