What is ACP / PRP
We’re so excited to offer PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, treatments at Blend Clinic. This is a therapy that uses your own body’s growth factors to stimulate regeneration and renewal.
Your blood is made up of four separate components, and each performs a different function. Plasma is an essential carrier of nutrients in your body, and that’s why it’s our secret ingredient in treatments – it’s full of growth factors.
In fact, to get technical we use the Arthrex ACP, or Autologous Conditioned Plasma, Double Syringe System at Blend – a specialist system proven to be better than basic PRP. It is a little more costly than the average PRP, but the techniques and tools used in the Arthrex system means there is no risk of cross-infection, less risk of damage to the plasma, and the treatment of the blood results is much stronger for use in the therapy.
Treatment using plasma increases the nutrition of your skin. Platelet growth factors can stimulate different mechanisms to produce more collagen, and to improve the quality of existing collagen, effectively minimising pores, fine lines and wrinkles while evening-out skin tone and texture. It regenerates your skin and slows down the ageing process. Think of it as injecting a more youthful you back into your system. Read more about our cosmetic therapies here.
PRP for Hair Loss
Growth factors help to increase circulation to the hair follicle, induce follicle stem cells to shift to an active state, and re-start the process of hair production. It can provide strength to existing hair, thicken hair shafts and reduce hair loss. It’s suitable for both men and women, and is even effective in all stages of androgenic alopecia. This treatment can also be used for eyebrow and beard re-growth. Read more about our hair restoration therapies here.
PRP for Sports Injuries
The plasma’s own growth factors activate stem cells and encourage your body to generate new tissue to heal itself. PRP provides an alternative to steroid and anti-inflammatory injections for ongoing injuries such as nerve inflammation, frozen shoulder and RSI. Read more about our sports therapies here.