About PRP Therapy
When you would like to replenish your skin's appearance in a more natural way than with pharmaceuticals, may we suggest platelet-rich plasma therapy with plastic surgeon Dr. Karen Leong? PRP therapy is one of the most sought-after cosmetic injectable in the aesthetics industry because of its natural properties and thrilling results. If you have had adverse reactions to other injectables in your facial skin, you may want to try PRP because it utilizes your own growth factors in PRP to stimulate your skin to make more collagen and elastin. This treatment is wonderful for all aspects of anti-aging (wrinkles, discoloration, texture issues, and more) or as a method of prevention to keep the skin looking young longer. It can also be combined with microneedling in what is referred to as a vampire facelift. To learn more about PRP therapy, contact one of our Newport Beach facilities to schedule a consultation. Dr. Leong is always excited to discuss all the benefits of PRP and how it can help to improve your skin.
"I can't say enough about Dr. Leong! I have struggled with stubborn unwanted fat around my middle section for years. Regardless of diet and exercise, I always seemed to have a muffin top that left me feeling insecure and uncomfortable. It only took one short meeting with Dr. Leong for me to finally feel confident with having her shape by middle through Liposuction and Thermage. I was previously very reluctant, but after meeting with her, I felt excited and ready. Dr. Leong's honest and straightforward, yet kind and pleasant approach put me right at ease. The proceedure itself went very smooth and Dr. Leong and her staff were helpful and available every step of the way. It has now been six months since my procedure and I am totally blown away with my results. They exceeded every possible expectation and I truly could not be happier!!"- S.K. / Yelp / Sep 19, 2018
"Lower face and neck lift - I’ve done every injectable from Botox to Sculptra and I wanted a more permanent fix to my aging face and neck. I had heard about Dr. Leong through a friend and I decided to make a consultation. When I met Dr. Leong I had my doubts about what this seemingly young doc could do for my 70+ year old face. How could she know what a woman my age needed? As we began to discuss my areas of c..."- E. / RealSelf / Mar 28, 2018
"Highly Recomended!! - My experience with my surgery with Dr Leona and her team was exceptional! Beautiful office, very informative, always caring about me, beautiful job on my eyes with great follow up to make sure healing was progressing. I highly recommend Dr Leong for any procedure that you may want or need! You'll be in wonderful hands with Dr Leong and her team!!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Mar 12, 2018
"Five Star Experience! - I have seen Dr. Leong for both medical and cosmetic visits. Her personality is very down to earth but precise which made me feel very comfortable going to her for multiple issues. I first saw Dr. Leong for a few minor skin tags, moles and cherry angiomas that were all over my body which I didn't like esthetically. She removed them with simplicity, quickness and I felt absolutely no pain. She..."- J. / RealSelf / Mar 11, 2018
"What a difference a great physician makes! - A year ago, I had the pleasure of consulting with Dr. Karen Leong for a minor lip asymmetry correction and augmentation. Always the professional, she listened to my concerns and clearly explained my options to get the results I was looking for. Dr. Leong made me feel completely comfortable and injected my lips to my complete satisfaction. Completely natural looking, and symmetrical. ..."- I. / RealSelf / Feb 24, 2018
Men and women 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 Dr. Leong if you have certain any skin conditions, anemia, or blood disorders to decide if it is safe for you to receive PRP therapy.
Once you are seated comfortably in one of our private treatment rooms, a small amount of blood will be drawn 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 PRP into a sterile syringe and inject it into the predetermined locations. This process usually only takes approximately a few minutes, but that can vary on a patient-to-patient basis.
What to Expect
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 sneak into your injection. A cold pack can be applied to the injection area to lessen discomfort and minor swelling. We recommend you receive treatments every 4 – 6 weeks.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does PRP therapy cost?
The cost of PRP therapy will be dependent on the area being treated and if it is combined with another cosmetic procedure. Dr. Leong can come up with an estimated cost during your initial consultation and discuss all your payment options.
How long do results last?
Your skin will need time to adapt and regenerate after a PRP application. The longevity of the results will vary from patient to patient. The benefit of this procedure is that it does not require surgery, is made of your own blood, and requires significant downtime. Be patient with your skin.
What are the risks and complications of PRP therapy?
The risks of PRP by itself are extremely low and include only prolonged bruising and swelling. When combined with microneedling, the potential risks may include infection, mild scarring, pigment changes, and delayed healing. That’s why it’s important to have microneedling done by a trained aesthetics professional who is highly experienced with the process.
Is PRP therapy painful?
PRP injections feel similar to a dermal filler or BOTOX injection with the additional step of the blood draw. Typically, most patients will feel a mild pinch or pressure at the time of injection. Let Dr. Leong know if you are concerned about discomfort during this session.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $495
- Recovery Time
- 1 – 3 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- 30 Minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 – 4 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
- In Office
With PRP therapy, your skin will be healthier and brighter than before. It should produce a beautiful, glowing appearance. This procedure is just right for women and men who want to use a natural method of skin rejuvenation that yields stunning results. To learn more about this popular procedure, contact our Newport Beach, CA office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Leong.