Advances in aesthetic medicine are helping men and women to reduce the physical signs of aging more than ever before, and now, advanced medical procedures using Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP can effectively restore a youthful look to the face. In the past, PRP Injections were only used to treat burn victims, sports injuries, and chronic pain; however, the aesthetic benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma are now being recognized, tested, approved, and used in various clinics.
Platelet Rich Plasma involves the use of the body’s own platelets to restore damaged or aging skin and promote collagen formation on the face. Typically, a small amount of blood is extracted from the patient and spun down to retrieve the platelets and fibrin. Afterwards, these components are re-injected into the area being treated. Platelet Rich Plasma Facelift can slow down or reverse the aging of the facial skin, particularly the skin under the eyes, around the mouth, and under the neck.
Some of the facial signs of aging that Platelet Rich Plasma can be used to treat include:
Some patients feel uncomfortable with the idea of a foreign substance being injected into their faces to restore facial fullness or dissipate wrinkles, even though some facial fillers use hyaluronic acid, which is naturally made in the body, to restore facial volume. Platelet Rich Plasma uses components of the person’s own blood, which stimulate repair, circulation, and the generation of new cells in the face. Because this therapy uses a substance from the patient’s own body, there is minimal risk of allergic reactions, side effects, or infections.
With both facial fillers and Platelet Rich Plasma, results are often immediate; however, the full effect of PRP Facelift often does not show up until around seven weeks after the initial treatment. While facial fillers are often successful in adding volume, they tend to reduce over time, but Platelet Rich Plasma continues to plump skin and add fullness as time goes on.
For optimal results, many patients use Platelet Rich Plasma and facial fillers together, as a powerful treatment in adding volume, fullness, and rejuvenation. For even better results, Platelet Rich Plasma can be used in addition to other fillers and laser therapies, which even out facial skin tone and reduce the appearance of sun damage. Many patients opt to have all three therapies in order to maximize their potential for regaining a youthful glow and facial appearance.
Platelet Rich Plasma Facial Injections procedure has many unique benefits, while providing patients with astounding and immediate results. Some of the benefits of this therapy include:
No Downtime: In total, the procedure takes around 20 minutes and is virtually painless. No anesthesia or pain medicine is required, and patients can return to their usual activities directly after the procedure.