Rejuvenated, clear, and healthy skin is desired by many. Platelet rich plasma, or PRP therapy, can help to not only rejuvenate your complexion, but help with hair loss as well. Plus, it is a completely natural treatment, so it is safe with minimal side effects. Patients in Aventura and the Miami, Florida area can find great results with the help of Dr. Ándres Sárraga at Sárraga Plastic Surgery. Here is a quick guide to PRP therapy and what you can expect.
What Is PRP Therapy?
PRP, or platelet rich plasma, therapy is a natural treatment that utilizes the growth factors in the patient’s own blood plasma to stimulate collagen production. The treatment was first developed to help patients recover from injuries or relieve pain from conditions such as arthritis, but PRP also has significant benefits for the appearance of the skin or for hair loss. During treatment, a few vials of your blood will be taken and placed in a centrifuge. The plasma will be separated from the platelets, and the plasma will be activated, applied and reinjected into targeted areas of the face or other treatment areas. The Plasma rapidly gets absorbed through the microchannels created by the needles in the skin and immediately soothes the area. This speeds up the skin’s natural repair process and promotes creation of new collagen, softening the appearance of scars and wrinkles, and improving the overall appearance of the skin. After PRP therapy, patients notice smoother, more even, and more youthful looking skin thanks to new, natural collagen development. In addition to rejuvenating the skin, PRP therapy can also be beneficial for hair loss by injecting the platelet rich plasma into the scalp in areas of thinning.
PRP with Resurfacing Procedures
Microneedling is a treatment that can be used along with PRP therapy to effectively treat many skin problems. During treatment, a special tool equipped with a number of tiny needles is used to create micro injuries in the skin to stimulate collagen production. PRP can also be used along with RF microneedling and laser technologies, during which the PRP can reach deeper portions of the skin. The PRP is simply applied topically after microneedling or laser treatments. This combination treatment can effectively address fine lines and wrinkles, volume loss, dark circles, and acne scars.
According to Dr. Sarraga the biggest benefit of adding PRP treatment to CO2 or Fraxel laser resurfacing is that the recovery time is dramatically shortened, the patient comfort in the immediate and the following days is improved and results emerge faster than any of the resurfacing treatments alone.
ANDRÉS SÁRRAGA MD FACS
DOUBLE BOARD-CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON
Dr. Sárraga was born and raised in Puerto Rico, where he spent most of his life. He decided at a very early age to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps and pursue a career in the art of medicine and surgery. Dr. Sárraga has been featured in several publications including Aventura Magazine™ and Healthy Valley® Magazine where he has discussed procedures including Facial Rejuvenation and Breast Surgery. He has also been featured with his friend and mentor Dr. Storch. Since Dr. Storch’s retirement, Dr. Sárraga now runs ARTIS Institute Plastic Surgery as a single practitioner.
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HOW DOES IT WORK?
The BroadBrand Light uses light energy that will gently heat the skin on the upper layers. This heat will help to stimulate collagen in the skin and cause the cells to regenerate new collagen. This collagen production will bring your skin back to its youthful beauty. The photothermal energy eliminates fine vessels which cause redness as well as unwanted melanin which can cause uneven pigmentation. Though this machine heats the skin, it comes with a cooling factor which allows for minimal discomfort. If a patient is concerned about the heat, then a numbing cream can be applied but most people find it unnecessary.
Other Hair Loss Products
Dr. Sarraga offers Nutrafol, a hair restoration product. Nutrafol is a physician-formulated hair health solution that counters hair-damaging stress, inflammation and hormonal imbalances with botanical ingredients shown to strengthen and nourish hair from within. It can be effectively combined with your PRP hair restoration treatment to further boost hair growth.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
Individuals who are looking for a natural alternative to other treatment options for facial rejuvenation or hair regrowth can often benefit from PRP therapy. This natural option is great for revitalizing the skin, addressing volume loss, fine lines, uneven skin texture, scars and wrinkles, and hair loss. A consultation with Dr. Sarraga can help to determine if this treatment option is right for you. Most patients are good candidates for PRP therapy, though some medical conditions, such as anemia, may disqualify you from safely undergoing the procedure. Dr. Sarraga will also evaluate your health and cosmetic goals to determine if PRP is the best option available at Sarraga Plastic Surgery.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are located in the Aventura, FL area and are interested in learning more about PRP and microneedling, contact our office today to take the first steps towards a younger-looking you. Dr. Sárraga will evaluate your concerns and listen to your goals to determine whether PRP therapy is your best treatment option.
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