Garza Plastic Surgery offers platelet-rich plasma therapy treatments for patients looking for a minimally-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment. This rejuvenating treatment stimulates the production of collagen, creates new blood cells, and regenerates damaged tissue to improve the overall quality and health of your skin. If you are looking for a treatment to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, and tighten loose or lax skin, platelet-rich therapy may be the right choice for you!

Are you interested in learning more about our platelet-rich therapy treatments? Contact our office in Nashville today for more information or to schedule a consultation with a member of our expert staff!

What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy?

Platelet-rich plasma contains concentrated levels of platelets, about three to five times the amount of platelets found in blood circulating in the body. To create platelet-rich plasma, a small amount of blood is drawn from the patient’s arm and is placed in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the plasma. The PRP is then re-injected in small amounts into the dermal layer of the patient’s skin. PRP therapy is known as an autologous treatment because it is created from the patient’s own blood. This regenerative treatment helps reduce the visible signs of aging by stimulating the production of new collagen, regenerating damaged tissues, and increasing blood flow in the treated area.

Common treatment areas:

  • Face
  • Lips
  • Neck
  • Backs of the hands
  • Décolletage

How many treatments will I need?

We typically recommend at least three treatments spaced about four to eight weeks apart in order to achieve optimal results from PRP therapy. The number of treatments needed to achieve desired results can vary from patient to patient.

Benefits of PRP therapy

  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Smooths uneven skin tone and texture
  • Minimizes the appearance of acne scarring & trauma scars
  • Tightens loose or lax skin
  • Tones and lifts the skin
  • Improves the quality of the skin

When will I see results?

Platelet-rich plasma improves the quality of your skin on a cellular level so the results of the treatment appear gradually. Most patients begin to notice an improvement in the tone and texture of their skin about a month after treatment with optimal results becoming visible about three months following the initial treatment. Results of PRP therapy treatments can last for 18 to 24 months. Results may vary.

Is there any downtime?

PRP therapy treatments have no downtime associated with them. Most patients are able to immediately return to their daily activities following a treatment session.

Are there any side effects?

PRP therapy is an autologous treatment, meaning it comes from the patient’s own body, so there is little chance of an adverse reaction. You may experience some minor injection-related side effects like mild bruising, swelling, or irritation at the injection site. These side effects are temporary and typically subside within a week of treatment.

Do you want to find out how you can benefit from the PRP therapy treatments offered at Garza Plastic Surgery? Contact our office in Nashville today for more information or to schedule a consultation with a member of our staff!