What if we told you that there was a medical aesthetics treatment that could smooth, plump and rejuvenate your skin?
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) can do just that! Over the years, it has risen in popularity largely due to things like social media.
If you are a nurse, doctor or medical professional with a passion for helping people look and feel their best, you can learn cosmetic injectable treatments like PRP with training from National Laser Institute!
What Is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is a substance that promotes healing. The plasma is a component of your blood, which contains special “factors” or proteins that help your blood to clot. It also contains proteins that support cell growth.
A PRP treatment goes something like this:
- Your cosmetic nurse or doctor 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, PRP is commonly used as a facial or facelift.
A PRP facial is done through microneedling. During this treatment, a microneedling device punctures the skin with tiny needles to inspire collagen production. Then the PRP is injected, which boosts the skin’s natural healing process.
A PRP facelift, on the other hand, is done through injections, and it is often combined with dermal fillers for better results. PRP injections may target the eyes, cheeks or entire face.
Benefits of PRP
What are the benefits of this up-and-coming medical aesthetic treatment? 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. Patients see fewer wrinkles, a better complexion and improvement in facial scars after a PRP treatment.
- Minimal recovery time. After a PRP treatment, you may experience some redness, but you can go back to your daily routine the same day.
- Your skin will rejuvenate. PRP contains at least eight 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)
Cosmetic Injectable Training at National Laser Institute
Did you know if you are a nurse, doctor 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!