PRP and PRF Therapy in Los Angeles, CA
Using platelet-rich plasma (PRP), some of the prominent signs of aging, such as sagging skin, fine lines and wrinkles and even under eye bags and circles, can be greatly diminished or reversed. At Rejuva Medical Aesthetics, double board-certified plastic surgeon, Kian Karimi, MD, FACS, uses PRP therapy on people living in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Brentwood, CA, as well as the surrounding communities who want a more rejuvenated, younger looking appearance.MORE BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES >>
What is PRP Therapy?
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy is a minimally invasive rejuvenation treatment using factors in your own blood to boost collagen production and return skin to a more youthful looking appearance. Over the years, it has been used in other areas of medicine, such as orthopedics, as a healing treatment for injuries. As such, cosmetic dermatologists and surgeons have discovered the results from using it as a skin rejuvenation treatment. It has the unique ability to facilitate collagen production and energize skin tissue to smooth out wrinkles, even skin tone and create a healthy complexion. PRP therapy is often used in conjunction with other treatments, such as microneedling, to maximize the results of skin rejuvenation treatments.
Benefits of PRP Therapy
For years, platelet-rich plasma has been an integral part in treating wounds and injuries to help speed the healing process. As a cosmetic skin rejuvenation treatment, it offers the following benefits:
- No risk of adverse reaction
- In-office procedure
- Very little downtime or recovery
- Results last about a year
Who is an Ideal Candidate for PRP Therapy?
If you have noticeable fine lines and wrinkles as well as skin with little to no elasticity and other skin imperfections, you may be a candidate for PRP therapy. Since it uses your own blood, it is safe with no risk of allergic or negative reaction.
What Do I Do to Prepare for My PRP Therapy?
Much of the preparation happens immediately before the procedure. We do highly recommend that you stop smoking if you do, a couple of weeks prior to the treatment, as well as stop taking any blood-thinning medications or supplements.
What Should I Expect During My PRP Therapy?
The first step in PRP therapy treatments involves drawing a small amount of blood from your arm to a tube. Once this is complete, the blood is spun through a centrifuge to separate stem cells and platelets from the rest of the blood. The result is protein-rich plasma, which is then prepared for injection into the targeted areas with skin imperfections.
There is little to no pain or discomfort in this procedure; however, if necessary, a numbing cream can be applied to the areas receiving injections.
How Long Does It Take to Complete My PRP Therapy?
The entire process is quick taking no more than hour to complete. If PRP therapy is combined with other treatments such as microneedling, it may take more time.
What to Expect After PRP Therapy
Immediately following PRP therapy, there is typically some redness and swelling at the injection sites for the first few days, which quickly resolves itself. Several treatments are typically recommended with four to eight weeks between each treatment to allow for healing.
When Will I See the Results?
Since PRP therapy works with your body to boost collagen injections, it takes a few weeks for the results to reveal themselves. Once complete, the results last for about a year.
How Much Does PRP Therapy Cost in Los Angeles?
Platelet-rich plasma therapy varies in cost depending on the areas to be treated, how many injections are needed, and whether it is combined with other medspa treatments. During your consultation, we can go over the costs with you in addition to our payment and financing options through CareCredit®.
Rejuva Medical Aesthetics is passionately committed to reflecting your inner beauty. Using the latest and most advanced procedures for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, our team offers full body plastic surgery, emphasizing overall health and wellness to the residents in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Brentwood and the surrounding communities in California. Contact us now!