PRP Therapy in McLean, VA

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About PRP Therapy

Seasoned plastic surgeon Dr. Alex Mesbahi is proud to provide platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) at Mesbahi Plastic Surgery to help refresh your appearance. PRP therapy is one of the most sought-after cosmetic procedures in the aesthetic industry due to its natural origin and promising results. The procedure utilizes your own plasma to stimulate cell regeneration to reveal healthier, radiant-looking skin. PRP therapy can also be used to treat hair loss in men and women. If you are struggling with dermal concerns or a receding hairline, contact our office in McLean, VA, Washington, D.C., or Beverly Hills, CA to schedule a private consultation. PRP therapy may be the ideal solution for you.

Candidates for prp therapy

Men and women who would like to improve their skin texture and tone or attain a fuller head of hair are typically the best candidates for PRP therapy. Since it is a natural treatment that promotes collagen production and helps stimulate hair growth, it is a fantastic option for men and women. If you have dull-looking skin or thinning hair, call our office to set up a consultation with Dr. Mesbahi. During your initial visit, Dr. Mesbahi can review all of your cosmetic concerns and help answer any questions you may have to determine if PRP therapy is right for you. If you have any blood disorders or a skin disease, PRP therapy is not recommended.

Prp therapy treatment

Once you are comfortably seated in one of our private treatment rooms, we will take a small sample of blood from your arm and place it into a centrifuge machine. After about 15 minutes, the different components of the blood will be separated and ready for injection. We will place your rich plasma into a sterile syringe and inject it into the predetermined treatment areas. The PRP procedure typically only takes about 5 – 10 minutes if you are addressing dermal concerns. For those who are treating hair loss, microneedling will be performed first and then the PRP serum will be applied to your scalp to seep into the skin. 

after your procedure

Platelet-rich plasma naturally promotes collagen production and elastin to reveal tighter and younger-looking skin. It also aids in promoting hair follicle production to boost hair growth. As it utilizes your own blood, the risk of allergic or adverse reaction is eliminated. You can expect the treatment area to appear a little red after the procedure as a few red blood cells can make it into the plasma. A cold compress can be applied to help minimize discomfort and swelling. Multiple sessions are generally needed to achieve your best results. For individuals who are treating hair loss, results are generally noticed after 4 – 6 months following your initial treatment. 

PRP Therapy faq

How much does PRP therapy cost?
Treatment costs for PRP therapy will depend on how many areas are being treated and if it is done with another treatment. Dr. Mesbahi will come up with an estimated cost during your initial consultation at Mesbahi Plastic Surgery and talk about any specials we are offering.

How long do results from PRP therapy last?
PRP therapy has been known to last for up to eight weeks. The results will vary in each patient and will depend on the area being treated. One of the advantages of this treatment is that it does not require incisions or lengthy downtime and is less expensive.

What are the risks and complications of PRP therapy?
Potential side effects from PRP when done alone are minor and include only prolonged bruising and swelling. When you get PRP therapy with microneedling, potential risks may include infection, mild scarring, pigment changes, and delayed healing. This is you should have cosmetic treatments done by an experienced practitioner.

Will PRP help replenish volume?
A treatment of PRP therapy cannot restore volume. While PRP treatments offer great results because it rejuvenates the appearance of the complexion and helps promote the production of collagen and elastin, PRP treatments are not meant to replenish volume. If you would like to contour certain areas on the face that have lost volume, you may add dermal fillers to your PRP treatment plan.

Is PRP therapy painful?
PRP injections feel like a dermal filler or BOTOX® injection but with the extra step of extracting the plasma. Generally, most patients feel a mild pressure or pinch at the time of injection. If you are worried about feeling pain, ask if you can receive numbing cream before the injection is performed.

a natural approach

After having PRP therapy, your complexion will look healthier and brighter than ever before by producing a glowing, beautiful appearance. Those struggling with hair loss will also notice a huge improvement as PRP therapy promotes fuller, healthier hair fibers. This procedure is great for women and men who want to use a natural method for skin rejuvenation and hair loss that provides stunning outcomes. If you are interested in this innovative procedure, call our office in McLean, VA, Washington, D.C., or Beverly Hills, CA to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mesbahi.

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