The PRP in PRP therapy stands for platelet-rich plasma. This naturally produced substance is the central ingredient in a cutting-edge rejuvenation treatment for people of all walks of life and with many different issues. Both athletes and people who seek cosmetic treatments swear by PRP therapy, and we at the office of Dr. Wendy E. Roberts are eager to tell you why.
About Platelets and Plasma
The secret to PRP therapy lies in the concentration of platelets. Platelets are crucial in the healing process. When a person suffers an injury, platelets rush to the area to help close down the damaged blood vessels. Platelets also have proteins that further help the injury to heal. In PRP therapy, the concentration of these substances can be far more effective than when diluted with other components of the blood.
How PRP is Produced
The best thing about PRP is that it is made of the person’s own plasma and blood, so there is no chance of rejection. A qualified professional takes a small amount of blood from the person. Then, the whole blood is placed in a centrifuge and the platelets are separated out. Later, the concentrated platelets are injected into the area that needs treatment.
How PRP is Used
PRP therapy is used to reverse or prevent hair loss, especially male pattern baldness. The PRP facelift is used to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, improve overall skin tone, and stimulate the body to produce more collagen. Collagen is a necessary protein that maintains the structural integrity and resilience of the skin.
Call Us to Learn More about PRP Therapy
If you believe you can benefit from PRP therapy and want to learn more about it, now is the time to reach out and make an appointment with the office of Dr. Wendy E. Roberts! At our convenient location in Rancho Mirage, CA, our friendly and experienced staff will be glad to explain this treatment in greater detail and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!