PRP Therapy in Santa Barbara, CA
PRP therapy offers an alternative to stimulate collagen production to rejuvenate skin and hair growth. Sara Yegiyants, MD, FACS, a triple board-certified plastic surgeon, uses PRP therapy on people living in and around Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, and Ventura, CA, as well as the surrounding communities, to restore a more youthful appearance.
What is PRP Therapy?
PRP therapy is a skin rejuvenating treatment in which the healing properties in blood, protein-rich plasma, are injected into the targeted areas of the face and other parts of the body to induce the healing process to begin. When this happens, collagen production is stimulated and ultimately restores a smoother complexion. It is preferred by some because it uses the patient’s own blood thereby negating any adverse reactions from other treatments. PRP therapy has been used for years by orthopedic surgeons to heal joint issues and injuries. Dr. Yegiyants offers PRP injections for skin rejuvenation and PRP for hair.
About PRP Injections
Platelet-rich plasma has been shown to improve the texture and appearance of the skin. When injected into targeted areas, the PRP boosts collagen production causing the skin to become smoother and more radiant. It is preferred by people who are uneasy about injecting foreign substances into their skin or by those with certain allergies.
About PRP for Hair
PRP therapy has positive effects on hair growth. When protein-rich plasma is injected into the scalp and hair follicles, it has been shown to stimulate hair regrowth. Some studies even show that protein-rich plasma has even reversed loss.
Why Choose PRP Therapy?
PRP therapy has been used for years as a healing process for arthritis and athletic injuries. PRP therapy uses the body’s own blood as a treatment instead of bringing foreign substances into the body. The platelet growth factors in PRP foster collagen production.
Who is a Good Candidate for PRP Therapy?
PRP therapy is an option for anyone wanting to improve their appearance in a gradual manner that offers natural looking results. It is performed on people with mild to moderate signs of aging. It is important to be in good health with no blood disorders or any other health conditions that may affect your blood.
How is PRP Therapy Administered?
The first step in PRP therapy is extracting blood from the patient. It is spun through a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the other parts of the blood. At that point, it is injected into the targeted area of the face or in the scalp. When used with microneedling, the processed PRP is brushed across the face and allowed to penetrate the skin through the micro-channels. There may be some slight swelling at the injection sites as well as some mild soreness on the scalp but patients may return to their normal activities following the treatments.
When Will I See the Results from PRP Therapy?
The results from PRP therapy are gradual and offer natural looking results. The results last for about a year.