PRP treatment, or platelet-rich plasma treatment, involves injecting your own plasma back into your body after processing to activate your body’s natural self-healing abilities. Used in various branches of medicine, PRP treatment is a safe and effective way to treat and improve a variety of medical and cosmetic dermatology issues.
The process of undergoing PRP seems quite complex, but it comes down to simple science. A small amount of your blood is drawn and put into a sterile tube. This tube is placed in a centrifuge where it is spun to separate out the different components of your blood: white blood cells, red blood cells, platelets and plasma. The red and white blood cells are removed, leaving behind plasma that contains a higher concentration of platelets. This is referred to as platelet-rich plasma.
Afterwards, the PRP is injected into the problem area to trigger new cell growth and the healing of surrounding tissues. It promotes collagen production, smooths and tightens skin, softens wrinkles, and promotes hair growth for those with thinning hair or alopecia.
In addition to PRP on its own, many doctors use another revolutionary technology known as ACell, or Extracellular Matrix, for hair loss. ACell is a new FDA-approved medical device in regenerative medicine that works at the cellular level to facilitate the body’s own ability to heal in order to repair and remodel tissue.
For hair loss, ACell + PRP treatment is used for both male and female hereditary baldness, alopecia areata, and for hypotrichosis (diminished hair growth) in the eyebrows. It is ideal for those wanting to improve growth, hair quality, and thickness without resulting to surgery or having to take oral medications.
Dr. Raoof is pleased to offer PRP treatment and ACell to patients around the San Fernando Valley area in Encino, California. Call the office to find out more.
Yes! Many of our patients actually prefer to combine their PRP and microneeling treatments! Have questions? Call our office or book a consultation today to learn more.
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