PRP

Behnoush Y. Zarrini, MD

Aesthetics & Pain Management located in Beverly Hills, CA

You may have a hard time believing that your own body holds the key to meeting your beauty needs or helping heal your pain, but it’s true. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an innovative treatment created from your own blood that can accelerate healing. Behnoush Zarrini, MD, in Beverly Hills, California, is an experienced physician who has harnessed the powers of PRP to help both his pain management patients and aesthetic clients. To learn more about PRP and how it can help you, call the office or book an appointment online.

PRP Q & A

What is PRP?

Platelet-rich plasma is an innovative therapy that harnesses your body’s own natural healing powers to accelerate regeneration and help heal diseased or damaged tissue. Dr. Zarrini creates the PRP he uses for your treatment from a sample of your own blood. The blood is spun in a special centrifuge, and the separation process isolates the platelets, which contain blood’s healing properties, including growth factors, cytokines, and chemokines.

How can PRP help my pain?

PRP reduces pain by accelerating the healing of your diseased or damaged tissue. Dr. Zarrini may recommend PRP as part of your pain management treatment if you suffer from conditions such as these:

  • Arthritis
  • A sports injury
  • A neck or back injury
  • An anterior cruciate ligament tear

After creating your PRP, Dr. Zarrini injects the therapeutic solution directly into the damaged portion of your body. The platelets and growth factors repair the damage to help relieve your pain. To get the most benefits, you may need more than one PRP injection. Dr. Zarrini develops your treatment plan before you get started so you know what to expect.

Depending on the site of your injection, Dr. Zarrini may suggest you take it easy for a day or two following your PRP injection. PRP causes an inflammatory response, so you may experience a temporary increase in swelling and redness at the site of the injection. Dr. Zarrini also advises that you not take anti-inflammatories while receiving PRP for pain management, as they may hinder the therapy’s effects.

How can PRP reduce the signs of aging?

As with pain management, PRP helps reduce the signs of aging by regenerating healthy tissue. Dr. Zarrini may recommend PRP to treat:

  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Sun damage
  • Acne scars

After preparing your skin, Dr. Zarrini applies the PRP and lets the platelets and growth factors sink in and begin the repairing process. While you may notice an improvement in your look immediately following your cosmetic PRP treatment, cell regeneration takes some time, and you may continue to see improvements over the next several weeks.

To maintain your youthful look, Dr. Zarrini recommends you use sunblock daily and wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses when you’re in the sun for a prolonged period of time.

PRP is a natural treatment that has many potential uses. To schedule a consultation to learn how PRP can help you, call Behnoush Zarrini, MD, or request an appointment online.

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