Having gained popularity among celebrities and popular influencers, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) therapy is quickly becoming a highly sought-after treatment among those who wish to maintain optimal skin tone and texture.
PRP and PRF therapy may be used to treat a variety of skin conditions and cosmetic concerns, from hair loss to visible signs of aging in the skin. At our office in West Palm Beach Platelet Rich Plasma is produced using the patient’s own blood.
Essentially, Platelet Rich Plasma and Platelet Rich Fibrin therapy use your blood to help promote healthy activity and regeneration of your skin cells. Human blood consists of red blood cells and serum, which contain our white blood cells and platelets. PRP and PRF are derived from this nutrition-rich serum.
Platelets, being rich in natural growth factors, provide renewed energy to skin cells and stimulate healthy regeneration of skin tissue. This also stimulates the production of such crucial building blocks as collagen and elastin, which support the skin’s natural firmness and thickness, while also providing hydration and antioxidant protection. PRP or PRF will be chosen depending on which site is being treated for a variety of reasons. Dr. Troiano will explain in-depth with you at the time of your West Palm Beach PRP consultation.
The process of preparing PRP and PRF injections includes drawing blood from your arm, then processing the blood through a centrifuge to isolate the plasma, which contains essential platelets and growth factors.
Plasma is a component of blood in which a high concentration of platelets, growth factors, and active proteins are present. These nutrients contribute to tissue regeneration and, when applied directly to the skin, enhance the body’s natural healing process, stimulating the production of healthy new skin cells and hair cells.
While PRP and PRF are often applied topically to the skin as part of regular facials, it becomes even more effective when injected directly into the skin, much like a dermal filler may be injected directly into the skin, producing more dramatic and longer-lasting results.
PRP and PRF therapy are FDA approved, and several studies have been performed to evaluate the efficacy of both as an agent for facial rejuvenation. At least fourteen independent studies have reported positive cosmetic outcomes using these injections, either as a stand-alone treatment or in combination with other procedures such as microdermabrasion, microneedling, or fat grafting.
These injections may even be used to enhance surgical procedures such as a facelift. One of the reasons PRP and PRF injections have developed an excellent reputation among doctors and patients alike is that the risks associated with PRP injections are very minimal since both are extracted from the patient’s own blood.
This means that there is very little risk of any adverse reaction to the treatment, as the body naturally accepts its own blood plasma. Because PRP and PRF are extracted from your own blood, there is no danger of allergic or immune reaction, nor is there a possibility of transmission of any disease.
The cost of Platelet-Rich Plasma or Platelet-Rich Fibrin injections, or to combine these injections with other treatments, is determined by evaluating our West Palm Beach PRP patients and their unique needs. Dr. Troiano will assess what she needs to deliver the desired results and factor in any additional considerations.
More and more patients are seeking treatments with Platelet Rich Plasma in West Palm Beach. Facial plastic surgeon Dr. Chelsea Troiano, director of Troiano Facial Plastics, provides PRP and PRF injections for her patients at her Palm Beach facial plastic surgery facility to treat numerous conditions. Just one example of such treatable conditions is hair loss - PRP therapy has actually been demonstrated to effectively stimulate hair growth, including stimulating hair growth in the eyebrows.
But most often, Dr. Troiano uses PRP and PRF injections to provide facial rejuvenation by means of treatments that are sometimes known colloquially as “Vampire facials.” Regardless of the reason for treatment, Dr. Troiano strives to deliver the best PRP West Palm Beach has to offer.Schedule Consultation
These injections are not permanent solutions, but can often have long-lasting effects like collagen production or cell rejuvenation. The direct results of a PRP or PRF injection session start becoming visible within three months, with the full effects coming in after at least six months.
These results are not permanent and patients will likely require multiple sessions and regular touch-ups. However, it is important to remember that these injections give the building blocks of collagen and elastin back to your skin. It can be thought of as slowing down the aging process of the skin.
Platelet Rich Plasma treatment may produce some minor irritation and redness at the injection sites and you may experience a bit of soreness and tenderness after your treatment. A small percentage of patients may also experience some minor swelling and/or bruising at the injection sites, and these symptoms may last up to a week or so, before gradually diminishing on their own.
At our office in West Palm Beach Platelet Rich Plasma and PRF therapy is used in combination with microneedling, the penetration of these essential nutrients into the skin is enhanced, producing even more significant improvements.
The benefits of PRP and PRF, as reported by researchers, included increased volume, thickness, and firmness in the skin, as well as a smoother texture, and overall improved skin tone. PRP treatments were also found to diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles while strengthening and firming loose skin tissue.