Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a highly concentrated solution of plasma, platelets and proteins prepared from your own blood. The platelets release numerous growth factors that are valuable in many dermatology applications. PRP mobilizes the healing power of platelets and growth factors that activate stem cells to grow new collagen and blood vessels, rejuvenate damaged skin and reverse the signs of aging. PRP is the ultimate anti-aging treatment.
PRP Cosmetic Applications
PRP cosmetic applications are effective for facial skin rejuvenation, for dermal remodeling and to build collagen. PRP improves skin texture and strength, softens lines and pores, and reduces the visible signs of aging. For dermal augmentation, PRP can be combined with hyaluronic acid fillers (Juvederm, Restylane and Belotero) to tighten skin and add volume.
Acne Scars, Stretch Marks and Hair Stimulation
PRP is also used to treat acne scars; and stretch marks (Striae Distensae) that affect adolescents, and pregnant women due to rapid stretching of the skin and stressed connective tissue. PRP injections are effective to stimulate hair growth and improve the quality and quantity of your hair.
PRP is organic. It comes from you and grows your hair! For hair restoration, the application of PRP causes miniaturized hair follicles to become healthier and larger, producing more robust hair growth. PRP activates follicular progenitor cells and PRP is loaded with growth factors that promote rapid angiogenesis and localized cell growth. Effective for both male and female pattern hair loss, PRP has also regrown hair in alopecia area, eyebrow hair loss and other patient cases with non-hereditary hair loss.
PRP technology harnesses the healing potential of your own body to restore volume, texture and tone to your skin and healthier, more robust hair growth.
Dr. Roberts offers the following PRP Dermatology Applications:
- Facial rejuvenation
- Hair regrowth
- Androgenetic alopecia
- Alopecia areata
- Skin rejuvenation
- Acne scars and contour defects
For skin: As skin ages there is a gradual decline in function coupled with heredity changes, environmental damage, and UVB radiation which degenerates collagen, alters skin elasticity and impairs the structural integrity of the skin causing it to wrinkle. Photoaged skin is less resilient. The injection of PRP, combined with HA fillers, into photoaged skin has been shown to improve the skin’s appearance, giving you a natural radiance and glow, and plumpness without synthetic products.
For Hair: With aging, nearly everyone experience some hair loss or thinning. Our hair becomes coarser and sparser, turns grays and less dense. The rate of hair growth slows, and the ability to grow hair gradually declines. The same damaging effects of aging, heredity and the environment impact hair thickness, texture and suppleness. With PRP applications, you can grow new, healthy hair, stop hair loss and feel good about your self.
Am I a good candidate?
For the skin:
- Do you have photoaged skin?
- Do you have mature skin or skin significantly damaged by acne?
- Do you desire to slow down the aging of your skin?
- Do you desire a natural process to improve your skin and your appearance?
- Are you a non-smoker?
- Do you have a healthy diet and lifestyle?
- Do you have thinning hair?
- Loss of fullness, shine, body
- Shedding hair
- Male pattern baldness
- Female pattern baldness
- Do you desire a natural process to grow your hair and
- enhance your self-image?
If you are healthy and have realistic expectations, PRP therapy may be right for you. The only way to know for sure is to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Roberts.
For the Skin: She will review your medical history, assess the degree of skin aging, perform a skin analysis and take photos. Dr. Roberts will explain your options, answer your questions and discuss your expectations. recommend the right treatment plan for you. Then she will formulate a personalized treatment plan for you.
For the hair: Dr. Roberts will review your medical history and assess the degree of hair loss. She will perform an analysis of your hair and discuss your concerns and options. She will create a customized care plan to help address your hair loss.
Dr. Roberts is an internationally recognized dermatologist who uses state-of-the-art techniques, and impressive skills and expertise to provide you with innovative, age-defying treatments for a lifetime of beauty. Dr. Roberts has been named “Rock Star Dermatologist” by Glamour Magazine. Her ground-breaking approaches have earned her a stellar reputation. She specializes in Generational Dermatology (preventive skin care interventions for evolving and aging skin) and Ethnic Skin of Color for prevention, rejuvenation and beauty at any age or ethnicity.
Located in the Rancho Mirage, Palm Spring and Palm Desert, and in the Coachella valley you are fortunate to have the opportunity to visit Dr. Roberts. Contact Dr. Roberts at 760-346-4262 to schedule your complimentary consultation today.