PRP in Pasadena, CA
What is PRP?
Your blood includes a liquid called plasma and some small solid components—red cells, white cells, and platelets. You may be familiar with platelets’ best-known role, helping blood clot. Platelets also contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors that are essential to healing injuries and stimulating new cell growth.
PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is plasma with a higher concentration of platelets typically found in the blood. PRP may contain 5 or 10 times the average number of platelets, so it is extremely rich in growth-factor proteins. Unfortunately, PRP is also prepared in a way that strains out the other solids—red and white blood cells.
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How Is PRP Obtained for Treatment?
To develop a PRP preparation, your clinician draws your blood, usually from your arm. Then, the blood is spun for about 10 minutes using a special centrifuge until it naturally separates into 3 layers: platelet-rich plasma, platelet-poor plasma, and red and white blood cells. The platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, will be used in treatment injections.
What PRP Treats
PRP Hair Restoration
Based on clinical studies, PRP can be a highly effective treatment for hair loss. It often works better than other hair restoration treatments to improve hair thickness, growth, and strength. Learn More.
PRP Facial Rejuvenation
Platelet Rich Plasma Facial Rejuvenation is a low-risk procedure involving injecting the patient’s own natural, purified blood. With little to no downtime, this treatment, also known as a blood or vampire facial, is excellent for restoring youthful beauty by addressing the impact of aging skin. Learn More.
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