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Month: October 2015

PRP Therapy sessions

How many PRP Therapy sessions do you need to see results?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is aleading-edge cosmetic and hair restorationtreatment that’s now helping men and women look and feel their best.   It can be used to reduce lines and wrinkles, and also restore thinning hair, but how many PRP therapy sessions do you need to see results?

What is PRP?
PRP involves the collection of blood from the patient, after which it is processed in a centrifuge to separate the blood components. PRP contains a high concentration of platelets, which help to promote healing in the body, and regenerate tissue. The PRP is then applied to the areas of the scalp when being used for hair loss treatment, or injected into the skin tissue in the case of facial rejuvenation.

How many PRP therapy sessions do I need
The number of PRP therapy sessions needed varies according to the specific condition being treated. If it is being used to treat wounds or injuries one treatment may be adequate, but more sessions are required when it is used for cosmetic applications.

For hair transplantation,PRP is injected into the thinning area of the scalp, and the growth factors in PRP help to stimulate the growth of the hair follicles. It may require 3-4 sessions to achieve the desired results.

When used as part of skin rejuvenation therapy, the platelets are injected into the skin where they encourage collagen growth, making the skin smoother and tighter. It may take about 3 sessions spaced a month apart, to gain optimal results.

Contact Awaken Aesthetics, Torrance, CA, if you are interested in finding out more about PRP therapy. Call us today at 310-791-2233, and schedule a consultation with Dr. Alex Liu or Dr. Mike Sheu.

scar reduction treatment

What is the best method for post-operative treatment for scar reduction?

Post-surgery scars are inevitable, because of the damage the skin sustains during surgery, but patients can’t tell how a scar will look until after the operation. But there are ways to make them less visible. So it’s a good idea to take a look at what is the best method for post-operative treatment for scar reduction.

While there are many different scar treatments available, not all of them have consistently proven to be effective in improving the appearance of scars. However, silicone treatments have traditionally been very helpful in this regard.

Silicone Wound Treatments
The use of silicone in the form of silicone dressing or silicone gel, is considered one of the best methods for post-operative scar treatment.

BioCorneum Silicone Gel
Biocorneum is a lightweight silicone gel that has been approved by the FDA, to help reduce the appearance of scars. It also offers SPF 30 UV protection that prevents scars from darkening when exposed to the sun. Scars treated with BioCorneum are less likely to develop irregularities. BioCorneum is very effective on new scars, but can be used on old scars as well.

How it works
A thin layer of Biocorneum gel is applied to the skin. The gel easily adheres and quickly dries, leaving an invisible silicone coating. Over time it will flatten and smooth the scar, and also reduce discoloration.

There are also plastic surgeons that use specific techniques to minimize scars. Dr. Mark Craig of Accent  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Tupelo, MS, recognizes that factors such as incision placement can influence the visibility of scars. As a result,  he expertly customizes procedures, so as to make scars less visible.Call (662) 377-6290 today, and schedule a consultation with Dr. Craig.

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