Our team at Jessica Ellam Aesthetics is committed to helping you feel happy and comfortable in your own skin, and we are always looking for new ways to achieve this goal. New treatments are being developed every day, and we make sure to stay on top of the latest news so we can offer the best treatment options to our clients.
In this article, we’ll focus on one recent development in this field: platelet rich plasma treatments. Keep reading to learn about what platelet rich plasma is and how it can be used to help you.
- What is platelet rich plasma? In a medical context, plasma refers to a blood product. Blood plasma is the fluid which contains the red and white blood cells, as well as the platelets. In turn, platelets are tiny cell fragments which cause the blood to clot and heal cuts and wounds. Normal blood plasma contains a certain concentration of platelets, and platelet rich plasma contains a much higher concentration, with up to eight times more platelets than normal.
- What is platelet rich plasma used for? Platelet rich plasma has a variety of applications. For example, it can be used to encourage and speed healing when a person gets injured, as the platelets assist in cell regeneration and tissue growth. Aestheticians, such as those on our team, also use platelet rich plasma to help improve the texture and firmness of the skin, which can give clients a more youthful appearance. It can also be used to help regenerate hair follicles and encourage hair growth.