Hello I’m Dr. Greg Chernoff and I’d like to talk to you about another form of cellular or regenerative medicine involving your own platelet-rich plasma or PRP. We’re able to just take one tube of your blood and spin it down in a centrifuge. This separates your red blood cells from the rest of the soup that comprises your blood and that’s known as platelet-rich plasma. Your PRP is very rich in your own growth factors. So, we can then take your PRP and apply it topically for various conditions, we have some PRP facials where we can paint the PRP on, very popular therapy that I do in the office involves a laser called a fractionated co2 laser or the dot laser. The dot laser makes thousands of little 0.1-millimeter penetration points in your skin. After I make those I then paint the PRP on so it’s, it’s in essence like aerating your grafts and putting on liquid fertilizer, then your own growth factors then stimulate your own fiber blast to improve the tone and the quality of your skin. There have been studies that show that PRP also helps with hair growth, so there’s a form of application that we use for hair thinning and men and women that’s also very popular. PRP is also utilized functionally by orthopedic surgeons to inject diseased joints, it’s been found that the growth factors can have an improvement can can be utilized to decrease pain or also help in the growth of cartilage. So if you’re interested in PRP I invite you to come in for a consultation and we’ll provide you with all of the information that will help you make whatever decision is the best for you.