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Platelet-Rich Plasma | PRP

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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.

Restore your hairline and your radiant skin with the best PRP provider in Sarasota, FL! Contact Florida Plastic Surgery to schedule your complimentary consultation at (941) 800-2000, info@floridaplasticsurgery.com, or complete our online form today.

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
  • Creases
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Redness
  • 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 complimentary 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.

What Is the Difference Between PRP and Exosomes?

PRP is a biological product obtained from a patient’s blood. The process includes drawing blood and spinning it through a centrifuge to separate the plasma. Plasma has a high platelet count, which provides therapeutic properties. These platelets are rich in growth factors that promote wound healing and tissue regrowth.

In contrast, exosomes are microscopic vesicles created by cells and released into the extracellular area. When a cell’s membrane collapses inward, it forms a tiny pocket that transports materials, including waste, messages, and DNA. Since exosomes can transport signals and genetic information between cells, they can also influence the actions and behavior of the recipient cells. These capabilities allow exosomes to provide incredible advancements in regenerative medicine by influencing cells’ behavior in the targeted area.

Where Do PRP and Exosomes Come From?

PRP comes from your blood. As a result, it is 100% biocompatible, with no risk of rejection, allergic reactions, or other adverse effects.

Typical sources of exosomes are blood, fat tissue, bone marrow, and placental tissue. Each has unique regenerative properties and characteristics that make it suitable for either hair or skin restoration.

How Do PRP and Exosomes Work for Skin and Hair Restoration?

PRP is primarily for tissue regeneration. Growth factors in platelets accelerate your body’s natural ability to regenerate and repair damaged tissues and heal wounds.

Exosomes have multiple uses beyond wound healing and tissue regeneration. They regulate the function of recipient cells by transferring signals and genetic information. With this ability, exosomes can treat conditions from signs of aging and aching joints to hair regrowth.

Additionally, exosomes can stimulate collagen formation and cell renewal. With their anti-inflammatory and regenerative properties, they have become a reliable aesthetic tool for restoring your youthful appearance.

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.

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.

Dr. Kristopher Hamwi

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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?

Schedule Your PRP Consultation Today!

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.

To schedule your complimentary consultation today, feel free to contact us at (941) 800-2000, complete our online form, or email reception@floridaplasticsurgery.com!