Platelet Rich Plasma treatment (PRP)
What is PRP Therapy?
PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). The physician draws a small amount of blood and isolates the red cells from a platelet concentrate, embedded in its own plasma. The entire process takes less then 10 minutes. As the PRP is processed from the patients own blood, there is no risk of allergy or rejection with this treatment.
Human blood contains mesenchymal stem cells, and autologous blood products that contain essential and specific growth factors that assist in tissue regeneration and healing. Published medical literature from Europe and the United States confirms the safety and use of PRP therapy. It has been used a medial adjunct therapy for over two decades for skin and wound healing. PRP therapy has established itself to be effective as a medical treatment modality in the specialty fields of oral surgery, neurosurgery, plastic and cosmetic surgery, sports medicine and orthopedics. It has been used extensively in these specialties for the last twenty years with generally positive outcomes and success. In the field of hair restoration, evidence supports PRP therapy as a promising treatment option to promote hair growth. No claim can be made of its efficacy. While PRP is in the early stages of scientific research in hair restoration, PRP is not meant to replace current FDA approved therapies such as DHT blockers and Minoxidil. But it is a promising non-surgical therapeutic option for those patients with hair loss.PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
This cutting-edge preventative and corrective therapy harnesses the body’s natural healing process for complete rejuvenation. Growth factor rich plasma derived from each person’s own blood sample is injected or micro-needled into skin’s surface to initiate repair and essential nutrient delivery. Recommended every 3-4 weeks.
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
“We have long heard the undeniable regenerative benefits of platelets within the medical community. By harvesting our own platelets, we can microneedle or inject this cocktail into the skin and area of concern to naturally boost collagen, stimulate fibroblasts and repair our cells, strengthening the “scaffold” of our skin. ” – Julie Russak, MD
Skin aging is a complex biological process influenced by a combination of endogenous or intrinsic and exogenous or extrinsic factors. Because of the fact that skin health and beauty is considered one of the principal factors representing overall “well-being” and the perception of “health” in humans, several anti-aging strategies have been developed during the last years.
Contact Russak Dermatology Clinic and we will develop for you the best anti-aging strategies that dermatologists have nowadays in hand, including preventive measurements, cosmetological strategies, topical and systemic therapeutic agents, and invasive procedures.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DOES PRP THERAPY REJUVENATE SKIN?
PRP THERAPY IN HAIR RESTORATION.
At Russak Dermatology center, we have been performing PRP therapy as a proactive therapeutic option for male and female patients experiencing hair loss. PRP is an exciting non-surgical therapeutic option for patients who require stimulation of hair growth for hair loss conditions.
Recent scientific research and technology provides the medical community with new understandings of wound and tissue healing. As a result of these scientific studies, we recognize PRP is an all-natural autologous medical procedure performed in physicians offices for scalp, skin, and hair stimulation.
HOW DOES PRP THERAPY WORK?
Platelets are responsible for naturally making up only ten percent of our blood’s cellular components. In platelet-rich plasma therapy (P.R.P.), the platelet ratio is flipped to around ninety percent platelets. Therefore, the plasma is rich in platelets.
Platelet-rich plasma is virtually a patient’s own blood being modified in a way that produces a mega dose of their body’s own healing “ingredients.” These healing growth factors are typically stored in our platelets.
The process of a platelet-rich plasma session begins about one hour prior to the patient’s scheduled time for the administering of this alternative therapy. The patient’s blood is collected by our certified phlebotomist and is then spun in a centrifuge that is specifically designed to concentrate platelets for platelet-rich plasma purposes. Once the blood has been collected and placed into the P.R.P. machine, a topical and injected local anesthetic is provided to the affected region that is seeking treatment. Once the anesthetic has been applied, Dr. Russak will then inject or microneedle the PRP to the targeted area.
THE SCIENCE OF PRP.
PRP contains special cells called Platelets, that can theoretically cause growth of the hair follicles by stimulating the stem cells and other cells in the microenvironment of the hair follicle. These special Platelet cells promote healing, accelerates the rate and degree of tissue healing and regeneration, responds to injury, and formation of new cellular growth. The primary purpose of using PRP in hair restoration is to stimulate inactive or newly implanted hair follicles into an active growth phase.
Inside the Platelets are many intracellular structures such as glycogen, lysosomes and alpha granules. These granules within the PRP contain clotting and growth factors that are eventually released during the healing and repair process.
PRP specific cells that causes hair growth include:
Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF)—promotes blood vessel growth, cell replication, skin formation;
Transforming Growth-Factor-Beta (TGF-b)—promotes growth of matrix between cells, bone metabolism;
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)—promotes blood vessel formation;
Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF)—promotes cell growth and differentiation, blood vessel formation, collagen formation;
Fibroblast Growth Factor-2 (FGF-2)—promotes growth of specialized cells and blood vessel formation; and,
Insulin Like Growth Factor – (IGF)—a regulator of normal physiology in nearly every type of cell in the body