Utilizing your own natural platelets to instruct the body to create new collagen for tauter, smoother and better-toned skin.This is a type of regenerative medicine with the patient’s own blood and uses components called platelets in the blood to rejuvenate the skin. These growth factors enhance proliferation of fibroblasts and keratinocytes which produce collagen and keratin respectively. PRP Therapy is a truly bio-friendly approach to wrinkle reduction and volume augmentation.
It has the advantage of a longer duration of efficacy compared with injection of hyaluronic acid and collagen that are absorbed into the body. Other features such as no need for skin incision and short downtime (swelling usually resolves in two to three hours) make this therapy a safe treatment.
Areas ideal for PRP therapy include:Full Face, Neck, Crow’s Feet, Undereye, Fine Wrinkles, Acne Scars, Décolletage and Hair Growth
What is the latest in facial rejuvenation in the USA?
Procedures involving platelet-rich plasma (PRP) are the latest wave in facial rejuvenation. Facial rejuvenation with PRP is also known as PRP facial rejuvenation, blood facelift and Blood PRP Lift. PRP is blood that contains higher concentrations of platelets and growth factors than normal blood. These substances stimulate stem cells to produce collagen and blood vessels, in turn slowing or reversing the signs of aging and growth.
How is it done?
A patient’s blood is placed in a centrifuge and spun in order to separate the blood from the growth factors, platelets and stem cells. This rejuvenative mixture is then penetrated in areas of the face where signs of aging have appeared, such as the areas surrounding the eyes, cheeks, mouth and forehead.
How is it different from fat transfer?
The regenerative cells in PRP are different from the ones in the fat used in fat transfer procedures. Also, fat transfer has a more “volumizing” effect than the regenerative cells in PRP. However, the two can be combined for a more comprehensive procedure.
How long is recovery?
Minor bruising or swelling will last about a 1-2 days if the procedure is performed alone. Most patients look presentable and return to work in 1 -2 days. If it is performed in conjunction with laser treatment, recovery will last about a week.
How long do the rejuvenative effects last?
All cosmetic filler treatments require maintenance, including PRP facial rejuvenation. At present we do not know for certain how long the rejuvenative effects last. But a good estimate is nine to 24 months.
Does PRP have other uses also?
Yes, for years it has been used successfully in orthopedic medicine to regenerate lost cartilage in various joints, particularly the shoulder and knee joints. PRP also has been used in injured muscles to repair the muscle tissue.
Who is an ideal candidate for PRP?
Because PRP facial rejuvenation is a minimally invasive procedure, most adults with signs of aging are good candidates. The fact that it is less invasive makes it an attractive option for elderly patients, since the incisions made in facelift and other invasive facial procedures take longer to heal in older patients. However, it should be noted that PRP procedures do have their limits; they cannot make an elderly patient look 25 years old.
How many treatments are needed?
It’s depending on the patient’s anatomy and individual circumstances, however patients will see results after the first Procedure.
What facial features benefit from PRP?
All areas of the face, including the eyes, cheeks, mouth and forehead, can benefit from PRP Procedures.
Can it really get rid of wrinkles?
Yes, though it’s unclear exactly how long the results last, it can be an effective way to reduce wrinkles, especially when combined with fillers.
How much does PRP facial rejuvenation cost?
Cost varies based on where you live and how many areas of the face are treated with the PRP product. It also depends on the practitioner. It is important to note that not all PRP procedures are alike; they can vary widely depending on individual factors, and the cost varies accordingly. We will discuss the exact amount during the initial complimentary consultation.
Are PRP treatments safe?
PRP facial procedures are minimally invasive and very safe. There are no scars, few side effects and allergic reactions are rare.
Can PRP procedure replace face-lift?
No, the facelift procedure is far more extensive, and results last longer. However, because PRP procedures are much less invasive, they may be better for many patients especially those requiring a less dramatic transformation. These procedures also involve far less healing time.
Does PRP have any side effects?
All procedures have potential side effects, and PRP procedures are no exception. The procedure is very new, so it’s possible that there are longer-term side effects we don’t know about. Common effects include minor itching and irritation, mild swelling, and bruising.