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PRP Specialist

Denise R Bogard, MD, FAARFM ABAARM -  - Anti-Aging

Well Aging Med

Denise R Bogard, MD, FAARFM ABAARM

Anti-Aging, Integrative & Functional Medicine located in Roseville, CA

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a product derived from your blood that has the power to stimulate new tissue growth, helping to combat the signs of aging and even restore your hair. If you want an effective, straightforward solution to wrinkles and a receding hairline, Denise Bogard, MD, FAARFM, ABAARM, of Well Aging Med in Roseville, California, can help. Dr. Bogard is an experienced internist and expert in regenerative medicine, including PRP therapy. Call Well Aging Med today to find out more.

PRP Q & A

What is PRP?

PRP is short for platelet-rich plasma, a therapy that has numerous medical and cosmetic uses.

Platelets are part of your blood, and play a critical role in helping blood to clot when you get an injury. Platelets also contain growth factors, powerful cells that support new cell growth, and assist in the healing process.

PRP therapy involves having an injection of a concentrated dose of platelets into your injured tissues to boost your body’s natural healing abilities.

Where does PRP come from?

Dr. Bogard prepares PRP from your blood. She draws a sample of blood from your arm and puts it into a centrifuge, which spins around very fast so the constituent parts of the blood separate. She then takes the concentrated platelet solution and injects it back into your body.

PRP only contains cells from your body, making it a very safe form of treatment with virtually no risk of any adverse reactions.

What kinds of conditions is PRP used for?

PRP is useful for healing tissue injuries and wounds but also has many cosmetic uses as well. It can:

  • Improve the results of treatments like microneedling
  • Help reduce scar tissue and other blemishes
  • Rejuvenate the skin on your face and neck and the backs of your hands
  • Reduce the severity of stretch marks
  • Regenerate hair

One of the most popular uses of PRP at Well Aging Med is for stimulating hair growth. 

How can PRP regenerate hair?

Hair loss is a problem that affects millions of men and large numbers of women as well. It can have a severe effect on your confidence and self-esteem, and until now, the only effective way of reversing hair loss was with painful, time-consuming hair plugs.

Dr. Bogard can help you regrow your hair using PRP therapy instead. Injections of PRP into your scalp stimulate dormant hair follicles to start producing new hair, resulting in entirely natural hair restoration.

When will I see the results of my PRP treatment?

PRP therapy doesn’t produce instant results because it takes time for the healing and regeneration process to happen. You should see or feel a gradual improvement, which could take several months to reach its peak.

In most cases, you need to undergo a course of PRP treatments at Well Aging Med to achieve the optimal results. The effects of PRP therapy can last for significantly longer than many temporary cosmetic fixes - even years for some patients.

To arrange a consultation and discuss the benefits PRP therapy could offer you, call Well Aging Med today or book an appointment online.