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 choose Dr. Ándres Sárraga at the ARTIS Institute for Plastic Surgeryfor safe and effective PRP therapy.
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 and reinjected into targeted areas of the face or other treatment areas. 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 MICRONEEDLING AND/OR LASER
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 microneedling and laser, 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.
Dr. Sarraga has seen in his own patients that after laser resurfacing and PRP treatment combination that the recovery time is shortened and the expected redness of that naturally occurs after laser resurfacing goes away in a few weeks rather than a few months.
There are many benefits of the microneedling treatment, including very minimal risk, minimal side effects, and little to no recovery time. Side effects may include mild redness, swelling, or tightness of the skin, though these usually dissipate within 24 hours.
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. Dr. Sárraga has been awarded one of Castle Connolly’s top doctors in Miami for the last 5 years. 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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PRP FOR HAIR LOSS
PRP combined with microneedling can also be used to promote hair growth in both men and women. Growth platelets have been shown to generate hair growth, creating a thicker head of hair. If platelets are introduced via PRP therapy in the area of damaged hair follicles, the naturally occurring healing process begins. During treatment, plasma will be injected into the areas of hair loss to stimulate hair growth. A series of treatments is usually required to see optimal results. PRP for hair loss is best suited to patients who see some thinning but still have active hair follicles in the treatment area.
OTHER HAIR LOSS PRODUCTS
Dr. Sarraga’s office carries 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.
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 the quality and health of the skin in the intended treatment area to determine whether PRP is your best treatment option.
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.
“I wouldn’t go to any other place!”
I am so Happy with my results after my procedure. I had no bruising or swelling. Dr.Sarraga and his staff are so welcoming and nice. The office is extremely clean, modern and comfortable. I wouldn’t go to any other place!