“Dr. B. has helped me feel great inside and out. This may be the best I have ever felt. Everything she recommends is grounded in science, which I really like." —Holly Shoumake
You could say that Holly Shoumake is the “face” of Halo Medicine as she works at Halo’s front desk, but she also has had a PRP face lift with beautiful results. Holly wants to share her experience, because she is so happy with the benefits of PRP therapy.
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma and is a part of a category of medicine called Regenerative Medicine. In simple terms, the process involves taking a small amount of your blood, concentrating your blood’s platelets, and then injecting the resulting platelet-rich plasma into an area of your body in need of regeneration.
Why Holly Chose PRP Therapy for Herself
Holly first became intrigued with PRP by witnessing the results in Dr. Banerjee’s clients. “I talked with happy clients daily who showed me before and after pictures with noticeably younger looking faces or thicker hair,” she says. “They looked fantastic. I got interested in the procedure and asked Dr. Banerjee about it.”
Dr. Banerjee explained to Holly that she uses PRP therapy to perform non-invasive face lifts, breast lifts, hair regrowth or to improve incontinence and sexual function. After careful evaluation, Holly decided to proceed with several areas of PRP therapy, including PRP for face lift and hair regrowth.
How PRP Therapy Works
PRP Therapy begins with a simple blood draw that takes under five minutes. After the platelet-rich plasma is prepared, Dr. Banerjee injects it through a micro-needle into multiple places at the site of treatment. Holly said the procedure was not painful at all, because the areas were numbed.
After treatment, it takes 4-6 weeks to start to see the results for the PRP face lift and 6-8 months to see the full impact of the PRP hair regrowth. The results last for up to 18 months. It has been several months since Holly’s therapy, and she feels she is seeing an excellent response.
Holly Sees and Feels Results
It took about a month for Holly to see the results on her face. People she knows started to comment that she looked younger and really refreshed—rejuvenated. She had not told many people about the procedure, which made it all the more validating that friends were noticing. Holly noted, “At about the 6 month mark, my husband looked at me one morning and asked if I had another procedure done. He was really seeing a difference! PRP therapy results get better and better over those first 6 months.”
PRP stimulates the body’s natural collagen production, which is the “scaffolding” for skin. The additional, stronger scaffolding helps to reduce the skin’s laxity and reverse damage that contributes to wrinkles. Holly’s face looks smoother and tighter, while appearing very natural. Dr. Banerjee’s philosophy is to help her clients look their best, and she carefully counsels them on expected outcomes of treatment options. Holly has also started to see new hair growth and is excited about achieving the full results in the future.
During her career, Holly has worked closely with other physicians in medical practices, but none have impacted her life like Dr. Banerjee. As a double board-certified MD, Dr. Banerjee truly understands the human body and her client’s needs. “Dr. B. has helped me feel great inside and out. This may be the best I have ever felt. Everything she recommends is grounded in science, which I really like,” explains Holly. “I am really happy I did PRP therapy and feel lucky to work with Dr. Banerjee every day.”