Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a cosmetic procedure designed for restoration and rejuvenation in several areas. Dr. Ira Papel, Dr. Theda Kontis, and Dr. Emile Brown are pleased to offer PRP therapy treatments to men and women residing in Baltimore, Washington D.C., Annapolis and surrounding communities in Maryland.
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy was originally designed and developed as the go-to treatment for athletic injuries involving damages done to joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons.
The treatment utilizes a small amount of the patient’s blood, injected into whatever area of the body is in need of restoring or rejuvenation. Each injection contains a large number of growth factors that, once released into the affected area, trigger a spike in repair activity and reproduction of cells specific to that area.
The more research being done into the healing properties of platelet-rich plasma, the more uses for the treatment are being uncovered.
What are the Benefits of PRP Therapy?
The benefits of platelet-rich plasma therapy are numerous and diverse, covering many body issues patients deal with on a daily basis. Some of the issues PRP therapy has been effective in resolving (beyond athletic injuries and other trauma) include thin, wispy or receding hair, acne scars, and signs of aging skin, both on the face and on the hands. Some of the most common benefits experienced include:
- Hair restoration and regrowth
- Facial rejuvenation with improved skin texture
- Hand rejuvenation with increased skin volume
- Overall skin rejuvenation and improved appearance
- Quicker recovery with less swelling and scarring following trauma
- Non-invasive and non-surgical procedure
- Almost no chance of allergic reaction because of using the patient’s own blood
- Outpatient treatment with little to no downtime following the procedure
Who is a Good Candidate for PRP Therapy?
In most cases, if you’re an adult in good health, you’re probably a great candidate for the benefits offered by PRP therapy. In some situations, there may be blood or liver disorders in your history, certain skin issues or some types of medication you may be taking that could adversely affect the doctor’s decision to recommend PRP therapy.
If you’re pregnant or have an active infection, you may be ruled out for PRP therapy at this particular time, but that doesn’t mean you couldn’t return at a later date for treatment.
How is PRP Therapy Performed?
The treatment is performed in our office and takes roughly about 30 minutes. A small amount of blood is drawn and placed in a centrifuge for a few minutes. Once the platelets are separated, they can then be injected in the areas to be treated.
All facial injections are performed by our physicians, with Dr. Emile Brown performing all the hair restoration injections.
PRP treatments are also effective as a topical therapy when used as an adjunct to Matrix CO2 laser and Infini RF treatments, other treatments performed in our office and designed for skin tightening and rejuvenation.
What is the Cost of PRP Therapy?
Total cost for PRP therapy varies from patient to patient, depending on the severity of your issues and the extent of treatment needed to correct them. During your initial consultation, the doctor will be able to answer any questions you have about cost and give you a more accurate amount, based on your specific circumstances.
In order to keep our services as affordable as possible for our clients, we accept all major credit cards and are pleased to offer financing options as well.
To learn more about PRP therapy or to schedule a consultation to discover all your options, contact us today and we’ll be glad to help. Our office is happy to offer services to all residents in Annapolis, Washington D.C., Baltimore, and neighboring areas in Maryland.