What Is PRP Therapy?
Today in aesthetics, we can produce a nonsurgical skin rejuvenation product using your own platelet-rich plasma (PRP). At Aldona J. Spiegel, M.D. in Houston, TX, our PRP therapy is one of the most sought-after treatments we offer our patients. PRP utilizes your very own PRP to stimulate your skin, reduce the prevalence of fine lines, and refresh your overall facial appearance. It can also be performed in conjunction with microneedling for better absorption. For more information about PRP therapy, contact our practice. Board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Aldona J. Spiegel is always happy to discuss all the benefits of PRP and how it can help to enhance the look and health of your skin.
"I cannot recommend Dr Spiegel and her team more highly. I attended her clinic when having trouble with uncomfortable implants after a previous mastectomy. Dr Spiegel suggested DIEP procedure and I was really not sure. Over the coming months both she and her team explained the procedure, the benefits and results and implications. I decided to go ahead and I could not be more happy with the results. I look like I would have done pre mastectomy. I have been amazed by the continued care and concern of the whole team from the finance folk to the clinic nurses and doctors and their absolute pleasure in seeing my delight. A fantastic experience and I can't thank them enough."- C.A. / Google / Aug 01, 2019
"Dr. Spiegel and her wonderful staff got me through the most difficult experience of my life. Going through mastectomy and DIEP flap reconstruction is traumatic. I chose her over other Houston area surgeons and felt that I could trust her. Everyone in her office supported me each step of the way. First, and foremost, this is a major surgery and you rely on medical excellence to avoid important risks. She is a perfectionist regarding medical safety. Next, her artistry is outstanding. She got the best result that could be possible. Finally, if you have radiation, it is a long journey of several years to get from the beginning to end of the process, involving a year of a temporary expander before the final reconstruction. It is important to have a team that you can have that trusting supportive relationship over time. I feel very lucky and grateful that I was in the hands of this wonderful group of highly skilled women."- L.S. / Google / Jul 08, 2019
"Dr. Spiegel was highly recommended by my oncologist. It had become necessary that I look into reconstruction and a lymph node transplant. Dr. Spiegel does amazing work. She loves what she does and it shows in the results that she achieves. I am very happy that I chose her for this journey! Her support staff are wonderful to work with as well!"- D.M. / Google / Jul 08, 2019
"Dr. Spiegel is my guardian angel and I owe her and her entire team and staff a debt of gratitude that I will ever be able to repay! I am one year out from my original Diep flap surgery with her and I feel great- like myself again! After undergoing a prophylactic mastectomy ( due to testing positive for the BRCA 2 gene and strong family cancer) and getting breast implants with another doctor, Dr. Spiegel saved my life by removing the implants and performing Deip surgery. The implants cased me so much pain and diminished my quality of life but now I have it back. I have no more pain and my breasts are soft again and created from my very own tissue. Thank you Dr. Spiegel!"- J.A. / Google / Jul 08, 2019
"Dr. Spiegel is simply fantastic. I am so grateful to her and her whole staff (Alexis/Nicole/Lisa/Aidee/Angie) for the wonderful care and support given to me from my very first visit to their office. Dr. Spiegel is so thorough that during the course of my visits, she insisted that I consult a GI doctor for my distended stomach. Turns out that I had an H Pylori infection for which I had to be treated. No other doctors had ever looked past their specialties to treat the whole individual, and I am 59 years old. Subsequently, Dr. Spiegel pushed for an endoscopy, and it was discovered that I had an ulcer for which I was treated. From cardio work up, lab tests to chest xrays, Dr. Spiegel ensured that I was in top shape for surgery and made sure that I understood all aspects of the procedure and treatment.During my stay at the hospital, Dr. Spiegel, Alexis, Nicole, Dr. Arroyo, and Dr. Vo infused me with so much strength, support and kindness that I have no words to express my gratitude and appreciation. It's been one month since my surgery and I'm feeling good, healing very well and going back to work next week. Awesome doctor and wonderful staff."- R.L. / Google / Jun 08, 2019
Should I have PRP made for me?
Men and women who would like to improve their skin texture and tone make wonderful candidates for PRP therapy. Since it promotes collagen production naturally, it is also a great treatment choice for refreshing dull or discolored skin. Speak with Dr. Spiegel about your current skin conditions, anemia, or blood disorders to determine whether PRP is safe for you.
How is PRP Made from my blood?
Once you are comfortably seated in one of our tranquil treatment areas, a small amount of blood will be taken from one of your arms and put into a centrifuge machine. We will draw about four tablespoons or one vial worth of blood. After about 15 minutes, the different components of the blood will be separated and ready for injection and/or topical application. We will place the concentrated plasma into a syringe and inject it into the treatment areas. This part of the PRP treatment typically only takes about five minutes, but that can vary patient to patient.
After Platelet-rich plasma
Plasma from PRP therapy promotes the production of elastin and collagen naturally to reveal tauter, more youthful-looking skin. Since it is made of your own blood, there is no risk of allergic or adverse reactions. You should expect your face to be a bit red after the treatment because traces of red blood cells are included in the plasma injection. A cold pack can be applied to the injection site to ease any discomfort and swelling. Dr. Spiegel recommends you undergo treatments in 4 – 6-week intervals to maintain results.
PRP: Uniquely Your Own
When you have PRP therapy, your complexion will be healthier and brighter than before by producing a glowing, beautiful appearance. This treatment is perfect for those who prefer a natural technique for skin rejuvenation that provides gorgeous results. If you are interested in this popular procedure, contact our Houston, TX office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Spiegel.