What is PRP Therapy?
Miami, FL dermatologist Dr. Lauren Dozier is proud to provide platelet-rich plasma therapy, also called PRP, at Brickell Cosmetic Center to help refresh your facial appearance and fight hair loss. PRP therapy is one of the most popular and innovative cosmetic treatments in the aesthetic industry due to its natural method and exciting results. It uses a patient's very own plasma to stimulate the skin to reduce the prevalence of wrinkles, or as a mechanism to prompt hair growth in men and women that are looking to slow down hair loss or reverse baldness. To learn more about PRP therapy, call Brickell Cosmetic Center in Miami, FL to schedule a consultation. Dr. Dozier is excited to discuss all the benefits of PRP, as well as what it can do for your skin and hair growth.
What Are The Benefits Of PRP Therapy?
PRP therapy offers wide-ranging effective benefits for our clients in the Brickell, Key Biscayne, Coconut Grove, and Miami, FL areas, including:
- Activates and harnesses your body's natural healing powers
- Reduces signs of aging, lines, and wrinkles
- Firms and tightens skin
- Boosts collagen production
- Refreshes and brightens the complexion
- Achieves healthier, younger-looking skin
- No downtime
- Targets the root causes of hair loss
- Uses no medications or drugs with possible side effects
- Helps slow and/or stop hair loss and balding
- Creates thicker, fuller hair
- Results are natural-looking and long-lasting
- No surgery or scarring
- No downtime
Who Is a Good Candidate for PRP Therapy?
Patients interested in rejuvenating the elasticity, texture, and condition of their complexion could be superb candidates for PRP therapy at Brickell Cosmetic Center. PRP encourages elastin and collagen generation, which will help lessen the appearance of lines and wrinkles, loose skin, flaws, acne, rosacea, enlarged pores, hair thinning, and other aesthetic issues. While at your appointment, Dr. Dozier will check your health records, concerns, and goals to decide if platelet-rich plasma therapy is an excellent treatment for you.
Individuals suffering from balding may be a good candidate for PRP therapy, while those with early hair loss typically yield the most favorable results. PRP is best suited for patients with androgenic alopecia, an inherited type of hair thinning that commonly occurs along the top part of the head. For women, this can sometimes appear as a broadening part with regular hair thickness at the back of the head. Those with areas of weak-quality hair growth on the scalp with active hair follicles usually have the best results with PRP hair regrowth therapy.
How Does PRP Therapy Work?
After you're seated comfortably in one of our private procedure rooms, a small amount of blood — about four tablespoons — will be taken from your arm and placed in a centrifuge machine. After about 15 minutes, the components of the blood separate and are ready for injection. We will place the rich plasma into a sterile syringe and inject it into the treatment area either on the face or head. If you are receiving PRP for hair loss, microneedling will then be performed on the scalp to create micro-trauma and micro-channels to the epidermis, which activates the PRP and permits it to penetrate deep into the skin. In general, the PRP process usually doesn't take long, but that can vary based on what treatment you're having done and the size of your treatment area. After your treatment, you're good to go home and carry on with your regular routine. You should avoid strenuous activity for a few days, and follow any at-home care directions that Dr. Dozier provides. Since PRP therapy uses your own blood, the risk of an allergic reaction or adverse reactions is virtually eliminated. You may notice some redness and swelling at the injection sites, but these will disappear on their own. If you're receiving PRP therapy for a more youthful appearance on your face, we suggest treatments about every 4 – 6 weeks. PRP for hair loss results will be visible after about 1 – 4 months and can last between 3 – 5 years.
PRP therapy FAQs
Is PRP therapy painful?
Patients may feel some discomfort during the blood draw for PRP therapy, but most find the process to be relatively painless. PRP therapy is far less invasive than other options like plastic surgery. Our staff is experienced in accommodating patients who are needle-phobic and can take special care to make them as comfortable as possible.
Is PRP therapy safe?
PRP therapy is considered to be a relatively safe procedure. This is because the platelets are taken from your own blood, so there is little risk of a poor reaction. However, as with any medical procedure, there are always small risks involved. Our cosmetic team in Miami, FL, will discuss all the risks and benefits of PRP therapy with you before your procedure.
How long do results from PRP therapy last?
The results of PRP therapy vary from patient to patient and depend on a number of factors. Our team of professionals at Brickell Cosmetic Center can help you understand what to expect based on your goals and will provide helpful tips and information on making results last even longer. Rest assured your treatment outcomes should be long-lasting.
Glowing Skin and Thick Hair
Thanks to PRP treatments, your complexion can look healthier and brighter than ever before and your hair thick and luscious. PRP therapy is a great treatment for women and men who want to use a natural method to rejuvenate their skin and prompt natural hair growth for stunning results. If you are interested in this popular procedure, call our Miami, FL office to schedule an appointment with dermatologist Dr. Lauren Dozier.
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