Did you know that your body manufactures proteins that improve joint pain, speed up healing, other benefits include treating thinning hair/hair loss and make your skin appear more youthful by treating wrinkles and scars? Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a cutting-edge treatment created from a small sample of your own blood. Ehsan Ali, MD at Beverly Hills Primary Doctor offers this healing treatment at his practice in Beverly Hills, California. If you want to know more about PRP treatments, call the office or book an appointment online.
PRP is an advanced treatment used for both medical and cosmetic purposes to promote health and healing. The blood product is specially created to concentrate platelets and growth factors that amp up healing and regeneration of tissue.
You may be familiar with platelets from the role they play in clotting blood after you scrape your knee or cut your finger. But when the platelets travel to the injured area, they also bring other proteins and growth factors to close your wound and assist in the healing.
As a medical treatment, PRP concentrates these factors to significantly increase the healing and production of new cells and tissue in the area being treated. It also has cosmetic benefits as well such as stimulating hair growth for the scalp, also treat scars and wrinkles on the skin.
PRP is used to treat a number of conditions, including:
It’s also shown to reduce pain all around the body from the wrist to the ankle.
As a cosmetic treatment, PRP is used to:
Dr. Ali uses PRP for his Vampire Facial®, which is a popular cosmetic treatment that rejuvenates the skin for a more youthful look.
The power of PRP lies in the platelets and growth factors. When applied or injected at the treatment areas, the PRP uses growth factors that stimulate the production of collagen, a protein that helps form skin and connective tissue, and creates new blood vessels to bring more life back to the area. The platelets and growth factors also speed up healing to enhance rejuvenation. It also stimulates hair growth by the growth factors it contains.
To create the PRP, Dr. Ali draws a small sample of blood from your arm. He then spins some of the blood in a centrifuge to separate the liquid portion from the solid platelet-rich portion of your blood. He then takes the platelet-rich sample of blood and adds it back to your blood drawn from your arm, which he uses for your treatment.
Because PRP uses your own blood, it’s very safe, with few side effects or reactions.
If you want to know more about PRP treatment at Beverly Hills Primary Doctor, call the office or book an appointment online.