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
"Best Breast Aug Doc in Orlando - I've basically wanted a breast aug all my life. After doing research and reaching out to multiple friends, I chose Dr. Soto. His practice is very clean and well-decorated which shows professionalism. Dr. Soto is a very professional and respectful man. I felt extremely comfortable with him and everyone in his office during this entire process. During my pre-op visits I had a huge list of questions- all of which were addressed thoroughly by either Dr. Soto or one of his nurses, Leinny and Romi. Dr. Soto is very busy but will take the time to answer questions for you and provide thorough explanation. I am 5'2 and 110 lbs and very athletic, I wanted a more natural look- not too big, likely 32C. Dr. Soto immediately made recommendations based on my physique and thoroughly explained to me why. We went with the safest options- under the muscle, moderate profile Mentor silicone gel implants with incision at the crease. No, he did not have any sizers for me to try on and did not tell me what size he was going to give me. He did inform me that he would not give me a size that my body would not allow for. I did not have an issue with this, as I trusted his reputation and experience.At the day of my surgery I was extremely anxious, but his staff did a great job of calming me down and making sure I was okay. After the procedure I was fine- just felt like a did 500 push ups with 135lbs on my back (expected). His post-op instructions and very thorough and some say might be extreme. I listened to and followed ALL instructions to a T- this is VERY important. I was not allowed to raise my heart rate for 4 weeks and was not able to lift weights for 6 weeks. I had about 7 post-ops to date. I did not feel near 100% "normal" until about 8-10 weeks in. I am currently 4.5 months post-op and I am lifting weights completely normally (except for chest exercises, per instructions). I am completely in love with my results. I went from 32A to 32C or D. I am still unsure about the size, I have purchased some 32C and some 32DD. But I am SO happy! I would recommend Dr. Soto to anyone wanting the best of the best. I believe he is considered a bit "pricey" but I can assure you, you are paying for the very best in Orlando and I trust that I will be happy with these results in years to come."- F. / RealSelf / Mar 24, 2020
"Amy is beyond amazing. I needed Botox and filler and was a little nervous about it and the possible side effects. She took her time to inform me of all of my options and what would be best for me to keep a natural look. I am also not a fan of needles, but her technique is gentle and I was comfortable. I highly recommend Amy for all of your aesthetic needs. She is professional and so friendly, I would never go anywhere else!!"- M.L. / Yellowpages / Mar 03, 2020
"I had an explant/breast lift done. I am extremely happy with the results. Dr. Soto is very professional and knowledgeable. The staff was amazing, especially Romie. Thanks for the wonderful results!"- E.M. / Yellowpages / Feb 23, 2020
"I absolutely love this office and the staff. I had a breast augmentation with breast lift a year ago with Dr. Soto and I couldn't be happier with the results, they look natural looking and I am so much more confident in my swimwear now. He is the best! Also, Amy the Nurse Practitioner is just amazing, I have gone to her for botox and filler. She is just so professional and charming. Having never done these procedures before, she did an excellent job of educating me about the different options and common known side effects and helped me to choose the right type and amount of filler/botox to give me the most natural look. I get so many compliments of how refreshed I look. I highly recommend this office for all your aesthetic needs! -Monique B."- M.B. / Yelp / Feb 07, 2020
PRP Therapy Ideal Candidates
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.
PRP Therapy Procedure Technique
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 with PRP Therapy
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.
PRP Therapy 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.
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PRP Therapy Glowing Skin
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.