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What Is Platelet Rich Plasma?

Plasma is the liquid component of blood. Platelets are tiny, colorless, disk-shaped cell fragments found in the blood and involved in clotting. They circulate within the blood and bind together when they recognize damaged blood vessels.

PRP injections are among the latest advances in skin rejuvenation techniques. This treatment method uses components of the patient’s own blood that are high in proteins and growth factors, which can stimulate a natural healing response in areas of damaged tissue. The body uses platelets, growth factors, and white blood cells to:

  • Initiate and accelerate new tissue growth; and
  • Repair injuries related to sun damage, aging, and other conditions.

Why Choose Dr. Michel Siegel?

  • Dr. Siegel performs all surgical and nonsurgical facial procedures himself.
  • He focuses his practice exclusively on facial plastic surgery and nonsurgical procedures of the face.
  • Patients benefit from Dr. Siegel’s high level of technical skill in facial rejuvenation.
  • He is well-known for his ability to create beautiful, natural-looking results.
PRP Injections Houston

What Should I Expect with a PRP Treatment?

A small amount of blood is drawn from your body before the procedure and spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelet rich plasma from other components of the blood. Then the PRP is injected directly under the skin to create a more youthful appearance without dermal fillers or BOTOX.

Our Houston PRP injections harness the body’s own wound-healing and regenerative processes to stimulate growth of tissue and blood vessels and improve skin quality.

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Platelet Rich Plasma FAQ's

How Do PRP Injections Create Facial Volume?

With injections of platelet rich plasma, fat layers under the skin, collagen, and blood supply are stimulated in the treatment area, creating natural volume. PRP also stimulates new collagen growth, which gives the skin a healthy glow and a firmer, more supple quality.

What Skin Issues Can Be Treated with Platelet-Rich Plasma?

PRP treatment, also known as collagen enhancement therapy, is effective, alone or in combination with other procedures for:

  • Wrinkles
  • Discoloration
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Skin laxity
  • Crepiness
  • Skin texture and tone
  • Stretch marks
  • Scarring

How Long Does the Treatment Take?

Platelet-rich plasma is a lunchtime procedure that takes approximately 30 minutes to perform.

How Many Treatment Sessions Will I Need?

Your Houston PRP injections can be repeated every one to two months. For most patients, three treatment sessions produce remarkable improvements. Some people may require maintenance treatments once a year, or more frequently, depending on the condition of their skin.

Do the Injections Hurt?

PRP injections are well tolerated by most patients. A topical numbing cream can be applied approximately one hour before the procedure to make treatment more comfortable.

Are There Any Side Effects with PRP Facial Treatments?

Platelet rich plasma is taken from your own blood, so treatment is safe and natural. It is not rejected by your immune system, and there is no chance of allergic reaction or hypersensitivity.

When Will I See Results with Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment?

At approximately three weeks after your Houston PRP injections, you should begin noticing improvement in the texture of your skin. Wrinkles begin to soften, scars begin to fade, the pores are tightened, and dark circles under the eyes are brightened.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

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May 1, 2020 Update:

Our office has reopened as of Monday, April 27th and we are following the recommended guidelines for maximum safety.

  • To make this transition as safe as possible, and to comply with physical distancing, we will be limiting the number of people in the waiting room to only one person.
  • To prevent having multiple people in the waiting room, we will space out appointments.
  • To minimize personal contact please be punctual for your appointment.
  • Please be on time for your appointment. If you are early, please wait in your car. If you are running late please call the office at 832-900-4818, so we can make proper arrangements.
  • For new patients, please fill out all your new intake forms at home. We will send you a link for registration when you make an appointment.
  • Patients must wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth when in the waiting room or walking back to the exam room.
  • If you are wearing gloves, please remove them when you arrive, we will provide you with hand sanitizer.

Please contact our office with any questions you have!

-Dr. Siegel & Staff

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