Platelet-Rich Plasma | PRP in Sarasota, FL | Dr. Kristopher Hamwi
Both men and women can be affected by hair loss or skin concerns, such as dark undereye circles. Often, these issues can intensify due to stress, genetics, medications, hormonal imbalances, and other factors, such as lifestyle choices, and contribute to the signs of aging. Unfortunately, looking older than you are can negatively impact your confidence and self-esteem.
However, Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a safe and effective treatment that offers successful results for regrowing hair and rejuvenating the skin. PRP has been used for years to improve the body’s ability to heal itself after injury. With technological improvements, this healing treatment is now available for hair restoration and skin rejuvenation. With no downtime, PRP injections can help restore your hairline and refresh your youthful appearance.
A full head of hair and radiant, healthy skin is a meaningful part of your aesthetic journey. At Florida Plastic Surgery, double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kristopher Hamwi and our PA, Sia, can help you reclaim your ideal appearance to accomplish your aesthetic goals and boost your confidence.
What Is PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is harvested from a patient’s own blood. It consists of the liquid portion of the blood and a specific type of cell called platelets. Platelets are an essential element of our body’s healing capabilities and contain growth factors that encourage cell production and tissue regeneration in the treated areas.
PRP is harvested by taking a small amount of blood from the patient, like the amount you’d typically give for a blood test. This blood is placed into a centrifuge to separate the components of the blood and concentrate the platelet-rich plasma. By concentrating the PRP, it contains three to five times more platelets than circulating blood.
After the PRP is processed, it is then injected into the treatment areas, such as the scalp or tear troughs, to enhance the number of growth factors and encourage cell growth and tissue regeneration.
The treatment poses a low risk, and it typically doesn’t cause major side effects as PRP injections are comprised of your own cells. Specifically, the risk of allergic reaction or rejection is considerably lower than other injectable treatments or rejuvenation procedures.
Following the procedure, it is common to experience soreness or bruising at both the treatment site and the withdrawal site.
PRP for Skin Restoration
Hollowed, dark circles under the eyes can make you look tired, run down, sad, or older than your actual age. We lose fat and volume in the face as we age, causing the tear troughs beneath the eyes, making them look shadowed or hollow. However, dark circles can form under the eyes after weight loss, illness, or lifestyle choices, such as lack of sleep, alcohol, stress, or smoking.
We utilize the combination of PRP therapy with microneedling to further enhance the treatment’s effectiveness. By combining PRP with microneedling, we harness the power of skin restoration and revitalization, resulting in remarkable improvements in:
- Fine lines
- Acne scars
- Sun damage
- Crepey skin
- Skin laxity
- Dull skin
Additionally, for a more refreshed and youthful appearance, PRP can also be combined with dermal fillers, which contributes to the overall rejuvenation of the treated area.
During your consultation, our experts will determine if PRP injections are the best option to help you achieve your best skin and accomplish your aesthetic goals. Based on your skin’s condition and your desired results, you may see optimal results from a series of three to five PRP injection sessions scheduled four to six weeks apart.
PRP for Hair Restoration
Hair restoration with PRP is a safe and effective way to stimulate hair growth and slow down hair loss. In this procedure, PRP is injected into the areas of the scalp where you desire hair growth. PRP for hair restoration works best in areas where you have experienced recent hair loss, such as male- or female-pattern hair loss.
PRP therapy works by increasing the blood supply to hair follicles. As well as slowing hair loss, encouraging natural hair growth, PRP helps increase hair shaft thickness, making your hair look fuller. Often, PRP therapy is partnered with medications or topical treatments for optimal hair regrowth.
Am I a Good Candidate for PRP?
Generally, good candidates for PRP injections for hair restoration or skin rejuvenation treatments are men and women who are looking to enhance their appearance and boost their confidence with minimally invasive aesthetic treatments.
PRP candidates should:
- Be non-smokers, or willing to quit prior to beginning treatment
- Live a healthy lifestyle, including an exercise program and healthy diet
- Understand the risks of the treatment
- Have a positive outlook and realistic goals
- Be prepared to closely follow instructions
Patients who are not candidates for PRP include those who:
- Are pregnant or breastfeeding
- Have platelet disorders
- Are on medications that inhibit platelet function
- Take blood thinners
- Are heavy smokers
- Have history of alcohol or drug misuse
Preparing for Your Florida PRP Treatment
At Florida Plastic Surgery, Dr. Hamwi and his team customize every PRP therapy treatment to best suit the needs of each patient. Here are some general steps to expect.
Once you have been greeted by our team, you will be evaluated by our injection specialists. We will ensure you are comfortable and answer any last minute questions before beginning your PRP procedure.
Your Sarasota PRP Results
PRP injection therapy for skin rejuvenation and hair restoration works from the inside out. Therefore, you will not see results immediately after your first treatment. Instead, patients typically begin seeing improvements in their skin’s appearance and new hair growth within four to six weeks after their last PRP injection treatment.
As with any aesthetic treatment, following instructions regarding avoiding sun exposure, cleansing the skin, and avoiding physical activities is fundamental to ensuring your optimal results from PRP injections.
Why Choose Florida Plastic Surgery and MedSpa for Sarasota, FL PRP
Selecting the right plastic surgeon is one of the most important choices you can make to ensure a successful aesthetic procedure. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kristopher Hamwi and his team are experts in the field of aesthetic plastic surgery and has performed thousands of surgical and non-surgical procedures. He understands the importance of looking as healthy on the outside as you feel on the inside. Dr. Hamwi’s dedication to his patients’ safety and outstanding results makes him your choice as one of the best PRP providers in Sarasota, FL.
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Dr. Kristopher Hamwi has trained for over ten years at some of the world’s top institutions to become one of Florida’s best aesthetic plastic surgeons. Utilizing his exceptional skill, rigorous training, and genuine, caring approach, Dr. Hamwi strives for total patient satisfaction. Ready to partner with Sarasota’s leading aesthetic plastic surgeon?
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Whether you’re looking to refresh your skin’s appearance or restore your hairline, PRP treatments can help you achieve natural-looking results. Partner with Sia, our experienced PA at Florida Plastic Surgery and MedSpa.