Your body has a remarkable ability to heal itself. As part of that process, platelets and other components in human blood migrate to a site of injury. Platelets are known to release a variety of factors that respond to tissue injury, where they initiate and promote healing. By concentrating platelets and plasma at the site of injury, Dr A.J. Cummings has the potential to enhance the body’s natural capacity for healing with PRP. Dr A.J. Cummings treats patients from Peoria, Morton, Pekin, Springfield, Bloomington Normal, Chillicothe and other cities.
In the cosmetic world as well as in orthopedic medicine, PRP (platelet rich plasma) has been used for some time now. PRP is used in occupational medicine and sports medicine also. PRP has the ability to speed up healing times. It also increases blood flow and the multiple growth factors contained in PRP can also stimulate collagen and elastin production. In cosmetic medicine it is used to help stimulate hair into the growth phase as well as help with the improvement of fine lines and wrinkles.
Platelets are naturally found in blood and they help with the healing process after an injury. Platelet rich plasma or PRP is packed with these healing platelets and growth factors. The patient’s own blood is used to make the PRP and then it is administered in the area being treated. It is safe and relatively simple.
PRP can be used on the face either with the direct injection or used in conjunction with micro-needling.
For many clients with hair rejuvenation needs, the PRP can be used to help get back thickness and volume. PRP can help with hair growth.
Many clients find it appealing that their own body’s natural healing properties are used to treat their conditions. Call or contact us today for further information.