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 PRP injections during medical aesthetics training at National Laser Institute!
What Is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is a natural, non-synthetic substance that promotes healing within the body and contains special “factors” (proteins) that support cell growth.
For years, PRP therapy has been used in sports, orthopedic medicine, dentistry and reconstructive surgery. Today, platelet-rich plasma injections are common in cosmetic facial rejuvenation and dermatology.
During a PRP treatment:
- A cosmetic nurse draws some blood.
- The blood is placed in a centrifuge.
- The isolated rich plasma is activated, and
- Infused back into the skin.
During a medical aesthetics training course, you will learn how PRP for aesthetic applications can address common age-related skin concerns like dark circles and fine lines, sagging, decreased firmness, uneven skin tone and more!
And did you know platelet-rich plasma injections work very well when combined with laser treatments and other cosmetic injectables such as Botox and dermal fillers (Juvederm, Restylane and Voluma)?
The Benefits of PRP Injections
What are the benefits of this popular cosmetic procedure? During platelet-rich plasma training, you will learn PRP can provide your clients with:
- Longer lasting results. PRP injections can last longer than botulinum toxin (Botox) injections or dermal fillers.
- Healthier looking skin. Clients see fewer wrinkles, improved complexion and fewer facial scars.
- 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 eight growth factors, which stimulate healing of soft tissue and work like a rejuvenating agent. These growth factors include:
- Connective Tissue Growth Factor for wound healing.
- Transforming Growth Factor Beta (TGFβ) for cell division and stem cell attraction.
- Insulin-like Growth Factor I & II (ILGF).
- Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor for organ regeneration.
- Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF).
- Interleuken 8.
- Fibroblast Growth Factor for wound healing and aesthetics.
- Keratinocyte Growth Factor for wound healing and aesthetics.
What Are The Purposes of PRP Injections?
PRP injections have many applications, including:
- Hair loss: Physicians inject PRP into the scalp to promote hair growth and prevent hair loss. According to research from 2014, PRP is effective in treating androgenic alopecia, commonly known as male pattern baldness.
- Tendon injuries: Tendons are tough, thick bands of tissue that connect muscle to bone, and they are slow to heal after injury. PRP injections treat chronic tendon injuries, such as tennis elbow and Achilles tendonitis.
- Postsurgical repair: Sometimes physicians use PRP injections after surgery to repair a torn tendon or ligaments.
- Osteoarthritis: A 2015 study found that PRP injections were more effective than hyaluronic acid injections for treating osteoarthritis.
Learn To Inject PRP at National Laser Institute
Did you know medical professionals can learn to inject PRP, Botox and dermal fillers in just two weeks with continuing education courses from National Laser Institute?
Our CE/CME training 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 two sections: didactic and clinical hands-on training. In the classroom, you will learn injection techniques, 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 PRP demonstrations from your instructor and have the chance to perform treatments on scheduled clients to gain real-world experience.
In addition to learning how to inject PRP, you will have the opportunity to learn medical aesthetic treatments like Botox, dermal fillers, Kybella, PDO threads, sclerotherapy, laser hair removal and more!
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!