About PRP Therapy
Orlando, FL board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Armando Soto is proud to perform platelet-rich plasma therapy, also called PRP therapy at his plastic surgery center to help replenish your facial appearance. PRP therapy is one of the most sought-after cosmetic treatments in the aesthetic industry due to its natural origin and thrilling results. The treatment uses a patient's very own plasma to stimulate the skin, helping to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and improving other aspects, such as texture, tone, and overall skin health. PRP therapy is also sometimes performed in conjunction with microneedling for all-around skin rejuvenation. To learn more about PRP therapy for the skin, call Dr. Armando Soto in Orlando, FL to schedule a consultation. We are excited to discuss the benefits of PRP, as well as what it can do for your skin.
"Bridget and Amanda made a super weird and uncomfortable procedure quite easy! I was really nervous, but their calming manner and conversation relaxed me. The Geneveve treatment was completely painless and there was no down time. My significant other thoroughly enjoys the results as well."- K.M. / Yellowpages / Jun 26, 2017
"My recent mammogram showed leakage around my 45 year old implants. There was also severe hardened scar tissue surrounding them. I did an internet search and found Dr. Armando Soto’s site. He had the absolute best ratings! I will tell you he and his staff are super and deserve every star. Dr. Soto performed removal of old implants, cleanup of scar tissue, and then replacement with new implants.He and his staff are patient,understanding, reassuring, and caring. They answered every call text and question I had. I And my husband feel truly blessed to have been guided through my searching to have found Dr. Armando Soto. I would give them more stars if I could!!!!!"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Oct 26, 2020
"So Happy I Had the Procedure - It has been 2 months since my procedure. Amy at Dr. Soto’s Office in Orlando, Fl did the procedure and she was absolutely amazing. She injected my armpits to numb them and the procedure took about 15 minutes each arm. She set the machine to level 5, which was the highest. I applied ice for the next 24-48 hours to help with the swelling. It was uncomfortable the day off due to the swelling but very little pain as I was still numb. The next day it felt like a had a terrible sunburn in my armpits and was pretty uncomfortable but by day 3-4 the pain was pretty much gone. Swelling remained for the next week and I did get some lumps that eventually went away. About 2 weeks in I went through the purging stage which lasted 1-2 weeks. Fast forwarding to now, 2 months later, I do not wear deodorant 99% of the time. The 1% of the time to do apply very little to my right armpit as I still develop a very mild odor on a hot day. Additionally I’ve notice my armpit hair is pretty much gone. I’m super happy with the results and will decide ext summer if I want to have a second procedure done."- L. / RealSelf / Oct 20, 2020
"Anchor lift with 255cc implants - best surgeon - Only doing a review because I lived on this site pre & post op, looking for similar procedures (and I chose the best surgeon ever, so he deserves a review). I've always had saggy breast, and what I thought was extra breast tissue in my armpit region. It wasn't until I went to see Dr. Soto for liposuction that I was informed I actually had a slight breast deformity - ptosis 3 tubular breast. Dr. Soto respectfully informed me why my breast were so droopy, and that liposuction would not help get the goal I was desiring. He instead explained he could perform an anchor lift which would result in a youthful, perky and pretty breast shape. I had other consultations scheduled after him, but after speaking with him and seeing his amazing bedside manner and dedication to safety, I cancelled the others & booked my surgery with him that same day. The fact that he didn't try to also push liposuction really made me trust him and his judgement - Vs other surgeons wanting to perform any & everything, only for their benefit. He definitely has your best interest at heart & is very realistic about getting you to your goal image/body. I ended up also asking him for implants to make sure I got the shape and fullness that I really wanted. I showed him goal photos, and trusted him to make the best decision based on my body. I think he said I would be around his 3,500 breast augmentation, and his work 100% showed his talent. He's a true artist, I'm still in shock at how amazing my results are!!! My friends and family don't even believe the photos I show them are actually me. I am only 6 weeks post op and they look better every day. Photos speak for themselves. I also looked through hundreds of results from surgeons around the country, and Dr. Soto had some of the best scar results I had ever seen. Being in my 20s, that was a huge concern of mine and I am so so happy I went with him. My scars are already barely noticeable and continue to face. I only wish I had done this sooner!! The entire office (nurses, PA, coordinator, front desk) is beyond sweet, always making you feel comfortable and going out of their way to accommodate you. After surgery, Dr. Soto saw me at least 5 times within the first month to monitor my healing - just goes to show how much they really care for each patient. If my friends & family ever need any work done, I will be sure to send them to Dr. Soto and his wonderful office!!"- K. / RealSelf / Sep 20, 2020
"Lower Body Lift After 3 Kids and 65 Pound Loss - I’ve always been a yo-yo dieter. I’ve also had 3 kids that spanned from 2004 to 2016. At my highest weight I was 215 pounds. Somewhere between 2016 and 2020, I lost about 25 pounds. In January of this year, I weighed in at 188 and I decided enough was enough. So I started my journey. It never even occurred to me to get a lower body lift at that point. I just wanted to lose the weight. Well, in July, I broke into the 140’s. I was so pleased with my commitment, however I was left with a ton of skin after the babies and weight loss. I have very fair skin and have been told the fairer the skin, the thinner and therefor more saggy. Of course! I decided to go see Dr. Soto, after having a few other consultations with other doctors. I don’t know what it was but I felt more comfortable that he knew exactly how to mold me. I had my Lower body lift surgery on July 29th so I’m now 5 days post op. The first few days were rough. The first night I had immense acid reflux that wouldn’t go away. They tried, I just have a history of acid reflux and I would usually control it with Nexium. Well because my muscles were stitched and tightened, it put on that extra pressure and the acid just traveled upward. This was actually the worst part the first day. I opted for the Exparel, which I think was a huge reason I wasn’t in immense pain. It lasted for the first 3 days and now I just take a painkiller as needed, which isn’t often. Another side effect I wasn’t prepared for was the phlegm. It’s a side effect of the anesthesia but once you get that tickle in your throat, it’s very difficult not to cough. Coughing is not fun when you’ve had your muscles fixed. However, sometimes it’s necessary to rid yourself of the phlegm. On day 5, it doesn’t hurt as much as it did on day 2. So my biggest complaint up to this point has really been the acid reflux. I’m trying to learn how to control it with the foods that I eat. I’m instructed not to drink water and to opt for the fruit juices and Gatorades (something that won’t wash away those important electrolytes). Apple juice proved to be an acid builder so now it’s just Gatorade. It’s all trial and error for me right now but I wanted to share my first before and after photos with you all. Dr. Soto and his team have been very helpful, as I have had a lot of questions along the way. I was so sure he would have to do liposuction, however he did not and I’m still very pleased with my new body, even as heavily swollen as it is. I cannot wait to see my final result! You will see a pic of me at 215, then a before surgery body pic at 149 and then 1 day post op."- F. / RealSelf / Aug 03, 2020
Women and men with moderate wrinkles and uneven skin tone are great candidates for PRP therapy. Since it promotes collagen production naturally, it's also a wonderful treatment choice for those seeking a nonsurgical method to refresh and tighten the skin without surgery. It is also a great treatment to add to other treatments, depending on what you are having addressed. Patients considering PRP therapy for the skin should be in good health, avoid tobacco use, and not have any known blood disorders.
After you're comfortably seated in one of our secluded minor procedure areas, a small amount of blood will be taken from one of your arms and put into a centrifuge machine. Most of the time, we remove around one vial of blood. After approximately 15 minutes in the centrifuge machine, the components of the blood separate and are then ready to be injected. We will load your rich plasma into a syringe and inject it into the predetermined locations. The procedure typically only takes a few minutes, but that can vary on a patient-to-patient basis.
What to Expect
Plasma from PRP therapy naturally promotes the production of collagen and elastin to reveal tauter, more youthful-appearing skin. As it uses your own blood, the risk of adverse or allergic reactions is basically nonexistent. You can expect your face to be a bit red following PRP therapy as traces of red blood cells can make it into the injection. Cold packs can be used on the injection area to minimize discomfort and swelling. We recommend you undergo treatments in 4 – 6-week intervals to maintain results.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does PRP therapy cost?
The cost for PRP varies by patient, depending on what is being treated (size of the area), as well as if it is being performed alone or in conjunction with another treatment (such as laser or microneedling). Dr. Soto will create your custom treatment plan and provide an estimated cost during your initial consultation.
Will the results last?
PRP therapy for the skin produces great results, and with an ongoing healthy skin care routine at home, the results from this procedure can last for 4 – 8 weeks. The benefit of this procedure is that it can be used with many different treatments and it does not require surgery or downtime. In addition, it is affordable. We recommend having PRP therapy treatments on a regular basis to keep your complexion looking healthy and vibrant.
Are there risks associated with this treatment?
There are little-known risks associated with PRP therapy. There may be some slight bruising and swelling in certain areas where blood was taken or the injections made, but these are temporary. It is a safe and effective nonsurgical way to rejuvenate your skin without the worry of downtime or risk.
Will PRP help bring back volume?
PRP therapy is not a treatment that helps replenish lost volume. It rejuvenates the appearance of the skin and helps promote collagen. If you wish to enhance the volume of your skin, such as the nasolabial folds or improve moderate wrinkles, our Orlando, FL office offers a number of injectable dermal fillers that can be used to improve facial contours. In fact, we often combine PRP therapy with an injectable filler for optimal results.
Is PRP therapy painful?
PRP injections create a small sting or pinch, similar to how it feels if you are getting BOTOX or a filler. We can apply a numbing ointment to the injection areas to help with any discomfort during treatment.
Plan Your Procedure
By using PRP treatments, your complexion will look healthier and brighter than ever before, producing a glowing, beautiful appearance. This treatment is just right for women and men who prefer a natural technique for skin rejuvenation that provides gorgeous results. To learn more about this popular procedure, call our Orlando, FL plastic surgery office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Armando Soto.