PRP & Facial Aesthetics Specialist

Westlake Smile Studio

Mimi Theerathada, D.M.D.

Cosmetic Dentist & General 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 & Facial Aesthetics 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.

What are facial aesthetics?

Facial aesthetics refers to a host of medical procedures aimed to reverse signs of aging and providing you with a more youthful, vibrant appearance. These procedures can help boost your self-confidence by addressing cosmetic flaws, such as:

  • Wrinkles
  • Forehead lines
  • Facial creases and folds
  • Lost facial volume
  • Thin lips
  • Double chin

What facial aesthetics are offered?

The Dr. Theerathada at Westlake Smile Studio offers a variety of facial aesthetic treatments, including:

Microneedling

If your skin has lost its glow due to wrinkles, large pores, or mild to moderate scars, microneedling may be the answer. Microneedling involves pricking the skin with tiny needles that create micro injuries which encourage the growth of new collagen and skin tissue. Over time, the result is firmer, smoother, more toned skin.

BOTOX®

BOTOX is the brand name of a toxin that when injected into your skin, causes facial paralysis of muscles that contract and cause wrinkles. These injections, typically in the forehead, limit the contraction of facial muscles and prevent deep aging lines.

Kybella®

Using the active ingredient synthetic deoxycholic acid, Kybella injections help get rid of fat below your chin — commonly known as “double chin. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in your body. Treatment permanently destroys fat cells, leading to a reduction in fullness below your chin.

Juvederm®

This dermal gel filler is injected below the skin to add facial fullness or improve the appearance of fullness and wrinkles. Juvederm fillers are most often used on the cheeks, around the mouth and nose, or to plump up thin lips.

All facial aesthetic treatment results vary and typically require multiple in-office sessions to achieve optimal results.

Are facial aesthetics safe?

Yes, when Dr. Theerathada at Westlake Smile Studio administers facial aesthetics, the procedure is perfectly safe. She takes every precaution to make sure you have a comfortable, convenient experience. However, as is the case with all medical procedures, there are potential side effects, including:

  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Pain at injection site
  • Infection
  • Headaches
  • Fever

In most cases, side effects from facial aesthetics are temporary and should subside quickly on their own. To schedule a consultation and find out if you’re a good candidate for one of the facial aesthetic procedures that Dr. Theerathada offers, call or use the online booking tool today and set up a time to come in.