About PRP Therapy
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Williams is excited to provide platelet-rich plasma therapy, also called PRP at Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge to help refresh your facial appearance. PRP therapy is one of the most popular and innovative cosmetic treatments in the aesthetic industry due to its natural origin and exciting results. The procedure uses a patient's very own plasma to stimulate the skin, decreasing the prevalence of fine lines. PRP therapy is also sometimes performed in conjunction with microneedling in what has been coined as the vampire facial. For more information about PRP therapy, call Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge in Baton Rouge, LA to schedule a consult. Dr. Williams is excited to discuss the benefits of PRP, as well as what it can do for your skin.
Women and men who would like to improve their skin texture and tone are usually great candidates for PRP. Since it promotes collagen production naturally, it's also a fantastic treatment choice for rejuvenating dull-colored skin. Speak with Dr. Williams about any blood disorders, skin conditions, or anemia to determine whether it's safe for you to undergo PRP therapy.
After you're comfortably seated in one of our secluded minor procedure areas, a bit of blood will be taken from one of your arms and put into a centrifuge machine. Usually, we take around four tablespoons of blood. After approximately 15 minutes on the centrifuge machine, the components of the blood separate and are then ready to be injected. We will load your condensed plasma into a syringe and inject it into the treatment areas. The procedure typically only takes around five minutes but can vary patient to patient.
What to Expect
Plasma from PRP therapy promotes the production of elastin and collagen naturally to reveal younger and tighter appearing skin. Since it uses your own blood, the risk of allergic reaction is essentially eliminated. You can expect your face to be a tad red following the procedure as a few red blood cells are included in the injection. Cold packs can be used on the treatment site to reduce discomfort and swelling. Dr. Williams recommends you undergo treatments in 4 – 6-week intervals to maintain results.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does PRP therapy cost?
Your cost of PRP therapy will depend on where you are getting it, plus if it's done with another treatment. Your technician will give you a cost estimate in your consult, then talk about payment methods we accept.
How long do results from PRP therapy last?
Improvements from PRP therapy can last for up to eight weeks. The results will vary in every person and depends on where the treatment is used. Some of the benefits of PRP therapy is that it doesn't require incisions or a long recovery period, plus it is easier to afford.
What are the risks and complications of PRP therapy?
Possible side effects from PRP when done alone are very mild and include temporary swelling and bruising. If you get PRP therapy with microneedling, possible risks include mild scarring, delayed healing, and pigmentation changes. This is why you should have cosmetic treatments performed by an experienced technician.
Will PRP help replenish volume?
PRP therapy does not restore volume in areas, like your lips and cheeks. While PRP injections offer impressive results because it rejuvenates your complexion and boosts the production of elastin and collagen, PRP treatments do not boost volume. If you want to contour areas of your face, you may be a better candidate for dermal fillers.
Is PRP therapy painful?
Injections of PRP serum feel like a wrinkle filler or relaxer injection with the extra step of extracting the plasma. Generally, patients feel a little pressure or pinch during the injection. If you're worried about feeling pain, request numbing cream before the injection is performed.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $500 - $1,000
- Recovery Time
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 – 1.5 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 3 Months
- Procedure Recovery Location
Using PRP treatments, your complexion will look healthier and brighter than ever before, producing a glowing, beautiful appearance. This treatment is great for men and women who prefer a natural technique for skin rejuvenation that provides gorgeous results. For more information about this exciting procedure, call our Baton Rouge, LA office to schedule a consult with skilled plastic surgeon Dr. John Williams.