As time goes by and we grow older, the skin can become dull and lose its youthful glow. Dr. Michel Siegel serves the Houston area with platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatments to refresh and rejuvenate aging skin.
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:
- Skin laxity
- Skin texture and tone
- Stretch marks
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?
PRP facial treatments 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 treatment, 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.