The Benefits of Blood Platelet Therapy
We all know that our bodies are capable of healing themselves, but did you know that science has allowed us to harness that power and target specific areas? Introducing blood platelet therapy, a form of regenerative medicine offered at CAPS that utilizes those cells to accelerate natural growth and a healing process. If you’re looking for improvement in thinning hair, facial rejuvenation, improved and expedited healing for microneedling or lasers, this could be the perfect fit for you!
What is Blood Platelet Therapy Used For?
Blood platelet therapy is a minimally invasive treatment that relies on the body’s own rejuvenating powers to naturally stimulate a healing process. The platelets, which are cell fragments found in the blood that stop or prevent bleeding, are also used to improve tissue function in certain areas of the body due to their rich and vital growth factors and proteins.
Blood platelet therapy is now commonly used for its wide variety of benefits. It reduces heavy reliance on anti-inflammatories, has minimal side effects and requires no down time to harvest and utilize on various areas of the body. If you’re dealing with hair thinning or hair loss, women’s health issues or acne scars, this treatment option may be perfect to add into a treatment plan to support optimal results. At CAPS, blood platelet therapy is used in some of the following areas of medicine:
Hair restoration: Adding blood platelet therapy to hair restoration services can improve overall results for both men and women. When your own blood platelets are injected into the scalp, it will nourish your existing hair follicles and promote the growth and thickening of those follicles by bringing oxygen, blood flow, and nutrients to the area.
Aesthetic medicine: If you are looking for solutions to visible signs of aging, scarring or other skin concerns, adding blood platelet therapy to services such as microneedling and laser treatments can improve results.
Vaginal rejuvenation: The O-Shot treatment is a short, non-invasive procedure that uses blood platelet therapy to support tissue regeneration in the vaginal walls. This service is used for those who need relief from painful intercourse, have difficult or weak orgasms, urinary incontinence, and more.
Facial rejuvenation: Blood platelet therapy can also be used for injections under the eyes and various facial areas to stimulate under the skin.
How Are Blood Platelets Collected and Used in a Procedure?
Blood platelet therapy is both safe and effective. Depending on what procedure you are receiving, your CAPS provider will work with you to determine if blood platelet therapy is a good option to support the services you are receiving to improve results. Before the procedure begins, your CAPS provider will offer pretreatment measures to help minimize discomfort. To collect the platelets, a simple blood draw is performed to collect the cells. The amount of blood needed will vary depending on the concern being treated. Then, the blood is processed to separate blood components into different parts according to their density. The concentrated platelets become activated and are then injected directly into the injured body tissue. This stimulates the growth factors and increases the number of reparative cells your body produces by bringing oxygen, blood flow and nutrients to the area.
Because blood platelet therapy is minimally invasive, it also comes with minimal side effects. As with any type of injection, there are small risks of bruising and discomfort. But since the blood platelets being injected are from the patient's own body, it will not be rejected or cause a negative reaction such as an infection.
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If you’re ready to explore this option for thinning hair, female health, facial rejuvenation or faster healing, contact us to schedule a consultation today!