What Happens During PRP Therapy?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a natural substance made from your blood that has regenerative, healing properties. Regenerative medicine therapies using PRP are an innovative way to help your body heal itself from the inside out, with little risk for side effects.

As a skilled aesthetic specialist, Dr. Heripsime Ohanian uses PRP in several of her treatments to enhance the natural health and beauty of your skin. PRP therapy can also be an effective way to stimulate new hair growth to treat thinning hair or hair loss.

Where PRP comes from

PRP is a substance found in your blood. Your platelets contain special proteins, known as growth factors, that trigger your body’s own ability to heal itself at a cellular level.

Injections of PRP help your body produce new cells to replace those damaged by injuries or by the consequences of aging. For instance, Dr. Ohanian can inject PRP into certain areas of your scalp to stimulate hair follicles in her PRP hair restoration treatment.

Over time, PRP increases the efficiency of hair growth, giving you fuller, healthier hair. Because the PRP Dr. Ohanian uses in treatment comes from your own body, you don’t have to worry about an allergic reaction or other side effects.

PRP therapy can also boost the overall health of your skin by injecting it or applying it directly to your skin’s surface.

What you can expect during PRP therapy

PRP therapy is a two-step process Dr. Ohanian completes in the office during one appointment. First, she draws a sample of your blood. 

To achieve the high concentration of PRP you need for treatment, Dr. Ohanian prepares the blood in a centrifuge. This fast-spinning machine separates the platelets and plasma from other blood components and achieves a concentrate that’s 3-5 times richer in platelets than your plain blood.

Dr. Ohanian then injects this concentrated plasma into your hair follicles or skin to revitalize their health. She can provide you with a topical anesthetic to make the injections pain free.

No downtime, no limitations

Immediately following your PRP treatment, you can resume your usual activities without any downtime or limitations. The PRP starts working to boost cell production, and you can expect to notice the benefits of your therapy in the weeks after treatment.

While it’s normal to have some tenderness or mild swelling at the injection sites, you can control these issues with over-the-counter medications. These symptoms should resolve on their own within a day or two.

Depending on the nature of your treatment, you may need a series of injections to receive their maximum benefit. These injections are typically spaced several weeks apart, and Dr. Ohanian can determine how many sessions you need based on your goals and your condition.

To learn more about the benefits of regenerative medicine and PRP therapy, call Bergen Aesthetics in Paramus, New Jersey, or request a consultation with Dr. Ohanian through the online booking feature today.

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