Natural Approach to Skin Rejuvenation
The human body is a highly resilient system, able to heal itself in ways that can often seem like magic. But sometimes, the body needs help in certain places where healing my take longer, or places where the body does not see the need for healing at all. Examples of these circumstances can be a knee injury in which the area does not receive much blood flow, or loose skin on the face which is starting to wrinkle and sag.
It has been made possible to heal orthopedic ailments as well as rejuvenate skin tissues with the use of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), a procedure that uses your own blood to repair you. Since blood has amazing healing properties for the body, this treatment has revolutionized the recovery time of joint and tendon injuries as well as the reversal of skin aging.
Platelet Rich Plasma treatment is not as new as many people may think. It was first utilized by oral surgeons in the 1990’s to assist the healing process following oral and maxillofacial reconstructive surgeries. Plastic surgeons also took advantage of this procedure to promote healing after facial surgery, as well as cardiologists after open heart operations to prevent blood loss. Now, it is a very common procedure in sports medicine used to treat tendon injuries, sprains and tears of the muscles, and ligament injuries. In addition, over the past decade PRP is becoming more popularly used to regenerate skin tissues under the eyes, around the jawbone and mouth, under the chin, on the neck, and many more, as the possibilities of this procedure are endless.
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