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What is PRP Regeneration?
Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP is a groundbreaking innovation in regenerative medicine offered here at Iconic Plastic Surgery. The treatment uses the patient’s own (autologous) blood drawn and separated to create a concentrate extremely rich in platelets, which is injected into a treated area of the body to trigger or accelerate the body’s own healing and regenerative response.
The patient’s blood is ﬁrst drawn, then centrifuged to separate the red blood cells and plasma, leaving a concentrate of platelets, white blood cells and stem cells. Activated platelets and stem cells release several powerful growth factors that are responsible for healing tissue.
While the normal platelet count in whole blood is about 200,000/microliter, PRP has concentrations of 1,000,000-2,000,000 platelets/microliter. Since such a concentration does not occur naturally, the injection of Platelet Rich Plasma into the body has a powerful therapeutic effect. In essence, PRP dramatically accelerates the body’s own healing and regenerative processes by amplifying the effects of the growth factors.
What do I need to know about PRP Rejuvenation?
Since the PRP treatment uses the patient’s own blood which neither can be rejected by the body nor cause harm to it, there are no adverse effects of PRP. In some cases some patients may experience a mild soreness in the treated area, which can be easily managed with a regular pain relief medication.
Dr. Gehaan D’Souza is a dedicated board-certified plastic surgeon who can guide you through your entire process. He utilizes his exceptional surgical expertise and calming demeanor to put patients at ease. His outstanding bedside manner gives his patients the confidence that they will receive the highest quality of surgical care. He is well-regarded for both his meticulous nature and for the individualized attention, care and time that he personally devotes to each one of his surgery patients. Dr. D’Souza also holds an appointment at the University of California San Diego to provide breast cancer reconstruction for the Northern San Diego region.
Both men and women suffer from hair loss, balding, alopecia, and hair thinning. This treatment works to stimulate natural hair growth, increase hair density, hair count, and hair thickness. Hair Regeneration PRP can be effective in treating the following conditions:
• Male pattern hair loss – especially in the early stages of balding, or when there is a lot of miniaturized hair on the scalp
• Female pattern hair loss – in all stages
• Hair loss due to metabolic causes, such as iron
• Alopecia Areata, Alopecia Totalis
PRP Facial Rejuvenation
As we age the facial skin becomes more saggy, rough and creased. While quality cosmetics and facials help improve the appearance, they do not address the underlying causes, nor provide lasting results. A multitude of case studies throughout the world have demonstrated PRP’s effectiveness in rejuvenating facial aging and reducing moderate wrinkles. The procedure initiates and enhances the body’s own natural rejuvenating abilities. It stimulates collagen growth, leaving the skin refreshed, glowing and smoother. An improvement of skin texture and tone can be noticeable within 3 weeks.
How it works
You may be wondering how exactly platelet rich plasma works, and how it rejuvenates your skin and how it makes your hair grow. Firstly, the blood is drawn from the patient’s arm. Next the blood is then centrifuged to obtain the Platelet Rich Plasma, rich in growth factors. The PRP is applied topically and driven into the skin using a micro-needling device which creates multiple micro-punctures through the skin. PRP soaks in to stimulate skin tightening and rejuvenation. The entire procedure takes about 45 minutes. As the healing progresses, the skin tightens, and the result is a naturally glowing, youthful skin appearance. For the hair restoration process, the growth factors from the plasma activate different phases of your hair’s growth cycle and causes stem cells to multiple. And this in turn causes new follicles to be produced where your hair can grow anew from. Additionally, other components in the plasma play a vital role in elongating the shafts of your hair as well. Results are noticeable in 2 to 3 weeks.
To learn more about how to schedule a consultation, feel free to talk to one of our friendly Iconic Plastic Surgery staff, led by Dr. D’Souza by calling 760-637-5288.