What is PRP Therapy?
Your blood has amazing abilities to heal and rejuvenate your body. Medical science can now capture and target your body’s ability to repair itself for the purposes of anti-aging, facial rejuvenation, and even hair growth. This leading-edge, effective procedure is called “Platelet Rich Plasma” (PRP), and it has captured a lot of attention
Using your own blood, we capture and activate your platelets, the cells that are rich in growth factors that heal and rejuvenate damaged tissues. Platelets are the same cells that help to heal a cut or a broken bone. When activated and strategically placed back into the face, their rejuvenating properties provide potent anti-aging benefits, including: facial volume enhancement; improvements in skin tone, texture and thickness; wrinkle reduction; overall
rejuvenation, anti-aging and improvement in appearance. When placed in the scalp, PRP promotes the growth of thicker, fuller, and healthier hair.
The PRP procedure is safe and effective. It is minimally invasive (delivered with a small needle) and is well tolerated with minimal discomfort.
When PRP is combined with facial filler (such as Juvederm – also termed the “Vampire Facelift®”) it can provide additional anti-aging benefits.
Dr. Ellison is among the first physicians in the region to use PRP. He is certified and skilled at each therapeutic indication for the PRP including facial cosmetic, hair, and orthopedic applications. He is also a licensed Vampire Facelift specialist.
PRP for Promoting Hair Growth
PRP stimulates and nourishes hair follicles to promote growth. Platelet growth factors have numerous beneficial effects on tissue regeneration and hair growth. The methods we use to concentrate, activate and reintroduce platelets into the scalp are highly effect at generating new hair growth, increasing hair density and improving the texture, quality and health of hair.
Reinvigorate Dormant Hair Follicles
PRP is an established, evidence-based medical treatment with an abundance of supporting clinical data. Our medical center has produced exceptional results for hair restoration. The medical profession is evolving to establish standards and best practices for the PRP industry. Ellison Hair® follows the highest standards and utilizes leading-edge technology. We contribute to the growing body of research and clinical data for PRP, and in this way we are proud of our contribution to the developing standards and best practices for PRP.
PRP for Skin Rejuvenation
“The treatment is ideal for individuals looking for gradual but noticeable improvement in skin texture, tone and color with minimal downtime. This revolutionary, natural procedure offers incredible skin rejuvenation. Platelets in your blood contain numerous platelet-derived growth factors (PDGF). These growth factors stimulate proliferation of fibroblasts and keratinocytes which produce collagen and keratin. PDGF have a significant role in blood vessel formation, the cellular division of fibroblasts (the most common cells in connective tissue), and in synthesizing
the extracellular matrix and collagen. Collagen production has been attributed to helping correct the visible effect of wrinkles.
This procedure is not a surgical facelift, nor does it create the same effect as a facelift. The procedure helps restore or enhance areas which require volume. Improvements of skin texture and tone can be noticeable within three weeks and improvement continues for the next eight months as more keratin and collagen is laid under the skin. The results typically last two years or longer. Areas of treatment include cheek, midface, wrinkling around the eyes, nasolabial fold, mouth, neck, jawline, chest, acne scarring and more.
Orthopedic and Musculoskeletal Applications
The concentrated platelets found in PRP contain huge reservoirs of bioactive proteins, including growth factors and signaling proteins that are vital to initiate and accelerate tissue repair and regeneration. Platelet Rich Plasma therapy is a treatment option for various Orthopedic injuries and conditions, which have traditionally required surgery or other extensive treatments.