What Is PRP Therapy?
Accessing the body’s innate reparative abilities, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a popular technique that helps with skin tightening, hair restoration, and other cosmetic advancements to men and women in Reston, VA. Platelet-rich plasma therapy from Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery injects plasma directly from an individual's bloodstream into specific sections throughout the complexion or body to target damaged areas and generate smoother, rejuvenated skin. Often called “liquid gold,” plasma comprises platelets and growth factors that, as they're reestablished into the tissue, encourage collagen and elastin generation. Austin-Weston is delighted to administer platelet-rich plasma therapy to naturally restore the skin and help patients reach their cosmetic aims. Stop by our practice when you’re ready to arrange a visit and further explore the perks of PRP!
"Austin-Weston is amazing. My first experience with them was in 2007 when I had a life-changing breast reduction. I healed quickly, had minimal scarring and was able to finally buy a shirt that buttoned within weeks of the surgery. 10 years later, I'm still thrilled with the results.For the past year, I've been seeing Savannah for laser hair removal of some hair in undesirable places. Each time, Savannah is incredibly nice and gentle... And there's a noticeable difference each time. After 6 full sessions and a few touch ups, you can't even tell! And after 30 years on this earth, she informed me that I did not have oily skin and switched me over to an Austin-Weston moisturizer that has greatly improved my complexion and made my skin look so much better!The hair removal has greatly improved my confidence and I'm so excited about the results!"- N.C. / Yelp / Dec 11, 2017
"I’ve been going to AWC, Dr. S. for 10+ years...he did my tummy tuck, liposuction and I continue to see him every 9 to 12 months for a facial refresh (Botox and filler). Dr. S is absolutely fabulous...he’s an artist!! He is my Michelangelo!!! A loyal and very happy client!Kim T."- K.T. / Yelp / Feb 04, 2021
"I’m writing to let everyone know how happy I am with the tummy tuck that Dr Byron Poindexter at Austin-Weston did for me a few months ago. This was my second tummy tuck, after having a mini-tuck done elsewhere many years ago. After having this procedure at Austin-Weston, I would never consider going to anyone else for plastic procedures. The entire experience from start to end was first class, and no details were omitted. The center is extrememly well run, and all the staff were exceptionally warm and professional. Dr. Poindexter is a sweetheart and did a fabulous job making my tummy flat, as well as restoring a more girly shape to my waistline. I had no complications at all and healed quickly. I’m a gynecologist in my 60’s and I have seen the results of lots of "work" that many of my patients have had both good and bad, and that is why I chose Dr Poindexter to do my tummy tuck. I am very pleased with the result and with the entire experience! Thank you Dr. Poindexter for your skillful care!"- D.H. / Yelp / Jan 29, 2021
"I have been in this office for few small procedures, best service nice and friendly environment, and best result."- S.S. / Yelp / Jan 21, 2021
"No Sweat - After years of botox treatments for hyperhidrosis a friend suggested I give miraDry a try. It's been 5 weeks since my treatment at Austin-Westin and I am sweating about 50% less than I was before. The initial bruising and swelling following the treatment is pretty severe but it goes away quickly and was completely resolved within about 3 weeks. I had a bit of tenderness around my underarms that persists even now but is dissipating. At this point I will likely wait about 6 months to a year before deciding on a second treatment but if I do need another I will definitely go back to Austin-Westin. The entire team at Austin-Westin, from the reception at the front desk to the nurses who did the prep and the procedure, everyone was friendly, kind and very capable."- Z. / RealSelf / Jan 18, 2021
Am I a Candidate for PRP Therapy?
Adults who are interested in restoring thinning hair, or, the tone, texture, and appearance of their skin might be an awesome candidate for PRP treatments at Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery. PRP encourages collagen and elastin growth, which will help reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, hanging skin, scars, pimples, redness, enlarged pores, thinning hair, and additional aesthetic problems. During your visit, we will review your health history, concerns, and aims to determine if PRP therapy is a suitable choice for you.
Note: PRP will not work on someone who is already bald or in the later stages of hair loss.
How Does PRP Therapy Work?
Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a minimally invasive procedure we proudly offer at Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery. Once you're relaxed, a bit of blood will be removed from your arm. This sample will be put into a centrifuge machine, which will separate the plasma. When your PRP injection is set up, a member of our knowledgeable team will effectively distribute the blood plasma into the treatment areas. In many cases, PRP therapy is combined with a microneedling treatment to help the platelets better absorb into the deeper layers of the skin. For hair restoration, the treatment includes a similar three-step process in which blood will be drawn, put through a centrifuge, and then injected into the scalp to promote hair growth. These treatments may need to be repeated periodically in order to maintain your best results. PRP therapy usually takes about 20 minutes based on the number of areas being improved, and in many cases, carries close to no downtime.
What Can I Expect After a PRP Treatment?
Someone from our Reston, VA staff will go over aftercare information and what to anticipate as you heal succeeding your platelet-rich plasma therapy session. It is normal to spot tiny amounts of blood on the treated area and to have side effects, like discoloration and inflammation, which may be managed with a cold pack set on the treatment region. Since PRP treatment utilizes your own blood, there is barely any probability of allergic or negative reaction, offering a safe treatment for skin revitalization. Our patients notice changes in their skin about one week following their procedure and softer, more radiant skin after about 1 – 2 months.
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Use your body’s regenerative abilities to reduce the effects of getting older and develop radiant, silky skin. Platelet-rich plasma therapy at Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery works through a strong platelet serum derived from your blood to improve the softness, color, and appearance of your face. Learn more about PRP treatment costs, profits, and additional knowledge by scheduling a consultation in Reston, VA as soon as you can!