PRP injections have gained popularity as a non-surgical treatment option for various medical and cosmetic conditions. PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy is an innovative procedure that involves using the patient’s blood to extract and concentrate platelets. These extracted elements are then injected or rubbed onto specific areas of the body to promote healing and tissue regeneration. PRP injections are widely used in dermatology, orthopedics, and aesthetic medicine to address a variety of concerns. Below, Dr. A.J. Khalil highlights the process of PRP and its mode of mechanism as it specifically applies to our practice.

Process of Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections

The process of platelet-rich plasma injections begins with a simple blood draw from the patient, typically from the arm. The collected blood is spun through a centrifuge machine to separate the platelets from other blood components. Once the platelet-rich plasma solution is ready, it is injected into the targeted area using a fine needle or applied topically to the skin. The entire procedure can take about 30 to 60 minutes to complete.

How Do Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections Work?

Platelet-rich plasma injections harness the body’s natural healing abilities to promote tissue repair and regeneration. Platelets are rich in growth factors and other bioactive proteins that can hasten the body’s healing process. When injected into damaged or injured tissues, PRP releases growth factors that initiate a cascade of cellular responses, including increased collagen production, angiogenesis (formation of new blood vessels), and tissue remodeling.

In dermatology and aesthetic medicine, PRP injections help to improve skin texture, tone, and elasticity. The growth factors released by PRP stimulate collagen production, leading to smoother, firmer skin and diminished fine lines.

At our practice, we commonly use PRP injections to promote hair growth in thinning or balding areas. Injecting PRP into dormant hair follicles can bring them back to life, triggering hair regrowth and preservation. 

Another application of PRP that is popular at our practice is combining PRP injections with microneedling — a skin treatment wherein the skin is pricked multiple times with tiny needles. The PRP is better able to penetrate the skin’s surface through the controlled puncture wounds and activate the production of new collagen for fresher skin.

Book Your PRP Appointment in Beverly Hills, CA

Platelet-rich plasma injections can offer a safe, minimally invasive, and effective treatment option for a wide variety of cosmetic concerns. If you’re interested in trying platelet-rich plasma therapy, contact us at 310.385.8601 and schedule an appointment with Dr. A.J. Khalil. Discuss your options and take the first step towards revitalizing your appearance.