PRP Therapy – New Orleans
What if there were a procedure that could treat hair loss, acne scars, and the signs of age? It may sound too good to be true, but PRP therapy makes it all possible. Être is proud to be on the forefront of cosmetic dermatology by offering patients in New Orleans this exciting treatment.
PRP (platelet rich plasma) therapy is a minimally invasive treatment that harnesses the regenerative properties of growth factors found in a patient’s own blood. These growth factors are then injected or applied topically to deliver rejuvenating effects for the skin. From reducing the appearance of scars to treating hair loss, PRP therapy works at the cellular level to produce real results. And when performed with microneedling, the healing properties of PRP therapy are even more pronounced.
Choose PRP therapy with Être, and discover the benefits of cosmetic dermatology’s most cutting-edge treatment.
PRP Therapy Explained
During a PRP therapy treatment, your blood will be drawn similar to a routine lab testing. The blood will then be spun in a centrifuge to isolate the platelets, which contain regenerative growth factor proteins. This platelet rich plasma is then injected or applied topically in the areas of concern.
Once injected, the reparative growth factors quickly get to work and stimulate skin cell regeneration. Platelets play a crucial role in tissue repair and regeneration, so PRP therapy essentially jumpstarts the body’s own healing process.
PRP With Microneedling
When performed together, microneedling is the perfect complement to PRP therapy. Here’s why: microneedling creates controlled microinjuries on the skin’s surface, which stimulates the production of collagen and rejuvenates the skin. However, it also creates a direct pathway for the platelet rich plasma to penetrate deeper into the skin. This makes the treatment more efficient and allows platelets to work where they’re needed most.
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Ideal Candidates for PRP Therapy
PRP therapy is minimally invasive, so it’s a suitable treatment for most healthy men and women. Since the injections contain substances from the patient’s own body, the risk of a poor reaction is minimal.
Patients seeking PRP therapy in New Orleans typically want to address the following:
- Facial Rejuvenation: PRP therapy stimulates the production of collagen, which can help soften fine lines and wrinkles, plump up gaunt areas, revitalize the under-eye area, and produce overall facial rejuvenation.
- Reduce Acne Scars: When performed with microneedling, PRP therapy is an excellent way of improving skin texture and smoothing out skin indentations like deep-pitted acne scars.
- Treat Hair Loss: PRP therapy stimulates cellular growth within the skin, which provides favorable conditions for new hair growth. When used for treating hair loss, PRP can help stimulate inactive or dormant hair follicles. When started soon enough, PRP therapy can stop hair loss in its tracks.
Être: Your Destination for PRP Therapy
From your initial consultation to your follow-up appointments, the board-certified dermatologists of Être are dedicated to your comfort and satisfaction. Their courteous staff and beautiful facility will put you at ease as you begin your journey toward considering cosmetic enhancements.
Both Dr. Lisa Donofrio and Dr. Kyle Coleman are renowned in their field, and they provide the highest level of care for patients. During your consultation for PRP therapy, they will take the time to listen to your needs, and you will be given a custom treatment plan to achieve your cosmetic goals. Patients who choose Être can expect a truly individualized approach every step of the way.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Does It Take to Perform a PRP Therapy Treatment?
The entire process usually takes around 30 – 45 minutes to complete.
Is There Downtime After PRP Therapy?
For hair loss, generally there is no visible sign of the procedure. For acne scarring or wrinkles, there may be a small amount of visible swelling for a day or so. You will be able to resume regular activities right after treatment.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Multiple treatments are typically needed depending on the condition being treated. Usually, the treatments are performed monthly.
Can PRP Therapy Be Used for Hair Loss in Women?
Yes; this versatile treatment has been shown to increase hair counts and hair thickness in both men and women. It can also reduce hair loss by stopping some existing hairs from dying out. In general, PRP for hair loss works best when the hair loss has not progressed to the point that the hair follicles have died out. Thus, it is important to start before it’s too late; once the hair follicles have disappeared, only surgery can replace them.