Some of Dr. Smith’s patients ask, “What is an alternative or enhancement to dermal fillers?” The answer is PRP, Platelet Rich Plasma, injections with or without dermal fillers such as Juvederm™ and Restylane™.

Platelet Rich Plasma is rich in growth factors. When these growth factors are injected into the skin, with or without fillers, they stimulate collagen and elastin, resulting in rejuvenation of the skin. The treatment starts with drawing the blood into a special tube that will harvest the plasma.  The platelets release 7 growth factors which improve the appearance of the skin. PRP can be injected into problem area, such as under the eyes or facial areas like the cheeks to enhance facial shape and volume.  The growth factors improve wrinkles and make the skin appear more youthful and beautiful. PRP improves the appearance of under eye hollows. PRP can also be used to stimulate the scalp and encourage hair growth.

Natural Results with PRP

PRP treatments can appear more natural, not overdone. Improvements include:

  • Under eye hollows
  • Enhancement of the cheeks
  • Reduction in pore size
  • Firming of “crepey” skin
  • Minimize acne scars
  • Overall healthier appearance
  • When used with fillers, PRP serum prolongs and amplifies the filler correction

Duration of Treatment

We recommend a package of 3 or a package of 6 sessions depending on your facial concerns. Because this is Collagen Induction Therapy, it takes 3-4 weeks for the body to start to make new collagen. Treatments are typically every month.

Who is a candidate for PRP?

The best way to know if this procedure is a good option for you is to set up a consultation with Dr.Kathleen Smith. During the consultation, she will examine your skin, discuss your goals, and help you decide if this is a good option for you.

Dermatology Specialists of Atlanta is located in Decatur, Georgia, and is a convenient location for those living in Atlanta, Tucker, Stone Mountain, Sandy Springs, North Druid Hills, and Lawrenceville.


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Dr. Kathleen J. Smith has extensive experience in performing surgery of the skin, also called "Dermatologic Surgery". Skin cancers, abnormal moles, cysts, lipomas, and other growths that are either dangerous or symptomatic can be removed surgically in an outpatient setting without the need for general anesthesia.

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Dr. Kathleen J. Smith is a board certified dermatologist in Atlanta, GA and member of American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. She treats an array of skin conditions and as a leading expert in all medical matters involving the skin.

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Knowledgeable and Experienced, Dr. Kathleen J. Smith Has Been Providing Dermatology Services for Over 25 Years. Dr. Smith is a board certified dermatologist in Atlanta, GA and member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. 

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Dr. Kathleen J. Smith

MD Dermatology

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