At ElleHomme Holistic Med Spa in Chicago, we offer Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy for our clients who need some healing within their bodies. Because we’re a holistic medical spa, we like to treat our clients inside the body and not just the aesthetics side. We want our clients to be well and get the necessary treatment to make them feel healthier. Because when you feel better on the inner, it starts to show on the outside. This is why we offer Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy for our clients, so that can heal internally, using the body’s own natural resources.
What is PRP Therapy?
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy or PRP is a treatment utilizing platelets in the blood. Platelets are some of the cells in blood that contains hundreds of proteins called ‘growth factors’, which contributes to the healing of injuries and collagen rejuvenation in the body. The therapy is a concentration of platelets-and growth factors-which are 5 to 10 times greater-than normal platelets.*
How does the process work?
To start the process of using the platelet plasma, blood is drawn-which contains the plasma-from the patient. The platelets are then separated from the blood in a process called “centrifugation”. The centrifuge is a machine that contains vials which holds the blood, the machine spins the blood around separating the plasma. The plasma in the blood is then spun around in the centrifuge machine, which separates the plasma. After the plasma is separated, they combine it back with the blood and inject it back into the body.*
Who can use this therapy?
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, can be used by anyone. There is no age limit for patients. Platelet therapy has been used for people with sports related injuries and aesthetic purposes to increase collagen elasticity in the face. This is how the therapy came to prominence, because certain athletes and celebrities were being treated with this method.*
What does it treat?
PRP therapy is used to aid in the healing process and can be used to treat a variety of ailments. For example, it has been used for acute ligament and muscle injuries, knee arthritis, and fractures. It has also shown promise in dealing with: infection, tissue damage, and nerve injuries.*
However, testing is still being done to see what else Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy can do in the human body.
*Individual results will vary.
Why you should consider this treatment
This treatment is good for people who want a natural alternative to surgeries or a way to regain lost collagen in the face. It uses the body’s own natural resources with no foreign bodies. Instead, the platelets are multiplied and reentered. Increasing their chances of influencing healing within the body.
Because of this property, top athletes and other people use this treatment to aid in healing. It is highly spoken of because it is non-invasive and doesn’t require surgery. There’s also little to no downtime while taking this treatment.
If you would like to learn more about this treatment, please contact us or visit our ElleHomme Holistic Med Spa offices in Chicago. There our licensed staff can properly assess you and recommend an appropriate treatment. We look forward to helping you on your journey to healthier, happier, and more youthful, you!