WHAT ARE PRP TREATMENTS?
First things first. What are PRP treatments? There is a real buzz in the cosmetic injectables industry about this emerging technology, which has been famously referred to as ‘vampire facials’ in the media. Nowhere near as gory as it sounds, this treatment has gained real popularity with professional athletes and those wishing to improve their skin quality . Athletes are using the treatment to expedite injury healing. If you are searching for your next cosmetic injection course, PRP therapy is a great addition to your health and beauty practice.
Doctors have suggested that the body’s natural ability to heal itself can be harnessed in the form of regenerative medicine. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a form of this regenerative treatment which allows the body to amplify natural growth and healing. By harnessing this healing power, patients can be treated for a wide variety of afflictions, from a torn rotator cuff to wrinkles.
HOW IT WORKS
Plasma is the liquid portion of blood which provides a portal for red and white blood cells and platelets to travel through the body. Platelets are blood cells which cause clots and have other healing functions.
PRP injections are prepared by taking one or more vials of the patient’s blood and running it through a machine to isolate the platelets from the rest of the blood. To stimulate the treatment area, the activated platelets are injected directly into these affected regions to stimulate healing and cell repair.
To aid the treatment process, ultrasounds are used to pinpoint the exact area which needs repair, such as a torn ligament or agitated muscle.
BENEFITS OF PRP INJECTIONS
Platelet-rich plasma not only speeds up the healing process of injuries and aids in post-surgery healing, but can be used to treat the pain caused by tears, ruptures and persisting conditions (such as tennis elbow). The success of this treatment can reduce the need for strong medications and pain relief.
Other uses for PRP can be anti-ageing and hair growth. Dermatologists and hair regrowth experts are now using PRP injections to treat their patients for hair loss and skin issues.
HOW TO DO PRP AT HOME?
Leverage the current popularity and versatility of the platelet-rich plasma injections by learning how to conduct the treatment at home. CPD Institute have just launched an online eLearning course that is designed for doctors and nurses alike to complete at home over a 30-day period.
Facilitated by clinical educators, the course will cover the benefits of the injections in full detail, in accordance with new evidence-based research into the findings of PRP treatments. You will learn how to select, manage and treat your clients using this treatment modality.
The specialist facilitators will run through all the correct techniques and protocols required for the therapy, as well as outlining all potential risks, side effects and after care advice.
Objectives that will be covered for this PRP workshop include the initial consultation and assessment procedures, and the science behind the platelet-rich plasma injections. The facilitators will also explain the ‘mapping of the face’, and how PRP helps with the ageing process. The course also gives a step-by-step practical guide to skin needling and microneedle injections.
After the online course has been completed, CPD will arm each practitioner with take-home protocols, consent forms and how-to guidelines.
All graduates will receive a certificate on completion and will be able to immediately apply the skills and techniques learnt.
INTERESTED IN LEARNING PRP?
If you are considering adding platelet-rich plasma injections into your health and beauty offering, chat to the team at CPD Institute of Australia today. You can call us on (03) 9041 3782 or email us at [email protected].
We are leaders in cosmetic and injectables training for clinical professionals. With a personalised approach to learning, small class sizes, and hands-on exercises, you’ll get the best training to help your clients look and feel their best.