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PRP at Buffalo Aesthetics: Benefits of PRP and its uses

PRP therapy stimulates healing through injecting one’s own growth factor into treatment areas. PRP is a concentration of platelet cells taken from the patient’s own blood, that have growth factors that help in the healing process of injuries. Injections with PRP will increase tendons, ligaments, collagen, and cartilage.

Benefits include:

  • 100% safety, because it’s your own blood
  • PRP is convenient, utilized as an office based procedure
  • PPR is natural
  • PRP stimulates and speeds up the healing process

Applications of PRP:

  • Pain Management – reduces pain through promoting healing. Platelets release growth factors vital for bone healing.
  • Healing Soft tissue injuries – PRP stimulates a healing cascade in broken ligaments, tendons, and muscle cartilages.
  • Hair Restoration – PRP contains growth hormones good for stimulating lost hair follicles. Platelets are injected to thinning or balding areas to supply nutrients for thicker growth.
  • Cosmetic Rejuvenation – PRP helps restore skin areas that require volume, texture, and tone. The treatment rejuvenates your skin for a more youthful appearance.
  • Sexual Dysfunction – in males, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation are common PRP uses. In women, it is used for painful intercourse, vaginal tightening, and clitoral stimulation.

Our boutique uses PRP obtained from the highest yield devices with cutting edge techniques, to provide non-invasive office based procedures in privacy and comfort.

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PRP at Buffalo Aesthetics: What is PRP?

PRP is plasma that contains a higher concentration of platelets (generally 6-8 x baseline).

Why is PRP important?

PRP stimulates growth factors, stem cells, and cytokines that are integral to tissue growth and repair.

Is all PRP the same?

No, all PRP is not the same. The goal is to obtain a high concentration of undamaged PRP. Pure PRP is dependent on your blood draw technique, centrifuge, and number of spins that provides the highest yield of concentrated platelets. Having higher concentrations of platelets reduces the number of PRP injection sessions.

PRP applied as a serum the same as injected into the skin?

No. Although applying a serum to the skin will moisturize your skin, one of the functions of the outer layer (epidermis) is to protect your skin. For PRP to work, it requires getting through the epidermal layer (protective layer) and down into where PRP can interact with growth factors without platelet breakdown.

Why is the swelling worse post treatment?

The body’s response to PRP is to initiate the wound healing cascade. Part of the wound healing cascade involves growth factors, enzymes, and interleukins that are responsible for swelling and an inflammatory reaction necessary for the development of new and healthy tissue. It is the same process of healing the body goes through with cuts and injuries on the body heal over.

Why is it not serum not red?

PRP when obtained in an ideal fashion should be clear. When 1 drop of red blood cell enters the solution, the color is stained to a pinkish hue.

Is the procedure painful?

Patients encounter minimal to moderate discomfort. All attempts at reducing pain are taken with ice application, topical numbing creams, and local nerve blocks. Dependent on the location of PRP administration, pain symptoms will vary.

Can I have a reaction from PRP?

No. Since PRP is a by-product of your own blood re-administered into your body, it is unlikely for you to develop a reaction from use.

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PRP at Buffalo Aesthetics: Top PRP Questions

To assist our patients in making informed decisions, at Buffalo Aesthetics, we education our client with alternative options, expected results, and supportive literature. We apply the same approach with PRP so that our clients are making informed decisions. Below are most common PRP question encounter by our staff.

What is PRP?
PRP is plasma that contains a higher concentration of platelets (generally 6-8 x baseline).

Why is PRP important?
PRP stimulates growth factors, stem cells, and cytokines that are integral to tissue growth and repair.

Is all PRP the same?
No, all PRP is not the same. The goal is to obtain a high concentration of undamaged PRP. Pure PRP is dependent on your blood draw technique, centrifuge, and number of spins that provides the highest yield of concentrated platelets. Having higher concentrations of platelets reduces the number of PRP injection sessions.

PRP applied as a serum the same as injected into the skin?
No. Although applying a serum to the skin will moisturize your skin, one of the functions of the outer layer (epidermis) is to protect your skin. For PRP to work, it requires getting through the epidermal layer (protective layer) and down into where PRP can interact with growth factors without platelet breakdown.

Why is the swelling worse post treatment?
The body’s response to PRP is to initiate the wound healing cascade. Part of the wound healing cascade involves growth factors, enzymes, and interleukins that are responsible for swelling and an inflammatory reaction necessary for the development of new and healthy tissue. It is the same process of healing the body goes through with cuts and injuries on the body heal over.

Why is the serum not red?
PRP when obtained in an ideal fashion should be clear. When 1 drop of red blood cell enters the solution, the color is stained to a pinkish hue.

Is the procedure painful?
Patients encounter minimal to moderate discomfort. All attempts at reducing pain are taken with ice application, topical numbing creams, and local nerve blocks. Dependent on the location of PRP administration, pain symptoms will vary.

Can I have a reaction from PRP?
No. Since PRP is a by-product of your own blood re-administered into your body, it is unlikely for you to develop a reaction from use.

As Greater Buffalo’s leading PRP hair restoration, PRP facials, and PRP sexual dysfunction providers, we encounter many questions related to this cutting-edge service. Please feel free to connect with us for more information.

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