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Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) services offered in Newport Beach and Glendale, CA

Many people are searching for more natural treatments to address their aesthetic concerns. At Meshkin Medical in Newport Beach and Glendale, California, Michael Meshkin, MD, and Alister Meshkin, MD, use platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for hair loss and aesthetics, such as to improve skin elasticity. Call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today. 

What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP)?

Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a blood product made from your blood that contains plasma and platelets. Plasma is the liquid portion of your blood, and platelets are the tiny cells that stop cuts from bleeding. 

Platelets also contain specialized proteins and growth factors that initiate the repair and regeneration process at the site of an injury. PRP has a higher concentration of platelets, enhancing your body’s natural healing abilities.

In addition to healing injuries, PRP is used for aesthetics to improve appearance or rejuvenate hair follicles. Your provider at Meshkin Medical injects PRP into your scalp or face to stimulate the body’s repair process to get the desired results.

When should I consider platelet-rich plasma for hair loss?

Meshkin Medical specializes in hair restoration treatments and recommends PRP for patients in the initial stages of hair loss. Hair thinning and balding may occur for many reasons but usually involves a slowdown in hair growth due to a loss of hair follicle function.

PRP works best when initiated during the early stages of hair loss when the dormant hair follicles are more easily reactivated. The experts at Meshkin Medical can talk to you about their hair restoration treatment options and provide recommendations that can help you achieve your goals.

Your provider at Meshkin Medical creates your PRP by spinning a sample of blood in a centrifuge, separating the platelets from the larger red blood cells and white blood cells. Then, the platelets are added to the plasma.

Your provider injects the PRP into the areas of your scalp where hair is thinning or balding. They recommend repeating these injections once a month for three months, and then every three to six months. They may combine PRP injections with ACell® therapy to prolong the healing benefits.

You should see improvements in hair growth about three months after starting PRP for hair loss. 

What are some of the aesthetic uses of platelet-rich plasma?

Meshkin Medical offers PRP at its MedSpa. The team injects PRP into the skin to get the desired results. PRP may enhance the skin’s natural rejuvenating process and may:

  • Reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles
  • Strengthen sagging skin
  • Improve skin tone and texture
  • Smooth out depressed acne scars

PRP at Meshkin Medical is a non-surgical treatment and requires no downtime, whether getting treatment for hair loss or aesthetics. 

If you are looking for natural treatments to improve hair or skin health, call Meshkin Medical or schedule a consultation online today to learn about the many benefits of platelet-rich plasma.