What is PRP Therapy?
West Houston, TX board-certified dermatologist Dr. Catherine Papasakelariou is excited to offer platelet-rich plasma therapy, also called PRP, at Houston Premier Dermatology to help rejuvenate your facial appearance and stimulate the growth of new hair. PRP therapy is one of the most sought-after cosmetic procedures in the aesthetic industry due to its natural method and exciting results. The procedure utilizes a patient's very own plasma to stimulate the skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It can also be used to stimulate hair follicles to help your thinning hair return to a fuller state. If you are interested in PRP therapy, contact Houston Premier Dermatology in West Houston, TX to schedule a private consultation. Dr. Papasakelariou is always excited to discuss all the benefits of PRP and how it can help to improve your appearance.
"Dr. Papasakalariou is a wonderful doctor, bubbling over with personality and enthusiasm, as well as being a very fine skilled dermatologist. Her staff are also very warm, pleasant, and helpful. It is a joy to come to this practice. Mel Pichanick, MD"- M.P. / Google / Dec 14, 2020
"⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Dr. P has the magic touch! Not only is she incredible in her field of practice, but she is an advocate for a woman’s natural beauty! She strongly encourages women to be confident in their skin and to make choices out of freedom not pressure. I am a 32 yr old woman and made the choice to get Dysport in order to get a softer look. The day of my appointment I advised her as to where my troubled areas were and she gave her professional advice on where to safely apply the Dysport. A WOW were the results I received! Thank you Dr. P for making my appointments and results a 5 ⭐️ WOW!"- A.B. / Google / Dec 14, 2020
"I loved my experience with Dr. P! A month prior to my visit, I had gone to another dermatologist and the experience was a waste of time and money. I was only seen by the PA and never a doctor, and the office visit was a quick 5 minutes. When I found Dr. P, I was so impressed with her genuine demeanor and how long she stayed in the room listening to all of my concerns. I walked out feeling confident and pleased with the visit. I would highly recommend Dr. P to everyone."- R.N. / Google / Nov 27, 2020
"Certainly easy to understand why this clinic has so many 5 star reviews. I called a couple weeks ago to make an appointment as a new patient for an annual skin cancer screening. It can sometimes be a bit dreadful calling doctors offices, but I was amazed with the patience of the receptionist as well as her willingness to answer my questions. Today I had my appointment, and it went every bit as great as my phone call to set it up. The Dr. was attentive, thorough, and gave me a lot of information and suggestions. She explained everything in a way which was easy to understand. I could not have been more impressed, and will certainly look forward to going back next year."- D.W. / Google / Nov 19, 2020
"Knowledgeable, caring, and thorough. Beautiful facilities."- P.E. / Google / Nov 12, 2020
Who is an Ideal Candidate?
Those who would like to improve the texture and tone of their complexion or treat thinning hair are typically ideal candidates for PRP therapy. Since it naturally promotes collagen production, it is also a great treatment choice for rejuvenating dull-colored skin. Speak with Dr. Papasakelariou if you have any skin conditions, blood disorders, or anemia to decide if it's safe for you.
What is our Platelet-Rich Plasma Technique?
Once you are comfortably seated in one of our secluded treatment rooms, a bit of blood will be pulled from your arm and placed in a centrifuge machine. In most cases, we obtain around one vial worth of blood. After approximately 15 minutes on the centrifuge machine, the different components of the blood will be separated and ready for injection. We will place your concentrated plasma into a sterile syringe and inject it into the treatment areas. The procedure typically only takes about five minutes, but that can vary on a patient-to-patient basis.
What to Expect After PRP Therapy
Platelet-rich plasma naturally promotes collagen production and elastin to reveal tauter, more youthful-appearing skin. For the scalp, PRP helps to naturally stimulate the hair follicles to support them as they improve the quality of hair growth. As it uses your own blood, the risk of adverse or allergic reactions is very low. You can expect the treatment area to be slightly red and tender following the procedure as traces of red blood cells can make it into the plasma injection. A cold pack can be used on the treatment site to minimize discomfort or minor swelling. We recommend you undergo treatments every 4 – 6 weeks for optimal results.
Plan Your Procedure
Using PRP therapy, you can achieve your aesthetic goals naturally! PRP therapy is an excellent option for women and men who want to use a natural technique for skin rejuvenation and hair growth that yields stunning results. To learn more about this innovative procedure, call our West Houston, TX office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Catherine Papasakelariou.