Cosmetic PRP

Cosmetic Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy available at Optimum-Wellness Medical Group in Glendale CA

Cosmetic Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is used in facial skin rejuvenation and hypoallergenic treatment of acne scars, fine lines, and wrinkles and is administered by Dr. G. Megan Shields of Optimum Wellness Medical Group in Glendale CA.

Role in Healing

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) therapy has been used by athletes and patients who have recently had surgery and need help restoring their bodies. For many years doctors and medical researchers have known that platelets play a key role in bone healing and tissue repair after injury. Recently, however, skin specialists have been using platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy as an innovative way to achieve healthier younger looking skin.

PRP as a Cosmetic Therapy

Doctors are finding besides PRP’s role in bone and tissue healing, Cosmetic PRP Therapy has shown to be a beneficial treatment in many cases for facial skin rejuvenation and hypoallergenic treatment of acne scars.  Following Cosmetic PRP Therapy patients have reported diminishing or even elimination of wrinkles around the eyes and mouth and fine lines.
Patient reports include beneficial effects on facial folds, crow's feet, fine lines, and acne scars.
After PRP therapy, patients have seen improvements in skin texture, color and tone.
 One of the secrets to its beautifying feature is Cosmetic PRP Therapy restores lost volume, an ingredient in more youthful appearance, and it does it without surgery.

 Cosmetic PRP Benefits

Cosmetic PRP Therapy patients typically experience a number of benefits. One of its greatest benefits is it does not involve surgery.  Patients usually are able to immediately return to their daily activities with few or no side effects.

Platelet rich plasma therapy begins by taking blood from the patient and processing it to create a concentration of beneficial platelets. The platelet concentration is then injected into specific areas of the face to help foster collagen growth and tissue regeneration.
Due to the patient own blood being used, risk factors of disease transmission or immune reactions to foreign blood is eliminated. 

How many treatments are usual?

PRP therapy is gaining popularity among cosmetic patients not only because of visible results but also because the treatment is so simple. Typically it is recommended to have 3 treatments at intervals of one month and then once yearly.
During treatment, a topical numbing cream is applied to make the injections more comfortable. Patient reports show results appearing gradually and become visible during the weeks and months that follow the procedure. 

Dr. Shields looks forward to helping more people discover the benefits of PRP therapy both in the recovery of injury and for cosmetic therapy used to help foster facial rejuvenation.

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