About PRP Therapy
Las Vegas cosmetic surgeon and board-certified family practitioner Dr. Reuben Thaker is excited to provide platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) at Thaker Cosmetic and Wellness to help refresh your appearance and improve your overall health. PRP therapy is one of the most popular and innovative procedures in the cosmetic and wellness industries because of its natural method and exciting results. The procedure utilizes your own plasma to stimulate your skin, hair growth, and expedite healing, depending on the treatment plan decided by Dr. Thaker following your consultation. PRP therapy can also be combined with microneedling in a popular facial procedure that produces glowing skin. For more information about PRP therapy, contact Thaker Cosmetic and Wellness in Las Vegas, NV to schedule a consult. Dr. Thaker is excited to discuss all the benefits of PRP and how it can help to improve your overall health and wellness.
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Women and men who want to improve the tone and texture of their complexion, stimulate hair growth, or expedite the healing of a cosmetic procedure in a natural manner are typically great candidates for PRP therapy. Since it naturally promotes collagen production, it is also a fantastic treatment option for rejuvenating dull-colored skin. Speak with Dr. Thaker if you have certain any blood disorders, skin conditions, or anemia to determine whether it is safe for you to receive PRP therapy.
Once you are seated comfortably in one of our private treatment rooms, a bit of blood will be taken from your arm and placed in a centrifuge machine. Usually, we take about four tablespoons worth of blood. After about 15 minutes, the different components of the blood will be separated and ready for injection. We will place the condensed plasma into a sterile syringe and inject it into the treatment areas. The procedure usually only takes around five minutes but can vary patient to patient.
What to Expect
Platelet-rich plasma promotes the production of elastin and collagen naturally to create younger and tighter-looking skin and stimulate the hair follicles when used on the scalp. Because it utilizes your own blood, the risk of an allergic reaction or adverse reactions is virtually eliminated. You should expect the treatment area to be a tad red after the procedure as a few red blood cells are included in the plasma injection. A cold pack can be applied to the treatment site to reduce discomfort or minor swelling. We recommend you receive treatments every 4 – 6 weeks.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does PRP therapy cost?
Your cost for PRP therapy will depend on where you are getting it and whether it is being combined with other cosmetic procedures within your treatment plan. A member of our team will provide you with an estimated cost during your initial consultation at Thaker Cosmetic and Wellness and discuss the payment methods we accept.
How long do results from PRP therapy last?
Improvements from PRP therapy can last for up to eight weeks. The longevity of the results will vary with each patient and will depend on the area being treated. Some of the benefits of PRP therapy is that it does not require surgery or a long recovery period and is easier to afford.
What are the risks and complications of PRP therapy?
Possible risks for PRP therapy when done alone are very minor and include only prolonged bruising and swelling. When you get PRP therapy with microneedling, potential risks may include mild scarring, pigment changes, and delayed healing. That’s why it’s important to have microneedling done by a skilled professional who has studied the process.
Will PRP help replenish volume?
A treatment of PRP therapy cannot restore volume in areas, like your lips and cheeks. Although PRP injections offer impressive results, rejuvenating your skin and boosting the production of collagen and elastin, it does not increase volume. If you want to contour certain areas on the face or body that have lost volume, you may be a better candidate for dermal fillers or fat transfer. Dr. Thaker can share his professional opinion on the matter during your private consultation.
Is PRP therapy painful?
Injections of PRP serum feel similar to a wrinkle filler or relaxer injection but with the additional step of extracting the plasma. Generally, most patients will feel a mild pinch or pressure during the injection. If you are worried about feeling pain, request local anesthesia before the injection is performed.
Using PRP therapy, your skin will be healthier and brighter than before and will produce a beautiful, glowing appearance. This procedure is perfect for men and women who prefer a natural method of skin or hair rejuvenation that yields stunning results. For more information about this exciting procedure, contact our Las Vegas, NV office to schedule a consult with Dr. Reuben Thaker.