Here is how PRP works. The plasma in our blood is rich in platelets. These platelets are tiny miracle workers. These platelets release 8 different growth factors that stimulate the growth of new cells. Imagine that you have a cut in your skin. The platelets gather to stop the bleeding and form a scab. Then they go to work releasing growth factors that stimulate your own stem cells to grow new skin, blood vessels and tissue. It is the body’s own natural way of fixing damaged tissue. We utilize special equipment called the Eclipse system and the Harvest Smartprep 2, which gives us a very high concentration of your platelets.
For the PRP facelift, a strong topical numbing cream is applied to the areas being treated. These platelets are then applied to the skin using a high tech Dermapen. This introduces the Platelet Rich Plasma into the top layer of the skin. Working together, the micro-needling process and the plasma do an amazing job of smoothing and lifting your skin. Unlike injectable fillers, PRP contains no animal proteins only your own growth factors and your own platelets. We call this a PRP Facial or PRP Facial Rejuvenation. Please note that PRP therapy has been used for 30 years in the dental and orthopedic industries. It is only now reaching popularity in the aesthetic field…with good reason — it is a fast procedure, it provides long-lasting results, it is affordable, and it is noninvasive.
The platelet rich plasma treatment works well for the following issues:
It is fascinating when you realize that the growth factors released by the platelets actually stimulate your own stem cells in the skin where the platelets are placed. Your skin quickly regenerates at the microscopic level. There are no artificial or animal proteins involved, only plasma from your own body.
When applied to the skin after resurfacing treatment, PRP reduces recovery time and enhances treatment results. During your consultation, Dr. Keith Wharton will provide an individualized explanation of what to expect based on your unique treatment plan and goals.
When injected into the scalp, PRP stimulates hair growth, resulting in thicker hair and increased coverage. A series of 3-4 prp hair treatments in Pittsburgh is required for best results, with maintenance treatments 1-2 times a year. PRP is well suited for female and male pattern hair loss. Dr. Keith Wharton will provide an individualized assessment to determine and explain how you might benefit.
Because PRP is derived from your own blood, it has an excellent safety profile. Like any surgical or non-surgical procedure, there are risks. Dr. Keith Wharton, an aesthetician in Pittsburgh stresses the importance of finding an experienced physician who understands the finer points of injectable treatment.
Dr. Keith Wharton is highly trained in anti-aging medicine and has a background in obstetrics and gynecology. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Anti-aging and Regenerative Medicine and holds medical licenses in three states. With his background as a Board-certified gynecologist, he has worked with thousands of women over 33 years of practicing medicine. He welcomes your questions and always thoroughly explains and discusses how prp therapy is done in Pittsburgh. We look forward to meeting you at your initial consultation.
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