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
"Amazing Doctor - I am beyond impressed with my results thus far - Dr. Soto and his staff are the absolute best ESPECIALLY Nurse Leinny- she is a God sent! She's so patient and her and Dr. Soto have amazing bed side manners. I had 3 consultations prior to him and he was the most informative by far. He was patient during our consult, explained EVERYTHING and I was not pressured in to booking/finalizing my surgery even though I did call back in and schedule my..."- B. / RealSelf / Mar 30, 2021
"Brest Augmentation - AMAZING!! - I have had small boobs my whole life (until now) and it always made me self conscious.. I always told myself when I am financially stable I’m going to do something about it. I was referred from a friend who’s starting point was similar to mine so I booked a consultation. I had originally planned to check out multiple facilities but when I visited Dr Sotos office the staff was amazing and Dr Soto was so genuine. I asked him “what cup size do you recommend” and he simply said..I will make them look beautiful and you find whatever bra fits. I loved that. I showed him some photos the day of the procedure and asked that he make them as big as possible but still natural and fitting for my body type. Which is exactly what I got!!! I’m in love and I have absolutely no regrets. Now I’m 5 months post op and my scars are almost non existent and they look natural!! Thank you so much Dr Soto!"- R. / RealSelf / Dec 11, 2020
"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
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.