How is PRP helpful as an addition to my treatment?
PRP in Los Angeles has the effect of accelerating the results of microneedling treatments such as SkinPen, Genius, Profound, and even thinning hair procedures. Quicker healing makes PRP a very useful add-on for treatments designed to stimulate collagen production.
Where do Platelets come from?
Platelets are part of the blood matrix and are extracted through a simple blood draw – much like the type your doctor orders for routine blood testing. The blood is placed in a centrifuge, spun to separate it from red blood cells, collected, and used in conjunction with microneedling for skin rejuvenation and scalp rejuvenation for those with thinning hair.
What do Platelets do?
Platelets release growth factors which regulate the healing cascade by signaling to surrounding cells to repair damaged tissue and regenerate new tissue.
Key growth factors involved in this process include:
- Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF)
- Transforming Growth Factor group (TGF)
- Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF)
- Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)
- Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF)
- Keratinocyte Growth Factor (KGF)