PLATELET-RICH PLASMA

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy (Nonsurgical Skin Rejuvenation with PRP) – Upland, CA*

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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 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.

Ideal Candidates

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.

Procedure Technique

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.

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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
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Glowing Skin

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 Upland, CA office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Leong.

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