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PRP Treatments: Benefits, Uses & How it Works

Platelet Rich Plasma is an incredible treatment that uses your own healing ability to stimulate what your body needs in that specific treatment area. Most everyone is a candidate for PRP treatments, and you typically experience little to no downtime.

How Do PRP Treatments Work?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a treatment where your own blood is drawn, spun down to concentrate the platelets in some of the plasma, and then it is reinjected into your body. 

So, what are the benefits of this process and treatment?

The Benefits of PRP Treatments

PRP is so smart that it will help decrease pain and inflammation, improve health and mobility in a joint or muscle, stimulate collagen and improve blood flow when injected into the face. Benefits include:

  • Improved healing
  • Decreased inflammation
  • Increase in cell signaling
  • Mobilization of stem cells
  • Increased growth factors

Where can we use this magic?

Most people are familiar with PRP treatments for hair restoration, but there are a number of uses for PRP that generate incredible results for patients. Uses include:

Tear troughs - Improve under eye hollows, dark circles, and lines

Scalps - Stimulate hair follicles

Necks and décolleté - Improve fine lines and stimulate collagen

Joints, muscles, tendons - Decrease pain and inflammation and improve healing times

Sex organs - Improve function, tissue hydration and stimulate collagen

How do you know you are getting a quality PRP treatment?

There are specific things to pay attention to (or ask) when scheduling your next PRP appointment.

  1. Make sure it is spun down at least 2 times
  2. Ask the practitioner what the concentration of the PRP is (looking for at least 5-6x baseline)
  3. How much blood are they taking out (at least 30 ml)
  4. Is it a sterile system?

If the practitioner looks at you blankly when you ask these questions, move on.

Treatment recommendations

Each treatment takes about an hour and they are spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Typically 3-4 treatments are required for optimal improvement, with touch-ups every 6-12 months when needed.

PRP treatment pricing

At LifeScape, the price for PRP treatments is $899 per treatment, no matter where it is performed on the body.

PRP Treatments and Lifescape

LifeScape’s Physician Injector, Dr. Heather McGee, offers PRP treatments in-office. Schedule a complimentary consultation today to learn more about this effective treatment option for your specific need.


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