PRP Therapy Overview
Our Jacksonville, FL PVPS team is proud to perform platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) at Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery to help replenish your appearance. PRP therapy is one of the most sought-after cosmetic procedures in the industry because of its natural method and thrilling results. The treatment utilizes your own plasma to stimulate your skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles. It can also be combined with microneedling in what is referred to as a vampire facial. Many patients also opt to combine a dermal filler or wrinkle relaxer with their treatment. To learn more about PRP therapy, contact Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery in Jacksonville, FL to schedule a consultation. We are always excited to discuss all the benefits of PRP and how it can help to improve your skin.
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PRP Therapy Ideal Candidates
Those who have dynamic wrinkles, droopy skin, volume loss, and uneven skin tone are typically the best candidates for PRP therapy. Since it naturally promotes collagen production, it is also a wonderful treatment option for refreshing tired-looking skin. Inform us if you have certain skin conditions, anemia, or blood disorders to decide if it is safe for you to receive PRP therapy.
PRP Therapy Procedure Technique
Once you are seated comfortably in one of our private treatment rooms, a small amount of blood will be pulled from your arm and placed in a centrifuge machine. Most of the time we remove about one vial worth of blood. After about 15 minutes, the different components of the blood will be separated and ready for injection. We will place the rich plasma into a sterile syringe and inject it into the predetermined locations. The PRP procedure usually only takes approximately five minutes, but that can vary on a patient-to-patient basis.
While PRP will provide stunning rejuvenation and strengthen the treated skin, injectable wrinkle treatments provide more immediate results. Depending on your goals, you may prefer PRP alone or you may want to combine it with an injectable wrinkle treatment, like BOTOX, Juvéderm, or Restylane. During your consultation, we will build your custom treatment plan to match all your needs and goals.
PRP Therapy After Treatment
Platelet-rich plasma naturally promotes the production of collagen and elastin to create tauter, more youthful looking skin. As it utilizes your own blood, the risk of adverse or allergic reactions is basically nonexistent. You should expect your face to be a bit red after PRP therapy as traces of red blood cells can make it into the plasma injection. A cold pack can be applied to the injection area to minimize discomfort or minor swelling. We recommend you receive treatments every 4 – 6 weeks.
PRP Therapy Frequently Asked Questions
How long do results last?
PRP therapy has been known to last for 1-2 years. The longevity of the results will vary from each patient and will depend on the area being treated. The benefit of this procedure is that it does not require surgery or significant down time and is more affordable.
What are the risks and complications of PRP therapy?
The risks for PRP by itself are extremely minor and include only prolonged bruising and swelling. When combined with microneedling however, potential risks may include infection, mild scarring, pigment changes, and delayed healing. That’s why it’s important to have microneedling done by a skilled plastic surgeon, Nurse practitioner, or aesthetician who is highly experienced with the process.
Will PRP help replenish volume?
No. Although PRP therapy offers stunning results since it rejuvenates the appearance of the skin and helps promote collagen and elastin, it will not replenish volume. If you wish to contour certain areas on the face that have lost volume, then dermal fillers or fat grafting may be the treatment choice for you.
Is PRP therapy painful?
PRP injections feel similar to a dermal filler or BOTOX injection with the additional step of the plasma extraction. Typically, most patients will feel a mild pinch or pressure at the time of injection.
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PRP Therapy Expected Costs
The cost of PRP therapy will be dependent on the area being treated and if it is combined with another cosmetic procedure like a filler or wrinkle relaxer. We can come up with an estimated cost during your initial consultation and discuss all your payment options. To learn more about this popular procedure, contact our Jacksonville, FL office to schedule an appointment.