Also known as Autologous Platelet-rich Plasma, PRP is plasma with many more platelets than usual. Consequently, this concentration also has more growth factors.
Platelets are small components found in the blood. They’re responsible for clotting blood and contain growth factors that play a key role in wound healing and cell rejuvenation.
Our Platelet-Rich Plasma facial training course is open to multiple medical professionals, including doctors (both DOs and MDs are eligible), registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.
Non-US licensed providers and other licensure may be eligible for our Platelet-Rich Plasma training. However, they cannot attend the hands-on session but only take the online course.
If you’re interested in our training course, you should check the supervision requirements for Platelet-Rich Plasma procedures set by your state’s or country’s authorities. However, keep in mind that no educational program can alter your legal scope of practice.
Yes, we do! PracticalCME offers comprehensive and high-quality Platelet-Rich Plasma courses at multiple locations, including the following:
- Phoenix, AZ
- Los Angeles, CA
- Orlando, FL
- Portland, OR
- New York, NY
- West Palm Beach
- Washington DC
- Charlotte, NC
- And Seattle, WA
Yes, you will! Our Platelet-Rich Plasma training course has been reviewed by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and is acceptable for up to 10.25 prescribed credits.
AAFP-prescribed credits are also accepted by the American Medical Association (AMA) under the AMA PRA Category 1. In addition, they’re considered for the Physician’s Recognition Award.
If you take our Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) training course, you’ll learn about facial procedures, FDA-approved isolation devices, how to activate PRP, medical and wound healing indications, facelift techniques, protocols, and aftercare.
Plus, you’ll get access to comprehensive literature on PRP’s cosmetic indications for face lifting and filling, skin tone and uniformity, scars, and hair regrowth.
With our PRP course, you’ll also learn everything you need to know about microneedling devices, protocols, and skin products that patients should avoid.
Additionally, our training program includes information on how to use PRP treatments for other body areas, such as the scalp, hands, breasts, nipples, and more.
Finally, participants will receive an introduction to smooth PDO threads and learn to bundle PRP services with Botox and dermal fillers.
Yes, you will! If you take our Platelet-Rich Plasma training course, you’ll learn about the concentrated growth factors that are released as glycoproteins throughout the body when using this treatment.
These growth factors may include the following:
- Transforming growth factor beta or TGF-β: It plays a key role in cellular differentiation and has antiproliferative effects in different cell types.
- Fibroblast growth factor or FGF: It’s key for wound healing and also acts in the differentiation and proliferation of multiple cells and tissues.
- Epidermal growth factor or EGF: It’s a mitogenic protein that can stimulate cell growth and plays a key role in collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid production.
- Connective tissue growth factor or CTGF/CCN2: It’s a matricellular protein that the body needs for cell proliferation but has other functions, such as angiogenesis and cellular adhesion.
- Vascular endothelial growth factor or VEGF: It’s a signaling protein responsible for promoting new blood vessel growth. In addition, it restores blood supply to tissues and cells that are not receiving oxygenated blood.
- Keratinocyte growth factor or KGF/FGF7: This natural protein works as a paracrine mediator of epithelial cell growth and is highly used in alopecia treatments.
- Platelet-derived growth factor or PDGF: It also plays a key role in wound healing and helps repair damaged blood vessel walls.
There are other cytokines and growth factors that are activated and released throughout the body when using this treatment, but you’ll learn more about them if you take our PRP training course.
Growth factors are found in the skin and scalp or other cells within the body and are essential to maintaining a youthful and beautiful appearance. In addition, these specialized proteins can keep the skin healthy and regulate damage repair processes.
In other words, growth factors can help reverse the visible effects of premature aging, especially those caused by exposure to pollutants or other environmental elements. Therefore, they’re quite important for skin rejuvenation and repair treatments.
Platelet-Rich Plasma is a blood concentration used for wound healing and other aesthetic treatments. When applied to rejuvenate the skin, PRP injections release these growth factors, improving the body’s own repair capabilities.
Additionally, thanks to these growth factors, Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy can stimulate collagen and elastin production for firmer, smoother skin.
It depends on the option you choose. However, our live office-based courses often include a PRP facelift and microneedling demonstration.
Contrastingly, our live hotel-based training courses only include a microneedling demonstration instead of both procedures.
If you need more information about each individual course date, don’t hesitate to contact us!
After reviewing our online content, which lasts five hours, and passing the post-test, participants can attend the live hands-on session. This class is limited to only six healthcare providers per MD instructor.
At PracticalCME, we keep the hands-on sessions private because we want to help our participants maximize their learning experience to jumpstart their careers.
In addition, we’re committed to offering effective training in a supervised one-on-one setting where learners can perform these injection techniques before adding PRP procedures to their practices.
All of our classes are taught by MD instructors with over a decade of experience. Also, we spend most of our live contact time doing hands-on training.
Over 95% of the people who have participated in our Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) courses say our training programs are “excellent.” Also, most would recommend PracticalCME’s certification to their colleagues or friends.
These excellent reviews prove our commitment to offering high-quality courses and effective training to health professionals who want to boost their careers in the aesthetic industry.