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Pier Medical Aesthetics

Aesthetics located in Hermosa Beach, CA

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections naturally regenerate new tissues and promote healing. Douglas Mest, MD, at Pier Medical Aesthetics uses PRP to effectively rejuvenate your skin and to stimulate new hair growth in patients suffering from male pattern and female pattern baldness. To learn whether you’re a good candidate for PRP injections, call the office in Hermosa Beach, California, or book an appointment online.


What is PRP?

PRP is a plasma that contains a higher concentration of platelets than the amount normally found in your blood. Platelets are rich sources of proteins called growth factors. When you’re injured, platelets migrate to the damaged area, where they promote healing by triggering new tissue growth.

Dr. Mest produces PRP in the office by drawing a sample of your own blood. The sample is processed in a centrifuge, which separates the platelets from other blood cells. These concentrated platelets become your PRP treatment.

When concentrated platelets are injected, or used during microneedling, they reduce inflammation and stimulate the production of collagen, new blood vessels, skin, hair, and other tissues.

How is PRP used with microneedling?

When performing microneedling, Dr. Mest uses the Eclipse MicroPen™, an advanced medical-grade automated microneedling device.

The tiny needles in the pen rapidly puncture your skin, creating microchannels that stimulate a healing response. When used alone, microneedling triggers collagen production. You’ll get better results when it’s paired with PRP because the small punctures allow PRP to penetrate deep into your skin.

Once PRP penetrates through the microneedling wounds, its growth factors go to work, stimulating collagen production, triggering the growth of new tissues, and accelerating healing. Combining PRP with microneedling enhances your overall results.

How will PRP and microneedling rejuvenate your appearance?

As PRP and microneedling increase collagen levels, your skin becomes tighter, and you gain a more youthful appearance as lines and wrinkles are diminished.

Microneedling is frequently used to improve numerous aesthetic concerns, including:

  • Loose skin
  • Fine lines
  • Brown spots
  • Acne scars
  • Large pores

Microneedling and PRP can restore healthy skin anywhere on your body, but the most popular areas are the face and chest.

How does PRP promote hair growth?

Dr. Mest uses PRP to treat male-pattern and female-pattern baldness, a condition called androgenetic alopecia.

When PRP is applied to balding areas of your scalp, either with an injection or through microneedling, the growth factors stimulate your hair follicles to grow new hair.

Treatment with PRP effectively increases the number of new hairs, slows hair loss, and increases hair thickness.*

To learn whether PRP and microneedling are a good choice for refreshing your appearance or restoring hair loss, call Pier Medical Aesthetics or book an appointment online.

*Individual results may vary.

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