How and Why Is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Used?

Everyone’s talking about PRP and celebrities rave about it. But what is PRP, what does it do and how is platelet-rich plasma used, that makes it so attractive? Platelets are something you’ve heard of in the past, which are the components in your blood that rush to the site of injuries for repair. When we think of wound healing, we think of blood clotting which is the goal when applying pressure to a cut to stop the bleeding. In the medical field, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is often found in surgery since the serum encourages tissue repair at a higher rate. In plastic and cosmetic treatments, it makes sense that PRP’s repair properties could be used to improve healthy tissue growth and stop hair loss. At SoCal Body Sculpt, Dr. Bhoot uses PRP to enhance nonsurgical and surgical procedures, so you see the best results using a naturally derived serum.

Skin Care, Hair Care, Tissue Repair

Each day we’re bombarded with healthy skin tips about how to refresh our look, but it’s more than just cleansers and creams. Young, healthy skin comes from below the surface, and that can’t be refreshed with over the counter products; great skin care requires more than that. Turning over new cells that are viable and able to improve your appearance comes from deeper spaces in the dermis that topical creams just can’t reach. Applying PRP during your microneedling, facial, peel, and laser skin resurfacing treatments may be much more effective than you know.

Platelet-rich plasma releases a flood of useful growth factors that are always present within the body and respond to any repair needed in your tissues. In treatments with Dr. Bhoot, he will extract a 10mL vial of blood from you and separate out this platelet-rich plasma using a centrifuge machine. The centrifuge separates a luscious gel-like substance that contains nothing but these powerful platelets and the following growth factors useful in skin rejuvenation and hair restoration:

PRP Stimulates Skin Cell Growth, Hair Growth and Improves Fine Lines

When you’re hoping to improve the appearance of wrinkles around your eyes, mouth and between the eyebrows, these growth factors can help to achieve that. During microneedling, when light injury marking is implemented in the skin, adding PRP will promote new cell growth and skin depression reduction. PRP generally makes the healing process much faster while it works to target all the proteins in your skin that are dormant or damaged. You’ll notice fine lines are reduced, discoloration is softened, and your cells will be hydrated and full of life. While PRP uses growth factors above to recreate blood vessels, it’s also supporting nutrient flow and water uptake within your cells, so you’ll look as young as you want.

In addition to promoting epithelial and growth (surface cells), endothelial and collagen stimulation have never been encouraged better than with Selphyl PRP treatments. Losing volume in your cheeks and noticing the change in facial structure can be hard on you, and when we’re looking for a quick and dramatic fix, then synthetic dermal fillers are a go-to method. For Dr. Bhoot, he wanted to treat his patients using something more natural that lasted much longer.

These Selphyl PRP treatments use PRP as the base for facial fillers that become part of your skin and tissues to restructure the skin with time. The same process is used with this natural filler approach as we take a vial of blood from you and centrifuge PRP directly from your blood. Dr. Bhoot injects Selphyl PRP into the skin between muscle and epithelium to focus on the space there where regrowth stimulation begins. After three weeks, you’ll see the difference in the skin, and it’s all-natural!

Hair loss is something our patients come to us about all the time since it’s not uncommon for men and women alike to show signs of thinning hair with age and hair treatments over the years. When you decide to have our hair restoration treatment, PRP can be injected into the scalp to assist these newly introduced hair follicles in growing and maintaining strength. Hair restoration requires stimulation from within the skin to accept the follicle and support its growth, however, when these functional proteins that help with rebuilding hair are not functioning then PRP works! Healthy hair and great skin are two of the most sought after results by people all over the world, and PRP implementation makes that possible.

You will love the diverse benefits that PRP offers if you’re looking to rebuild your skin and restore hair growth naturally. SoCal Body Sculpt is taking appointments for PRP consultation today, so call us at (818) 495-2441.

Author
Dr. Nilesh Bhoot Dr. Bhoot has over 28 years of surgical experience. He is Board-Certified by the American Board of Surgery; Fellowship trained minimally invasive and Bariatric surgeon and fellow of American College of Surgeons. Dr. Bhoot is a member of American society of Cosmetic Surgery, the Society American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, and American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

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