Throughout the year, Apex Biologix offers one- and two-day training courses for stem cell and PRP therapies. These training courses bring together doctors from all over the country who want to add regenerative medicine to their practices. Both therapies are part of a larger compendium of services in the burgeoning field of biologics, a field which seeks to provide less invasive treatments for certain kinds of applications. Where PRP therapy is concerned, it has found a home in aesthetic medicine.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can be produced by extracting blood from the patient and then putting that blood in a specialized centrifuge that isolates the platelets. The resulting product can then be injected directly into the treatment site. Aesthetic physicians are using the procedure in greater numbers due to the power of platelets and the growth factors they bring to the table.
Apex Biologix’ one-day training course in PRP therapy teaches clinicians proper procedures. They concentrate on three main areas where the therapy has found a home:
PRP therapy takes advantage of the growth factors found in platelets to assist with facial rejuvenation. By injecting PRP into the skin, aesthetic physicians can promote and stimulate collagen growth. The new collagen replaces what has been lost over time to renew and revitalize the skin.
Treatments are used to smooth and firm the skin, reduce wrinkles, even out skin tone, and improve the overall appearance and natural look of the skin. More importantly, PRP therapy is minimally invasive. The risk of scarring is virtually nonexistent as compared to more traditional forms of plastic surgery.
Treating Scars and Stretch Marks
A new procedure known as microneedling is being used to treat scars and stretch marks. It can be used for all skin types and in any location where scars and stretch marks occur. Microneedling with PRP involves using tiny needles to cause slight injury to the dermis to stimulate growth and healing. Once again, the growth factors found in PRP make all the difference in the world.
Micro needling with PRP improves overall skin texture with minimal swelling, bruising and redness. Apex Biologix says that patients begin to see a difference within three weeks of the first injection. Furthermore, they say the natural tissue remodeling process instigated by microneedling can continue for up to a year in some patients.
Stimulating Hair Growth
We know that certain types of hair loss are the result of a lack blood supply and nutrients to the follicles. PRP therapy for hair growth addresses both of those problems through a two-step process. The first step is to apply a derma roller to the affected area in much the same way microneedling is applied to scar tissue and stretch marks. The second step is to either inject PRP or massage it directly into the scalp to introduce the platelets and growth factors.
PRP therapy is used to stimulate hair growth in people who suffer from thinning hair or androgenetic alopecia. The treatments are applicable to both men and women.
A Growing Treatment Model
Despite aesthetic medicine having been practiced for decades in this country, the invasive nature of some of its procedures has prevented it from reaching its full potential. That may not change thanks to a new treatment model that utilizes less invasive PRP therapy. It is a growing treatment model that doctors around the country are beginning to embrace.
PRP therapy has indeed found a home in aesthetic medicine. Apex Biologix is proof of that, training doctors and assisting them in introducing regenerative medicine to their clinics.