About PRP Therapy
Plano, TX cosmetic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Caruth is pleased to offer platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) at Plano Aesthetics to help rejuvenate your appearance. PRP therapy is one of the hottest cosmetic procedures on the aesthetic market because of its natural method and promising results. It utilizes your own plasma to stimulate your skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It can also be combined with microneedling and performed in conjunction with other procedures to expedite healing and optimize rejuvenation. If you are interested in PRP therapy, contact Plano Aesthetics in Plano, TX to schedule a private consultation. Dr. Caruth will be happy to discuss all the benefits of PRP and how it can help to improve your skin.
Women and men who have dynamic wrinkles, volume loss, uneven skin tone, and droopy skin are typically ideal candidates for PRP therapy. Since it naturally promotes collagen production, it is also a great treatment option if you have tired or dull-looking skin. Talk to Dr. Caruth if you have certain any skin conditions, blood disorders, or anemia to ensure that 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. Typically we draw about four tablespoons or 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 concentrated plasma into a sterile syringe and inject it into the designated areas of the face. The procedure usually only takes about five minutes, but this could vary in each patient.
What to Expect
Platelet-rich plasma naturally promotes collagen production and elastin to create tighter and younger looking skin. Since it utilizes your own blood, there is no risk of allergic or adverse reactions. You should expect your face to be a little red after treatment as some traces of red blood cells will be included in the plasma injection. A cold pack can be applied to the injection site to ease any discomfort or minor swelling. We recommend you receive treatments every 4 – 6 weeks.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does PRP therapy cost?
PRP therapy prices vary according to the size of the area(s) being treated and whether it will be performed in conjunction with another cosmetic treatment. Dr. Caruth can estimate your costs after your consultation, where he will ask about your medical history and tailor a treatment plan.
How long do results from PRP therapy last?
The results of PRP therapy may last 4 – 8 weeks. The longevity of the results will vary with each patient and will depend on the area being treated. The benefit of this procedure is that it does not require surgery or significant downtime and is more affordable.
What are the risks and complications of PRP therapy?
The risks associated with PRP therapy alone by are minor and typically include minor bruising and swelling. But when combined with microneedling (most common), potential risks could be a bit more severe, including the potential for infection, mild scarring, pigment changes, and delayed healing. When performed at by a skilled provider like Dr. Caruth, these risks are significantly decreased.
Will PRP help replenish volume?
PRP therapy is not a volume replenishing treatment and is not used as such. However, PRP therapy provides stunning results, rejuvenating your skin and promoting the production of collagen and elastin over time. If you wish to add volume to certain areas of our face, ask Dr. Caruth about dermal fillers.
Is PRP therapy painful?
PRP therapy is an injection that feels very similar to a dermal filler or BOTOX. The injection itself feels like a mild pinch or a touch of pressure at the treatment site. If you are afraid of discomfort, ask Dr. Caruth about the option to include local anesthesia in your treatment.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $200 - $2,000
- Recovery Time
- 1 – 2 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- Less than 1 Hour
- Post-op Follow-up
- 3 – 4 Months
Using PRP therapy, your skin will be healthier and brighter than before and will produce a beautiful, glowing appearance. This procedure is ideal for those who prefer a natural method of skin rejuvenation that yields stunning results. If you are interested in this innovative procedure, contact our Plano, TX office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jeffrey Caruth.