Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) harnesses the healing factors in your own blood to rejuvenate your skin. Dr. Zena Gabriel has perfected her extraction technique to make sure you only get the purest, most protein-rich plasma. PRP can improve healing and enhance results from treatments like microneedling, resulting in healthier, more youthful-looking skin.
The fluid component of your blood is called plasma. It contains platelets that respond to injury and stimulate the healing process. Other factors in plasma also improve healing and promote healthy cell growth. When blood is separated in a centrifuge, one layer contains platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
PRP has been used for many purposes. These include improving healing after surgery, in joint, muscle, and tendon injuries, and in regenerative medicine. In dermatology, it is applied as a topical treatment following other procedures like microneedling or laser treatment to enhance healing and results. PRP is also used to treat hair loss in men and women.
Dr. Zena takes great care in preparing your PRP because not all plasma is truly rich in platelets. Extracting plasma with poor technique can result in ineffective treatment. To achieve effective PRP treatment, Dr. Zena first focuses on ensuring she has top-quality PRP to work with. A small amount of your blood goes into a centrifuge for separation and PRP extraction. This PRP can then be used for skin rejuvenation treatments.
PRP is used in combination with microneedling or laser skin treatments to encourage healing and rejuvenate the skin. Microneedling uses tiny needles to create micro-channels in the skin. Microneedling will trigger the skin’s natural healing responses and promote collagen production even without PRP. Microneedling can reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles while making skin look smoother and firmer.
When applied after microneedling, PRP can enter the micro-channels and reach deeper layers of skin. It enhances the healing process, reducing the redness and swelling that can occur after microneedling. It also improves your results, stimulating stem cells to produce more collagen and elastin for firmer, more resilient skin. Laser skin rejuvenation produces similar areas of micro-damage in the skin, and PRP can also reduce redness and sensitivity after this treatment while enhancing your results.
Some studies have investigated whether PRP can extend the lifespan of dermal fillers when injected together. Results have shown some promise, but research remains inconclusive on how effective this use of PRP will be.
Since PRP comes from your own blood, your body will not have any adverse reaction to it. PRP is safe for almost everyone. The regenerative properties of PRP benefit all skin types and improve results even on very sensitive skin.
If you’d like to learn more about PRP, we encourage you to schedule a private consultation with your personal assessment at ZENA Medical in Newport Beach, California today. Call us at (949) 200-8222 or fill out our convenient online contact form. We look forward to meeting you!
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