PGF Treatment in Los Angeles
Living in always-sunny Los Angeles, your skin can take a beating. The effects of excessive sun exposure and pollution begin adding up on your face along with the inevitable changes that come with getting older. Platelet Growth Factor (PGF) is a completely natural treatment designed to restore and rejuvenate your skin.
How Does Platelet Growth Factor Work?
Rather than using hyaluronic acid (HA) or Calcium Hydroxylapatite like dermal fillers use, PGF uses your own blood cells to stimulate your skin’s natural renewing effects. During the Wave PGF® procedure, we take about 20-50cc of your blood and isolate the Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) using a centrifuge. Calcium is then added to the PRP, releasing its growth factors and amplifying the healing process. Once injected into your skin, your body’s natural healing response is triggered as it gradually repairs your skin from the inside-out.
PGF can treat a wide variety of issues, including:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Loss of facial volume
- Poor skin texture
At Wave Plastic Surgery, our plastic surgeons in Orange County and Los Angeles save the growth factors into the fibrin fiber so that they are able to secrete gradually into the patient’s system once it is injected. This method of PGF results in a much longer lasting effect than other methods used.
How Long Will it Take to Recover from a Platelet Growth Factor Treatment?
Because PGF uses your body’s own blood cells, there are minimal risks involved with the treatment. There is no lengthy recovery time necessary, and you should be able to return to your normal routine after your 45 minute to an hour treatment.
As your body’s healing response takes effect, you will notice an improvement in the overall look and feel of your skin. Results have been shown to last for up to two full years with optimal treatment. We recommend a series of about three treatments in order to achieve your best possible results.
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