PRP Therapy in Miami, FL
Protein-rich plasma (PRP) therapy effectively diminishes the signs of aging as well as scars and other skin imperfections. At Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute, Jill Waibel, MD, FAAD, a board-certified dermatologist, uses PRP therapy on people living in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Kendall, FL, and the surrounding communities, to rejuvenate the skin and restore a more youthful appearance.
What is PRP Therapy?
PRP therapy is a cosmetic treatment that uses protein-rich plasma to stimulate the healing process by boosting collagen production to add volume to the skin and smooth the complexion. This treatment is also studied to help with hair loss and wound healing. This minimally invasive treatment has been used by orthopedic surgeons to treat joint and bone injuries because of its healing properties. PRP therapy is effective on its own or when used with other cosmetic treatments, such as microneedling.
Benefits of PRP Therapy
PRP therapy has long been an effective treatment for orthopedic injuries and provides the following benefits:
- No risk of allergic reaction
- Long-lasting results
- Little to no downtime
- Minimal to no discomfort
How Does PRP Therapy Work?
PRP therapy involves drawing blood from the patient and spinning it through a centrifuge to separate the plasma from the other parts of the blood. The plasma contains the healing properties that boost collagen production. Once the plasma has been separated and prepared, it is injected into the targeted areas to stimulate the collagen and add volume to scars, wrinkles, lines and folds, and to correct other skin imperfections. The treatment process takes about an hour to complete unless it is combined with other treatments. While PRP therapy treatments are not painful, numbing cream may be applied to the area to ensure no discomfort.
What Should I Expect from PRP Therapy?
Immediately following the treatments, there may be some redness or swelling at the injection site, which typically resolves itself quickly. It takes a few weeks for the treatments to take effect because PRP therapy involves boosting collagen production. The results last about a year.
Am I a Good Candidate for PRP Therapy?
You may be a good candidate for PRP therapy if you want to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, or increase the volume and elasticity of your skin. Additionally, if you are concerned with having an allergic reaction from dermal fillers or other cosmetic dermatology treatments, PRP therapy is an excellent option since it uses your own blood.
PRP therapy is performed at Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute by board-certified dermatologists to restore a youthful appearance for people living in and around Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Kendall, FL, and other areas in the U.S. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.