Platelet Rich Plasma

The body has incredible resources to heal itself. Imagine harnessing this natural healing ability to restore and rejuvenate specific areas of our body. Platelets, found naturally in the blood, are the vehicles for healing. When an injury occurs, the platelets activate and release growth factors to heal the wound.

Platelet Rich Plasma also has a long history in the treatment of surgical recovery, bone cancer, ulcers, and torn ligaments, and there have been reported successes in a large variety of other conditions.

“PRP” or Platelet Rich Plasma is the process of taking your own blood and enriching (or super charging) it with your own platelets and then injecting the growth factors that help skin and tissue be both healthier and more vibrant.

HOW PRP WORKS

A small amount of blood is drawn from your arm. The blood is placed in a centrifuge and spun so that it separates. After 15 minutes, we take the PRP from the centrifuge and inject it into the skin.

The platelet-rich plasma stimulates new collagen to form at the injection site because it is enriched with platelets and proteins that stimulate growth. The activated platelets stimulate the growth of new tissue, nerves, and blood vessels in and around the injection sites. The use of your own body’s natural growth factors and other healing and rejuvenating products may astound you!

Because this process involves your own blood and no other additive or medications, it is 100% natural.

Treatment Areas for PRP

For over 25 years, platelet-rich plasma has shown promise as a way to accelerate the healing process. PRP has been used safely and documented in many fields such as: sports medicine, orthopedics, aesthetics, urology, dentistry, wound care, ophthalmology, cardiothoracic, and maxillofacial surgery.

We use in a number of different applications such as improving skin elasticity and firmness for a more youthful appearance, restoring hair growth, and treating sexual health challenges in men and women.

We use PRP in Asheville to restore a youthful appearance to the face, breast, hands, and restore hair. 

PRP Benefits

  • Safety : There are no reported adverse effects from using Platelet-Rich plasma
  • Potential Benefits: This procedure may potentially help speed recovery, decrease pain and increase performance of the affected area
  • Low infection risk: You are using your own blood, and its growth factors; therefore, helping to decrease infection

How long does the procedure take?

It is an in-office procedure that takes around 30 minutes.

What are the expected results?

Depending on which treatment you receive will determine the expected results. Some see results later that day. The improvement is gradual and cumulative.

Is this FDA approved?

The special kits we use are FDA approved, but the FDA does not regulate your own blood products as it is not considered a drug.

Is PRP covered by insurance?

At this time, PRP is not covered by insurance.

How much does it cost?

Each person is unique and we create custom treatment plans for each person. Most people pay $1,600 for one treatment. We can bundle treatments together in one visit.