Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a procedure that has been used since the 1980s to address issues with tendons, ligaments and muscles. More recently, PRP therapy has been used to combat hair loss to some fairly significant results. While the scientific research for using this type of therapy for hair restoration is still in its infancy, it’s becoming a more common consideration when it comes to combating hair loss.
The PRP Process
The process for PRP therapy for hair restoration is fairly straight forward. First, blood is drawn and put into a centrifuge. The centrifuge separates the blood into three layers:
Red blood cells
The platelet-rich plasma is then drawn into a syringe and injected directly into areas of the scalp where increase hair growth is desired. These platelet cells promote healing and tissue regeneration, and in theory they can stimulate the inactive hair follicles into an active growth phase.
A Natural Alternative
The draw of this treatment is undeniable – instead of pharmaceuticals, PRP therapy relies on a patient’s own plasma to jumpstart hair regrowth. At Fit and Fresh Spa, we recognize this therapy as a natural medical procedure.
UAs with any treatment, there are some risks, but because PRP therapy is using your own blood, you’re avoiding any risk of communicable diseases. Any procedure that involves injections always carries the risk of side effects such as:
Injury to blood vessels or nerves
How Much Time and Money?
PRP therapy for hair restoration is a 1-2 month procedure, with ongoing maintenance every 6 months. There are many factors that play into the cost, and many insurance plans consider these treatments as “cosmetic.” Be sure to discuss this with your physician prior to starting the treatments.
If you are struggling with hair loss, it’s important to review all options available. PRP therapy is a new and exciting option for those looking for a natural procedure with promising results.
How CoolSculpting Can Eliminate Fat And Reshape Your Body
CoolSculpting is a revolutionary technique used to lose stubborn fat and it’s becoming increasingly popular: More than 6 million procedures have been performed worldwide. In this blog, we explain how it works and help you evaluate if you’re a good candidate.
What is Stubborn Fat?
A calorie is a unit of energy that your body needs to keep you alive and perform daily activities. This energy comes from three macronutrients found in the food we eat: protein, fats, and carbohydrates. While the latter is our primary fuel source, fats work like a reserve that the body stores in the form of adipose tissue. If you have more in reserve than what is necessary, the result is weight gain.
Although you can burn fats through dieting and exercises, some parts of your body—typically, your belly and upper arms—might not respond to your efforts. We call this “stubborn fat”, but there’s still light at the end of the tunnel.
How CoolSculpting Works
Unlike liposuction and other traditional procedures, CoolSculpting is a non-invasive technique that doesn’t require anesthesia and allows you to resume your normal activities at the end of each session. The treatment uses safe, accurate, and efficient equipment to freeze and destroy fat cells underneath your skin. Within a few weeks, your body will naturally eliminate these dead cells while you get slimmer in the process.
Several scientific studies have proven that CoolSculpting can target specific areas of the body without affecting the surrounding ones. Sensors will constantly monitor the temperature of your skin and shut down the equipment if it gets too cold.
Is CoolSculpting For You?
CoolSculpting was designed to get rid of stubborn fat in specific parts of the body. Good candidates for this treatment are within 30 lbs of their ideal weight, so it’s not recommended for people who are obese. The technique can be used to reshape your abdomen, flank, inner thighs, outer thighs, chin, and upper arms.
Your physician will examine your body and discuss how many treatment sessions you need. Usually, sessions last from 35 to 60 minutes. In the first few minutes, you’ll feel a sensation of intense cold and numbness that disappears quickly. Most patients use this time to read a book or work on their laptop. After three weeks, you’ll start to notice the amazing results.
At Fit & Fresh Medi Spa in Twin Falls, Idaho, we offer CoolSculpting and facial rejuvenation procedures to help you look your best. Together, we'll discuss your goals during a one-on-one consultation and answer all your questions. Contact us through our website or give us a call: (208) 406-3017.