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Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) is a preparation of platelets yielded from your own blood plasma that contain large amounts of regenerative growth factors and proteins that can stimulate skin healing, signal collagen and elastic production, restorative slowing of aging mechanisms, and even stimulate hair growth. First used in orthopedic surgery, where PRP is injected to improve joint function, Dermatologists are using PRP widely for its potential regenerative skin and hair rejuvenation purposes as well.

The celebrity secret to looking “forever young” by using the body’s own regenerative properties to maintain glowing, healthy skin.

The Derm Institute exclusively uses the most modern, evidence-based, science back PRP harvesting techniques to get the highest and purest yields of regenerative proteins for the best rejuvenation results.  Among the most natural non-invasive skin rejuvenation methods, PRP utilizes only your body’s natural proteins—no outside fillers, no chemicals.

Some of the conditions Dermatologists are using PRP for include:

  • Reduce healing time and improve outcomes with procedures like lasers or microneedling
  • Injected into the skin to thicken and rejuvenate the skin
  • Injected to thicken the undereye skin to improve hollowing, or crepiness
  • Improve hair growth or treat thinning hair
  • Thicken crepey sun damaged skin
  • Improve skin quality, fine lines and skin texture
  • Prolong the last of dermal fillers
  • Give a youthful glow
  • Help improve melasma
References:

Platelet-rich plasma, a powerful tool in dermatology. Merchán WH, Gómez LA, Chasoy ME, Alfonso-Rodríguez CA, Muñoz AL. J Tissue Eng Regen Med. 2019 May;13(5):892-901. doi: 10.1002/term.2832. Epub 2019 Apr 9.
Systematic review of the use of platelet-rich plasma in aesthetic dermatology. Leo MS, Kumar AS, Kirit R, Konathan R, Sivamani RK. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2015 Dec;14(4):315-23. doi: 10.1111/jocd.12167. Epub 2015 Jul 23.
Applications and efficacy of platelet-rich plasma in dermatology: A clinical review.  Zhang M, Park G, Zhou B, Luo D.J Cosmet Dermatol. 2018 Oct;17(5):660-665. doi: 10.1111/jocd.12673. Epub 2018 Jul 25.

What does the PRP process entail?

Your blood is drawn in office, then spun down to a concentrate that isolates platelets, growth factors and other healing proteins. Not all PRP advertised on the market are equal. The Derm Institute only uses the most advanced state-of-the-art ECLIPSE PRP system to then resuspend these growths factors and structural proteins from plasma into a platelet-rich protein solution.  The ECLIPSE PRP system has been shown scientifically to allow for the highest, most concentrated, evenly distributed suspension yields of PRP and growth factors from a regular blood draw, giving you the best, most consistent results.

 

PRP for Skin Rejuvenation

If you are looking to stay natural in your rejuvenation journey, and fear looking “overdone”, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments are a great place to start, as it uses your own body’s platelets to potentially stimulate collagen production and boost your skin’s supportive proteins and growth factors.  For those who have already had injectable fillers or lasers, PRP has been shown in some studies to provide augmentation to improve healing post procedures, possibly lengthen the duration of your results, give support to filler treatments and enhances skin quality.

There are various ways to administer PRP for skin rejuvenation.  You can infuse it into the skin after laser and microneedling procedures, or it can be injected into the skin with or without traditional dermal fillers.

PRP for Targeted Hair Loss

PRP for Targeted Hair Loss Treatment Using the state-of-the-art ECLIPSE™ PRP system

Using the advanced state-of-the-art ECLIPSE PRP system The Derm Institute offers a non-surgical hair restoration solution that has little to no downtime.  This is a true non-surgical treatment option for those who want to increase the density of their hair with a treatment that provides results with your own body’s natural resources. Candidates are those losing their hair in patches, those who have had hair transplants and want the transplants to last, and those who just have overall thinning with age or stress.

Just like PRP for skin rejuvenation, this is an all natural and evidence backed option (see references below) for men and women who require the stimulation of hair growth to treat thinning hair.  PRP uses your own blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets.  Platelets contain numerous growth factors to help stimulate and signal hair follicle and tissue regeneration.  These highly concentrated growth factors in the form of platelets have been clinically shown to generate new hair growth, thicken thinned hair, and make hair transplants grow thicker and healthier.

References:

Platelet-rich plasma, a powerful tool in dermatology. Merchán WH, Gómez LA, Chasoy ME, Alfonso-Rodríguez CA, Muñoz AL. J Tissue Eng Regen Med. 2019 May;13(5):892-901. doi: 10.1002/term.2832. Epub 2019 Apr 9.
Systematic review of the use of platelet-rich plasma in aesthetic dermatology. Leo MS, Kumar AS, Kirit R, Konathan R, Sivamani RK. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2015 Dec;14(4):315-23. doi: 10.1111/jocd.12167. Epub 2015 Jul 23.
Applications and efficacy of platelet-rich plasma in dermatology: A clinical review.  Zhang M, Park G, Zhou B, Luo D.J Cosmet Dermatol. 2018 Oct;17(5):660-665. doi: 10.1111/jocd.12673. Epub 2018 Jul 25.

PRP for Hair Regrowth Benefits

  • Increases blood supply to the hair follicle
  • Increases thickness of hair shaft size
  • Initiates and lengthens the growth phase of the hair cycle
  • Decreases hair loss

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PRP for Hair Loss in Redondo Beach by Dr. Annie Chiu

What is a PRP hair loss treatment and how does it work?

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) for hair loss is a non-surgical, in-office treatment that uses the patient’s blood to repair hair follicles and stimulate growth. After identifying, evaluating, and measuring the problem area, photos are taken. Next, we draw a small blood sample from the patient and purify it in a special centrifuge to separate and concentrate plasma and platelets. Then we test the resulting plasma to measure and document the platelet concentration.

PRP contains cytokines and growth factors that have been shown successful for improving blood follicle function. The PRP can be combined with other solutions to help promote healthier and longer hair growth.

Before applying the PRP to the scalp, we prepare it with an anesthetic and antiseptic solution for a safe and pain-free experience. Next, we make small injections to deliver the PRP growth factors into the treatment site to strengthen and support hair follicle development and growth. Electronic microneedling is performed as well as a session of laser therapy at a low level to complete the treatment.

What causes hair loss in women?

Although the most common cause of hair loss in women is genetics, female pattern hair loss is strongly influenced by other factors, including Illnesses, medications, surgery, stress, poor nutrition, and age. About 40 million American women deal with significant hair loss.

What causes hair loss in men?

Hair loss in men is triggered by the hormone DHT (dihydrotestosterone), and this predisposition to lose hair prematurely can be passed on through heredity. Approximately 60 million American men suffer from male pattern hair loss.

Who are the ideal candidates for PRP hair loss treatments?

There are two types of hair loss treatments we focus on for PRP treatments: those with areas of weak hair growth where active follicles are present and patients who have small areas of alopecia areata (spot baldness).

What results can I expect and how long will they last?

It takes from six months to a year to accurately assess the results from PRP hair treatments visibly in the mirror. Once this improvement plateaus, we suggest another treatment session. Most patients have PRP hair restoration treatments annually.

Are there any side effects?

Because PRP uses the patient’s blood and is 100% natural, the treatment is safe with little to no risk. It’s rare, but there may be some swelling at the treatment site that will resolve within hours. Also, the treatment area may be pink or red for a few hours.

What is PRP Used for?

PRP is used for addressing skin and hair rejuvenation needs.  Common treatment methods include microneedling PRP into the skin, post application after laser, or injected to rejuvenate areas such as the cheeks, face, neck, undereye, jawline, crows feet around the eyes, and scalp for hair growth.  PRP naturally and softly restores the aging face.  It regenerates new tissue, improving damaged areas.  It is a treatment that reduces facial wrinkles and lines.  It also helps soften dark circles around the eyes.

What is the difference between the ECLIPSE™ PRP system and other PRP systems?

The Derm Institute’s ECLIPSE PRP is the premier system that is a clinically studied system with proven efficacy to provide the highest platelet yield of about 90% (JDD 2016).  Other providers or social media account will show “vampire facials” or other PRP methods that are not FDA approved or proven and may have low yield or lack of penetration for true results.

Is it painful? What is the downtime?

PRP treatments are often quite comfortable.  With any injection treatment there is always some risk of sensitivity in some individuals. Here at TDI we often use topical numbing and/or Pro-Nox to minimize any possible discomfort. Eclipse PRP is a treatment process with no downtime or extended recovery process. You can resume normal activities the same day as treatment.

How often do I have to have a PRP treatment?

Treatment is personalized based on every patients’ needs. Several treatments are required to see a result, between 4-6 treatments about 1 month apart. After the initial treatment series, you are recommended to return 2-3 times a year for appropriate maintenance to maintain your results.

Are the appointments long?

The preparation for your treatment with the Eclipse PRP system is only about 10-15 min long. The actual injections are much faster than the preparation. Prepare about 45 minutes for your appointment.

Can Eclipse PRP cure baldness?

Unfortunately, there is not a cure for baldness (Androgenic Alopecia) as this is a genetic medical problem for both men and women.  However, Eclipse PRP has been shown to significantly slow down the effects of Androgenetic Alopecia and can increase hair density in patients experiencing all different types of hairloss.

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