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PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)

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PRP (platelet rich plasma ) for facial rejuvenation and hair loss improvement

expertise in los angeles and beverly hills

Dr. Kenneth Hughes, a Harvard-educated, Harvard-trained, board-certified plastic surgeon in Los Angeles, brings to Southern California a level of expertise and sophistication few have ever achieved. Dr. Hughes performs surgery for hundreds of patients each year and approximately 500 total procedures for those patients in his surgery center in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. Dr. Kenneth Hughes is an expert plastic surgeon, textbook and article author, and presenter in many plastic surgery procedures at the local, regional, national, and international levels.

what is the protocol for facial injection? how many treatments and how far apart?

It is recommended to perform 2 treatments approximately 4 weeks apart.

how is your product different from the others?

Selphyl Platelet-rich Fibrin Matrix remains at the site of injection. This matrix forms a scaffold and allows the growth factors to be released over 7 days, which is the life of a platelet.

Injecting a liquid of PRP causes immediate release of growth factors and this PRP is absorbed and does not remain at the site of injection.

frequently asked questions

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Does it work in the hands or other areas of the body?

Yes, using PRFM only will improve the tone and texture of the skin.

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How do you address the patient expectations and outcome?

The usual response lasts about one year. Setting the course of treatments and expected clinical outcome is the key to a happy patient.

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What is the mechanism of action of Selphyl for hair restoration? What is Selphyl actually doing to grow hair?

The Selphyl PRFM system allows for the prolonged release of platelet growth factors. This prolonged release stimulates stem cells, prolongs dermal papillar cell survival and increases angiogenesis. These factors combine to prolong the anagen phase of the hair growth and shorten the catagen phase. The result is increased hair thickness and hair follicle survival.

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What is the protocol? How many treatments and how long in between?? What is your post treatment follow up typically?

3 treatments about 4-6 weeks apart. The patient initially has photographs taken. After the 3rd treatment, patients return 6 months for a further evaluation with the patients with photographs.

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What do you say when a patient asks, “How long do the results last”?

I tell them that it varies with every patient. They will be checked at 6-month intervals and may need additional treatments. The timing of the additional treatments varies from patient to patient. For optimal results, a second series of treatments is recommended. I advise patients to contact us if the notice thinning or hair loss and/or new areas of bald patches.

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Is it effective on all forms of Alopecia?

The primary focus has been on androgenetic alopecia.

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