Protein-rich plasma (PRP) therapy corrects facial imperfections associated with aging, such as dark circles and sagging skin around the eyes, lost volume in the skin around nose and mouth, and hollowed out cheek and mid-face areas. Daniel Man, M.D., a Florida board-certified plastic surgeon, treats these common facial flaws on people living in Boca Raton, FL, and the surrounding communities with PRP therapy to help them diminish and even reverse the signs of aging to look and feel younger.
What is PRP Therapy?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a technologically advanced skin rejuvenation treatment using components in the blood to boost the production of collagen in targeted areas. It helps patients regain a natural glow to their skin that is younger and healthier looking. For years, PRP therapy has been used as a therapeutic treatment to heal injuries and chronic conditions and has now been discovered to be beneficial for dermatology and skin rejuvenation. This therapy is often performed as a step in other dermatologic and cosmetic treatments.
Benefits of PRP Therapy
Not only is PRP therapy effective in treating injuries to different parts of the body, it has been proven to be as effective when used as a cosmetic treatment because of the following benefits:
- Uses the patient’s own blood, eliminating any risk or adverse reaction
- Results last up to a year
- Quick procedure
- Little to no downtime or recovery
Is PRP Therapy Right for Me?
If you are interested in a facial treatment to correct or minimize the signs of aging but are hesitant about putting foreign substances in your body, PRP therapy may be an option for you to consider. Since you are using your own blood, there is no risk of reaction or allergy to it.
How Involved is PRP Therapy?
PRP therapy involves taking a small amount of blood from the patient. The tube is spun through a centrifuge to separate stem cells, growth factors, and platelets. The portion containing platelets and growth factors is called platelet-rich plasma. At this point, the PRP is injected into the targeted area, either directly through a syringe or through microneedling. The PRP goes to work boosting collagen production and adding volume to the skin. PRP therapy is also used with fat transfer and injections to help create more volume in the face.
How is PRP Therapy Recovery?
With PRP therapy, there may be some redness and swelling for a few days following the procedure that quickly diminishes. The results become very visible within a month, revealing smoother skin. Depending on the extent of the area to be treated, PRP therapy may require several treatments spread out each month. The results of PRP therapy last for about a year.
How Much Does PRP Therapy Cost?
PRP therapy varies in terms of cost for each patient. The cost depends on how many treatments are necessary, the extent of the area to be treated, how the PRP is administered and whether it is combined with other treatments. During a consultation, Dr. Man discusses the cost in addition to payment and financing options.
What Do I Do Next?
If you are considering PRP therapy to help you look more youthful, we would like you to schedule consultation with Dr. Man. At this appointment, he takes time to evaluate your skin and discuss your medical history and current health so that he can determine if PRP therapy or another cosmetic treatment is the best option to achieve the look you want.
Florida board-certified facial plastic surgeon Daniel Man, M.D., treats facial imperfections on people living in and around Boca Raton, FL, and the surrounding areas with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy revealing a smoother, more glowing complexion. Please contact us to set up your consultation today.