Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatments Pasadena CA
PRP is the part of your own blood that contains platelets, a part that is full of growth factors. When injected or applied to skin after microneedling, it stimulates the regenerative process of the body. It can rejuvenate skin or increase hair growth.
From the American Society of Plastic Surgeons: “Platelet-rich plasma injections in Pasadena CA have been extensively used in various clinical settings, including heart surgery, sports medicine, and wound care. In PRP procedures, a small sample of the patient’s own blood is processed to release various growth factors from platelets – specialized blood cells involved in clotting.
In recent years, PRP has become a “trending therapy” in aesthetic medicine, according to [ASPS Member Surgeon Alexes Hazen, MD] and colleagues. “Face Treatment Dermatologists and plastic surgeons are using the natural healing properties of platelets to improve the appearance and overall health of skin.”
…in a review and update, Dr. Hazen and colleagues analyzed published 22 published studies of PRP for specific types of facial aesthetic procedures.
Fourteen studies evaluated the use of PRP treatment in Pasadena for facial rejuvenation. All studies reported positive aesthetic outcomes with PRP injection, on its own or combined with fat grafting. Reported benefits of PRP included improvements in the volume, texture, and tone of the facial skin and decreased appearance of wrinkles.
Six studies using PRP to treat a specific type of hair loss called androgenic alopecia (male or female pattern baldness) reported good results in terms of hair regrowth. “Androgenic alopecia is perhaps the most convincing indication for treatment with PRP,” according to Dr. Hazen and colleagues. Another two studies found positive results with the use of PRP to treat facial acne scars.”