about PRP Therapy
Skilled dermatologist Dr. Mary Pentel is proud to perform platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) at Southside Dermatology & Laser Cosmetic Center to replenish your appearance. PRP therapy is one of the most sought-after cosmetic treatments in the aesthetic industry due to its natural method and stunning results. The treatment uses your own plasma to stimulate natural regeneration, which makes it an ideal solution for wrinkles, acne scars, and hair loss. It can also be combined with microneedling to provide more dramatic results. To learn more about PRP therapy, contact Southside Dermatology & Laser Cosmetic Center in Jacksonville, FL to schedule a consultation. Dr. Pentel is excited to discuss all the benefits of PRP and how it can improve your skin.
Candidates for PRP therapy
Women and men who want to promote new tissue or hair growth are usually the best candidates for PRP therapy. Since it's a natural method for stimulating collagen production and hair growth, there are no adverse effects or allergic reactions associated with this procedure. Although PRP therapy can provide stunning outcomes, it's important to have realistic expectations. This is why we encourage all of our patients to set up a private consultation with Dr. Pentel prior to any treatment so she can help answer all of your questions. If you have any underlying skin conditions or blood disorders, PRP therapy is not recommended.
Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment
Once you're comfortably seated in one of our private treatment rooms, we'll draw a small amount of blood from one of your arms and place it in a centrifuge. Usually, we remove about one vial of blood. After approximately 15 minutes in the centrifuge, the components of the blood separate and are then ready for injection. We will place the plasma into a syringe and inject it into the predetermined locations. This part of the process usually only takes about five minutes but can vary from patient to patient.
after your appointment
PRP therapy naturally promotes the production of collagen and elastin to reveal youthful-looking skin and can also stimulate new hair growth for those with thinning hair. You can expect the treatment sites to appear a little red following your procedure, as some traces of red blood cells may make it into the injection. You can use a cold compress on the injection site(s) to reduce discomfort and swelling. Dr. Pentel generally recommends multiple treatments to achieve optimal results.
Are you suffering from thinning hair, acne scars, or tired-looking skin? PRP therapy at Southside Dermatology & Laser Cosmetic Center is a natural treatment that can safely and effectively address these issues without the invasiveness or downtime of surgery. Restore your appearance with PRP therapy at our dermatology practice in Jacksonville, FL. We look forward to serving you and helping you achieve your cosmetic goals!