Aesthetics

Natural Skin and Hair Rejuvenation

Skin and hair rejuvenation for both men and women has entered a new era with the advanced Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) procedure, using your own body’s cells to achieve healthier and younger looking skin and for fuller and thicker new hair growth.

PRP Rich Skin Rejuvenation

PRP Rich Hair Restoration

Microneedling Skin Rejuvenation

Magical Rejuvenation with PRP 

Platelet Rich Plasma Injections (PRP Injections) can help restore a youthful appearance to skin and help treat unwanted hair loss. PRP injections for face helps cells repair the damage caused by aging and environmental factors. PRP injections for hair loss can help slow down and reverse unwanted hair loss

What is PRP?

PRP or “Platelet Rich Plasma” is your own (autologous blood) with concentrations of platelets about 15 times more than normal blood to accelerate cellular regeneration and tissue repair.

Platelets, also called “thrombocytes”, are a component of blood whose function along with the coagulation factors is to stop bleeding by clumping and clotting blood vessel injuries. The blood clot is only a temporary solution to stop bleeding and tissue repair is needed.  The mechanism of repair starts by cytokine and growth factors. Platelets release platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), a potent chemotactic agent; and TGF beta, which stimulates the deposition of extracellular matrix; fibroblast growth factor (FGF), insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF), platelet-derived epidermal growth factor (EGF), and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEFG). Local application of this growth factor rich “cocktail” in increased concentrations through Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is used as an adjunct in hard and soft tissue repair to stimulate cellular proliferation and tissue regeneration for optimal healing and rejuvenation.

Plasma is essential for cell survival as it contains nutrients, vitamins, hormones, electrolytes and proteins. Proteins are key molecules for the coagulation process and the formation of the fibrin polymer that will serve as a scaffold for cell migration, differentiation and proliferation.  Platelets (together with the liquid plasma in PRP) are body’s natural response to injuries and contain a large amount of growth factors that induces accelerated tissue regeneration and proliferation.

Platelet-Rich Plasma have been used in dentistry, orthopedics, sports medicine, wound healing, and have evolved to address aesthetic concerns such as facial and breast rejuvenation and hair restoration; physiological concerns such as Overactive bladder (OAB), Stress Urinary incontinence (SUI), and sexual wellness for women and men.

How Is the PRP Harvested?

The process begins with blood draw of 10-50 cc depending on the area being treated and your blood is spun in a special centrifuge to separate out the plasma and platelets. This autologous platelet rich plasma has a platelet recovery of 80% and at  a concentration factor of 1.6-fold than normal blood. Due to special technology the granulocytes part of white blood cells are strongly reduced to more than 96%.

The rich cocktail of growth factors is injected or applied back (with microneedling) into your face or scalp to stimulate stem cells to create new, youthful tissue. PRP procedures are minimally invasive with minor discomfort with minimal down time.

Advantages of Using PRP

Since PRP is extracted from your own blood, it alleviates the risk of allergic reaction, rejection, or major complications.

In the past years, PRP therapy is becoming one of the most popular treatment method for therapeutic and cosmetic procedures where accelerated tissue healing is needed, including:

  • Aesthetics:
    • Wrinkled or sagging skin
    • Frown lines, crow’s feet
    • Acne
    • Scarring
    • Rosacea
    • Hair regrowth
    • Breast rejuvenation
  • Sports Medicine:
    • Acute joint injuries
    • Joint pain
    • Arthritis
    • Torn meniscus sciatica
    • Degenerative diseases
    • Rotator cuff tears
    • Ligamentous laxity
  • Orthopedics:
    • Spinal discs injection therapy
    • Knee and shoulder joints for regenerative purposes.
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Sexual wellness
  • Other Therapies and the list is growing

At Ocean Pacific Integrative Health Center, ONLY the Aesthetic PRP therapies are offered at this time.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) work?

PRP contains concentrated platelets in plasma which is about 15 times more than normal blood.  Platelets, also called “thrombocytes”, are a component of blood whose function along with the coagulation factors is to stop bleeding by clumping and clotting blood vessel injuries. The blood clot is only a temporary solution to stop bleeding and tissue repair is needed.

The Platelets contain variety of growth factors such as PDGF, TGF beta, FGF, IGF-1, EGF, VEFG plus cytokines and adhesion molecules that recruits your bodies “stem-cells” at the injection site and facilitate regeneration of tissue (collagen, elastin, blood vessels, nervous tissue, cartilage, etc.).

Plasma is essential for cell survival as it contains nutrients, vitamins, hormones, electrolytes and proteins. Proteins are key molecules for the coagulation process and the formation of the fibrin polymer that will serve as a scaffold for cell migration, differentiation and proliferation.  Platelets (together with the liquid plasma in PRP) are body’s natural response to injuries and contain a large amount of growth factors that induces accelerated tissue regeneration and proliferation.

Annual PRP procedures could be helpful to address the normal on going cellular degenerative aging process.

How are the PRP procedures done?

PRP is delivered either by syringes with specific gauge needles like Botox and Fillers or applied during or immediately after microneedling.

Are PRP procedures FDA approved?

Since PRP itself is not a drug, it is not require FDA approval.  At this time, it is not approved or disapproved by FDA.  The PRP harvesting kits that are used in the process are considered safe by FDA.  PRP has been used safely and effectively at regeneration, healing and rejuvenation in many different medical specialties and the list keeps on growing.

Is the same volume or dose given to everybody?

Due to platelet variability between patient to patient, the dosage of the PRP will also be different.  The PRP harvesting system special technology that is used at Ocean Pacific Integrative Health Center concentrates your PRP to about 15 times more than your normal blood with reduced granulocytes part of white blood for optimal tissue repair.

Are there any special preparations before having a PRP procedure?

In order to achieve best results and decrease side effects, we ask that you read and comply with the following instructions.

Pre-Treatment Instructions

  • Avoidance of Accutane for the past 6 months
  • Avoid Botox/facial fillers 2-4 weeks prior to treatment
  • Avoid Alcohol 7 days prior to PRP treatment as alcohol diminishes stem cell release.
  • Avoid retinoids, topical antibiotics, exfoliants, hydroquinone, sunburn, and benzoyl peroxide 7 days prior to procedure
  • Avoidance of IPL/Laser procedures for the past 7 days prior
  • No waxing, depilatory creams or electrolysis 5-7 days prior to procedure
  • No topical agents that may increase skin sensitivity or dryness 7 days prior to treatment such as topical retinoid or hydroquinone products, alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) beta hydroxyl acids (BHA), exfoliating masks, or benzoyl peroxide acne products).
  • No shaving the day of the procedure
  • No significant recent changes in the skin breakdown of skin or excess dryness or sunburn
  • If history of cold sores, you should be on antiviral agent for 7 days prior to and at least 3 days after treatment.
  • No NSAIDS or steroid medication 7 days before and 14 days after the treatment as these agents will diminish the clinical outcome as platelets work by causing inflammatory cascade for tissue repair. You may take Tylenol or pain or discomfort both before an after without diminishing efficacy of PRP.

Those patients who smoke, quality of PRP will be lower due to diminished stem cell release.

Is PRP Treatment for everyone?

PRP is safe for most individuals above 18 years of age.  However, there are very few contraindications and patient with any of the following conditions are not candidates for the treatment.

  • Cancer: includes SCC, BCC and melanoma, bone, hematopoietic or metastatic cancer.
  • Acute and chronic infections
  • Chemotherapy treatments
  • Systemic use of corticosteroids within two weeks of the procedure.
  • Anti-coagulation therapy (Coumadin, Warfarin, Plavix, Aspirin, Lovenox)
  • Dermatological diseases (i.e. Porphyria), scleroderma, collagen vascular disease, allergies
  • Diabetes or other chronic diseases
  • Immunosuppression treatments
  • Scars less than 6 months old
  • Accutane within the last 6 months
  • Botox and facial fillers within the last 2-4 weeks
  • Blood disorders and platelet abnormalities ( i.e. Hemodynamic Instability, Hypofibrinogenemia, Critical Thrombocytopenia)
  • Pregnancy or Lactation
  • Severe metabolic and systemic disorders
  • Underlying Sepsis
  • Chronic liver disease
Are there any adverse effects of PRP treatments?

Adverse effects of treatment with PRP are rare, but there are certain inherent and potential risks and side effects.  Some of the Potential Side Effects of Platelet Rich Plasma include, but are not limit to the following:

  • Discomfort, Pain and bleeding at the injection site
  • Bruising
  • Infection as with any type of injection
  • Erythema and red appearance of the treatment area. Severity will depend upon how aggressive the treatment was performed and how your skin reacts. Skin will be pink or red and may feel warm, like a mild sunburn, tight and itchy which may subside in 12-24 hours.
  • Dryness, scaling and peeling which will resolves within 7 to 10 days.  In rare cases scab may form
  • Injury to a nerve and/or muscle
  • Itching at the injection site(s)
  • Nausea /vomiting / Dizziness or fainting
  • Temporary blood sugar increase
  • Swelling at treatment site
  • Permanent scarring( less than 1% and extremely rare,
  • Hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin) rarely occurs and usually resolves itself after a month.
  • Herpes flare up if you have a history of outbreaks and you are not on anti-viral therapy before the procedure as indicated on the Pre-Treatment instructions above..
  • Minimal or no effect from the treatment
How do I get started?

Call our office at 760-944-9300 to schedule a complementary consultation to evaluate if you are a candidate for the procedure.  Dr. Wali will review you history,  you will have an opportunity to ask questions, and upon approval you will be provided important information on Pre-Procedure guidelines to prepare for your first PRP treatment to achieve best possible experience and optimal results.

What should I expect during my appointment?

Dr. Wali will review your history and you will have another opportunity to ask questions. A topical numbing cream is applied to the treatment area. Your blood is then drawn and prepared per our office protocol. Once your PRP is ready, the doctor will inject or apply (if microneedling) into the desired area.

How should I prepare for the day of treatment?

Skin should be clean without lotion, oil, makeup, deodorant, powder, perfume or sunscreen

  • Omit lotions, creams, make up or deodorant in area to be treated
  • Arrive with clean washed skin
  • Inform us of any changes in medical history and of all medications you are taking

To find out if you are a candidate for PRP, please call our office at 760-944-9300.

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