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 our facility 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.
"Dr. Leong has been handling all of my plastic surgery needs since my double Mastectomy back in March. With everything that I’ve been through up to this point she has always been there during any needs that I had. I appreciate her one on one with me and always being there. She does amazing work. I have expanders in now and look forward to my implants in February. Thanks for always being there Dr. Leong!"- J.M. / Yelp / Dec 26, 2019
"Dear Dr. Leong Thank you so much for giving me back my mouth! You are excellent in every way. (Please thank your staff for me, as well.) Best Regards,"- KA / Office Visit / Jul 01, 2020
"Dr. Leong has been handling all of my plastic surgery needs since my double Mastectomy back in March. With everything that I've been through up to this point she has always been there during any needs that I had. I appreciate her one on one with me and always being there. She does amazing work. I have expanders in now and look forward to my implants in February. Thanks for always being there Dr. Leong!"- J.M. / Yelp / Dec 26, 2019
"Breast Implant Removal with Dr Karen Leong at Face N Body Upland: I had my breast implants removed one month ago by Dr Karen Leong. I was recommended by a coworker who had the same procedure done earlier this year with great results. My experience was AMAZING from my first consultation visit through the entire process. The staff at the front desk Amanda, Audrey, and Lisa are very welcoming, sweet, and knowledgeable about any questions you may have. Dr Leong is personable, attentive, and thorough which I think sometimes doctors lack at the beside, but not her! She is willing to answer any and all questions without hesitation. If you are looking into breast implants removal because of "breast implant illness/BII" she is open minded about the new research coming out. I am a nurse myself, so I have been intrigued by so many women's symptoms but awaiting clear researched backed evidence. She takes a similar stance, and overall if you are worried and want them out she will help you without judgment or making you feel like it's "in your head". That being said I was not sick, but had some vague symptoms, capsular contracture, and after 16 years I wanted them removed, not replaced, and without a lift. She heard all of my concerns and was supportive and up to the task. Surgery day was a success! Nurse Monique, the OR team (didn't get their names because I was so nervous and then asleep) and the anesthesiologist Dr Melisa Erick were all beyond good to me, and I am so thankful for their expertise and calming demeanors. Follow-up the day after surgery and throughout recovery I felt closely monitored and cared for. Suture and drain removal were done by nurse Monique and Jennifer and they were caring, professional, skillful, and personable. Overall I really could not be more pleased with my care and results. Dr Leong is a very meticulous surgeon and she was able to remove my entire capsules and provide photos of the capsules and implants which I requested. My results are fantastic and my new (old) breasts look amazing. As I mentioned, I am a nurse, I know many doctors and I can assure you she is top notch! This whole process has been a pleasure and I am so thankful to each and every person at Face N Body who helped me through my journey. You will not be disappointed in your care or procedure if you choose Dr Leong and her staff. Side note: My implants were done in 2003 by a prominent Beverly Hills surgeon who has since passed. I had a consultation in Beverly Hills for removal first since that's what I knew, but I received better care at Face N Body without the drive, inflated cost, and attitude that sometimes comes with the 90210 zip code. Trust me, location does not equal better care. Good Luck on your journey"- K.K. / Yelp / Nov 14, 2019
"Dr. Karen Leong removed my breast implants and I'm so happy with my results! At my initial consultation I expressed concerns about my symptoms due to breast implant illness /BII. She was very supportive and acknowledged my feelings and symptoms unlike previous surgeons who brushed me off and made me feel like I was crazy. Not only is she beautiful and sweet but also an amazing meticulous surgeon. She removed my entire capsules and showed me pictures of my implants and capsules. My incisions look great and are hardly noticeable now. I am a nurse so I have very high expectations. She exceeded my expectations. She is my plastic surgeon for life!"- J.B. / Yelp / Nov 14, 2019
PRP Therapy 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.
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 with PRP Therapy
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.
PRP Therapy 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
PRP Therapy 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 Newport Beach, CA office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Leong.