PRP Specialist

Westlake Smile Studio

Mimi Theerathada, D.M.D.

Cosmetic Dentist located in Westlake Village, CA

Did you know the answer to anti-aging is literally inside you? At Westlake Smile Studio in Westlake Village, California, Mimi Theerathada, DMD, and her team use PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, healing therapy that uses your own blood to improve your skin. By extracting a small amount of blood and injecting extracted platelets into problem areas with wrinkles, lines, or scars, new collagen growth leads to new, rejuvenated skin cells that clear up your skin. To see if PRP healing therapy is right for you, call or use the online booking tool today and schedule a consultation.

PRP Q & A

What is PRP?

PRP — or platelet-rich plasma — healing therapy refers to the process of extracting healing platelets from your own blood and reinjecting it into parts of your face to promote new, healthier-looking skin.

This innovative treatment is used to address skin flaws such as:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Dark circles around your eyes
  • Fine lines around your mouth
  • Uneven or rough skin tone and texture
  • Sun damage
  • Acne scars

The team at Westlake Smile Studio includes expert providers of PRP healing therapy that can help enhance your appearance dramatically.

How does PRP work?

After drawing small amounts of your blood, Dr. Theerathada uses a special device to extract platelets from your blood. When these platelets are injected into problem areas, they release enzymes that promote tissue regeneration and stem cell growth.

PRP injections are performed in strategic areas to create micro injuries which the platelets heal through new collagen production. This protein helps create new, revitalized skin cells that lead to more youthful, firmer-appearing skin.

In most cases, you’ll need multiple PRP healing therapy treatment sessions to achieve your desired results. Westlake Smile Studio outlines a personalized treatment plan for you. Its specifics depend on several different factors, including the condition of your skin and the cosmetic concern you’re trying to address.

What type of results can I expect from PRP?

PRP healing therapy results are fast-acting and long-lasting. Within mere weeks you should notice improvements to your skin’s firmness and tone or the clearing of wrinkles, folds, or scars. However, in order to maintain the results of PRP healing therapy, you need to come in for annual touch-ups at least 1-2 times a year.

Is PRP safe?

Yes, when performed by a skilled practitioner at Westlake Smile Studio PRP healing therapy is extremely safe. In some cases, you experience some minor swelling around the treatment area, but this typically subsides on its own within a day or two. If swelling or pain persists, make sure to let the office know.

To find out more about PRP healing therapy and to see if it may be right for you, call Westlake Smile Studio or use the online booking tool today and schedule a consultation.