what is PRP Therapy?
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Timothy Katzen is proud to perform platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy at his Beverly Hills, CA practice to help replenish your appearance. PRP therapy is one of the most sought-after cosmetic procedures in the industry because of its natural origins and striking results. This nonsurgical treatment utilizes your own plasma to stimulate the production of collagen for the skin, minimizing the appearance of wrinkles. When blended with a powerful solution of growth factors and bioactive proteins, it can also be used to stimulate hair growth in patients with thinning hair. To learn more about PRP therapy, contact J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills to schedule a consultation. Our team looks forward to discussing all of the benefits of PRP and how this simple treatment can help to improve your skin and hair.
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am i a candidate for prp therapy?
PRP therapy can be a beneficial treatment for patients with a range of skin- and hair-related concerns, such as wrinkles or thinning respectively. Women and men who want to improve the tone and texture of their complexion are typically the best candidates for platelet-rich plasma therapy for the skin. Meanwhile, those noticing early signs of hair thinning tend to be ideal candidates for PRP hair treatment. During your consultation, please inform Dr. Katzen or your aesthetician if you have any skin conditions, anemia, or blood disorders so we can decide if PRP is a safe option for you.
how does prp therapy work?
Because PRP can be used to treat concerns for both the skin and hair, there are different techniques employed to suit each use:
- For the skin: Once you are seated comfortably in one of our private treatment rooms, a small amount of blood will be taken from your arm and placed in our advanced centrifuge machine. For this treatment, we typically remove one vial of blood. After about 15 minutes, the different components of the blood will be separated and prepared for injection. We will place the platelet-rich plasma into a sterile syringe and inject it into the predetermined locations. The PRP process for the skin typically takes about five minutes, but this can vary for each patient.
- For the hair: Your PRP hair session will begin by drawing a small amount of blood and placing it in a centrifuge machine. This machine circulates the blood at high speed to separate the platelets from the remainder of the blood components. Next, a local anesthetic is used on your scalp, and the concentrated platelet-rich plasma is administered into the areas of your scalp that require treatment. Finally, microneedling is performed on the scalp to create micro-trauma and micro-channels into the skin, which activates the PRP and enables it to penetrate deep into the tissue. Your PRP hair therapy treatment plan will likely include an initial treatment and follow-up appointments scheduled about every nine months to one year.
How long is recovery after prp therapy?
Depending on whether your therapy is for the skin or the hair, your post-treatment limitations and recovery times will vary:
- For the skin: Platelet-rich plasma naturally promotes the production of collagen and elastin to create tauter, more youthful-looking skin. Because it utilizes your own blood, your risk of having an adverse effect or reaction is practically nonexistent. You should expect your face to be a bit red after PRP therapy as traces of red blood cells can make it into the plasma injection. A cold pack can be applied to the injection area to minimize discomfort and minor swelling. We recommend our patients receive treatments every 4 – 6 weeks to maintain their youthful glow.
- For the hair: With practically no limitations or restrictions, there's virtually no downtime needed following this treatment. Patients may develop some redness, minimal swelling, and mild tenderness to the treated areas, but these symptoms should only last up to 48 hours. While results will vary for each patient, your outcomes are most likely to emerge around 4 – 6 months after the first treatment and may continue to improve up to a full year following treatment. Because PRP is not a permanent solution for hair loss, it's highly recommended that you attend touch-up treatments every 12 – 18 months. It's necessary to remember that PRP does not grow new hair follicles in places where you are already bald, rather, it's used to reverse the miniaturization of hair follicles so they produce healthier, thicker, and longer hair fibers.
get healthiER SKIN AND HAIR
When you have PRP therapy, your skin or hair will appear healthier than ever before. PRP treatments for the skin and hair are just right for women and men seeking natural methods that yield stunning results. To learn more about this popular and versatile treatment, contact our Beverly Hills, CA office to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Timothy Katzen.