PRP

Westlake Laser and Aesthetics

Double Board Certified Dermatologists and Cosmetic Surgeons located in Westlake Village, CA

Afshin David Rahimi, MD, FAAD, and the team at Westlake Laser and Aesthetics, offer a variety of services to provide patients the individualized care they need. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a form of regenerative medicine that may be included in your treatment plan to enhance the aesthetic benefits of your treatment and accelerate healing. The team serves patients in both Los Angeles and Ventura Counties at their office in Westlake Village, California. To learn more about the many uses and benefits of PRP, contact the office by phone or online today.

PRP Q & A

What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP)?

Platelet-rich plasma or PRP is a form of regenerative medicine that uses the natural healing properties in your blood to accelerate healing and rejuvenate your look. Your blood consists of many components, including plasma (liquid), white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets.

You may know that the platelets in your blood stop the bleeding after an injury, but platelets do more than clot blood. Your platelets are also a source of specialized proteins and growth factors that heal injuries by regenerating new cells to replace the damaged cells. 

PRP contains a high concentration of your blood’s platelets, specialized proteins, and growth factors. When added to your cosmetic treatment, PRP accelerates the healing and rejuvenating process. 

What are some of the cosmetic uses of PRP?

Westlake Laser and Aesthetics may use PRP for many cosmetic concerns. The most common cosmetic uses of PRP include:

Hair loss

For those struggling with a thinning hairline, Westlake Laser and Aesthetics may suggest PRP injections to improve hair growth and thickness. During treatment, your provider injects PRP into the area of your scalp where your hair is thinning. The properties in the PRP trigger hair growth, restore blood supply to your hair follicle, and thicken the hair shaft.

Depending on your needs, your provider at Westlake Laser and Aesthetics may suggest combining your PRP injections with other hair loss treatments.

Microneedling with PRP

Microneedling is a cosmetic treatment that stimulates the production of collagen to restore strength and elasticity. To enhance the effects of your microneedling, your provider may suggest combining it with PRP.

During your session, they apply the PRP to your skin prior to the microneedling. Then, they use the Rejuvapen™ microneedling tool to drive the healing properties into your skin to accelerate and enhance the beauty benefits of microneedling.  

Am I a good candidate for PRP?

Westlake Laser and Aesthetics determines if you would benefit from PRP treatments during your initial 30-minute consultation. During the consultation, your provider asks detailed questions about your skin concerns and aesthetic goals, reviews your medical history, and examines your skin.

Based on the information gathered during your consultation, they develop your personalized treatment plan to help you meet your aesthetic goals, which may include PRP. 

To schedule your PRP consultation, call Westlake Laser and Aesthetics or click the online booking tool.