What if we told you that there was a treatment that could smooth, plump and rejuvenate your skin?
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) can do just that!
If you are a nurse, physician or medical professional, you can learn this by enrolling in PRP training at National Laser Institute!
What Is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is a naturally occurring substance in our bodies that promotes healing. The plasma contains special “factors” or proteins that support cell growth.
PRP has a long history of use in sports and orthopedic medicine as well as dentistry and reconstructive surgery. Today, it is used in cosmetic facial rejuvenation, dermatology and skin wound healing. PRP treatments have also become popular in treating sports injuries in professional athletes.
During a PRP treatment:
- Your cosmetic nurse or physician draws some blood.
- The blood is placed in a centrifuge.
- The isolated rich plasma is activated, and
- Infused back into your skin.
PRP injections can be used for things like hair loss, tendon injuries or postsurgical repair. In the medical aesthetics world, a PRP facial or PRP facelift is common.
During medical aesthetics training, you will learn PRP is an effective treatment in correcting common age-related skin concerns such as:
- Dark circles and hollows under the eyes
- Fine lines
- Decreased firmness
- And uneven tone
A PRP procedure works very well in combination with several laser treatments. It can also be combined with other cosmetic injectables such as Botox and dermal fillers (Juvederm, Restylane and Voluma).
The Benefits of PRP Injections
What are the benefits of this up-and-coming cosmetic treatment? During PRP training, you will learn there several that your clients can expect:
- Longer lasting results. The effects of a PRP can last longer than Botox or dermal fillers.
- Healthier looking skin. Clients see fewer wrinkles, a better complexion and improvement in facial scars after a PRP treatment.
- Minimal recovery time. After a PRP procedure, clients may experience some redness, but they can go back to their daily routine the same day.
- Facial rejuvenation. PRP contains at least 8 growth factors, which stimulate healing of soft tissue and work like a rejuvenating agent. These growth factors include:
- Transforming Growth Factor (TGF)
- Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)
- Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF)
- Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF)
- Interleukins, Macrophages, keratinocytes, endothelial cells, lymphocytes, fibroblasts, osteoblasts, basophils, mast cells
- Collagen Stimulating Growth Factor
- Keratinocyte Growth Factor (KGF)
Learn To Inject PRP
You will learn how to inject PRP, among other treatments, during PRP training at National Laser Institute. The Platelet-Rich Plasma training course will teach you:
- The medical history of Platelet-Rich Plasma use, and how it is now being used in cosmetic medicine.
- How PRP injections can be used to generate soft tissue and collagen while also firming and improving skin tone.
- FDA-approved methods used to prepare PRP, including protocol for drawing blood, placing it in the centrifuge and separating its different components.
- Proper placement of PRP injections for optimal results.
- Patient preparation, pre- and post-patient care instructions and safety protocols.
- Clinical hands-on training for real world experience with PRP injections.
PRP Training at National Laser Institute
Did you know if you are a nurse, physician or medical professional, you can learn cosmetic injectable treatments like PRP, Botox and dermal fillers in just 1-2 weeks with training from National Laser Institute?
Our CE/CME courses are designed to give you the most in-depth knowledge of some of the most popular medical aesthetics treatments!
Each course is divided into 2 sections: didactic and clinical hands-on training. In the classroom, you will learn injection techniques, pre- and post-patient care, facial anatomy and more! The second half of the course will be spent in a luxury medical spa environment where you will be placed in small, intimate groups for more individualized instruction.
During hands-on training, you will watch comprehensive demonstrations from your instructor and have the chance to perform treatments on scheduled clients in order to gain real world experience.
By the end of your training, you will feel comfortable and confident to perform a variety of cosmetic injectable treatments in a variety of medical settings!