Platelet rich plasma, or PRP, is a completely biocompatible treatment, as the PRP is derived from your own blood. Platelets are a factor in human blood that are responsible for promoting blood clotting and healing and have been used in the medical field to foster wound healing for decades.
In more recent years it has been discovered that platelets can also be used to rejuvenate aging skin or scalp due to the high concentration of growth factors in PRP that encourage growth and renewal. At Calabasas Dermatology, we deliver some of the best results in PRP Westlake Village and its surrounding areas have to offer.
PRP Therapy Performed Correctly at Calabasas Dermatology Center
You can trust our team of healthcare providers at Calabasas Dermatology Center. Every member of our staff is highly-trained and professional, and all treatments are under the guidance of our award-winning, board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Hal Weitzbuch. Expect your treatment to produce remarkable results, as we use the most advanced equipment and treatment procedures.
How is PRP Prepared?
PRP is prepared by drawing the patient's blood and using a centrifuge to separate out the platelets from the red blood cells that make up most of the blood. The process takes only minutes.
The high-platelet solution is then injected into the area where new growth and renewal is needed. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is the practice of injecting this regenerative product into the skin to promote cellular growth and repair and treat wrinkles and lines, as well as increase natural skin elasticity, or to promote hair regrowth.
Natural Skin Tightening with PRP
PRP therapy has been established as an effective way to trigger collagen production, naturally tightening skin surrounding the injection site. It is becoming a popular treatment for skin renewal and regeneration and is commonly used in the medical field to speed the healing of injuries to tendons, ligaments and muscles.
Why not use your own body’s natural healing factors to rejuvenate and restore your skin or hair?
PRP for Healthy Hair Growth
Our PRP therapy in Malibu also provides a solution and treatment for hair loss by stimulating follicles to produce hair, particularly when the strength and thickness of the strands has diminished. PRP usually requires multiple injections, and local anesthesia may be used if patients find the injections uncomfortable. It can take several sessions to produce optimal results in hair restoration or skin rejuvenation.
What to Expect: Advanced PRP Treatments
The Calabasas Dermatology Center offers PRP therapy as part of a wide array of cosmetic therapies. However, it is different from other anti-aging cosmetic treatments such as Restylane and Juvéderm, some of the most popular injectable fillers. The procedure uses the patient's own blood for platelet extraction and injection, offering a natural alternative to injectable fillers.
The Procedure: How to Prepare for Your Treatment
- A small amount of blood will be drawn so that platelets can be extracted, similar to what you would experience in any blood test.
- The harvested blood is purified to extract the PRP.
- The platelet rich plasma is then injected into the patient’s skin or scalp in a short procedure lasting no longer than fifteen minutes.
- The therapy is very tolerable and requires no pre- or post-procedure medical monitoring.
- Since the platelets are extracted from the patient's own blood, there is almost no danger of adverse reaction.
- Mild swelling or redness should disappear in one to two days after the procedure.
PRP and Skin Rejuvenation
If your facial skin has begun to show the signs of age, with lines, wrinkles and creases beginning to develop, it is possible to bring back the glow of youth without the need to inject synthetic substances. Many of our patients have a high interest in this treatment, as it is both safe and effective. We often advise PRP therapy in conjunction with microneedling to help your skin look smoother, younger, and fresher.
Skin Regeneration at its Best: Calabasas Dermatology Center
Rather than treating individual wrinkles and lines with a filler, why not help your skin regenerate naturally? Talk to us about our PRP therapy in Westlake Village. At Calabasas Dermatology Center, our patients have experienced dramatic improvements in skin quality, and we are proud to be a premier provider of this advanced regenerative therapy. You can trust our team of highly-trained skincare experts to provide safe, effective PRP treatments that produce results.
After PRP Treatment
Your skin is in a condition unique to you. Only a full evaluation of the problems you are experiencing will help us determine which treatment, or combination of treatments, will produce the improvements you envision. You will have minimal downtime after PRP therapy, although your skin may have mild swelling, appear red, or be slightly bruised, all of which usually disappears within one to three days, with minimal risk of side effects.
We offer a wide range of skin rejuvenation treatments, including arguably the best PRP therapy Malibu and its surrounding areas have available. We invite you to visit our boutique practice, where you can expect concierge-style service from a highly-skilled team of medical professionals who sincerely care about you and your skin.