Kim Kardashian West does it, the beauty industry discovers PRP treatment as the new “celebrity must-try” treatment.
The advantages of using your own blood to heal are incredible!
Kardashian posted a picture of herself with specks of blood on her skin. It was taken right after the treatment. The PRP treatment – which magazines named the “Dracula Therapy” – got this name mainly due to the fact that shortly after the injections you start looking fresher faced and younger. A sign that PRP really works.
As Kardashian and other celebrities use PRP as a beauty treatment. It is more often used as an alternative to surgery in areas where functionality is compromised. Doctors apply it to cure osteoarthritis in knees, and it can help to get your ankle flexibility back and improve your shoulder joints. PRP therapy is the answer to many injuries and can rapidly improve the healing process.
Here is a quick reminder how it works
To prepare a PRP Therapy injection, blood is removed from a patient and inserted into a centrifuge to separate platelets from other blood cells. The platelets are then reinserted into the remaining blood. These platelets contain immense healing capabilities. The healing properties will be isolated within the platelets and injected into the injured or inflamed areas. The platelets can repair the damage and reduce inflammation.
The great thing about PRP is that this fairly new treatment may help patients avoid surgery all together. It basically is a method where the knee, shoulder or ankle can be healed from inside out.
The actual process of the treatment does not take long – on average 20 minutes or less as the different elements are divided – red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets etc, then the clear platelet rich plasma is ready to inject back in the places that need the most attention. When platelets are activated in the body, they release healing proteins called growth factors. They have the ability to accelerate tissue repair and improve healing.
Going back to PRP as a beauty treatment. When PRP is injected into the skin, the injection entry point can cause a small wound which activates the platelets and lets them get to work repairing the tissue in that area. That’s why Kim Kardashian West’s face looked a bit bloody. The bottom line is PRP encourages your own body to use its own processes but more effectively where there are places that need a little bit more help.