PRP Specialist

Ocean Medical Clinic

Cosmetic Dermatologist located in Mission Terrace, Outer Mission, San Francisco, CA

PRP skincare is a popular treatment to plump and smooth your skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. At Ocean Medical Center, located in the Balboa Park neighborhood of San Francisco, California, Dr. Yuen provides PRP treatments as a more natural filler to help rejuvenate your complexion and address your skin concerns. Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, are beneficial growth factors that are derived from your own blood in a simple in-office procedure. Call or schedule online to discover PRP.

PRP Facials

What is PRP, or platelet-rich plasma?

Your blood contains a liquid called plasma. It also contains small solid components: red and white blood cells and platelets. The platelets play a part in blood clotting, but they also contain growth factors that are especially beneficial in healing injuries and promoting cell regeneration.

PRP is plasma that’s platelet-rich, meaning it contains more platelets than what’s normally found in your blood. Dr. Yuen obtains the platelet-rich plasma through a special process called centrifugation that’s used to concentrate the growth factors until they’re five to 10 times richer than normal.

Platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) was originally designed to speed up your body’s natural healing process and help people, including professional athletes, recover from injuries. The many benefits and uses of this natural treatment method were soon noted, and PRP is now an effective form of regenerative medicine used in different medical fields, including aesthetics.

PRP has been used for hair restoration, treating arthritis, for aiding tissue healing during some surgeries, and more. 

How does PRP work for cosmetic dermatology?

In the aesthetics and anti-aging sphere, PRP can be used to fill in areas of lost volume in the face. PRP promotes cell regeneration and collagen and elastin production for a more youthful-looking complexion longer term.

When PRP is injected into specific areas, such as the lines or circles under the eyes, or a loss of volume in the jaw, the PRP restores volume and smooths and rejuvenates your skin.

To obtain the PRP, Dr. Yuen draws your blood and separates and concentrates the platelets in a centrifuge machine. Once the centrifugation process is complete, Dr. Yuen blends the highly concentrated platelets with the remaining blood and injects it into the target area. Typically, multiple injections can be administered during one convenient session.

A PRP facial can be combined with microneedling and dermal fillers to further boost results. With microneedling, Dr. Yuen uses a micro-needling tool to create microscopic vertical channels in the deeper layers of your skin to stimulate your natural healing process and trigger regeneration and repair.

What can a PRP facial treat?

Dr. Yuen provides PRP facials to treat a variety of aesthetic skin concerns. PRP facials are effective for:

  • Wrinkle and fine line reduction
  • Enhancing skin texture
  • Regaining fullness and volume in sunken areas
  • Tightening sagging neck skin
  • Repairing acne scars
  • Improving the appearance of oversized pores

Learn more about microneedling, PRP facials, fillers, and other cosmetic dermatology services and call Ocean Medical Centeror schedule online.

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Cosmetic Services