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PRP
Platelet-Rich Plasma

Platelet-Rich Plasma

Hair and Skin PRP Stem Cell Rejuvenation Therapy

What is PRP?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is blood plasma that contains a concentrated source of autologous platelets (platelets belonging to the individual). PRP is derived from your own blood, after filtering out the rest of the cells and plasma, a small amount of highly concentrated platelets remains. It can be injected into damaged areas/targeted area of concern in order to catalyze the growth of new soft tissue. PRP is a safe and natural process since it uses your own blood plasma cells and growth factors.

Aesthetic/Cosmetic PRP indications:

Include wrinkles, folds, face contours, large pores, acne and other scars improvement.  PRP may also be an effective alternative to surgical scalp hair restoration.  PRP can be used topically (along with micro-needling, fractional, laser resurfacing) or injected under the skin.  PRP is usually used on the face, neck, décolletage (chest), scalp and hands, but may be used anywhere needed. .  PRP therapy stimulates your skin to grow new, younger tissue; however, does not prevent muscle movement or resurface the skin

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Revitalize Your Skin with PRP

• Enhance collagen production

• Minimize scars

• PRP promotes your own natural collagen to grow and regenerate tissue

• PRP is a natural material created from your own blood cells

• Reduces fine lines

• Reduce wrinkles

• ‘Natural’ Facelift             

• Delivers your own body’s stem cell growth factors

• Preferred treatment for the most noticeable and longest lasting results

What happens during a PRP treatment:

Numbing cream is applied to your face and stays there for about 25 minutes. A vile of blood is taken from your arm and put into a centrifuge that spins the blood causing the plasma, which is loaded with growth hormones, to rise and separate out. When the plasma is separated, the doctor will take a pen device with tiny needles to inject the face or other treatment areas, causing micro injury to the skin.  There will also be small injections to the areas that have deeper wrinkles where the doctor will implant PRP using the same technique as filler.  When the treatment is finished (about an hour) the plasma should remain on your face for at least eight hours. During this time, you should not wash your face or be in the sun.

Is it painful?

The numbing cream is applied so that the most you will feel during the penning portion of the treatment is tiny pricks. After the treatment the skin feels like sunburn that cools off as the plasma sits on the face for the next several hours.

Is it safe?

PRP skin treatments are extremely safe. Because PRP is produced from your own blood, there is less risk of an allergic reaction. In addition, PRP contains concentrated amount of white blood cells, your natural defenders against infections. As a result, infection is extremely rare with a PRP treatment.

Common Aesthetic treatments with PRP include:

·         PRP Facial (PRP is applied topically to skin after microdermabrasion, micro needling, or fractional or full field laser resurfacing.)  Generally, you may notice immediate and more significant longer term skin improvements, especially with multiple or ongoing treatments.  For best results, we recommend an initial series of 3-6 treatments at 2-4 week intervals and periodic maintenance thereafter at 6 to 12 months apart.

·         PRP Facelift (PRP is injected under the skin alone or in combination with a support of other synthetic fillers such as the hyaluronic acid-based fillers (i.e. Restylane or Juvederm family of fillers per consult) Akin to the Vampire Facelift.  The Vampire Facelift combines injected PRP with any filler.

·         PRP Hair Restoration (PRP is applied topically as in PRP Facial.  Several months and periodic maintenance sessions recommended.


PRP for Hair Growth

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy in Hair Restoration - PRP

At Family & Aesthetic Clinic, we have been performing PRP therapy as a proactive therapeutic option for male and female patients experiencing hair loss. PRP is an exciting non-surgical therapeutic option for patients who require stimulation of hair growth for hair loss conditions.

Recent scientific research and technology provides the medical community with new understandings of wound and tissue healing. As a result of these scientific studies, we recognize PRP is an all-natural autologous medical procedure performed in physicians’ offices for scalp, skin, and hair stimulation.

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HOW DOES PRP WORK?

Human blood contains mesenchymal stem cells, and autologous blood products that contain essential and specific growth factors that assist in tissue regeneration and healing. Published medical literature from Europe and the United States confirms the safety and use of PRP therapy. It has been used a medial adjunct therapy for over two decades for skin and wound healing. PRP therapy has established itself to be effective as a medical treatment modality in the specialty fields of oral surgery, neurosurgery, plastic and cosmetic surgery, sports medicine and orthopedics. It has been used extensively in these specialties for the last twenty years with generally positive outcomes and success. In the field of hair restoration, evidence supports PRP therapy as a promising treatment option to promote hair growth. No claim can be made of its efficacy. While PRP is in the early stages of scientific research in hair restoration, PRP is not meant to replace current FDA approved therapies such as DHT blockers and Minoxidil. But it is a promising non-surgical therapeutic option for those patients with hair loss.

DHT, or dihydrotestosterone, is an androgen hormone formed when testosterone interacts with the enzyme 5-alpha reductase. It is also the hormone responsible for androgenetic alopecia, or male pattern hair loss and female pattern hair loss, on account of how it causes follicular miniaturization.

HOW DO YOU PERFORM THE PROCEDURE?

Blood is drawn in our office as though you are having routine blood testing at your primary care physician’s office. The blood is spun in a centrifuge and the PRP is separated and removed from the rest of the blood.

The PRP is taken from your body and is specially prepared by spinning down the blood cells to a high concentration. The system eliminates granulocytes which hurts tissue regeneration and wound healing. The highly concentrated platelet rich plasma (PRP) is then injected into the scalp.

PRP contains many growth factors that stimulate the hair follicle’s growth. PRP can be used preoperatively, intraoperatively, or post operatively. Some patient’s chose to have PRP performed every three (3) to four (4) months as early data suggests regular or semiannual PRP treatments that may stimulate hair growth.

 

DOES PRP WORK?

Individual results vary with each patient. No guarantees of success can be made but PRP preliminary studies indicate patients can respond to PRP therapy. Some hair restoration surgeons apply PRP to the scalp for those patients who are not surgical candidates every three (3) to four (4) months. Other protocols will use PRP before or during surgery to insure graft survivability.

(OC Hair Restoration, Orange County Hair Restoration, www.orangecountyhairrestoration.org/prp-therapy.html