PRP: Platelet-Rich Plasma

Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma Defined

A-PRP is a high concentration of platelets surrounded in its own plasma. A small amount of your own blood is drawn and the red cells are isolated from the platelet-rich plasma. This A-PRP is used to stimulate a variety of stem cell and growth factors in your own body - using your own A-PRP.

Blood-Derived Growth Factors:

The internal essence of your blood contains life-giving fundamental protein growth factors and stem cells. PRP utilizes a leading-edge technology to stimulate your body to heal itself. Dr. Melamed is able to derive a high concentration of tissue for a variety of treatments. Read below for more information and to see a video.

1 PRP Treatment

Growth Factor Production Known Effects:

  • Epidermal Growth Factor (EFG)
    Plays a significant role in the regulation of cell growth, proliferation and differentiation during the remodeling phase. Stimulates keratinocyte and fibroblast production.
  • Transforming Growth Factor (TFG)
    Promotes angiogenesis which is the physiological process involving the growth of new blood vessels.
  • Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)
    An important signaling protein involved in both vasculogenesis and angiogenesis that may help the growth of blood vessels from pre-existing vasculature.
  • Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF)
    Promotes angiogenesis, granulation, and epithelialization for the intricate process of Tissue repairing itself after injury.
  • Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF)
    Attracts macrophages and fibroblasts to the zone of injury. Promotes collagen growth and proteoglycan synthesis.
  • Interleukins, Macrophages, Keratinocytes, Endothelial Cells, Lymphocytes, Fibroblasts, Osteoblasts, Basophils, Mast Cells
    Activates fibroblast differentiation. Induces collagen and proteoglycan synthesis for healthy cell production and repair of damaged tissues.
  • Collagen Stimulating Growth Factor
    Stimulates granulocyte and macrophage proliferation for the growth of healthy tissue and blood cells.
  • Keratinocyte Growth Factor (KGF)
    Keratinocyte migration, differentiation, and proliferations may optimize conditions for healing and the generation of new skin.

What to expect after your treatment:

All consultations and treatments are provided exclusively by Dr. Melamed.

  • Dr. Melamed will draw an amount of blood similar to what is required for a basic lab test (usually 20-30 cc depending on the procedure).
  • Dr. Melamed places the blood into a centrifuge and spins the blood at a very rapid rate to separate the platelets from the other components of the blood.
  • Your platelet-rich plasma is then activated using an FDA-approved process in order to release essential growth factors.
  • Because everything in this process is exclusively from your own body (autologous in origin), there is virtually no risk of intolerance.
  • Dr. Melamed will then use your A-PRP for the appropriate treatment.  Treatments may include:

  • A-PRP with Fillers: immediate and long-term face lift
  • A-PRP full facial enhancement without fillers: total facial rejuvenation with increased firmness and tightening
  • A-PRP with laser resurfacing / fractional:  scar reduction and total rejuventation
  • A-PRP hair restoration: long-term hair regeneration

Want to Learn More?

If you have any questions about PRP or any other procedure or would like to make a Complimentary Consultation please schedule and Online Appointment or call toll free 1-88-88-West LA (310-473-1734).

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