PRP Facelift, or Platelet Rich Plasma therapy has garnered a lot of media attention because of its popularity with movie stars and celebrities. PRP Facelift is a revolutionary anti-aging procedure that places growth factors in the areas where you want the skin to repair and rejuvenate itself with no down time.
An Introduction to PRP Facelift (Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy)
The PRP Facelift treatment involves harvesting platelets from the patient’s own blood in order to inject them into problem skin areas. Platelets contain a high content of “growth factors” – signal molecules that help to heal injured tissue or damaged skin. When the platelet rich plasma is injected into the skin, the platelets release their growth factors. They trigger surrounding cells to proliferate, in turn stimulating repair, increasing volume and rejuvenating the skin. The fibroblast cells, stimulated during the process, are the cell type that creates collagen.
As we age, collagen production decreases, causing wrinkles and fine lines in the skin. Collagen is actually what gives skin a youthful appearance, and therapies such as PRP Facelift, stimulate collagen production can counteract this.
What are the Benefits of PRP Facelift?PRP Facelift can be used to treat numerous cosmetic concerns, such as fine lines and wrinkles, loose skin around the mouth and nose, crow’s feet around the eyes and mild drooping or sagging skin around the eyes or on the cheeks. PRP treatment stimulates the production of collagen and healthy tissue growth, which triggers a natural skin improvement process. It is an ideal treatment for anyone that wants to improve the texture and 'radiance' of the skin using a natural method.
Which Areas of the Body can be Treated with PRP Facelift?
- Lines at corners of the mouth
- “Bunny lines”— dynamic wrinkles on the nose
- Crow’s feet (lines in corners of the eyes)
- Forehead wrinkles
- Frown lines
- Smile Lines
- Plumping of the cheeks
What does the Treatment Involve?
Before procedure, your practitioner will draw a minimal amount of blood. This is done in a similar way to when you have blood taken for testing at the doctor’s office. This blood is then specially centrifuged, so that only the enriched cells or blood platelets remain.
Any makeup on the skin will be removed using a wipe, and antiseptic will be applied to the injection site. The platelet plasma is then injected into the chosen area using an extremely fine needle, plumping up the skin and reducing fine lines and wrinkles. You will then be free to leave and go about your daily business. The whole procedure usually takes about 30 minutes.