Residents of Jupiter, West Palm Beach, and all of Palm Beach County, FL, who are looking for a way to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles without injecting fats, acids or toxins into their bodies, may want to visit Supriya Aesthetic Dermatology to receive Platelet Rich Plasma therapy.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP*)?
Platelet-rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) is used to treat a variety of cosmetic problems including fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, or “crepey” skin around the mouth and eyes. Popularly known as the “Vampire Facelift®”, PRP therapy utilizes the body’s own transforming properties to treat the effects of aging.
How Does PRP work?
When you’re cut, the platelets in your blood help to stop the bleeding and activate repairing measures to the damaged area with growth factors. These same growth factors are what PRP therapy utilizes and results encouraging your body to begin producing collagen in the treated areas. The effect is a smoother and younger looking appearance.
How is PRP administered?
A small amount of blood is taken from the patient and is carefully separated into a platelet-rich injectable serum. Once prepared, the serum is injected or applied topically to the desired area using a micro-needler to administer the serum at various depths into the skin tissue.
How long does it take before results are noticed?
It may take a few weeks for the results from PRP therapy to become fully visible. It is recommended to have a series of PRP therapy treatments for optimal results.
How long do results last?
After several PRP therapy treatments, results can last up to 18 months.
Who is a candidate for PRP?
Those who wish to diminish fine lines, add volume or improve the texture of their skin are ideal candidates for PRP therapy. Patients typically have a series of PRP treatments to give the optimal benefits.
PRP for Alopecia
Androgenic alopecia is hair loss that occurs when hair follicles undergo miniaturization: the shrinking from strong thick terminal hairs to thin wispy vellus -like hairs. It is the most common cause of hair loss and will affect up to 70% of men and 40% of women at some point in their lifetime. Men typically present with hairline recession at the temples and and balding at the crown of the head, while women incur diffuse thinning over the top of their scalps. Both genetic and environmental factors play a role, and many causes are unknown.
PRP is a revolutionary treatment used to regenerate hair growth. The proteins and growth factors help increase circulation to the hair follicles, stimulate the follicles to grow, and even thicken the hair shaft. It is believed that the introduction of the platelets stimulates the growth of follicles and amplifies the body’s naturally occurring wound healing mechanism, thereby reversing hair miniaturization and even preventing hair loss.
The PRP is administered as a series of injections into the skin of the affected area, where it stimulates the growth and causes hair follicles to be healthier and larger. Patients can wash their hair normally after the procedure and there is no downtime. Treatments are recommended as a series to receive optimal benefits.
*PRP is not FDA Approved
CLICK HERE to read about a study published in Dermatologic Surgery. This study discusses data that supports the clinical application of PRP for use in hair restoration.
How Much Does Platelet Rich Plasma therapy Cost?
Skin rejuvenation treatments are considered to be elective, so most insurance providers won’t cover the costs. To help make Platelet Rich Plasma therapy affordable and accessible for everyone, Supriya Aesthetic Dermatology offers financing options via CareCredit®. We also accept cash, personal checks, and major credit cards. Contact us today if you have any questions about the cost of Platelet Rich Plasma therapy.
Platelet Rich Plasma therapy is offered at Supriya Aesthetic Dermatology for those who live in Jupiter, West Palm Beach, and all of Palm Beach County. Those interested in a consultation can contact us at 561-529-4966 to make an appointment.